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Mega Man II – Nintendo Power Volume 7 (July/Aug 1989)

Power up! In Volume #7, the July/August 1989 issue of Nintendo Power, we’re taking a close look and listen at one of the most prolific NES titlesโ€“ Mega Man II! The Blue Bomber returns to the 8-bit console with a vengeance. He’s out to foil Dr. Wily’s plans, and Nintendo Power is here to help with tips and tricks, directly from the pros! We’ll cover Mega Man II, listen to covers of some of the iconic tunes from the soundtrack, and much more.

Nintendo Power Issue 7 Mega Man II

Here’s what’s inside…

  • A look at Nintendo Power’s coverage of Mega Man II
  • Ten awesome Mega Man II tribute tracks, with addition interludes by Bit Brigade!
  • Listen to Nintendo Power’s feature on Faxanadu and Dragon Warrior
  • Get pumped about DuckTales, discussed in this issue and featured in the next
  • Preview RoboCop, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Iron Sword
  • Learn all about the Gameboy’s launch titles and features
  • Celebrate the 100-year history of Nintendo and the 1-year anniversary of Nintendo Power
  • …and much much more

A few games mentioned…

  • Mega Man II
  • Faxanadu
  • Dragon Warrior
  • Strider
  • Robocop
  • DuckTales
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Game Boy (!!!)
  • Tetris

Top 10 Games (as ranked in the NES 30)…

  1. Super Mario Bros. 2
  2. Zelda II – The Adventure of Link
  3. Ninja Gaiden
  4. The Legend of Zelda
  5. Tecmo Bowl
  6. Blaster Master
  7. Bionic Commando
  8. Castlevania II – Simon’s Quest
  9. Mega Man II
  10. Double Dragon

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
Mega Beardo – In The Year of 200x > Title Theme (Bandcamp)
The OneUps – Air Man (Bandcamp)
Armcannon – Mash Crayon (Crash Man) (Bandcamp)
The Advantage – Stage Select and Metal Man (Bandcamp)
Careless Juja – Bubble Man (Bandcamp)
Random aka Mega Ran – Grow Up (Bandcamp)
The Advantage – Flashman (Bandcamp)
Minibosses – Mega Man II Medly (Quick Man) (Bandcamp)
Mariachi Entertainment System – Dr. Wily – Stage 1 (Loudr.fm)
Bit Brigade – Various Interludes (Bandcamp)

Articles/Links referenced in this episode…

Hardcore Gaming 101 feature by Neil Foster (Link)
GameSpot feature – The History of Mega Man (Link)
Mega Man II – Wikipedia (Link)
Mega Man II memories on Reddit (Link)
RoboCop soundtrack video (Link)

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You’ve gotta check out these videos for Mega Man II, especially the Bit Brigade performance!

In our next adventure…

Dragon Warrior
Fester’s Quest
Roger Rabbit
DuckTales!
…and much more!

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