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The long-running Mega Man series continues with Mega Man X2 for the Super NES. Those pesky Maverick Reploids, who were supposedly contained in the previous game, have broken away from their control center. According to an intelligence report by Dr. Cain, they have been detected in an abandoned production factory.
Only one reploid in a special armada of mobilized Maverick Hunters was able to penetrate the heavy artillery surrounding the factory. The hero's name is Mega Man X, and his job is to destroy the leaders of this new uprising.
As Mega Man X, you are equipped with a firing mechanism that shoots right and left, and you can add numerous weapons (such as bubbles, slicers and chains) to your arsenal as you progress through the game. You can also find secret capsules hidden by Dr. Light. These will enhance your abilities, giving you the power to jump higher, charge up weapons and perform other helpful feats.
As if that's not enough to assist you in your battle against the Mavericks, you can at certain points in the game hop into a Mobile Attack Cycle, which can fly, and Mobile Attack Armor, which is equipped with a spin blade and enables you to become invincible.
You begin the game in the abandoned reploid factory. After shooting your way out, a stage select screen will appear, giving you the whereabouts of eight different Maverick leaders. After defeating all eight levels, you will be given another set of eight. You can only escape a level after you have beaten its boss. These Maverick bosses include such unlikely characters as Bubble Crab, Magna Centipede and Wheel Gator.
You are given two lives and gain new ones by collecting Mega Man icons. You can also pick up heart tanks to increase the length of your health meter and tablets to recharge your health. A password feature is available that allows you to save a game in progress. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide