Ah, the Mega Man 2 intro. It is hard to believe that, after so many Great Game Intros articles, we have never included the incredible Mega Man 2 for the NES. The game itself was utterly brilliant, with tight but hard as nails gameplay mixed with a choice based structure and beautiful graphics.
The intro is fairly bog standard in many ways. It tells a simple story with text, while the camera moves vertically up a tall building until the title is displayed along the top where we find a helmetless Mega Man waiting to start the game.
What made it stand long in the memory was the incredible music which moves up a pace in perfect timing with the end of the ascent to the top of the skyscraper. Then, in a moment that many would boot the game up just to watch time and time again, Mega Man’s helmet appears and he teleports off when you press the start button, with the music instantly dropping off. It was and still is, awesome.
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