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                P A S S W O R D  M E C H A N I C S  G U I D E



                      Mega Man 2 Password Mechanics Guide
                             For the Nintendo NES
                              Version 1.2 (FINAL)
                             Written by Pseudonym
                          Email: shdwswrm@hotmail.com
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Table of Contents
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Revision History
Copyright
FAQ
Introduction
Interesting Stuff
Closing

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Revision History
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Version 1.2 (FINAL)
November 15th 2005

I cleaned up everything again, adding some tables and rewrote parts of the 
guide. 

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Copyright
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To summarise, you may use my guide in part or whole, without any additional 
permission from myself, provided that the resulting guide is similarly released 
under the GNU FDL. If this is problem for you, I would be happy to give you 
separate permission, PROVIDED THAT I AM GIVEN CREDIT. The latest version of 
this guide can always be found at GameFAQs. It's the responsibility of any 
other site that has this guide to get the latest version, and no, I won't send 
updates to sites already hosting this guide.

Copyright 2005 Tim Courchene aka Pseudonym. All rights reserved.

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FAQ
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Q: Why can I start on the later Dr. Wily stages?

You just canít. The passwords donít allow it. 

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Introduction
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Did you ever wonder how the passwords were created when you were a kid? This 
document will hopefully help you understand and create your own passwords to go 
as you please through this game. The password system for this game is fairly 
simple to use so there shouldnít be any problems. If you have any suggestions, 
comments, or constructive critism, please email me at <shdwswrm@hotmail.com> 
with the heading Mega Man 2.

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Password Mechanics
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Preamble
--------

This section will let you to create passwords that you can use to jump to 
almost any point in the game, with the notable exception of Dr. Wily's stages. 
The password system is simple to use but first I'd like to explain how it 
works. There are five rows and five columns used to make up the password 
screen. The columns are lettered from A to E, the row are numbered from 1 to 5 
making the password screen a 5x5 grid totaling 25 empty spaces. 

The passwords themselves are inputted like a coordinates on a map via dots. 
This sort of stuff should be second nature if youíve done basic Cartesian 
Geometry in math class. There are nine dots used to make up a password - eight 
dots for each of the eight Robot Masters and one for the number of E-tanks. 
The eight dots that indicate whether or not a Robot Master is defeated can be 
found on rows 2-5. The top row is used to indicate how many E-Tanks you have. 

Starting at A1, the number of E-Tanks on the top row goes like this:

A1 : No E-tanks
A2 : One E-tank
A3 : Two E-tanks
A4 : Three E-tanks
A5 : Four E-tanks

You can put a dot into any of the positions on the top row, however, the 
positions of the other eight dots for the Robot Masters will change as well. 
Not randomly but in a ordered set depending on where the dot on the A row is 
located. Figure out how many E-Tanks you want and then use the corresponding 
list below to fill in a password. Thatís it. That should be everything you need 
to know so Iíll get on with the tables now.


Password Tables
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| One E-Tank               Alive / Dead  |
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| Bubble Man             |    C3 / D1    |
| Air Man                |    D2 / E3    |
| Quick Man              |    C4 / B4    |
| Wood Man               |    B5 / D3    |
| Crash Man              |    E2 / C5    |
| Flash Man              |    E4 / C1    |
| Metal Man              |    E1 / E5    |
| Heat Man               |    D5 / B2    |
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| Two E-Tanks              Alive / Dead  |
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| Bubble Man             |    C4 / D2    |
| Air Man                |    D3 / E4    |
| Quick Man              |    C5 / B5    |
| Wood Man               |    C1 / D4    |
| Crash Man              |    E3 / D1    |
| Flash Man              |    E5 / C2    |
| Metal Man              |    E2 / D1    |
| Heat Man               |    E1 / B3    |
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| Three E-Tanks            Alive / Dead  |
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| Bubble Man             |    C5 / D3    |
| Air Man                |    D4 / E5    |
| Quick Man              |    D1 / C1    |
| Wood Man               |    C2 / D5    |
| Crash Man              |    E4 / D2    |
| Flash Man              |    B1 / C3    |
| Metal Man              |    E3 / B2    |
| Heat Man               |    E2 / B4    |
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| Four E-Tanks             Alive / Dead  |
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| Bubble Man             |    D1 / D4    |
| Air Man                |    D5 / B1    |
| Quick Man              |    D2 / C2    |
| Wood Man               |    C3 / E1    |
| Crash Man              |    E5 / D3    |
| Flash Man              |    B2 / C4    |
| Metal Man              |    E4 / B3    |
| Heat Man               |    E3 / B5    |
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| Five E-Tanks             Alive / Dead  |
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| Bubble Man             |    D2 / D5    |
| Air Man                |    E1 / B2    |
| Quick Man              |    D3 / C3    |
| Wood Man               |    C4 / E2    |
| Crash Man              |    B1 / D4    |
| Flash Man              |    B3 / C5    |
| Metal Man              |    E5 / B4    |
| Heat Man               |    E4 / C1    |
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Closing
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Final Words
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Goodbye. It's been fun writing this thing for you all. Well, not really, but I 
had to have something nice to say since this guide is almost at the end. Heh. 
Just kidding. If you have any suggestions, comments, or constructive criticism, 
please email me at <shdwswrm@hotmail.com> with the heading Mega Man 2 Password. 
All flames, threats, childish comments, etc. will be deleted and you're email 
address filtered. If you're planning on using this guide for your site, I'd 
appreciate it if you emailed me first. 


Credits
-------

OSG, who created up the original site that had this information, and also the
inspiration for me finding the password systems for the other Mega Man games.

My NES and it's companion, the Mega Man 2 cart, for the extensive testing
and confirming all of the stuff is correct. 

Microsoft or whoever created copy/paste. I could live without adding ďmanĒ to 
the end of some random word for the rest of my life.

And thank you for reading...

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