Mega Man Xtreme 2 is a video game developed by Capcom for the Game Boy Color handheld game console.
This is where the game shines through. It’s your classic Mega Man-style gameplay. You know, running through the levels, shooting anything that’s not, well…you. It’s great fun, especially since there’s a new feature to this game: Zero. There are two separate missions, one for X and one for Zero. After you complete their assignments, you get to play a combined mission. It allows for great replay value, considering each task alone takes about four or so hours to complete. Sure, it’s not the longest Mega Man game out, but it is useful nonetheless. To add to the fun, you can gain an ability to switch between X and Zero at your own free will, allowing the team to work together at a comfortable rate. And switching isn’t that hard at all. Just push select, and there you have it. Or, if you want, you can go into the menu and switch. Either way, it’s a very comfortable system. The only downside is that you can’t switch characters when damaged. This can be very, very frustrating at times. I should know. There’s also a new feature in this game: the upgrade system. No, it’s not where you get enemies’ powers, but rather, it’s where you get to buy parts using ”DNA Souls”, which are dropped by enemies. They look like energy replenishers, and they do replenish energy, but they’re square-shaped. This is a good thing. Otherwise, you’d never know what you were getting. They come in batches, too. There are several upgrades: ones useable by both characters, and ones that are unique to X and Zero, respectively. And I’m sure you know the enemy system by now: 8 enemies; defeat them all and get their powers to defeat the final bosses. Overall, it’s the same gameplay you’ve enjoyed for years, with a few refreshing new twists.
This is where the game loses some of its scores…it’s not exactly the prettiest Mega Man game you’ve played, but it works for me. Both X and Zero look excellent, and so do the enemies, much like every other Mega Man game. Unfortunately, there are also many glitches in the graphics. This can include sprites disappearing before you, and that is very frustrating. Other than that, I can’t find anything wrong with this game’s looks. It could have been better, though, so be warned. If graphics make the game for you (and shame on you if it does), then you may want to stay away.