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Mega Man Battle Network 2
Mega Man Battle Network 2 Coverart
American Box Art
Developer(s) Capcom
Genre(s) Real Time Tactical Role Playing
Release Dates June 12, 2002 (NA)
Platform(s) GBA
Current WR Time Any%: 2:09:01 by Keizaron

No Major Glitches: 2:12:17 by Keizaron

OverviewEdit

Second in the Battle Network series, this game introduces the ability to run from (and avoid) battles, a limit of 5 of the same chip per folder, the * code, subchips, and style changes.This is a very simple speed game, you can learn the route just by watching runs of it.

How To Go FastEdit

SneakRun and Program Advances are the focus of the run. GutsShoot (Guard, DashAtk, GutsMan) is an easy to get PA early on, with Gater (Wind, Fan, GateMan) covering the later parts of the game. SneakRun will prevent all random encounters as long as Mega Man's level is above that area's threshold. Much of the run is spent ensuring this is so. The best way to get Guard * is to rank 6 Mettaurs. The best way to get DashAtk G is to Rank 8/9 Fishy. Rank is calculated based on several factors. We'll make a cross game section for that later.

StylesEdit

The best style for speedrunning is Custom Style. You start fights with 7 chips, which is awesome. Just be careful not to overuse Guard * and Recovery chips during the run, or you may end up with Shield Style instead. As for the element of the style, the preferred elements are Aqua and Heat. Aqua is good for its fast charge and reasonable damage. Heat is good for its high damage and piercing. Wood has a range limitation, changing the strat for ThunderMan, and making the MagnetMan and FreezeMan fights harder. Elec is honestly the worst, as it's slow and low damage. The element is random and locked in at the start of the game.

Edit

Virus drop tables calculated by Prof9 - http://theprof9.webs.com/mmbn/droprates/mmbn2.txt

Run ratesEdit

SneakRun thresholds are the same in normal mode and hard mode.

Area SneakRun Rate 100% Run Rate 100% Run Rate (Hard)
Den Area 1 LVL 2 LVL 3 LVL 5
Den Area 2 LVL 2 LVL 4 LVL 7
Den Area 3 LVL 3 LVL 5 LVL 9
Gas Comp 1 LVL 2 LVL 3 LVL 5
Gas Comp 2 LVL 2 LVL 4 LVL 7
Bomb Comp LVL 5 LVL 9 LVL 17
Koto Area LVL 9 LVL 17 LVL 33
Yumland LVL 10 LVL 20 LVL 39
Mother Comp 1-2 LVL 16 LVL 31 LVL 61
Mother Comp 3-6 LVL 25 LVL 49 LVL 97
Netopia LVL 23 LVL 46 LVL 91
Castle Comp 1-2 LVL 23 LVL 46 LVL 91
Castle Comp 3-6 LVL 31 LVL 61 Impossible
Air Comp 1 LVL 26 LVL 51 Impossible
Air Comp 2-5 LVL 36 LVL 71 Impossible
Undernet 1-3 LVL 41 LVL 81 Impossible
Apartment Comp LVL 51 Impossible Impossible
Gospel Server LVL 51 Impossible Impossible

Full run rates: [http://pastebin.com/gCnJvvrk http://pastebin.com/gCnJvvrk ]