Mega Man 2 Makes 1UP's Essential 100

This week, 1UP is continuing with its countdown of what its readers consider "The Essential 100." This week's portion covers numbers 75 through 51, and to the surprise of no one, Mega Man 2 has made the list, beating out such titles as BioShock and Earthbound for its spot of prominence on the list.

Written by 1UP Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Parish himself, you can read all about how this "8-bit action game whose seeming simplicity belies its rich sophistication" earned its spot with fans and readers here.