I love mega man, I own all of the mainline mega man games as well as most of the X series, though I am looking for X6. I was just sitting down playing Mega Man 4 on the legacy collection when my friend who also is a mega man nerd texted about how a new mega man 2 beta cart was found in a old warehouse, there were around 2000 copies found, My friend then said the finder was selling them for 200 dollars and well... I had to buy one I mean I am a huge mega man fan after all so I bought it and it came to my house after a week and when it came the cart was a blank cartridge with a sticker with the words Mega Man 2 Beta typed on it.Now this seemed pretty legit but I needed to make sure so I popped it into my NES and.... it did not even start, thats when I remembered blank carts do not work on normal NES's so I decided to get mine modded which took another week so you may see why I got impatient, but it eventually came back and when I put the cart in it WORKED!!! The first thing I see is the title screen but it looks more like the mega man 1 title screen which made sense because it was just a placeholder so I hit start and up came the level select screen and I decided to start with metal man. when I entered the stage I saw the background was different just being black, and the music was also different sounding more... slow. also there were less enemies and the whole level was conveyor belt but the enemies were adapted for it, like they would run forward to make sure they would not fall off but besides that it seemed that all that was different was the stage layout was changed. Once I got to the boss metal man was much faster, so were the conveyers so I was going all over while trying to attack him, then I got hit and mega man took nearly a third of his health off, "thats unfair" I thought, eventually I got the pattern down and took metal man down and instead of exploding he just fell over and mega man tore off his helmet and put it on and the screen said "you unlocked metal blade" I thought to myself "huh odd but hey I guess it makes more sense then absorbing them". Then I was back to the menu and I decided to pick wood man but... when entering the stage the place was on fire "woah" I said "how did this happen?" then I saw it, I bot that was spraying fire everywhere and it did tons of damage, so I take out my new metal blade and use it on the bot, it cut it in half and THEN it blew up "huh more graphics then the final version I guess" anyway there were a few of these enemies as well as others and each time I used the metal blade they got cut in half, then I got to the boss where wood man had a new attack instead of leaf shield he used wood blocks to attack and when they hit the ground they would split into more chunks, I knew that metal blade was his weakness but when I used it his... arm fell of and for 3 seconds he was sitting there and a compressed scream sound was heard, he then got up but I hit him again and his leg came off then his other leg then his other arm then his head, once his head was gone mega man took it and wore it along with metal mans helmet "you got wood block" it said. I went onto air man but.... I realized he was not there, neither was crash man or bubble man "huh theres less I guess" I thought so I went to flash man who honeslty was not different at all except for the level design and that flash man would get limbs torn off too and he had a different scream this time mega man grabbed an arm and replaced one of his arms "ok this is getting a bit weird" I thought but.... honestly I should have stopped by then but I kept going onto quick man who also had no real changes except for a new mini boss in the form of a moon like robot, the robot would shoot stars out of its mouth, once I beat it it crashed into the stage majoras mask style and then the background changed to a starry night but otherwise nothing real different.. oh right when fighting quick man and using time stop his eyes would widen and he would watch mega man as his health drained, though once he died he kinda just fell over like metal man and mega man tore off the boomerang dispenser off and attached it to himself. By this point Mega Man was looking like an amalgamation of parts which SHOULD have been my stopping point but I was so close to the ending I had to beat it so all that was left to do was heat man but his stage was the most different his was in a volcano that was going to erupt and there was a 3 minute timer to beat, also some enemies were burning in the lava or falling in, the WHOLE place was collapsing too once I got to the end I had just 1 minute left to fight heat man who was really stressful to fight but his weakness quick boomerang for.... some reason maybe the boomerangs were to fast to be melted? I don't know but in the end heat man died and mega man attached a chip to himself so he could spew fire OUT HIS MOUTH. no wily cutscene though instead I was right at the wily fight no levels no enemies no rematch nothing but there WAS Dr. Light there too there was also a text box from Dr. Light saying "MEGA MAN? what did you do?" mega man said "I took care of them.... I enjoyed it..... now I will take care of Wily" he then aimed at Wily Wily said "you can't hurt me, robots can't hurt humans" "well thats where mega man 8 got it from" I thought, then Mega man shot Wily who was then vaporized as Light said "WHAT DID YOU DO???" he then said "thats it I am stopping this before it gets bad" and jumped into a big mech as a final boss started. Dr Light had TWO health bars and no weakness as far as I knew so I just had to do it the hard way I eventully beat him but Light said "enough of this" and shot mega man who while he was dying said "I WILL COME BACK LIGHT" and he then died as light said "I guess I gotta build a new robot, at least its over now" and he then walked away as the credits rolled. I put the controller down and thought to myself "does this mean Mega Man was going to be evil originally? What about the missing robot masters? The game was pretty short though thats to be expected from a beta" I decided to put the game inside my closet with my other NES games and went to go see my friend I feel maybe I should return it? nah this is a pretty rare cartridge after all.