Almost any game with more than two passwords probably uses either a logical or mathematical scheme for deriving those passwords—the programmers aren’t just going to hard code them all in! The Mega Man games are no exception. Although some games have a simple scheme, others must keep track of a large number of options, such as P-Chips or Bolts, which can make things quite interesting.

Some people, myself included, have “cracked” some of the password schemes used in the Mega Man games. With a password crack, you can literally design yourself whatever password you desire. In addition, Pixelboy and I have teamed up to create JavaScript programs that will spit out passwords for you—just tell it what you want and generate!

Note: Generally these cracks and generators were created for the original system(s) that the game debuted on. They may or may not create functional results for remakes such as the X Collection.