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Mega Man / Rockman series

Group Description

This group contains the main (numbered) Mega Man games (Rockman in Japan). The plot of these games takes place in the year 20XX. A scientist, Dr. Light, converted his worker robot, Rock, into a fighting robot, known as Mega Man. Mega Man fights an endless battle against the mad scientist, Dr. Wily, and the robots he creates. Mega Man's special talent is that he can steal the powers of any robot boss that he defeats and use it for himself. Games in the Mega Man series are platformers, distinguished by a recurrent feature of non-linear level progression: the player is typically able to choose to play through the game's stages in any order.

Trivia

Inspiration

One of the concepts in the game by the creator Keiji Inafune, was a rock, paper, scissors concept in showing that every every weapon and Robot Master has a strength and a weakness.

Megabit Size

Mega Man is 1 megabit in size, Mega Man 2 is 2 megabits, Mega Man 3 is 3 megabits, and Mega Man 4 is 4 megabits. However, this pattern doesn't continue any longer after that since Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6 are also both 4 megabits.

Mega Man

  • When Capcom was producing the first game in the series, there were several names considered for the main character. Knuckles Kid was one suggestion, as was Rainbow Man (because the main character changed colors whenever he used a different weapon). They finally went with the name Rockman, which was changed to Mega Man when the game was released in the United States and Europe.
  • Mega Man made his first and regular animated appearance in the Saturday morning TV cartoon Captain N: The Game Master. He later had his own animated series and a comic book.

    Spiritual successor

    A Kickstarter for a side-scrolling action game titled Mighty No. 9 was created by Keiji Inafune and his company Comcept. Due to the similarities between this game and the Mega Man series, it makes sense that most people would consider this a continuation of the Mega Man legacy.
Information also contributed by Alaka, Andrew Shepard, Bregalad, Guy Chapman, and MegaMegaMan
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Mega Man 102010PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360Capcom Co., Ltd.3.49
Mega Man 92008DoJa, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.4.04
Mega Man Powered Up2006PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.63
Mega Man: Anniversary Collection2004GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.61
Rockman Complete Works: Rockman1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.02
Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition1996PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.47
Mega Man1995Game GearU.S. Gold, Inc.3.49
Mega Man 71995SNESCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Mega Man V1994Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSCapcom U.S.A., Inc.4.75
Mega Man: The Wily Wars1994GenesisCapcom Co., Ltd.3.79
Mega Man IV1993Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSCapcom U.S.A., Inc.4.25
Mega Man 61993DoJa, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStationNintendo of America Inc.3.67
Mega Man III1992Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSCapcom U.S.A., Inc.4.30
Mega Man 51992DoJa, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.01
Mega Man 3: The Robots are Revolting1992DOSHi-Tech Expressions, Inc.1.61
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge1991Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.85
Mega Man 41991DoJa, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, Wii, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.69
Mega Man II1991Game Boy, Nintendo 3DSCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.49
Mega Man1990DOSHi-Tech Expressions, Inc.2.76
Mega Man 31990Arcade, BlackBerry, DoJa, J2ME, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Wii UCapcom Interactive, Inc.3.90
Mega Man 21988DoJa, iPhone, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation, Wii, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.11
Mega Man1987BREW, DoJa, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii UCapcom Co., Ltd.3.68

Selected Covers

Mega Man 4 NES Front Cover
Front cover for Mega Man 4
Mega Man 6 NES Front Cover
Front cover for Mega Man 6
Mega Man IV Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Mega Man IV
Mega Man III Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Mega Man III

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Mega Man 4
Introductory cinematic
Screenshot from Mega Man 6
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mega Man IV
Title screen
Screenshot from Mega Man III