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Lan and Mega Man return in the fifth entry to the Battle Network series of games. In this sequel, a mysterious group is distributing Dark Navi chips in the hope of corrupting Navis worldwide. Lan and his friends must storm the Dark Chip Factory and put a stop to this problem before it becomes any worse.

The game uses an RPG style over-world in which Lan and Mega Man navigate and interact. In the real world, you control Lan, and can interact with objects and talk to people. When you need to enter cyberspace, you 'jack-in', and take control of Mega Man. Mega Man must also battle viruses in addition to navigating through the internet. This is done with a combination of action and turn-based battle, where you select powerful chips to give you an edge each turn, then use the chips and dodge shots in realtime.

The game also features Liberation Missions, which are a more traditional turn-based style of play. In this mode, you must 'liberate' dark tiles on your way to confront the boss. Liberation Missions play somewhat like a complicated game of chess, with the player actually fighting the battles between the pieces.

Unique to this version of the game is the ability to play as Protoman partway through the story. The game can also link up to Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel to trade and complete your battle chip collection - certain chips are only available in one version of the game.


Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman Game Boy Advance Wow!  Dex has the limited Hanshin Tigers GameCube!
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman Game Boy Advance Title screen
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman Game Boy Advance Not like Lan AT ALL
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman Game Boy Advance Using an AreaGrab to swipe opponent space

Alternate Titles

  • "Rockman EXE 5: Team of Blues" -- Japanese title
  • "MMBN5 Team Protoman" -- Informal title
  • "Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team:Protoman" -- European title

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User Reviews

Just like its predecessors, with new strengths and new weaknesses Bregalad (938) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78 Aug 25, 2005 15 out of 20 75
64 Power / big.N / N Games Jul, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Jul 07, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
1UP Jun 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Jun 20, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 7 out of 10 70
IGN Jun 27, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 10, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Age Jul 18, 2005 C 50


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Ben K (23053) added Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman (Game Boy Advance) on Jan 22, 2006
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