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Mega Man 5

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
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4.1
NES
77
4.0
Nintendo 3DS
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Description

Dr. Cossack, humbled by his defeat and his allowing of Dr. Wily to influence his ways, decides to help Dr. Light by providing him and Rockman with tools and weapons to help foil Dr. Wily for good. All seems calm and peaceful, until...

A sudden rampage breaks out, and the cause is found to be a group of robots, led by a mysterious figure. As Dr. Light begins to investigate this rampage and attempts to find a way to stop it, he is kidnapped by the leader of the robots. Rockman hurries to save Dr. Light, but is too late...the only thing he can find at the scene is a yellow scarf...one that almost seems to belong to...Blues!?

Could Rockman's supposed brother, the strange but good-hearted Blues, be the one who kidnapped Dr. Light? Is Blues the one responsible for the rampages? With these questions racing through his mind, Rockman sets off to find Blues and get the answers he wants.

Like the other early Rockman / Mega Man games, the Playstation version was only released in Japan, as part of the Complete Works series.

Screenshots

Mega Man 5 NES Opening cinematic
Mega Man 5 NES Star Man's stage
Mega Man 5 NES Japanese title screen
Mega Man 5 NES Gyro Man's stage

Alternate Titles

  • "Rockman Complete Works: Rockman 5: Blues' Trap!?" -- PSX Japanese title
  • "RockMan 5 ブルースの罠!?" -- NES Japanese spelling
  • "Rockman 5 Blues no Wana!?" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

It's a tossup between this and Rockman 4 as the best of the early Rockman games. PlayStation Satoshi Kunsai (1817)
Fun game, still the same old gameplay though. NES David Bryan (25)
No game design evolution, but solid title NES Jonathan Hollas (25)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus NES Jun, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com NES Aug 10, 2011 17 out of 20 85
The Video Game Critic NES Mar 07, 2013 B+ 83
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 24, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Mag'64 Wii May 13, 2012 8 out of 10 80
neXGam NES 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Freaks 365 NES 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark) NES 1994 7 out of 10 70
GameCola.net NES Mar, 2009 4.8 out of 10 48
Defunct Games Wii Jul 05, 2011 C- 42

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Trivia

Apparently, Rockman 5 did a very good job of convincing people that Blues was a bad guy (he isn't, by the way). In fact, it did it so well that when it came out a couple of years later, the Mega Man TV show (produced in the U.S.) decided to makes Blues one of Dr. Wily's assistants as opposed to his normal enigmatic and good hearted self.
Contributed to by CrankyStorming (2626), _-_ (2292), Kabushi (116224) and Satoshi Kunsai (1817)