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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 Using an AreaGrab to swipe opponent space
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman Game Boy Advance Exploring the net..
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman Game Boy Advance In front of Higsby's store
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman Game Boy Advance Dr. Hikari continues to make Lan his errand boy

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 Game Boy Advance Bregalad (938)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Aug, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
N-Zone Game Boy Advance Jul 28, 2005 76 out of 100 76
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Jul, 2005 75 out of 100 75 Game Boy Advance Aug 25, 2005 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Jul 07, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
1UP Game Boy Advance Jun 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Jun 20, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN Game Boy Advance Jun 27, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
G4 TV: X-Play Game Boy Advance Apr 10, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Planet GameCube Game Boy Advance Oct 21, 2005 5.5 out of 10 55


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