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Mega Man 5 (NES)

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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 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.


Mega Man 5 NES Star Man's stage
Mega Man 5 NES Napalm Man's stage
Mega Man 5 NES Wave Man's stage
Mega Man 5 NES Title screen

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

Fun game, still the same old gameplay though. David Bryan (25) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
No game design evolution, but solid title Jonathan Hollas (25) unrated

The Press Says

Random Access 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 89 out of 100 89 Aug 10, 2011 17 out of 20 85
The Video Game Critic Mar 07, 2013 B+ 83
neXGam 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Freaks 365 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark) 1994 7 out of 10 70 Mar, 2009 4.8 out of 10 48


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In nearly every single classic Mega Man game that had Robot Design contests (from MM2 onward), all of the entries came from male designers. Well, not anymore.

Gravity Man was the first (and about only) Wily Robot to be designed by a girl. The game credits his designer as Yukiko Mori...definitely a girl's name.
Satoshi Kunsai (1817) added Mega Man 5 (NES) on Oct 01, 2002
Other platforms contributed by CrankyStorming (2626), _-_ (2292), Kabushi (116307) and Satoshi Kunsai (1817)