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Mega Man 5 (NES)

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

Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Random Access 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Jeuxvideo.com 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
GameCola.net Mar, 2009 4.8 out of 10 48

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Trivia

Blues

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. Also, even though no one bothered to explain it, Dark Man appeared in the old Mega Man animated series that ran in the U.S. Now this begs the question of how could the creators know about Dark Man if they automatically made Protoman/Blues a bad guy? (Play the game to see more clearly what is meant.)

Manga adaptation

In Japan, you can find a manga adaptation of Rockman 5, which more or less follows the game's story straight through, but is still an entertaining read if you can read Japanese. It was published by the Japanese manga label BomBom, and is apparently a doujinshi (fan manga).

Robot design contest

In nearly every single classic Mega Man game that had Robot Design contests (from Mega Man 2 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 female. The game credits his designer as Yukiko Mori, definitely a female's name.


Satoshi Kunsai (1816) added Mega Man 5 (NES) on Oct 01, 2002
Other platforms contributed by CrankyStorming (2679), _-_ (2293), Kabushi (121659) and Satoshi Kunsai (1816)