Game Groups > Mega Man / Rockman series

This group contains the main (numbered) Mega Man games (Rockman in Japan). The plot of these games takes place in the year 20XX. A scientist, Dr. Light, converted his worker robot, Rock, into a fighting robot, known as Mega Man. Mega Man fights an endless battle against the mad scientist, Dr. Wily, and the robots he creates. Mega Man's special talent is that he can steal the powers of any robot boss that he defeats and use it for himself. Games in the Mega Man series are platformers, distinguished by a recurrent feature of non-linear level progression: the player is typically able to choose to play through the game's stages in any order.

Trivia

Inspiration

One of the concepts in the game by the creator Keiji Inafune, was a rock, paper, scissors concept in showing that every weapon and Robot Master has a strength and a weakness.

Megabit Size

Mega Man is 1 megabit in size, Mega Man 2 is 2 megabits, Mega Man 3 is 3 megabits, and Mega Man 4 is 4 megabits. However, this pattern doesn't continue any longer after that since Mega Man 5 and Mega Man 6 are also both 4 megabits.

Mega Man

  • When Capcom was producing the first game in the series, there were several names considered for the main character. Knuckles Kid was one suggestion, as was Rainbow Man (because the main character changed colors whenever he used a different weapon). They finally went with the name Rockman, which was changed to Mega Man when the game was released in the United States and Europe.
  • Mega Man made his first and regular animated appearance in the Saturday morning TV cartoon Captain N: The Game Master. He later had his own animated series and a comic book.

Sales

According to publisher Capcom, the Mega Man franchise, numbering 131 titles across several mediums including films and arcade machines, has sold around 30 million units worldwide (as of June 31, 2015).

Spiritual successor

A Kickstarter for a side-scrolling action game titled Mighty No. 9 was created by Keiji Inafune and his company Comcept. Due to the similarities between this game and the Mega Man series, it makes sense that most people would consider this a continuation of the Mega Man legacy.

Information also contributed by Alaka, Andrew Shepard, Bregalad, Guy Chapman, and MegaMegaMan

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 1987 NES, BREW (+8 more) Action
7.4
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 1995 Game Gear Action
7.3
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 1990 DOS Action
5.3
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 10 2010 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (+2 more) Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 11 2018 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+2 more) Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 11 (amiibo Edition) 2018 Nintendo Switch Special edition
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Mega Man 11 (Collector's Edition) 2018 Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Special edition
n/a
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 2 1988 NES, PlayStation (+8 more) Action
8.3
Mega Man 2 (30th Anniversary Classic Cartridge) 2018 NES Special edition
n/a
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 3 1990 NES, PlayStation (+12 more) Action
8.3
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 3: The Robots are Revolting 1992 DOS Action
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box cover thumbnail Mega Man 4 1991 NES, PlayStation (+10 more) Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 5 1992 NES, PlayStation (+10 more) Action
7.5
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 6 1993 NES, PlayStation (+9 more) Action
7.4
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 7 1995 SNES, Wii U (+1 more) Action
7.3
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition 1996 PlayStation, SEGA Saturn (+3 more) Action
7.0
box cover thumbnail Mega Man 9 2008 Xbox 360, DoJa (+3 more) Action
8.1
box cover thumbnail Mega Man II 1991 Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS Action
6.9
box cover thumbnail Mega Man III 1992 Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS Action
7.5
box cover thumbnail Mega Man IV 1993 Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail Mega Man Powered Up 2006 PSP Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail Mega Man V 1994 Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail Mega Man: Anniversary Collection 2004 PlayStation 2, Xbox (+1 more) Action, Compilation
7.8
box cover thumbnail Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge 1991 Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS Action
7.4
box cover thumbnail Mega Man: Legacy Collection 2015 Windows, Nintendo 3DS (+3 more) Action, Compilation
7.7
box cover thumbnail Mega Man: Legacy Collection (Collector's Edition) 2016 Nintendo 3DS Compilation, Special edition
n/a
Mega Man: Legacy Collection (Special Edition) 2016 Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Compilation, Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Mega Man: Legacy Collection 2 2017 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+2 more) Action, Compilation
7.5
box cover thumbnail Mega Man: The Wily Wars 1994 Genesis, Nintendo Switch Action, Compilation
7.6
Rockman & Rockman X 5-In-1: Special Box 2019 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Special edition
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Rockman Complete Works: Rockman 1999 PlayStation, PSP (+1 more) Action, Compilation
7.3