Mega Man (SSB4)

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Mega Man
in Super Smash Bros. 4
Mega Man
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Universe Mega Man
Final Smash unnamed
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Mega Man Joins the Battle!
—Introduction Tagline

Mega Man (ロックマン, Rockman) is a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4. He was announced at Nintendo's E3 Direct Conference presentation for the game. It has been said that he does not widely use hand-to-hand combat, but relies on his large arsenal of weaponry. This is somewhat analogous to, but to a further extent than, Snake in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Known moveset

  • His neutral attack is the Mega Buster, a rapid-fire weak projectile that can be fired while standing, walking, or jumping.
    • Interestingly, Mega Man's ability to fire this weapon while walking and jumping means that he lacks a unique forward tilt and neutral aerial.
  • A sliding kick, his down tilt, slides a reasonable distance.
    • His edge attack sees him kick forward in a very similar manner.
  • The Mega Upper from Marvel vs. Capcom, his up tilt, is a jumping uppercut, based on the Shoryuken from the Street Fighter series.
  • His side smash is his Charge Shot, a projectile that Mega Man charges and fires, disappearing with distance.

Mega Man was also shown using moves based on those he copied from defeated Robot Masters in his own series. The abilities shown are:

  • Flame Sword, a quick forward aerial attack. The weapon of Sword Man from Mega Man 8.
  • Slash Claw, a quick back aerial attack. The weapon of Slash Man from Mega Man 7.
  • Air Shooter, his up aerial that shoots a multi-hit tornado upwards a fair distance. The weapon of Air Man from Mega Man 2.
  • Hard Knuckle, his down aerial, is a projectile meteor smash fired downwards. The weapon of Hard Man from Mega Man 3.
  • Super Arm, which is his regular grab. He also appears to have a pummel in which he squeezes the grabbed opponent with his hand. The weapon of Guts Man from Mega Man.
  • Top Spin, his dash attack, causes Mega Man to quickly spin forwards on the ground, damaging whatever he touches.[1] The weapon of Top Man from Mega Man 3.
  • Up smash - Spark Shock, where Mega Man turns his hands into electrodes and creates a powerful electric shock above him.[1] The weapon of Spark Man from Mega Man 3.
  • Down smash - Flame Blast, which creates 2 pillars of fire next to Mega Man, damaging foes. Consists of multiple hits.[1] The weapon of Flame Man from Mega Man 6.
  • Mega Man can wall-jump.

In a demonstration battle between Mega Man and Mario, Mega Man can be seen using what appears to be a taunt, where he warps out and immediately back on the stage, similar to his warping animation in the classic Mega Man games. [2]

Special Moves

In Super Smash Bros. 4, special moves can be swapped out for different variants, but only a few of Mega Man's have been seen. He retains his original These are Mega Man's special moves:

  • Neutral special move: Metal Blade is when Mega Man pulls out a saw blade that can be thrown in eight different directions. They blades can be picked up and tossed by other players as items.
  • Side special move: Crash Bomber. This is when Mega Man launches a projectile that sticks to opponents and explodes. Like the Gooey Bomb it can be transferred between characters.
  • Up special move: Rush Coil. Mega Man briefly summons his trusted dog, Rush, who acts similar to Sonic's Spring Jump. It seems that a second bounce will make Mega Man jump even higher than the first bounce. If the move is performed while Mega Man is grounded, his opponents will also be able to bounce on Rush.
  • Down special move: Leaf Shield. Mega Man produces orbiting leaves that block projectiles and can later be fired forwards.
Special Move Basic Custom 1 Custom 2
Neutral Special Metal Blade - -
Side Special Crash Bomber - -
Up Special Rush Coil "Beat" -
Down Special Leaf Shield "Plant Barrier" -
Final Smash unnamed - -

Palette swaps

  • His default coloration, with blue and light blue armor.
  • His armor is red and white. Likely based on Mega Man's color scheme when using Rush, first appearing in Mega Man 3, or the Rush Adaptors first appearing in Mega Man 6.
  • His armor is dark green and white. Similar colors are used by several weapons in the series, but it closest resembles that of the Leaf Shield from Mega Man 2.
  • His armor is bronze and pale yellow. This is nearly identical to the palette swaps of the Metal Blade from Mega Man 2 and the Ring Boomerang from Mega Man 4, and similar colors are used for the Thunder Beam from Mega Man and the Thunder Wool from Mega Man 10.

Gameplay Trailer

Gallery

Trivia

  • Mega Man is shown to have a slightly different KO explosion, the only character shown so far in Smash 4 (and, by extension, the entire series) to have this feature. Instead of just a single blast of the color of the player port, he also splits into blue orbs in a similar fashion to when he loses all of his health or lands on spikes/lava in Mega Man and Mega Man 2.
  • The promotional poster artwork of Mega Man used on the Smash 4 website mirrors the style of several Mega Man game covers and posters, such as the Japanese Mega Man 7 boxart, in which Mega Man stands in front of a group of allies and/or Robot Masters with the main antagonist looking over from the top.
    • Mega Man's artwork used on the website was illustrated by Ryuji Higurashi of Capcom.

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