Mega Man (SSB4)

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Mega Man
in Super Smash Bros. 4
Mega Man
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Universe Mega Man
Availability Starter
Final Smash Mega Legends
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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. 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.

Moveset

Name Damage Description
Neutral attack Mega/Rock Buster 2%, 2.5% sweetspot Mega Man fires up to three shots from his arm cannon, which have limited range. He lacks a proper forward tilt and neutral air due to his ability to shoot while walking forwards or jumping (though the moves do have minute differences). Mega Man has a sweetspot located on his arm cannon, which does extra damage and knockback.
Forward tilt Mega/Rock Buster Run 2% Behaves identically to Mega Man's neutral attack, except Mega Man fires while running forwards.
Up tilt Mega/Rock Upper[1] 17% sweetspot, 12% sourspot A jumping uppercut. Based on the move of the same name from Marvel vs. Capcom, which is itself a tribute to the Shoryuken from the Street Fighter series.
  • Pros: It has almost no startup lag, and is even stronger than his Up Smash (if sweetspotted). It is able to KO reliably under 90% (against light-medium weight characters). Good punishing move.
  • Cons: Very high ending lag. Since it is simply an uppercut, it has quite a short range. Do not use carelessly.
Down tilt Slide Kick 8% sweetspot, 5% sourspot Mega Man's signature sliding kick attack. Mega Man moves approximately 4 character lengths forward with this move.
  • Pros: Very little startup lag. Great priority. The hitbox lasts all the way until the slide is finished, which can cause to hit opponents who want to roll away from you. Good move to catch your opponent by surprise.
  • Cons: Can end up very predictable if used too frequently. Low knockback.
Dash attack Top Spin 11% if all hits connect Mega Man boosts forwards while spinning, damaging whatever he touches. Good priority. Small noticeable ending lag.[2] Based on Top Man's weapon from Mega Man 3.
Forward smash Mega/Rock Buster Charge Shot[3] 12-20% Mega Man charges his buster before firing out a massive projectile. Like the Mega Buster, this shot disappears after traveling a moderate distance. The longer it is charged, the farther it will go. Its size also increases when it is fully charged.
Up smash Spark Shock 15-20% if all hits connect Mega Man turns his hands into electrodes, creating a powerful multi-hitting ball of electricity above him.[2] Based on Spark Man's weapon from Mega Man 3.
Down smash Flame Blast 17-24% Mega Man creates two flaming pillars on either side of him, which launch the opponent upwards. Great knockback when hit with the first frames of the hitbox.[2] This move has very long endlag. It is based on Flame Man's weapon from Mega Man 6.
Neutral aerial Mega/Rock Buster 2%, 4% sweetspot Behaves identically to Mega Man's neutral attack, except Mega Man fires while falling in the air. The move has a sweetspot in the center of Mega Man that does extra damage and has high knockback.
Forward aerial Flame Sword 9% sweetspot, 5% sourspot A quick overhead slash from a flaming sword. It is based on Sword Man's weapon from Mega Man 8.
Back aerial Slash Claw Hits three times; 5%, 4% then 3% Mega Man quickly turns around and swipes at the air behind him. It is based on Slash Man's weapon from Mega Man 7. Has decent knockback and can surprise opponents when edgeguarding.
Up aerial Air Shooter 9% first hit, 1% otherwise Mega Man fires a small tornado straight above him. It travels a fair distance, drawing in opponents who touch the tornado. It is based on Air Man's weapon from Mega Man 2. Can easily Star KO opponents when around mid-high percentages, especially if the opponent tries to jump out of it.
Down aerial Hard Knuckle 14% sweetspot, 12% sourspot Mega Man shoots his fist straight downwards, as a projectile. This move is a meteor smash if sweetspotted, with the sweetspot at the bottom of the projectile. the sourspot does horizontal knockback. It is based on Hard Man's weapon from Mega Man 3.
Grab Super Arm Mega Man grabs his opponent with one hand and lifts them over his head. It is based on Guts Man's weapon from Mega Man.
Pummel Super Squeeze 3% Mega Man squeezes his opponent with his Super Arm.
Forward throw 6% Throws the opponent forward. Low base knockback.
Back throw 11% Mega Man turns around and throws the opponent behind him.
Up throw 7% Throws the opponent upward.
Down throw 5% Throws the opponent downward. The opponent flies straight up after hitting the ground. When done at low percentages, this can combo into many other moves.
Floor attack (front)  ?%
Floor attack (back)  ?%
Floor attack (trip) 5% Mega Man kicks both feet out while spinning.
Edge attack Edge Kick  ?% Mega Man jumps up and performs a kick in a similar fashion as his down tilt.
Neutral special Metal Blade Hits twice; 3% per hit when shot, 5% per hit when thrown again A projectile that can be fired in one of eight different directions. The blade can be picked up and thrown by players like a regular item. Mega Man cannot throw another Metal Blade until his previous one disappears. The move is based on Metal Man's weapon from Mega Man 2.
Neutral special custom 1 Hyper Bomb 8% A bomb that can be thrown in 8 directions and it will explode in contact with the enemy, but it has a form of vertical movement, giving it an arcing motion. The move is based on Bomb Man's weapon from Mega Man.
Neutral special custom 2 Shadow Blade 2% per hit Throws a shuriken that has boomerang effect, returning to the same position it was thrown from. It can be still thrown in 8 directions, but does not stick on the ground, and cannot be picked up either. It is based on Shadow Man's weapon from Mega Man 3.
Side special Crash Bomber 8% A projectile that latches on to any surface or player it touches. Much like a Gooey Bomb, it can be transferred between players. The bomb can travel a good distance until it dissapears. The move is based on Crash Man's weapon in Mega Man 2.
Side special custom 1 Ice Slasher 4% Fires a ice projectile that deals less damage than Crash Bomber, but it will pierces enemies and also freeze. It is based on Ice Man's weapon from Mega Man.
Side special custom 2 Danger Wrap 13% Fires an explosive wrapped in a bubble that floats upwards and it will explode if is in contact with the enemy. It is based on Burst Man's weapon from Mega Man 7.
Up special Rush Coil 0% Mega Man briefly summons his trusted dog, Rush, who acts similar to Sonic's Spring Jump. A second bounce will make Mega Man jump even higher than the first bounce. Other players will also be able to bounce on Rush, even if he's in the air. The move is based on the Rush Coil from Mega Man 3.
Up special custom 1 Tornado Hold 1-2% per hit up to 6% Drops a fan on the ground that creates a tornado and pushes anyone caught in that tornado with vertical reach. It can be also used to combo into Flame Sword or Slash Claw. If used in midair, it causes the fan to fall as pushes Mega Man up. It is based on Tengu Man's weapon from Mega Man 8.
Up special custom 2 Beat 0% Mega Man summons Beat, which he grabs onto as it lifts him upwards with great horizontal distance, but slower than Rush Coil.
Down special Leaf Shield 2% per leaf Mega Man produces leafs that orbit around him. The leafs block projectiles, and can be fired forwards by pressing an attack button. Because of Stale-move negation, all leaves after the third will do only 1% damage. The move is based on Wood Man's weapon from Mega Man 2.
Down special custom 1 Plant Barrier 3% when circling. 4% when thrown Produces petals the circles around him, the petals will not disappear when hit, it will stay the entire duration of the move. It moves slightly slower than Leaf Shield. The move is based on Plant Man's weapon from Mega Man 6.
Down special custom 2 Skull Barrier 0% Produces skulls that orbit around him. It does no damage at all, but it can reflect projectiles and travels less distance. The move is based on Skull Man's weapon from Mega Man 4.
Final Smash Mega Legends 3% black hole bomb, 39% beam Mega Man fires a black hole bomb, which explodes in front of him. If anyone falls into it, the Final Smash begins. Mega Man is joined by Mega Man X, MegaMan.EXE, Mega Man Volnutt, and Geo Stelar, who combine the strength of their respective busters to create one massive attack, targeting whoever fell into the black hole.

Taunts

  • Up Taunt: Mega Man changes his outstretched hand into a cannon, then pumps his cannon fist.
  • Side Taunt: Mega Man spins around and strikes a pose with his back facing the camera.
  • Down Taunt: Mega Man warps out and immediately back on the stage, similar to his warping animation in the classic Mega Man games. [4]

Alternate costumes

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MegaManHeadSSB4-3.png MegaManHeadRedSSB4-3.png MegaManHeadGreenSSB4-3.png MegaManHeadBrownSSB4-3.png MegaManHeadCyanSSB4-3.png MegaManHeadChartreuseSSB4-3.png MegaManHeadOrangeSSB4-3.png MegaManHeadGreySSB4-3.png

Trophies

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy descriptions

Mega Man's regular trophy can be obtained by completing Classic Mode and his alternative trophy can be obtained by completing All-Star mode.

Mega Man
NA: The main hero from Capcom's 1987 action game, Mega Man. He travels from stage to stage, defeating Robot Masters to obtain new weapons. He uses this vast arsenal in Smash Bros. in a variety of ways. Metal Blades, for example, can be fired in eight directions and picked up off the ground!
PAL: In 1989, Capcom's new action hero, Mega Man, arrived in Europe! He made his way through levels, defeated bosses and took their weapons. He's got plenty of weapons in this game, too. His Metal Blade, for example, can be thrown in eight directions and goes right through foes! If it sticks in the ground, though, anyone can pick it up.
Mega Man (Alt.)
Mega Man has more than 10 different weapons at his disposal. His forward air attack, Flame Sword, affects a wide area and doesn't leave much of an opening, making it useful in a variety of situations. His Leaf Shield special spins four leaves around him to deflect projectiles or hurt foes. He can also fire the leaves forward.

Gameplay Trailer

Gallery

Trivia

  • Mega Man and Luma are the only characters to have a different KO explosion than other characters. With Mega Man, the resulting KO explosion does not occur, and he instead splits into multiple orbs with the identical coloration of his outfit, referencing what would happen to him in the Mega Man series whenever his hit points were depleted.
  • 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.
  • None of the Robot Master weapons from Mega Man 5 were included in Mega Man's arsenal, even though there is at least one weapon used from every other Mega Man game from 1-9, albeit Black Hole Bomb only appears briefly during his Final Smash, and is otherwise not a regular attack.
    • Similarly, no Robot Master weapons from Mega Man 10 are available in his arsenal.

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