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. Mega Man is one of the three third party characters in the game along with Sega's Sonic and Bandai Namco's Pac-Man and is the first third party character to be revealed in 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.
Mega Man fires up to three shots from his arm cannon, which have limited range and do less knockback at longer 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). The cannon itself does slightly more damage when combined with the shots fired.
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. For a tilt, it has incredible power (in fact being stronger than his uncharged up smash), with the sweetspot having as much power as some smash attacks and being a reliably KO medium-light characters under 90%. It has little starting lag but very much ending lag and little horizontal range.
Mega Man's signature sliding kick attack; he slides approximately 4 character lengths forward with a kick. Very little startup lag; the hitbox lasts all the way until the slide is finished, which can hit opponents attempting to roll away. A good surprise move, but only if not overused, and has low knockback.
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.
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. This move has very long endlag. It is based on Flame Man's weapon from Mega Man 6.
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.
Mega Man shoots his fist straight downwards, as a projectile. The fist deals the most damage in the first few frames, but afterwards, it turns into an aerial-only meteor smash. It is based on Hard Man's weapon from Mega Man 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mega Man briefly summons his trusty 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mega Man's regular trophy can be obtained by completing Classic Mode as him and his alternative trophy can be obtained by completing All-Star mode with him.
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.
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.
Beat, who first appeared in 5, however appears in one of his custom moves.
Although, one might argue that Mega Man's down tilt references Charge Man's Charge Kick from Mega Man 5, as standard sliding in the games does not deal damage. It is worth noting, however, that the slide attack lacks the shockwave the Charge Kick produces in 5.
Mega Man is the only newcomer without a pun in their introduction tagline (excluding Dark Pit, who has no introduction tagline).