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- Mega Man
Mega Man, also known as Rockman in Japan, is a game developed and published in 1987 for the NES/Famicom. It is the first game ever to star Mega Man and was directed by Tokuro Fujiwara. Mega Man has been in several series and this is the first game in what is called the Mega Man Classic series. The game established many of the conventions that would define several Mega Man series. Most notably, Mega Man introduced the setup of a number of stages, each with a Robot Master at the end that, when defeated, would pass on its unique power to Mega Man. The game's music and sound effects are by Manami Matsumae (credited as Chanchacorin Manami) and Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (credited as Yuukichan's Papa).
The basic story of the series revolves around the robot engineer Dr. Thomas Light, his robotic "children", Rock / Mega Man (a lab-assistant) and Roll (a housekeeper), and their struggle against Dr. Albert W. Wily. The series is set in the early-21st century.
Mega Man (Rockman) – Famicom/NES, 1987 (US, JP)
Mega Man 2 (Rockman 2: The Enigma of Dr. Wily) – Famicom/NES, 1988 (JP), 1989 (US)
Mega Man 3 (Rockman 3: The Death of Dr. Wily) – Famicom/NES, Arcade, 1990 (US, JP)
Mega Man 4 (Rockman 4: A Newfound Ambition) – Famicom/NES, 1991 (JP), 1992 (US)
Mega Man 5 (Rockman 5: Blues' Trap) – Famicom/NES, 1992 (US, JP)
Mega Man 6 (Rockman 6: The Greatest Battle in History) (Japan/US only) – Famicom/NES, 1993 (JP), 1994 (US)
Mega Man 7 (Rockman 7: Fated Confrontation) – Super Famicom/Super NES, 1995 (US, JP)
Mega Man 8 (Rockman 8: Metal Heroes) – PlayStation & Sega Saturn, 1996 (JP), 1997 (US)
Mega Man 9 (Rockman 9: Revival of Ambition) – WiiWare, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, 2008
Mega Man 10 (Rockman 10: Threat from Outer Space) – WiiWare, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, 2010
Mega Man & Bass (Rockman & Forte) – Super Famicom, 1998 (JP); Game Boy Advance, 2002 (US, JP)
- Mega Man X
The series is set in the 22nd century, almost one-hundred years after the events of the first Mega Man series. The story revolves around Mega Man X, the final creation of Dr. Thomas Light, who is discovered by world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Cain and used to create an advanced race of robots known as "Reploids" (called so because they are literally replicas based on the design of X). However, not long after their creation, some of the Reploids begin to go "Maverick" and attack humans. Because of this, Dr. Cain is asked by the council to put a stop to this, and as such, forms a special unit to stop these "Mavericks" known as the "Maverick Hunters." However, the leader of the Hunters and Dr. Cain's creation, Sigma, goes Maverick himself, taking many of the Hunters with him. Thus, the "Maverick Wars" begins to take shape...
Mega Man X (Rockman X) – Super Famicom/SNES, PC, Virtual Console, 1993
Mega Man X2 (Rockman X 2 versus the X-Hunters) – Super Famicom/SNES, Virtual Console, 1994
Mega Man X3 (Rockman X 3) – Super Famicom/SNES, PC, PlayStation, Sega Saturn 1995,1996
Mega Man X4 (Rockman X 4) – PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PC, 1997
Mega Man X5 (Rockman X 5) – PlayStation, PC, 2000
Mega Man X6 (Rockman X 6) – PlayStation, PC (South Korean version only), 2001
Mega Man X7 (Rockman X 7) – PlayStation 2, PC (South Korean version only), 2003
Mega Man X8 (Rockman X 8: Paradise Lost) – PlayStation 2, PC, 2004
Mega Man Xtreme (Rockman X: Cyber Mission) – Game Boy Color, 2000
Mega Man Xtreme 2 (Rockman X: Soul Eraser) – Game Boy Color, 2001
Mega Man X: Command Mission (Rockman X: Command Mission) – GameCube, PlayStation 2, 2004
- Mega Man Legends
The series made its debut in 1997 on the Sony PlayStation. In Japan the series is called "Rockman DASH," which stands for Digouter's Adventure Stories in the Halcyon Days. (which in Greek mythology, is a period of seven days in winter when storms never occur, having calm winds and waves.)
The story is centered around Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, and their "grandfather" Professor Barrell Caskett as they search the world, "digging" through ancient ruins, in search of Quantum Refractors (the major source of power for their civilization). Along the way, they skirmish frequently with the Bonnes, a group of marauding pirates and their Servbots.
Mega Man Legends/Mega Man 64 – PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PC, PlayStation Portable (Japan only), 1997, 1998
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne – PlayStation, 1999, 2000 - a prequel set before the events of the original Mega Man Legends.
Mega Man Legends 2 – PlayStation, PC, PlayStation Portable (Japan only) 2000
Rockman DASH - Grand 5 Island Adventure (Japan only) – Cell Phone, 2008
Mega Man Legends 3 – Nintendo 3DS, Cancelled
- Mega Man Battle Network
In a parallel universe from the classic Mega Man series, the Internet has become integrated with almost every piece of electronic equipment in existence (from TVs to ovens). In fact, it's become so complicated that special programs called Net Navigators are needed to efficiently process all of the data. Net Navigators (NetNavis for short) are stored in hand-held devices called Personal Terminals (PET). These devices act as phones, pagers, instant messengers, news beams, and hacking devices all rolled into one, essentially making them portable computers.
The main characters of the series are a fifth-grader named Lan Hikari, and his NetNavi best friend MegaMan.EXE (Rockman.EXE), this universe's incarnation of the legendary Blue Bomber. Although MegaMan.EXE has no body (unless the PET device itself counts), he can wander around in cyberspace and explore computer systems as if they were alternate worlds. Together, Lan and MegaMan.EXE (also known as just MegaMan) cooperate to fight off hackers and viruses.
Mega Man Battle Network – Game Boy Advance, 2001
Mega Man Battle Network 2 – Game Boy Advance, 2001
Mega Man Battle Network 3 White – Game Boy Advance, 2002
Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue – Game Boy Advance, 2003
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun – Game Boy Advance, 2003
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon – Game Boy Advance, 2003
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman – Game Boy Advance, 2004
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel – Game Boy Advance, 2005
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team – Nintendo DS, 2005
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar – Game Boy Advance, 2005
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar – Game Boy Advance, 2005
Mega Man Network Transmission – GameCube, 2003
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge – Game Boy Advance, 2003
Rockman EXE WS (Japan only) – WonderSwan Color, 2003
Rockman EXE N1 Battle (Japan only) – WonderSwan Color, 2003
Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation (Japan only) – Game Boy Advance, 2004
Rockman EXE Phantom of Network (Japan only) – Cell Phone, 2004
Rockman EXE The Medal Operation (Japan only) – Arcade, 2005
Rockman EXE Battle Chip Stadium (Japan only) – Arcade, 2005
Rockman EXE Legend of Network (Japan only) – Cell Phone, 2006
Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star (Japan only) – Nintendo DS, 2009 - An enhanced port of the first Mega Man Battle Network title.
- Mega Man Zero
The Mega Man Zero series made its debut in 2002 on the Game Boy Advance and takes place one-hundred years after Zero had sealed himself after the Elf Wars. In this time-period, both the "Maverick Wars" and "Elf Wars" have ended, but a new threat has arisen. A young scientist named Ciel, leader of a "Resistance", is searching for the legendary Reploid Zero to help in the fight against the oppressive forces of Neo Arcadia. She comes across the ruins of the lab in which Zero was sealed and awakens him. Thus, Zero joins the Resistance and takes up his sword once again to fight against evil.
Mega Man Zero – Game Boy Advance, 2002
Mega Man Zero 2 – Game Boy Advance, 2003
Mega Man Zero 3 – Game Boy Advance, 2004
Mega Man Zero 4 – Game Boy Advance, 2005
Mega Man Zero Collection – Nintendo DS, 2010 – A collection featuring all four Mega Man Zero titles.
- Mega Man ZX
The Mega Man ZX series made its debut in 2006 on the Nintendo DS and is set over 200 years after the events of the Mega Man Zero series.
In this new era, the difference between humans and Reploids has become nonexistent, and a new combination of "man and machine," called "Humanoids" has emerged. A new series of "Maverick" uprisings begins to occur, which proves to be a dangerous threat since all beings on Earth are now part machine in nature and thus susceptible to the outbreak. Vent/Aile, orphans from a Maverick outbreak that occurred ten years ago, get drawn into the new conflict, along with Girouette, the head of their delivery team.
Mega Man ZX – Nintendo DS, 2006
Mega Man ZX Advent – Nintendo DS, 2007
- Mega Man Star Force
Mega Man Star Force, known as Ryusei no Rockman is a series of games set about two-hundred years after the Mega Man Battle Network series, in the 220X time period and takes place in the same parallel universe as the Battle Network series. The main character, Geo Stelar, son of a missing astronaut, Kelvin Stelar, reluctantly joins forces with an alien Omega-Xis, to foil evil plots, led by Omega-Xis' own kind and many other enemies, as he tries to find out what really happened to his father, and ultimately change his depressing lifestyle. Coincidentally, the result of Geo Stelar's EM Wave Change with Omega-Xis (fusing together much like MegaMan.EXE's Synchro Chip) forms Mega Man, hero of the past.
This series makes very few allusions and references to other timelines (like the classic Mega Man, X, Zero, ZX), and some to the Network timeline, as Capcom produced the series as a more "stand-alone" series, which gives players the ability to fully enjoy the series even if they haven't played the Mega Man Battle Network series. While the Battle Network series is more focused on NetNavis who are based on Robot Masters from the classic Mega Man series, Star Force focuses on EM Beings (mostly FM-ians who are based on real life constellations), especially on those who are able to fuse with humans in the EM Wave Change.
Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus – Nintendo DS, 2006
Mega Man Star Force: Leo – Nintendo DS, 2006
Mega Man Star Force: Dragon – Nintendo DS, 2006
Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker × Saurian – Nintendo DS, 2007
Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker × Ninja – Nintendo DS, 2007
Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace – Nintendo DS, 2008
Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker – Nintendo DS, 2008
Thread is a work in progress, but I'm releasing it now as there seems to be interest. Additional content will be added in the future such as a music section, art section, anime/cartoon section, and possibly a controversy section.