Steve Rogers. Goose the Cat. Consequently, as of May 2013, both series have been crossed-over in a major story arc called "Worlds Collide", which spans twelve issues between the Mega Man comics, the main Sonic the Hedgehog comics, and the latter's side-series Sonic Universe. Inafune explained, "[Mega Man's] hand transforms into a gun and you can actually see it come out of his arm. During the show, the band members wear costumes inspired by their take on the series, including motorcycle helmets with built-in microphones fashioned to look like those of Mega Man and Proto Man, and the iconic arm-blaster.[22]. [33], Complex ranked him as having the tenth best fighting game cameos for his guest appearances in Street Fighter X Tekken in 2012. He is a very unorthodox character, as his moveset, animations, movement and playstyle are almost completely based upon the gameplay and graphical style of the original Mega Man games. He relies much more on ranged projectiles than he does on physical combat, and he utilizes abilities copied from various Robot Masters. [30] In a Famitsu poll done in February 2010, Mega Man was voted by readers as the twenty-second most popular video game character. But certainly a result that was not my fault. [2][9][10] Kitamura originally intended Mega Man to be colored white, but instead settled on blue to make his animations more clear. Hulk. How was there another Human Torch before Johnny Storm? They all aid the title character, Captain N, in his quest to save the world of Videoland, encountering many villains, including Mega Man's own enemy Dr. Wily. Spider-Man. ", "TGS '07: Mega Man celebrates 20th anniversary", "The Birth of Mega Man – 2011 Developer Interview", "See Mecha Pac-Man and Fat Mega Man Beat Ass Galore in Street Fighter X Tekken", "Mega Man Returns in Street Fighter X Mega Man", "The Top Ten Robots In Video Game History", "We Love These Video Game Robots Even Though They Can't Love Back", "All Time Greatest Game Hero - The Standings", "Snake Beats Mario, Is Coolest Video Game Character Ever", "Top 50 video game characters of all time announced in Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition", "The Top Ten Rivalries In Video Game History", "The 8 best brotherly rivalries in gaming", "Video Game Characters Who Need Their Own Movies", "Mega Man's Metamorphosis from Character to Tool", "The 25 Best Fighting Game Guest Characters", "Man up! [28] UGO Networks listed Mega Man as one of their best heroes of all time, and called him "one of the most iconic video game heroes of all time". The Mega Man game on the Game Gear was published by Sega. Nearly all of the classic series Mega Man titles have been two-dimensional sidescrollers involving horizontal movement through various levels. [25][26][27] GameDaily ranked him as the best Capcom character of all time. Yon-Rogg. But I realized that this design wouldn't be accepted as Mega Man, so I had another designer create the new Mega Man, and I worked on Zero to release him as the 'other main character' that would steal all the good scenes! When Nick Fury shut down the Hulkbusters, the Leader offered both him and his former team-mate Redeemer to help him to defeat the Hulk.

[34] Joystick Division cited his rivalry with Dr. Wily as seventh of the ten greatest in video games, adding giving "great credit to this rivalry for its open-endedness"[35] and GamesRadar listed him and Proto Man as having one of the best brotherly rivalries in gaming. The overall concept is created and almost exclusively written by Ian Flynn, who is also the current head writer for Archie Comics' other video game licensed comic series Sonic the Hedgehog. However, thanks to her mutant shape changing power, she had simply grown fur because she was cold.

Although "Mega Man", or "Rockman", is usually the name for the original Mega Man from the classic series, it can also be the Mega Man series of fictional works, or the group of adherently named main characters within. Add to the fact that they only had, like, a day and a half for me to do the painting and what you wound up with was not the greatest result. However, Mega Man can charge his shots again in Mega Man 11, and he gained the ability to increase its power and speed with the Double Gear System. [16] The main series on both the NES and Nintendo Game Boy would follow this approach in the design of every game developed on those systems, and set the standard for all platformer Mega Man games to come. [32] In 2012, GamesRadar ranked him as the 12th "most memorable, influential, and badass" protagonist in games. Dr. Marvel "Rockman V (Versus): Confrontation! Such appearances include Capcom World 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Pocket Fighter, Mighty Final Fight, Power Stone 2, Boktai, Boktai 2, Lunar Knights, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, Onimusha Blade Warriors, and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars. It would be awkward if parts of Rush like his neck were left over after they combined, so what was I supposed to do?

The popularity of this crossover is such that another meeting of the two series, "Worlds Unite", was announced for spring of 2015. [17] Mega Man himself has evolved very little cosmetically since his initial release, but has often been given new techniques in each game. Rockman V (Versus): Taiketsu!

Prior to decision on the name "Mega Man" which was proposed by Joseph Morici, Capcom had even considered the name "Rainbow Man" as a possible title due to the nature of Mega Man's color change when using different Robot Master weapons.[15]. [24] Mega Man was also listed as the best robot in video games by many sources such Joystick Division, UGO Networks, and Complex. Carol Danvers. Rockman Xover (ロックマン クロスオーバー Rokkuman Kurosuōbā?, "Rockman Crossover", also localized as Mega Man Xover in English) is a Mega Man crossover social game. MegaRan performs a number of rap songs about Mega Man. [3] Having appeared on many consoles since the Nintendo Entertainment System, Mega Man has had a wide gaming audience. which were needed in order to help him exceed any new challenges added by the level designers. When Light's colleague goes mad, Dr. Light repurposes Mega Man to battle the mad scientist Dr. Wily and his ever-growing army of robots, and stop them from taking over the planet by using their own special abilities against them. Non-playable cameo appearances by Mega Man occur most often in other Capcom licensed games, and he's often seen as a background character. Dr. Pedro Astil implied when relaying the story of the disastrous mission in Issue 29 of the Mega Man series by Archie Comics that Samuel had died as a result of his pacemaker shutting down. Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is a science fiction video game franchise created by Capcom, starring a series of robot characters each known by the moniker "Mega Man".