Mega Man, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Mega Man series, a classic action-platformer franchise developed by Capcom. Created by Akira Kitamura, Mega Man (also known as Rockman in Japan) first appeared in the game “Mega Man” in 1987. The series has since become one of Capcom’s most iconic and enduring franchises.
Appearance: Mega Man is a humanoid robot characterized by his blue armor, helmet with a visor, and arm cannon known as the Mega Buster. His design has become synonymous with the Mega Man series, and he is recognized for his distinct appearance in various games and media.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Mega Man’s fighting style in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate incorporates his classic moves and abilities from the Mega Man series. He relies on a variety of projectile attacks and weapons obtained from defeated Robot Masters. Mega Man’s unique trait is his ability to “copy” the abilities of certain opponents and use them against others.
- Neutral Special – Metal Blade: Throws a spinning metal blade that can be aimed in different directions.
- Side Special – Crash Bomber: Launches a bomb that attaches to opponents and surfaces, exploding after a delay.
- Up Special – Rush Coil: Summons Rush, Mega Man’s robotic dog, to provide a springboard for recovery.
- Down Special – Leaf Shield: Surrounds Mega Man with a shield of spinning leaves that can be thrown at opponents.
Final Smash – Mega Legends: Mega Man’s Final Smash involves summoning other iterations of Mega Man from different games to deliver a powerful combined attack.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mega Man is available from the start and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: Mega Man has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles showcase various poses, classic box art, and scenes from the Mega Man series.
Crossover Gameplay: Mega Man is a key participant in the crossover gameplay of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players can engage in battles featuring Mega Man against characters from different Nintendo franchises and other gaming universes. Mega Man’s inclusion pays homage to his storied history in video games and adds a nostalgic touch for fans who have followed the Blue Bomber’s adventures since the late 1980s.