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Astro Man in Mega Man & Bass.
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Astro Man (アストロマン Asutoroman?) was originally built to work in a planetarium, but Dr. Wily modified him for combat, and he uses his abilities to confuse his opponents. Despite his great powers, Astro Man is modest and shy. He's easily startled and something of a coward and thus is not very reliable in battle. He is the world champion at hide-and-seek.

Appearances

Mega Man 8

Astro Man is one of the four Robot Masters dispatched to protect the barrier to the "Wily Tower", and was placed in a virtual-like area in the northeast of Europe, possibly Norway. He attacks with the two orbs levitating around him and with Astro Crush.

Mega Man & Bass

King revived Astro Man by using the data he stole from the robot museum in the Opening Stage.[1] He is one of the first three selectable Robot Masters in Mega Man & Bass, alongside Cold Man and Ground Man. He attacks with his two orbs, summons three Shururuns, and uses Copy Vision. Defeating Astro Man opens the stages of Dynamo Man, Pirate Man, and Tengu Man.

Rockman Strategy

Astro Man appears on the Meteorite Surface in Africa with Stone Man, both of them sent to aid Aquarius. He later appears in the chemical plant level alongside Yamato Man and Dive Man.

Data

Mega Man & Bass CD data

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Stage enemies

Mega Man 8

Mega Man & Bass

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Damage Data Charts

Amount of damage in units that Astro Man receives from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 8 and Mega Man & Bass.

Mega Man 8
Mega Buster Mega Ball Tornado Hold Astro Crush Flame Sword Thunder Claw Homing Sniper Ice Wave Flash Bomb Water Balloon
1:3 1 1 0 1 1 3 1 2 1
Mega Man & Bass
Mega Buster Bass Buster Ice Wall Wave Burner Remote Mine Spread Drill Tengu Blade Magic Card Copy Vision Lightning Bolt Treble Boost
1:3 1:2 0 1 1 1:1:1 0:0 2 0 1 2
*For Mega Buster, the first digit is the damage done when the weapon is fired normally; the second digit is damage done when the weapon is charged up. A fully-charged Mega Buster does the same damage in all of its forms (normal, Laser, and Arrow).
*Damage values listed for Mega Man & Bass assume the player does not have the "C. Attack" (Counter Attacker) item equipped and activated.
*For Bass Buster, the first number is when the weapon is fired normally; the second is when Super Buster is activated. Hyper Buster shares the same attack power as a standard Bass Buster shot.
*For Spread Drill, the first number is damage inflicted with the big drill; the second number is with the smaller drills; third number is with the tiny drills.
*For Tengu Blade, the first number is striking with the projectile; second number is attacking with the slash or dash.

In-game voice quotes

Mega Man 8

Intro:

  • "I'm Astro Man."

Taunts:

  • "I've come here... but I don't know what to do!"
  • "Oh, how did you find me? I feel so embarrassed!"

Attack Shouts:

  • "Uwaa!"
  • "ASTRO CRUSH!"

Cries:

  • "Uwaaa!"
  • "Owie!"
  • "How'd that happen?! I can't take this anymore!" (hit with Homing Sniper)

Death:

  • "You're great."

Other media

Astro Man appears in the manga Rockman 8 and Rockman & Forte, and has a brief appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 250 and in the end of Mega Man Gigamix vol. 3.

Gallery

Trivia

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Background of Spring Man's stage.

  • There are plans of a robot similar to Astro Man displayed in the background of Spring Man's stage in Mega Man 7.[2]
  • Astro Man can be considered somewhat of a broken character, as his battle becomes extremely easy with Homing Sniper in Mega Man 8. With the weapon, the player can defeat Astro Man before he can do anything as long as Mega Man jumps and then fires the weapon.
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  • When Astro Man uses Astro Crush, the "meteors" that rain from the sky are actually fiery, green replicas of Astro Man himself.
  • Astro Man's cowardly personality is not present during his fight in Mega Man & Bass, lacking the pertaining voice files and reactionary sprites.
  • His quote, "Don't get technical!" may be a subtle reference to C-3PO in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. In one scene on Tatooine, after R2-D2 sasses off (in his beeping sounds, naturally), C-3PO replies with, "Don't get technical with me."
  • Astro Man, Dynamo Man, and Pirate Man are the three robot masters from Mega Man & Bass to not have NetNavi counterparts.
  • Astro Man is one of the few Robot Masters who does not have legs, along with Cloud Man and Splash Woman.
  • Astro Man appears within the Robot Master army in the Worlds Collide crossover.

References

  1. Rockman & Forte official site
  2. The Mechanical Maniacs: Classic Megaman Mysteries


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