Bass Buster, known as the Forte Buster (フォルテバスター Forute Basutā?) in Japan, is Bass's main weapon. In Mega Man 7 and the arcade games, Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, the Bass Buster has the same capabilities as the Mega Buster. It can fire green bullets and charge shots. However, in Mega Man & Bass, the Bass Buster loses its charge ability in favor of a drastically increased rate of fire and the ability to fire in 1 of 7 directions. The Bass Buster retained these changes in Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha and Mega Man 10. In Mega Man 10, the Bass Buster has the additional ability to disarm the shields of the Shield Attackers and Sniper Joes.
|In Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, after Bass saves Roll in the mission "Rescue Roll!", she will give the stolen new parts to him to enhance his charge shot.|
|The Super Buster (スーパーバスター?) is an upgrade for the Bass Buster that doubles its power, thereby making it quicker and easier to defeat enemies and bosses.|
|The Hyper Buster (ハイパーバスター?) is an upgrade for the Bass Buster that makes it possible to shoot through walls.|
- Note: "super" and "hyper" are the Latin and Greek spelling, respectively, of the same word.
- In games prior to Mega Man & Bass where the weapon is chargeable, a fully charged Bass Buster has the designs of a skull.
| Mega Man and |
Mega Man X series
|Bass Buster • Mega Buster • Proto Buster • X Buster • Zero Buster|
|Other series||Buster Shot • Mega Buster (Mega Man Volnutt) • Mega Buster (MegaMan.EXE) • Mega Buster (Omega-Xis)|