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The Mega Man franchise, (also written as MegaMan and Megaman) known as Rockman (ロックマン Rokkuman?) in Japan and other Asian countries, is one of Capcom's best selling video game series, having over 50 games for multiple systems separated in seven series.[1] The series usually contains a namesake character, Mega Man, as the main character.

Series Info

This is basically a summary of the series and other various info that has to do with the series in general. This information does not relate to one game in particular but to all the games.

Keiji Inafune, the designer and illustrator of the original Mega Man game, is considered by many the creator of the series. He worked in most Mega Man games from 1987 to 2010, mainly as a designer and producer.

Series ordered by release:

Ordered by Timeline:

Mega Man series

The original Mega Man series, in which Mega Man battles the evil scientist Dr. Wily. This series spawned multiple spinoffs.

Game Platform Release Year
Mega Man NES, Wii, 3DS, Wii U 1987
Mega Man 2 NES, Wii, 3DS, Wii U 1989
Mega Man 3 NES, Wii, 3DS, Wii U 1990
Mega Man 4 NES, Wii, 3DS, Wii U 1991
Mega Man 5 NES, Wii, 3DS, Wii U 1992
Mega Man 6 NES, Wii, 3DS, Wii U 1994
Mega Man 7 SNES, Wii U, New 3DS 1995
Mega Man 8 PlayStation, Sega Saturn 1997
Mega Man & Bass SNES, GBA 1998, 2003
Mega Man 9 Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 2008-2009
Mega Man 10 Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 2010
Mega Man 11 PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch 2018

*Mega Man 1 to 3 was re-released in Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Mega Man 1 to 6 in Rockman Complete Works, Mega Man 1-6 again in Mega Man Legacy Collection, Mega Man 1 to 8 (with the two arcade games) in Mega Man Anniversary Collection and Mega Man 7 to 10 in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.

Game Platform Release Year
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge Game Boy, 3DS 1991
Mega Man II Game Boy, 3DS 1991
Mega Man III Game Boy, 3DS 1992
Mega Man IV Game Boy, 3DS 1993
Mega Man V Super Game Boy*, Game Boy, 3DS 1994

*A peripheral for the Super Nintendo. A Game Boy Advance remake for all five Game Boy games was planned, but was soon cancelled.

Game Platform Release Year
Mega Man: The Power Battle Arcade 1995
Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters Arcade 1996
Mega Man's Soccer SNES 1994
Mega Man: Battle & Chase PlayStation (Japan and Europe) 1997
Mega Man (PC) PC 1990
Mega Man 3 (PC) PC 1992
Mega Man (Game Gear) Game Gear 1994
Mega Man: The Wily Wars Sega Genesis 1994
Mega Man: Anniversary Collection PS2/GameCube/Xbox 2004
Mega Man: Powered Up PlayStation Portable 2006
Mega Man Pinball Mobile Phone 2004
Mega Man Space Rescue Mobile Phone 2004
Mega Man: Rush Marine Mobile Phone 2009
Street Fighter X Mega Man PC 2012
Mega Man Legacy Collection PC, Nintendo 3DS,
PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Japanese only

These are games of the Mega Man original series that were released only in Japan.

Game Platform Release Year
Wily & Right's RockBoard: That's Paradise NES 1993
Super Adventure Rockman PlayStation/Sega Saturn 1998
Rockman Complete Works PlayStation 1999
Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha Wonder Swan 1999
Rockman Battle & Fighters Neo-Geo Pocket Color 2000
Rockman Collection Special Box PlayStation 2 2003
Rockman Power Battle Fighters PlayStation 2 2004
Rockman Bug Sweeper Mobile Phone 2003
Rockman Panic Fire Mobile Phone 2003
Rockman Slot Mobile Phone 2003
Rockman GP Mobile Phone 2004
Rockman Tennis Mobile Phone 2007
Chokkan! Rockman Mobile Phone 2008
Rockman no Dot Art Logic Mobile Phone 2011
Rockman Diver Mobile Phone 2011
Rockman Solitaire Mobile Phone 2012
Rockman Poker Mobile Phone 2012

Other countries

These games were released only in China or nearby countries.

Game Platform Release Year
Rockman Gold Empire PC 1999
Rockman Strategy PC 2001-2002
Rockman Go Go!Mobile2015

Mega Man X series

The Mega Man X series is the continuation of the original Mega Man series, taking place a century later. The Maverick Hunters Mega Man X and Zero fight against Maverick Reploids and the seemingly immortal Sigma.

This series introduced advanced techniques such as dashing and wall-climbing, and introduced wearable armors.

Game Platform First release year
Mega Man X SNES, PC, Wii, Wii U, New 3DS 1993
Mega Man X2 SNES, Wii, Wii U, New 3DS 1994
Mega Man X3 SNES, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PC, Wii U, New 3DS 1995, 1996-1998
Mega Man X4 PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PC 1997, 1998
Mega Man X5 PlayStation, PC 2000, 2001
Mega Man X6 PlayStation 2001, 2002
Mega Man X7 PlayStation 2, PC 2003, 2004
Mega Man X8 PlayStation 2, PC 2004, 2005
Game Platform Release Year
Mega Man Xtreme Game Boy Color, 3DS 2001
Mega Man Xtreme 2 Game Boy Color, 3DS 2001
Mega Man X: Command Mission GameCube, PlayStation 2 2004
Rockman Collection Special Box PlayStation 2 2003 (Japan-only)
Mega Man X Collection PlayStation 2, GameCube 2006 (USA-only)
Mega Man Maverick Hunter X PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita 2006

Mega Man Zero series

The next series off the Mega Man X series. It tells the story of what happened to Zero after the events of the Mega Man X series.

Game Platform Release Year
Mega Man Zero Game Boy Advance, Wii U 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

Mega Man ZX series

The Mega Man ZX series takes place after the Mega Man Zero series. All previous heroes appear as Biometals that certain persons can Megamerge with to become a Mega Man.

Game Platform Release Year
Mega Man ZX Nintendo DS 2006
Mega Man ZX Advent Nintendo DS 2007

Mega Man Legends series

The Mega Man Legends series is the series after Mega Man ZX and the thought-of-end of the Mega Man series. It takes place thousands of years in the future in a world covered by water, with only a few tiny islands over the vast oceans.

Game Platform First release year
Mega Man Legends PlayStation / N64 / PC / PSP* 1997
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne PlayStation 1999
Mega Man Legends 2 PlayStation / PC / PSP* 2000

*The PlayStation Portable versions were released only in Japan.

Japan only

Game Platform Release Year
Rockman DASH: 5tsu no Shima no Daibouken! Mobile Phone 2008
Rockman DASH Golf Mobile Phone 2003
Kobun Flies? Mobile Phone 2001, December 2001 (Xmas version), 2003, 2004
Kobun Punishment Mobile Phone 2001, 2004
Kobun Assembly Mobile Phone 2001, 2004
Roll's 15 Panel Mobile Phone 2002

Mega Man Battle Network series

The Mega Man Battle Network series takes place in a more realistic world in which virtually everything in life is intertwined with the Internet. Most of the population use NetNavis, sentient programs who inhabit the Internet. This series does not take place in the original timeline.

Game Platform Release Year
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 Network Transmission Nintendo GameCube 2003
Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue Game Boy Advance 2003
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge Game Boy Advance 2003
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun Game Boy Advance 2004
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon Game Boy Advance 2004
Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team ProtoMan Game Boy Advance 2005
Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team Colonel Game Boy Advance 2005
Mega Man Battle Network 5 Double Team DS Nintendo DS 2005
Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Falzar Game Boy Advance 2006
Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar Game Boy Advance 2006

Japan only

Game Platform Release Year
Rockman.EXE WS WonderSwan Color 2003
Rockman.EXE N1 Battle WonderSwan Color 2003
Rockman.EXE 4.5 Real Operation Game Boy Advance 2004
Rockman.EXE Phantom of Network Mobile Phone 2004, 2005 (Battler's Tower)
Rockman EXE: The Medal Operation Arcade 2005
Rockman.EXE Battle Chip Stadium Arcade 2005(V1), 2006(V2), 2006(V3)
Rockman.EXE Legend of Network Mobile Phone 2007
Rockman.EXE Operate Shooting Star Nintendo DS 2009

Mega Man Star Force series

The Mega Man Star Force series takes place around 200 years after the Mega Man Battle Network series.

Game Platform Release Year
Mega Man Star Force: Leo Nintendo DS 2006
Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus Nintendo DS 2006
Mega Man Star Force: Dragon Nintendo DS 2006
Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker × Ninja Nintendo DS 2007
Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker × Saurian Nintendo DS 2007
Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace Nintendo DS 2008
Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker Nintendo DS 2008
Shooting Star Rockman: Wave Change! On Air! TV game 2007 (Japan only)

Crossovers and cameo appearances

See also: List of cameos and references and Amiibo

Games in which Mega Man characters have appeared in, and, in most cases, is playable.

Playable cameos

Games which Mega Man characters are playable.

Game Platform Release Year Playable characters
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes Arcade/Dreamcast/PlayStation 1999 Mega Man and Roll
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes Arcade/Dreamcast/PlayStation 2/Xbox 2000 Mega Man, Roll, Tron Bonne and a Servbot
SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos Arcade/PlayStation 2/Xbox 2003 Zero
Cannon Spike Arcade/Dreamcast 2000 Mega Man
Onimusha Blade Warriors PlayStation 2 2003 MegaMan.EXE and Zero
Namco × Capcom PlayStation 2 2005 (Japan only) Mega Man Volnutt, Roll Caskett, Tron Bonne and Servbots
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes Arcade, Wii 2008 (Japan only) Mega Man Volnutt and Roll
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Wii 2010 Same as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes, with the addition of Zero.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2011 Zero and Tron Bonne.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2011 Same as Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, but with more cameos.
Street Fighter × Tekken PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation Vita, iOS 2012 Bad Box Art Mega Man
Project × Zone Nintendo 3DS 2012 X, Zero, Tron Bonne and Servbots
Zombie Cafe Mobile 2011 Mega Man characters appeared in promotional events from the Japanese version, the first being in December 2014.[2] The game also had Mega Man X and Rockman Xover characters.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Nintendo 3DS
Wii U
2014 Mega Man
Project X Zone 2 Nintendo 3DS 2015 X and Zero
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
2017 X, Zero, and Sigma
Bouken Dig Dig 2 Mobile 2017 X and Zero appeared as event playable characters in 2017.
Line Rangers Mobile 2014 A 2017 event featured Mega Man playable characters and equipments.

Cancelled games

Cancelled video games and ports.

Game Platform
Mega Man X3 3DO
Mega Man: Anniversary Collection Game Boy Advance
Mega Man Universe PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Mega Man Legends 3 Nintendo 3DS
Rockman Online PC
Maverick Hunter Unknown

Gallery

See also

References

External links


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