|Mega Man using Top Spin.|
It also appears in Mega Man 9, Mega Man being equipped with it in the scenes shown by Rush in the ending.
Damage Data Chart
Known damage values in units for Mega Man 3.
- For Kamegoro Maker, a certain amount of damage will be taken from the health meter for each of the five Kamegoros produced, regardless of which weapon the player uses against them. Each Kamegoro has 3 health.
- Holograph Mega Men and Gamma: 2nd Phase can be struck multiple times and be defeated in a single attack because they do not have damage invincibility frames.
In Mega Man 3 and Mega Man II, Top Spin uses one weapon energy unit when it hits an enemy. Using it without hitting anything will not use up energy. In Mega Man 3, Top Spin will always use energy when it hits a target, even if the target is not damaged by it. In Mega Man II, it only uses energy if the target is damaged.
In Mega Man 3, the energy usage of this weapon is unique and sometimes unpredictable. If it is used after getting hurt in the invincibility state, it will drain all of its energy in some cases (due to it counting as multiple hits) especially when using it on an enemy that is immune to it. A few times it also doesn't use energy, when using it on projectiles. Although the less direct contact Mega Man has with the target, the less energy will be used up while the more Mega Man's sprite is contacting with the target's sprite, more energy will be used up. Usage may hurt Mega Man if he touches an enemy that isn't destroyed in one hit (or if the enemy is explosive). Any enemy which isn't destroyed in one hit is invulnerable to Top Spin.
Bosses weak against Top Spin
- Mega Man 3: Shadow Man, Doc Robot (Crash Man and Heat Man), Kamegoro Maker, Holograph Mega Men, Top Man (2nd Encounter), Gamma (2nd form)
- Mega Man II: Needle Man
- Mega Man: The Wily Wars: Wily Machine (3rd Form)
- Super Adventure Rockman: Spark Man
Bosses immune to Top Spin
- Mega Man 3: Hard Man, Doc Robot (Metal Man), Yellow Devil MK-II, Wily Machine No. 3, Gamma (1st Form)
- Mega Man II: Hard Man, Wily Machine
- Mega Man: The Wily Wars: Buster Rod. G, Mega Water. S, Hyper Storm. H, Fire Snakey, Iron Ball, Wily Machine (1st and 2nd Form)
Enemies weak against Top Spin
- Nut & Bolt
- Mecha Kero
- Fish Sub
- Mag Fly
- New Shotman
- Metall DX
- Returning Monking
- Top Fiend
- Bomb Flier
- Walking Bomb (Explosion will hurt Mega Man)
- Needle Harry
- Junk Golem
- The Top Spin is the first melee weapon in the Classic Series in which Mega Man must make body contact with enemies to inflict damage.
- The Top Spin is used by Mega Man in the upcoming fighting game Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, as his Dash Attack. Unlike in Mega Man 3, where Mega Man must be in the air, he can only use it on the ground when running. When he performs it, he dashes forward as he performs a quick spinning attack that can strike foes multiple times. It does not appear to suffer from the hitbox issues of the original weapon.
- The Top Spin is considered to be one of the worst weapons in the Mega Man Series, primarly due to its short range making it easy to get hit while using and sporadic energy use.
|Mega Man II|
|The eight bosses|
|Metal Man • Air Man • Crash Man • Wood Man • Needle Man • Magnet Man • Hard Man • Top Man|
|Quint • Wily Machine World No. 2|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Metal Blade • Air Shooter • Crash Bomber • Leaf Shield • Needle Cannon • Magnet Missile • Hard Knuckle • Top Spin • Sakugarne|
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Rush Coil • Rush Jet • Rush Marine|
|Super Adventure Rockman|
| Mega Man • Beat • Rush • Dr. Light • Roll • Proto Man • Dr. Wily • Ra Moon|
Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man
| Metal Man • Bubble Man • Heat Man • Flash Man • Quick Man • Shadow Man|
Wood Man • Air Man • Crash Man • Snake Man • Needle Man • Gemini Man
Magnet Man • Hard Man • Top Man • Spark Man • Ra Thor • New Yellow Devil
| Metal Blade • Bubble Lead • Atomic Fire • Time Stopper • Quick Boomerang • Shadow Blade|
Leaf Shield • Air Shooter • Crash Bomber • Search Snake • Needle Cannon • Gemini Laser
Magnet Missile • Hard Knuckle • Top Spin • Spark Shock
|Enemies • Energy Tank • Information Card • Item Box • Lanfront Ruins • Proto Shield|