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This page is about the original Turbo Man. For his NetNavi counterpart, see TurboMan.EXE.

Turbo Man (ターボマン Tāboman?) is a Robot Master created by Dr. Wily in Mega Man 7. As Wily had run out of parts to create robots whilst building him, he used parts from his old car to create Turbo Man, and used petrol as his primary energy source.

Turbo Man has the ability to transform into a racing car form called Crash Drive (クラッシュドライブ Kurasshu Doraibu?), but the transformation system is incomplete and ultrasonic waves like the Noise Crush can damage him. However, he becomes an invincible electric car for a short time if charged with high voltage electricity, being able to attack in his car form multiple times in succession. His Special Weapon is Scorch Wheel, a wheel of fire that rolls along the ground.

His Mega Man & Bass CD data says he recently had a cutting-edge car stereo system installed, and his hobby is to drive around at high speed with the volume high. He also plans to install air bags someday. Turbo Man also has a very strong dislike for Punk, most likely because his tires could burst and flatten if he touches his blades and spikes. The English CD database says he dislikes Burst Man instead, possibly because the robot's soap-like substances can lead Turbo Man to skid around on slippery roads.

Turbo Man and Quick Man are rivals, and in Quick Man's ending of Mega Man: Battle & Chase, Quick Man enters the Battle & Chase competition to challenge Turbo Man in a race, but he could not enter the competition due to a problem. In the Japanese version, Turbo Man says he saw the race on TV and calls Quick Man for a race in the G-1 Circuit, where they can run at top speed.

Strategy

First, Turbo Man will use his Scorch Wheel, jump to the ceiling and fire it at Mega Man in midair, then making it split into four fireballs that make fire pillars when they make contact with the floor, aiming to hit Mega Man. It is very dangerous if the player gets hit, as the fire that makes the Scorch Wheel is a special fire that minorly damages Mega Man, but traps him on fire and every half second consumes a unit of damage from Mega Man. It can be avoided by jumping from the edges of his lair (depending where Mega Man is), making him fire it to the wall and missing Mega Man (however, it may be necessary to slide if necessary to avoid it), then sliding towards Turbo Man and then to the opposite side to make the fire pillars fall and miss Mega Man. Then he will start up his engine, either trying to suck Mega Man into the fire pillars, or just into him. This is avoided by standing on the edge of his lair and sliding to avoid being hit by him or by just shooting a charged shot from the Mega Buster, which will make him flinch and stop sucking Mega Man towards him then hopping to where he was. Then he will transform into the Crash Drive and drive back and forth across the room several times, being invincible while driving. He makes a screeching noise, turns his motor on and drives towards Mega Man. It is avoided by jumping after he turns on his motor.

His weakness is the Noise Crush, and it prevents him from using his Scorch Wheel, making him go directly to the phase of driving towards Mega Man, although he will do it once. It defeats him in ten uncharged shots and five charged ones. He is also immune to the Thunder Bolt which super charges him and makes him invincible, and makes him Crash Drive three times before returning to normal.

The player can also use the Super Adapter against him. Not only will it hit him with the rocket punch (if earned in his stage by using Rush Search on the first traffic light before the checkpoint), it becomes easier to dodge the Scorch Wheel.

Data

Stage description: Champ of the Roads

Mega Man & Bass CD data

CDData-56-TurboMan


Rockman Battle & Fighters data

ワイリーがむかしのっていたじどうしゃをかいぞうしてつくられたロボットで、どうりょくにもこうげきにもガソリンをしようしてしまうために、とてもねんぴのわるいロボットになっている。とくしゅぶきは、バーニングオイルじゃ。

Translation: Wily created this robot by modifying an old car, and because his attacks are also powered by gasoline, this robot has very poor gas mileage. Special weapon is Burning Wheel.

Note: Burning Wheel is misspelled as "Burning Oil" in the database.

Stage enemies

Damage Data Chart

Displays the amount of damage in units that Turbo Man will receive from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 7.

Mega Man 7
Mega Buster Freeze Cracker Junk Shield Danger Wrap Thunder Bolt Wild Coil Slash Claw Noise Crush Scorch Wheel Super Adapter
1:2 1:1 1 1 0 1:1 1 3:6 0 2
*For Mega Buster, Wild Coil and Noise Crush, the first number is the damage done when the weapon is fired normally; the second number is damage done when the weapon is charged up.
*For Freeze Cracker, the first number is when the shot is whole; the second number is after it splits.

Other media

Manga

In the manga Mega Man Gigamix, Turbo Man is one of the racers in the story "Burning Wheel", which is named after his weapon. He fights against Mega Man during the Battle & Chase competition.

In the manga Rockman 7, Turbo Man is the last of Wily's eight robots defeated by Mega Man.

Novas Aventuras de Megaman

Turbo Man also appeared in the Brazilian comic Novas Aventuras de Megaman.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Turbo Man appears during the Worlds Collide crossover arc as part of a large army of evil Robot Masters. He joins forces with several other high speed Robot Masters to attack Sonic the Hedgehog, but is tripped by Quick Man after Sonic knocks him down.

Gallery

Trivia

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Retro Turbo Engine

  • Turbo Man's weapon is called Burning Wheel in Japan, as well as in the English version of Mega Man: The Power Battle.
  • The extra part "Retro Turbo Engine" from Mega Man Battle & Chase resembles Turbo Man's engine.
  • Turbo Man is the first of the few Robot Masters that can to transform into a vehicle, alongside Ground Man, Galaxy Man, and Nitro Man.
  • In Mega Man Gigamix, Turbo Man is one of the few Robot Masters to lack Dr. Wily's W-symbol, possibly due to him being inserted into the Battle & Chase competition in disguise.
  • Turbo Man's stage in Mega Man: The Power Battle is a remix of the opening stage from Mega Man 7.
  • Turbo Man is one of the two Robot Masters in Mega Man 7 to be affected by a possible glitch, which can kill him instantly. The other is Spring Man. If Noise Crush is fired just before opening the door to enter Turbo Man's room (with very precise timing), the Noise Crush will hit him while he executes his intro and defeat him instantly, before the battle begins. This was not corrected in Mega Man Anniversary Collection.


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