Hey look, a Mega Man fact thread?! That's right, this thread is entirely based on the facts we know of Mega Man that might sound a little kooky or a bit out-there, but they tend to make it so that the Mega Man Series has it's fair share of interesting facts! So, let's try to get out there and spread that learning!
Mega Man Trivia Thread Posted by MegaBossMan on January 25th, 2014 at 6:08pm Viewed 4564 Times
Did you know that Mega Man 2 was going to have 2-players with the second character being Roll? Imagine playing multiplayer on Heat Man's block of doom stage. Capcom thought Mega Man had mostly boy fans so they went aganist the idea.
Did you know that in Mega Man 3, Rush was supposed to have a Drill mode that was eventually scrapped when it was found that players could skip most of a level. The drill was eventually used in Marvel v. Capcom
Did you know that originally Yamato Man was going to have a katana, not a spear for a weapon. Capcom realized the unpopularity of melee weapons(charge kick and top spin) and changed it into the spear we know today.
Did you know that Zero was conceived as a radical redesign as X? They thought it wasn't very "Mega Man" and used a different design. Since I'm feeling gracious, did you know Dr. Cossack was originally called Dr. Vice?
Mega Man changing colors when he got a weapon was originally a mistake; during testing of the Rolling Cutter weapon, Mega Man somehow took on the palette of Rolling Cutter. The developers liked the idea and decided to incorporate it into the game.
Posted on February 4th, 2014 at 6:21pmEdited on 2014/02/04 at 6:36pm
Posted 2014/02/04 at 6:21pmEdited 2014/02/04 at 6:36pm
Not exactly a fact, but it is believed that Napalm Man's stage in Mega Man 5 is based of Vietnam. Here's some evidence:
-The jungle-like setting. -The robot tiger enemies. Indochinese Tigers are native to Vietnam. -The underground tunnel (the one with the drilling robots). During the Vietnam War, South Vietnamese guerillas used a vast network of underground tunnels to sneak around unnoticed. -The spike pits in his stage resemble punji traps, concealed pits of wooden stakes employed by the South Vietnamese. -Napalm Man himself. Napalm was a flammable liquid used by the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; its use was banned by the United Nations in 1980.
In fact, rumor as it that Mega Man 5 was banned in Vietnam, as Vietnamese would find Napalm Man and his stage offensive.
Posted on February 5th, 2014 at 11:46amEdited on 2014/02/05 at 11:56am
Posted 2014/02/05 at 11:46amEdited 2014/02/05 at 11:56am
Not really a fact, but this is a cool little thing so... A character named Luste Teuber from the Japanese dōjin series, Rosenkreuzstilette bares a resemblance to Proto Man in the sequel Rosenkreuzstilette ~Freudenstachel~. However, on April Fool's for the site of the game, there is a picture of Luste Teuber wearing Proto Man's scarf and his shades/visor. (these names get pretty hard to spell...) If that wasn't enough, there is a character named Proto Boy from the show "Robot Boy" who hates his creator for abandoning him, similar to Proto Man. link
Posted on February 8th, 2014 at 12:33amEdited on 2014/11/13 at 9:00pm
Posted 2014/02/08 at 12:33amEdited 2014/11/13 at 9:00pm
Did you know that the Mecha Dragon appears in "I wanna be the guy"? He fights like the Yellow Devil. Also, the Mecha Dragon lays eggs in Power Fighters, meaning it might be a female, if it even has a gender......