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Release year: 1992 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Capcom

Mega Man 5 (AKA Rockman 5 or ロックマン5 ブルースの罠!? Rokkuman Faibu Burūsu no Wana!? in Japan) is an amazing 2D side-scrolling run and gun action platform video game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1992. It is the fifth installment of the series and was followed by Mega Man 6.

Mega Man 1, 2, and 3 were the best episodes from the saga. Mega Man 4 was considered lackluster and unimaginative. So when Capcom released the fifth game for the NES, they were taking on a holy duty to bring back our favorite robot to its former glory.

This time, the developers decided to stick to the formula that made the first three iterations a success. Just like the previous games, you get to choose one of the eight robot masters at the start. The weapon that you gain from one can be used to defect the other. It’s a bit of a trial and error process, just like the old versions. Rush, Mega Man’s faithful canine sidekick, returns and is useful for tasks and areas that are impossible for our hero to tackle alone. There are hidden surprises within this game, and that’s for you to find out.

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Controls have always been this saga strongest asset. They have always been spot-on and very responsive, which makes using the available special abilities intuitive and easy.

Given the limitations of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System hardware, the creators have always made good use of all available features and capabilities of the console. Mega Man 5 boasts of beautifully drawn levels, and the robot bosses are amazingly detailed.