3 Things I Love about Mega Man 5

Welcome to Mega Man Month! Every weekday in January I’ll be listing three things I love about the original Mega Man series. Let’s go!

Everything about Gravity Man’s stage rules

By its 5th installment, you could forgive Mega Man games for feeling a tad stale. Heck, 4 certainly did. But then Mega Man 5 brings us Gravity Man’s stage. All the gravity flipping mechanics are a blast, and since it’s just this one stage, it doesn’t overstay its welcome. Good work, team!

A better Mega Buster

The Mega Buster in Mega Man 4 was a neat idea, even if it effectively destroyed the game’s music with its obnoxious sound effect. But Mega Man 5’s buster was a way cooler looking blast and just felt better to use. The sound effect was still a problem, but hey, progress is progress.

There’s a Proto Man castle that’s basically just a giant Proto Man head

This thing is so stupid. I love it.

That does it for Mega Man 5. Come back tomorrow for the underrated, underplayed awesomeness that is Mega Man 6!

Kris Randazzo

Kris is the Content Supervisor of Geekade. As an avid consumer of all things video game, Kris spent his formative years collecting cartridges, CDs, discs, and assorted paraphernalia in an effort to amass a video game collection large enough to kill an elephant. He works with Stone Age Gamer, writing for their blog and hosting the Stone Age Gamer Podcast right here at Geekade. He's also the host of the WaveBack Podcast, co-host of This Week's Episode, and can occasionally be found in the pages of Nintendo Force Magazine.

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