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!