Perspective: Side view
Visual: 2D scrolling
Gameplay: Arcade, Fighting, Shooter
Published by: Capcom
Developed by: Capcom
Platform: Arcade Machine
It is part of the Mega Man series and is notably a spin-off of Mega Man released on NES in 1987. The game was adapted on console GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox in 2004 and 2005.
Once again, Professor Wily is doing his own and it's up to Mega Man, Protoman and even Bass to stop the mad scientist.
The graphics engine used is visually similar to that of Mega Man 7 on Super Nintendo. As a result, Capcom has just taken the sprites of the moguls of Mega Man 7 and adapted them for the duels. In contrast, the robots from the NES games were treated to a new 16-bit appearance.
Each character has its own end.
Unlike the more conventional episodes of the series, Mega Man: The Power Battle focuses exclusively on the duels against Wily's robots. The result is a hybrid game, halfway between the beat'em all and the traditional Mega Man.
Faced with multiple opponents proposed, all from the classic series, the player has access to three characters: Mega Man, Protoman and Bass. As in any good Mega Man, the player can recover the weapons of the defeated robots and use them to facilitate his progress.
Like most arcade games, Mega Man: The Power Battle can be played by two.
- These characters are from Mega Man 1 and 2:
- Cut Man: Robot Master with simple combat technique but with formidable boomerang shears.
- Ice Man: He spits cold projectiles and can generate blizzards.
- Guts Man: A robot-worker who, thanks to his strength, excels in both rock throwing and melee.
- Wood Man: It attacks with eddies of sharp leaves and rolls.
- Crash Man: Explosives are his weapon of choice, especially as a last resort.
- Heat man: Master of the fire, he uses his power as well for the offensive as the defensive.
- Yellow Devil: The gelatin puzzle monster acts as an intermediate boss. It can take many forms.
- These characters are from Mega Man 3 to 6:
- Magnet Man: This robot uses magnetic missiles as well as a powerful field of attraction.
- Gemini Man: Gemini Man doubles up and takes advantage of the confusion to steal the hero.
- Dust Man: This vacuum cleaner pulls blocks of scrap metal and tries to suck you up.
- Napalm Man: A robot with an impressive arsenal of missiles and grenades.
- Gyro Man: A flying robot attacking with propellers.
- Plant Man: This Robot Master uses plants to his advantage throughout the fight.
- Yellow Devil: The fight is much more difficult than the first series.
- These characters are from Mega Man 7
- Cloud Man: This robot makes the rain and the weather by way of attacks.
- Slash Man: Agile and very fast, this robot-predator attacks with gigantic claws.
- Shade Man: In addition to its destructive ultra-sounds, this robot-vampire does not hesitate to bite.
- Junk Man: A "pile of scrap" not to be underestimated.
- Freeze Man: The cold and the ice are his weapons.
- Turbo Man: As a Transformer, this robot turns into a powerful race car.
- Pumpkin Robot: A robotic tank armed with missiles and powerful laser cannons. His weak point lies in his mouth.
Whichever series you choose, the game ends with a two-part fight with Professor Wily's machine. Once the machine is destroyed, the mad scientist will try to escape in a flying saucer and the player will have only a limited time to prevent it.