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Mega Man’s Attacks in Super Smash Bros.

The 2nd day of E3 2013 unleashed huge amounts of footage and screenshots from the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros.  There’s a lot of interesting details and things to speculate, so today I wanted to go over what we have seen of Mega Man’s attacks. This will include the attacks’ names, speculation on how they are performed, and pictures of them in action. Get ready for lots of images!

Standing Mega Buster

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Ground Neutral Attack: Quick, short range projectiles. Originated in the first Mega Man.

Walking Mega Buster

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Ground Side-Tilt Attack: Quick, short range projectiles while moving. Originated in the first Mega Man.

Mega Upper

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Ground Up-Tilt Attack: A rising uppercut, similar to the “Shoryuken” from Street Fighter. Originated in Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters and was also seen in the Marvel Vs. Capcom series.

Slide

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Ground Down-Tilt Attack: A moving baseball slide attack. Originated in Mega Man 3.

Top Spin

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Ground Dash Attack: A moving whirlwind attack. Originated in Mega Man 3.

Charged Shot

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Smash Side Attack: A more powerful Mega Buster projectile attack the can be charged. The charged shot originated in Mega Man 4, but the projectile seen in Super Smash Bros. more closely resembles later versions of the charged shot which are larger and rounder.

Spark Shot

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Smash Up Attack: An electric-type attack concentrated directly above Mega Man that can be charged. Originated in Mega Man 3, but the way Mega Man uses it in Super Smash Bros. more closely resembles how Spark Man attacks.

Flame Blast

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Smash Down Attack: A fire-type burst attack concentrating on both sides of Mega Man, capable of being charged. Originated in Mega Man 6, but the way Mega Man uses it in Super Smash Bros. more closely resembles how Flame Man attacks.

Jumping Mega Buster

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Air Neutral Attack: Quick, short range projectiles while jumping. Originated in the first Mega Man.

Flame Sword

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Air Forward-Tilt Attack: A strong fire-type slash that arcs downward. Originated in Mega Man 8.

Slash Claw

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Air Reverse-Tilt Attack: A flurry of quick swipe attacks to the side. Originated in Mega Man 7.

Air Shooter*

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Air Up-Tilt Attack: A single tornado projectile shot upwards. Originated in Mega Man 2. *This attack has been shown but not named. It is possible that it represents another power, such as Tornado Blow.

Hard Knuckle

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Air Down-Tilt Attack: A powerful meteor attack where Mega Man shoots a downward projectile. Originated in Mega Man 3.

Breakdance

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Recovering Ground Attack: A revolving kick attack.

Low Kick

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Recovering Ledge Attack: A quick forward flip followed by sweeping kick. Possibly based on Mega Man’s low kick attack from Marvel Vs. Capcom.

Metal Blade

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Special Neutral Attack: Fires a spinning blade that can be shot in 8 directions.  Originated in Mega Man 2.

Crash Bomb

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Special Side Attack: Fires a sticky bomb that detonates on a timer. Originated in Mega Man 2.

Rush Coil

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Special Up Attack: Summons Rush directly below Mega Man, springing him upwards and into a roll. Originated in Mega Man 3.

Leaf Shield

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Special Down Attack: Creates a barrier of leaves that surrounds Mega Man, which can be fired off as a projectile. Originated in Mega Man 2.

Super Arm

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Grab Attack: Mega Man lifts the opponent with a single arm. Originated in the first Mega Man.

It’s amazing how much of Mega Man’s arsenal we have seen already. During the “Mario vs. Mega Man” fight at E3, it seemed like Sakurai did his best to show off each of the moves. The biggest remaining mystery, however, is what will Mega Man’s final smash be?

Original images collected from the following videos and sites:

Mega Man’s Debut Trailer

Super Smash Bros Developer Direct

Mario vs Mega Man Offscreen Battle

Official Super Smash Bros. Website

7 Comments

  1. Mega Man is definitely going to be a blast to play as! I’ve always liked long range fighters (Or a mix like Fox) but Snake was really the only total long range guy, so Mega Man will be the perfect guy to play as. Plus they definitely did their research on his games over the years. I like the variety

  2. Metroidsarepushovers

    I’m betting the Final Smash will be the Super Adapter.

  3. andaryu

    Spot on! I thought my post was pretty accurate, this is just amazing. Keep up the good work! =)

  4. Looks great.

  5. Go for it, Mega Man, kick their asses!! Finally Mega Man has recovered the recognition he lost when Capcom murdered him. As for Capcom, I can only hate those evil bastards!! They destroyed the franchise I most loved!! Capcom is evil now. I prefer Nintendo from now on.

  6. Ewan Dewar

    I actually believe Megaman’s Standard B Move would be his Charged Shot, similar to Samus.

  7. Banryu

    Great analysis of Megaman’s moves, I pretty much drew all the same conclusions. It’s a little sad to have the magic taken out of it by knowing what everything is, but it was bound to happen sooner or later.

    The only things we really haven’t seen are the different Throw attacks (probably will be relatively simple and straightforward), and Mega’s Final Smash.

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