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Mega Man 5: Protoman Edition

Hack of Mega Man 5


Dr. Wily has captured Mega Man and is framing Protoman for his crimes. Only he can save the situation now…

Play as Protoman with all his abilities from MM9/10, and more!

Use Protoman’s shield to deflect and destroy enemy projectiles, and collect all 8 “Protoman” letters scattered throughout the game to unlock the new powerful Proto Dash.

Two patches, two hacks:

  • Play through the original MM5
  • Play through Second Strike, its new stages and altered gameplay

Also including a handful of fixes and improvements based on the original: the charge shot charging sound now fades out, underwater slide-jumps are now possible, etc

Patch a Mega Man 5 (USA).nes rom.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • File: Mega Man 5 (USA).nes
  • CRC32: 5E023291
  • MD5: D7D22BF9 EDFB1646 9975F7F4 D8DA518F
  • SHA1: 1748E9B6 ECFF0C01 DD14ECC7 A48575E7 4F88B778




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User Review Information

The best Protoman hack out there

Reviewed By: Satoshi_Matrix on 31 Aug 2017

This is easily one of the very best Megaman 5 hacks, and the best Protoman hack of any NES Megaman game. Here, Protoman isn’t just a sprite swap of Megaman; he has unique abilities that Rock does not, just like in Megaman 9 and 10. You charge a slow, narrow charge shot, can only fire two buster shots on screen at once, and have access to the Proto Shield, which can reflect nearly ALL enemy projectiles, no matter if they be a Metool’s bullet, a Crystal Joe’s Crystal shard, or even boss projectiles such as Crystalman’s Crystal Eye! Rush Coil is also totally replaced, restoring how it worked in Megaman 3 and 4.

In addition to the new Protoman behavoir, there are many new sprites added that make the hack look very professional and canon.

The original game patch is fun, but the real enjoyment is from Second Strike.

The level layouts of every stage in the game have been altered, and are fun to explore if you know Megaman 5 well. In some stages there are even branching paths. Difficulty is higher than the original Megaman 5, but not too different from other Megaman games. This isn’t a truly unreasonable rom hack. Boss Behavour has been modified to make the bosses more difficult and aggressive, but again not to the point where the game is truly unfair. The new patterns can all be beaten without the aid of savestates.

This is a highly recommended hack.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Delivered an Outstanding ExperienceSupergamerguy24 Aug 20211.1Yes
Just like MM 9 & 10 (which is good!)Sosuko23 Aug 20211.1Yes
Not Digging Second Strike But Loving ProtomanEldrethor18 Feb 20211.1Yes
Mega Man 5: Protoman Edition - Hack for ProtoMandiablo66604 Nov 20211.1Yes
The best Protoman hack out thereSatoshi_Matrix31 Aug 20171.1Yes
Great Romhack!hairmetalhaven27 Aug 20171.0Yes