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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

Just like MM 9 & 10 (which is good!)

Reviewed By: Sosuko on 23 Aug 2021

Note: Version played for this review was the Second Strike patch with x2 damage.

As another reviewer said, this Protoman edition for Megaman 5: Second Strike had all the official polish of a Capcom/Inti Creates release. Protoman has much of the same feel as he did in Megaman 9 & 10, from his buster to his shield mechanics and frailness. Nothing ever felt off (e.g. the proto shield covers your hitbox as expected), and the new Proto Dash move was a lot of fun to use and experiment with.

Having not played through Second Strike before, I was also pleasantly surprised to see it is a well-designed base hack. The levels, new boss AI, and weapon adjustments all play out great, while providing a little more challenge than the original. Certain bosses are pretty easy to figure out with just the buster, while others are pretty challenging to beat without their weakness (assuming you are taking x2 damage). Probably one of my favorites to fight was Crystal Man, since the proto shield could actually be used to nullify his projectiles with good timing. Protoman’s new abilities seem to fit in pretty naturally to the hack, and even with the extra knockback and damage, the difficulty of the hack is manageable without save states. The only disappointing part for me was the last boss, which felt pretty anti-climactic after the challenge involved getting there.

Still, overall this is a great mod that I’d recommend to all Megaman fans, especially given how customizable it is for your own tastes.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Delivered an Outstanding ExperienceSupergamerguy23 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