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Mega Man World 5 DX

Hack of Mega Man V


One of the most beloved (and overlooked) Mega Man games, can now be played in full color!

This patch transforms the classic Game Boy game into a Game Boy Color game.


  • fully colorized game
  • no slowdowns!
  • NES styled pause screen
  • works in real hardware and emulators

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Mega Man V (USA) (SGB Enhanced)
  • Database: No-Intro: Game Boy/Color (v. 20210227-015730)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 9A7DA0E4D3F49E4A0B94E85CD64E28A687D81260
  • File/ROM CRC32: 72E6D21D



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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
marc_maxHackingreverse engineering & hacking

User Review Information

Fans did what Capcom (sadly) couldn't!

Reviewed By: Tsukiyomaru0 on 04 Jan 2023

Remember back when Mega Man GB Anniversary (AKA Mega Man Mania) got cancelled? It was real sad, because we missed out on the chance of seeing Mega Man World 5 getting a colorization beyond what Super Game Boy did…

But now, thanks to the efforts of dedicated fans, we got it! And not just that, it got its slowdown greatly reduced (if not outright removed), custom weapon icons, some backgrounds got a nice touch up, and even attack animations saw an improvement, and the action feels fast. NES Fast, almost.

It’s not all perfect, however, there’s a few things that gets a bit in the way:

  • The momentum hits a bit hard. In the original version, you still had more ease of control over it due to the game’s slowed down pace, but with this hack you may have a little bit of trouble adjusting to precise drops of two block wide between spikes. Thanks heaven that drop is very early in the stage it happens, but still made me physically hiccup a bit.
  • When unpausing you may see a slightly glitched background for a frame or two, it’s a little jarring when it happens at first, otherwise you get adjusted to it.
  • Getting the Turbo Arm upgrade (get 4 game overs) twice makes the Rock’n Claw upgrade less reliable than it originally was, and sometimes causes items pulled with the Magic Hand upgrade to fly over Mega Man if he’s falling when the hand is coming back with the item.

Those issues aside, didn’t see anything worth documenting as an issue or bug.

If there’s anything I’d like to see done is the ability to switch weapons on the fly with Select, and a quicker pause/unpause transition if possible.

Played on VisualBoyAdvance 1.8.0b Version 3 (last official nightly build of VBA ever released)

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Like a new gamehypercoyote31 Jan 20231.0Yes
A wonderful hack that I would love to see applied to the other entriesScposteel22 Jan 20231.0Yes
Major Issues to be Addressedkneethepee14 Jan 20231.0No
A Fantastic Game Boy Color ConversionMoltz12 Jan 20231.0Yes
An absolutely stunning remaster of Mega Man World 5!ryvhr01 Jan 20231.0Yes
Literally THE best DX rom hack ever made so faratpstudios31 Dec 20221.0Yes
Absolutely must have.hmsong28 Dec 20221.0Yes
The colors, Duke, the colors!Gi Nattak27 Dec 20221.0Yes
Color is lifeRed Soul27 Dec 20221.0Yes
Wonderful, though a bit dark in placescschifani27 Dec 20221.0Yes
Perfectwabbajackw27 Dec 20221.0Yes
Simply amazing. Go for Mega Man World 1-4!ifightdragons27 Dec 20221.0Yes
top knotch DX-ification, a must add to any rom hack collectionnerb26 Dec 20221.0Yes
Full Color Power...Kamen Rider Zi-O25 Dec 20221.0Yes
The Definitive Mega Man World V ExperienceSwansong25 Dec 20221.0Yes
Simply AmazingBlairBear8625 Dec 20221.0Yes
Absolutely stellar work for one of the best!P41R4725 Dec 20221.0Yes
Fans did what Capcom (sadly) couldn't!Tsukiyomaru004 Jan 20231.0Yes
Rock this ColorHaruyuki Hyo25 Dec 20221.0Yes
Christmas comes earlyhdofu25 Dec 20221.0Yes
Makes a hidden gem accessible once again!tolaris25 Dec 20221.0Yes