Mega Man V (GB)

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Mega Man V
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Platform: Game Boy
Year: 1994
Developer: Minakuchi Engineering Co., Ltd.

Mega Man V is the fifth and final Mega Man game for the Game Boy (albeit there would later be two games based on the Mega Man X series). The story begins with Mega Man being attacked and nearly destroyed by a mysterious robot named Terra, leader of a gang of robots called the Stardroids, who launch a full-scale attack on Earth. Upgraded with a new weapon called the Mega Arm, and with the help of another robotic animal assistant, Tango the Cat, Mega Man sets out to save the world from these mysterious invaders.

While for the most part the gameplay is the same as in Mega Man IV (GB), Mega Man V breaks from the previous four games by not re-using any Robot Masters from the NES series, as well as throwing in a surprising twist with the final boss's identity (after a rather less surprising twist about the penultimate boss's identity).

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Music

Mega Man V is one of only two games in the "Classic" Mega Man series (the other being Mega Man III (NES) not to feature any re-arranged music whatsoever from any prior entries. What we get is still a very good soundtrack, however; it has a darker and more downbeat quality than most Mega Man soundtracks, but still supports the fast-paced action that you'd come to expect from the series.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Intro Kouji Murata, Kinuyo YamashitaKouji Murata 0:46
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02 Terra Theme Kouji Murata, Kinuyo YamashitaKouji Murata 1:27
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03 Title Screen Kouji Murata, Kinuyo YamashitaKouji Murata 0:58
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04 Password Entry Kouji Murata, Kinuyo YamashitaKouji Murata 0:40
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05 Dr Light Theme Kouji Murata, Kinuyo YamashitaKouji Murata 0:30
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06 Stage Select Kouji Murata, Kinuyo YamashitaKouji Murata 1:15
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07 Stage Start Kouji Murata, Kinuyo YamashitaKouji Murata 0:09
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Credits

There is some confusion over exactly who composed the game's music. Kouji Murata, who composed for the previous two games, has denied having worked on this game's music, and said that the composer was most likely Kinuyo Yamashita. In turn, Yamashita has said that while she remembers writing some music for the game, she was moved over to work on Mega Man: The Wily Wars (GEN) at a relatively early stage, and that as far as she remembers, Murata did most of the soundtrack himself afterwards. Regardless, the game uses Murata's sound driver and many sound effects from the previous two games.

(Source: Correspondence with Kouji Murata and Kinuyo Yamashita; game lacks credits.)

Game Rip

Format

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Ripping Game Boy music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site. The soundtrack was recorded using the Game Emu Player in foobar2000.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: ロックマンワールド5 (Rockman World 5)
Platform: Game Boy
Released: 1994-07-22
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Mega Man V
Platform: Game Boy
Released: 1994-09-??
Publisher: Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: Mega Man V
Platform: Game Boy
Released: 1994-11-15
Publisher: Laguna Video Games, Ltd.

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