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Several Mega Man titles were released for the personal computer (PC) over the years. This is a listing of all games currently available, along with many details for each title. You'll also find some information on how to buy them, although some titles have gotten difficult to find over the years. As a general hint, if you don't mind bidding on auctions, you could do some nice finds on eBay.

In the list below, "in stores" means that the game is or was available in stores, both retail and online. "downloadable" is used to indicate that the game can be obtained as a paying download.

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Mega Man

Released in 1990

Mega Man box
Official description

Not available

System requirements

Not available

Known releases
  • English: in stores
My comments

The first Mega Man game on the computer isn't a port of the NES title: it's a brand new game, although not an extra good one: the graphics, music and controls are pretty bad. This was the first third-party Mega Man game ever, made by Hi Tech Expressions. The game came on floppy disks, in both 5 1/4" (remember those?) and 3 1/2" format.

Where to buy

The game is long out of print, obviously. Your only luck for finding it comes from eBay, where it shows up from time to time.

Mega Man 3

Released in 1992

Mega Man 3 box
Official description

It's three times the thrills... three times the action... three times the fun. It's MEGA MAN 3! Legions of once peaceful robots have been mysteriously transformed into a horde of humanity-hating berserk droids! Nobody is safe - least of all Mega Man. Armed with every android-annihilator ever invented, they're determined to reduce the super-powered cyborg into a heap of radioactive waste! Can our hero outfight, outwit and "out-robot" the robots? Will Mega man pulverize powerful robot-maniacs? Or will he meltdown? It's all up to you, as you join the battle in Mega Man 3.

System requirements
  • Operating system: MS-DOS 2.1 or higher
  • Processor: 386-25 MHz or higher
  • RAM: 512K (640K recommended)
  • Disk space: 3.3 MB free
  • Other: IBM, Tandy & 100% compatibles (Tandy 16 Color, Mono, CGA, EGA)
Known releases
  • English: in stores
My comments

Apparently, Mega Man 2 was skipped for some strange reason... Just like Mega Man (1), this title doesn't have any link with the NES version. The graphics were slightly better than the first, but the game was still far from being up par with the NES games. As it was the case with the previous title, the game was available on floppy disks in the 5 1/4" and 3 1/2" format. There has also been a CD-ROM release as part of a compilation of older Capcom games. Unconfirmed reports also mention a stand-alone CD-ROM version.

Where to buy

Again, this game is pretty old, but it can be surprisingly easy to find. It's available pretty often on eBay, and it can also be bought directly from this online store.

Mega Man: The Power Battle

Released in 1995

Mega Man: The Power Battle title screen
Official description

What do you get when you cross two Capcom classics, Mega Man and Street Fighter? You get The Power Battle, a fast-paced robot showdown that strips the Blue Bomber's robot-battling action to its essence. More than two dozen enemies await you in a series of head-to-head battles -- but you can even the odds by stealing the weapons of your defeated foes!

System requirements
  • Operating system: Windows 2000 or higher
  • Processor: Pentium or AMD 800 MHz minimum
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Other: Internet Connection
Known releases
  • English: GameTap
My comments

Update: game is no longer available.
This game can be accessed directly from a web browser for members with valid accounts. It's very playable, and gives you a chance to experience one of the rarest Mega Man games without having to bother with an installation or a large download. Unfortunately, one of the game's core feature is absent: you can no longer play cooperatively with a friend. On the other hand, you can use continues as much as you want without feeding extra coins to a machine!

Where to buy

No known source.

MM2: The Power Fighters

Released in 1996

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters title screen
Official description

The sequel to Mega Man: The Power Battle, the Power Fighter featured new enemies, new powers and a new playable character. Square off against Dr. Wily's deadly robot masters and steal the powers of defeated enemies to boost your own abilities.

System requirements
  • Operating system: Windows 2000 or higher
  • Processor: Pentium or AMD 800 MHz minimum
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Other: Internet Connection
Known releases
  • English: GameTap
My comments

Update: game is no longer available.
This game can be accessed directly from a web browser for members with valid accounts. It's very playable, and gives you a chance to experience one of the rarest Mega Man games without having to bother with an installation or a large download. Unfortunately, one of the game's core feature is absent: you can no longer play cooperatively with a friend. On the other hand, you can use continues as much as you want without feeding extra coins to a machine!

Where to buy

No known source.

Mega Man X

Released in 1995

Mega Man X(1) case
Official description

Not available

System requirements
  • Operating system: DOS 5.0 or higher
  • Processor: 486-33 Mhz minimum
  • RAM: 4 MB
  • Disk space: 5 MB free
Known releases
  • English: in stores
My comments

The first X game for the PC is a port from the SNES version. While the graphics and levels are the same, the music suffered from a bad conversion to MIDI and the controls aren't perfect. Since it's a DOS game, it's a bit harder to get it to run on today's computers.

Where to buy

This game is also available on eBay, and is relatively easy to find. Many of the auctions bundle the gamepad that was available for free along with the game back when it was in stores. If you want to try it, head over to the downloads section to get the shareware demo!

Mega Man X3

Released in 1996

Mega Man X3 box
Official description

Alert! Alert! The Doppler research reploid has inspired a revolt in DopplerTown. The Maverick virus has broken through the Doppler anti-virus, and it appears Doppler has caused it. All previous postings here about the anti-virus are incorrect. The anti-virus is a placebo. REPEAT: The anti-virus is a placebo! DopplerTown is over-run with Mavericks. Utopia has ended before it even started. Take cover quickly. Virus is spreading rapidly. Cain Laboratory is being infiltrated. Maverick Hunter Units on FULL ALERT. Mega Man X and Zero... mobilize! Grave Danger!

System requirements
  • Operating system: Windows 9X
  • Processor: Pentium 90 MHz
  • RAM: 16 MB
  • Disk space: 1 MB
  • Other: 100% SoundBlaster compatible card, CD-ROM 2X
Known releases
  • Korean: in stores
  • English: in stores and downloadable
My comments

The PC version of Mega Man X3 shows how a port to a more powerful system should be made: the original graphics and controls have been kept, while the music was fully remixed and new video cutscenes were added to replace some of the older static sequences. This is about the same version as what came out for the Playstation.

Where to buy

The physical version of this game (on CD) is difficult to find. Buy-and-download versions have also been taken offline in the past few years.

Alternatively, a pack including Mega Man X3, X4 and X5 was released by KOKOCapcom (Capcom's Korean division) as a two-disc pack. In this collection, both X3 and X4 are in English while X5 is in Korean. It shows up on eBay fairly often, and is sometimes available for purchase on this page on Play-Asia's site.

Mega Man X4

Released in 1997

Mega Man X4 box
Official description

Not available

System requirements
  • Operating system: Windows 95
  • Processor: Pentium 100 MHz (133 MHz recommended)
  • RAM: 24 MB
  • Other: SoundBlaster compatible soundcard, DirectX compatible drivers
Known releases
  • Korean: in stores
  • English: in stores
My comments

Mega Man X4 had a direct port to the computer with close to no changes: the graphics, music and gameplay are all identical to the original Playstation version. If you don't have a Playstation and can find this game, don't hesitate about picking it up!

Where to buy

The only way that I know of to purchase this game is through the Mega Man X3, X4 and X5 pack, although it used to be available separately. See the Mega Man X3 buying tips for more info.

Mega Man X5

Released in 2002

Mega Man X5 box
Official description

It's AD 21XX and peacetime. The chaos of the Reploid Wars has passed. But wait! A band of cyber-radicals has just hacked into Eurasia's artificial gravity device. And now, this gravitation deprived space colony is spinning out of control... on a collision course with Earth! Solution: collect the parts of the beam cannon Codename Enigma, get it restarted and deploy it, within the next 24 hours. Your every move counts. Quick! Join Mega Man X and his comrade Zero as they race against time. Eradicate the evil threat occupying Eurasia and prevent total annihilation of Earth.

System requirements
  • Operating system: Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
  • Processor: Pentium II 266 MHz (350 MHz recommended)
  • RAM: 32 MB (64 MB recommended)
  • Other: 4 MB of video memory, DirectX 6
Known releases
  • Korean: in stores
  • English: in stores and downloadable
My comments

Just like X4, Mega Man X5 received a direct port to the PC platform: the result here is a game as solid as it is on the Playstation. There's a patch available to fix some bugs in the game. Get it from the downloads section!

Where to buy

The only option currently available, besides eBay, is through a pack containing Mega Man X3, X4 and X5 was released some time back. See the Mega Man X3 buying tips for more information.

Mega Man X6

Released in 2004

Mega Man X6 box
Official description

Not available

System requirements
  • Operating system: Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
  • Processor: Pentium III 500 MHz or AMD Athlon
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Disk space: 1.2 GB
  • Other: DirectX 8.1 compatible material, 16 MB of video memory
Known releases
  • Korean: in stores
My comments

Mega Man X6 was released for the PC as well, although not in America (at least yet): the only existing release is by KOKOCapcom (Capcom's Korean division). The in-game dialogue is all in Korean, without any option to switch to English. The system requirements are much higher than those for X4 and X5, and the game apparently suffers from some conversion flaws: for example, the gameplay is sped up and the display flickers more than in the original. There are rumors about a release in Europe, but this has yet to be confirmed. There are no news from the Japanese and American sides.

Where to buy

Among other places, the game can sometimes be purchased from Play-Asia for a fair price.

Mega Man X7

Released in 2005

Mega Man X7 box
Official description

Not available

System requirements
  • Operating system: Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
  • Processor: Pentium III 400 MHz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Other: 8X CD-ROM, 3D video card, 16 MB of video memory
Known releases
  • Korean: in stores
My comments

The PC port of Mega Man X7 slipped under the nose of many fans, as it came out only in Korea as far as I know. That's why you might have never heard of it. There's no English language option, so that alone might be enough to make several fans back off from this game. This is a direct port, with none of the changes that might have been appropriate: there's no PC controller support, no choice of screen resolution (the only available one matches a TV screen, which is low-res compared to a modern PC game), and not even a menu item to leave the game is present (Alt-F4 works). It also crashed on me a few times, although I wouldn't call it unstable.

KOKOCapcom issued a patch for the game, which you can get in the downloads section.

Where to buy

This title, even if it's more recent than others, can be difficult to track since it received a smaller release than Mega Man X8.

Mega Man X8

Released in 2005

Mega Man X8 box
Official description

Not available

System requirements
  • Operating system: Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP
  • Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz (Pentium 4 2 GHz recommended)
  • RAM: 128 MB (256 MB recommended)
  • Disk space: 1.0 GB
  • Other: 64 MB of video memory (128 MB recommended), DirectX 8.1
Known releases
  • Japanese: in stores
  • Chinese: in stores
  • Korean: in stores
  • English: in stores and downloadable
My comments

In a surprising move, a trial for the PC version of Mega Man X8 came out even before the full game was released. The full game feels very much like a native PC game instead of the Playstation 2 port that it really is. The Japanese version happens to include both Japanese and English modes, the latter turning the game in the whole "Mega Man" experience (voices and text included). The English version has the Japanese voices available as well, but the text is only found in English. The Korean edition happens to have both voice sets, along with the text in Korean, English, and a few European languages.

Where to buy

The game was available in physical stores only in China, Korea, Japan, and Europe. Because of the ability to switch everything in English, this title is an interesting one to import even though it's a bit pricey. You can sometimes find it through some online import stores, like Play-Asia. You might want to get the Japanese or Korean versions: the Chinese one does NOT include the option to switch to English!

Mega Man Legends

Released in 2002

Mega Man Legends case
Official description

Mega Man blasts his way into the third dimension in his most amazing adventure yet. Mega Man Legends combines the best of classic Mega Man action with enormous bosses, a riveting storyline and all the depth of the hottest RPG. Explore vast 3-D worlds in your quest to find the treasure of all treasures, the Mother Lode. You'll love the 3-D graphics, deadly weapons and non-stop action... unless of course, you're a boss.

System requirements
  • Processor: Pentium II 300
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • 3D Card: Voodoo3, Ge-force, Matrox G400
  • Other: Direct X 6.0 or above
Known releases
  • English: in stores and downloadable
My comments

The first game in the Legends series received a port to the personal computer as well. Since this is the only 3D game of the set besides X8, graphic improvements were easier to do and produced better results: the game in general looks slightly better than it's Playstation brother.

Where to buy

No known source.

Potential online stores

The following online stores usually have in stock at least one of the Mega Man games listed on this page. You can find specific buying info along with each title in the previous list, but you might be able to do extra finds by looking directly at those sites:

Other games

Some other games were released for the computer as well, but don't be fooled: those are either compilations done by other groups, or are pirate games: titles such as Rockman Strategy and others are not done by Capcom or aren't licensed, so I'm not covering those here.

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