Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fake Rockman Game Makes Me Yearn For The Real Deal

Now here's a rather interesting blast from the past: the following scan, an advertisement for a fake Rockman game by the name of Rockman V: Confrontation! Dr. Marvel!, appeared within the pages of volume eighteen of Capcom's popular "Secret File" mini-magazine:
A clear spoof on Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, the fake game would have supposedly pit the blue bomber against the likes of robotic versions of iconic Marvel and Capcom characters such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Morrigan, Strider, etc.

What's really cool about this is that the characters featured all have their own Mega Man boss names! From the top left and going clockwise, we have:

Ryu = Hadou Man (a pun on Hadouken)
Spider-Man = Kumo Man (kumo meaning spider)
Captain Commando = Taichou Man (taichou meaning commander)
Venom = Doku Man (doku meaning venom)
Morrigan = Sexy Man (lol, wut?)
Gambit = Mr. Monami
Zangeif = Nagehame Ma (Nagehame meaning destructive throw)
Captain America = Meriken Man
Strider = Nazo no Ninja Robo (enigmatic robot)
Wolverine = Tsume Man (tsume meaning claw)

Unfortunately, RMV is nothing more than a product of clever marketing, created for the purpose of promoting the original MvC, which was slated to hit the scene shortly after the ad went public.

Too bad this isn't real...what a great concept!

More Secret Files insanity at Fighting Street.  Thanks to Quick for the translation!


  1. It'd certainly be a fun game.

    I added all these guys to my "Mega Matching" card game. A part of me wants to try and design full versions of the "Robot Masters" presented here.

  2. The Secret Files have a lot of funny images. :)

    Rockman V (Versus): Confrontation! Dr. Marvel


    Ryu = Hadou Man (Hadouken)

    Spider-Man = Kumo Man (Kumo=Spider)

    Captain Commando = Taichou Man (roughly "Commander Man")

    Venom = Doku Man (Doku=Venom)

    Wolverine = Tsume Man (Tsume=Claw)

    Morrigan = Oiroke Man (Oiroke=Sexy)

    Hiryu = Nazo no Ninja Robo ("Enigmatic Ninja Robo")

    Captain America = Meriken Man (A modification of "Amerikan")

    Zangief = Nagehame Man (roughly "Destructive Throw Man")

    Gambit = Mr. Monami (Mon Ami = "My Friend" in French)

    Dr. Marvel

  3. That looks sweet! I wonder who came up with this and who drew the RM counterparts?

    I lol'd at Spider Man xD

  4. BTW, the title says Rockman V: Confrontation! Dr. Marvel.

  5. http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=2041&image=7

    Meh, this page was better.

  6. It's funny, because if you look at the other adds/etc. on that page, there's also one where Roll and Rock are holding a baby. Sounds incestuous to me!

  7. I remember this. :)

    "Morrigan = Oiroke Man (Oiroke=Sexy)"


  8. I'd tackle Hadou Man first, seeing how powerful the Hadouken is in the Rockman universe. :D


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