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The Bots Aquatic


Alternate titles: “The Mega Man and the Sea”, “The Hunt for Rush Marine”, “20,000 More Leaks Under the Sea”

At last, I finally got my hands on Mega Man: Rush Marine. That’s the non-Japanese Mega Man game for cell phones that came out in 2009, in case you forgot. The early screens looked promising, but the game didn’t seem to live up to a lot of expectations, which I guess is why it’s hard to find a lot of detailed information about it. When it came time to renew my cellphone contract, I figured, “eh, why not?” and now I’m the owner of a BlackBerry Curve with Mega Man Rush Marine installed on it.

This post is all about the robotic species that inhabit the Izgasara Islands. I’ve read that there are supposed to be 14 enemies, but by my count it’s way more. I’ve divided them by habitat, like Shallow Water or Volcanic Reef. Last but not least comes the bosses themselves. The enemy names, uncreative as they are, were taken from former Mega Man games, from the Achievements of the game (names like “shark” “mine” “piranha” “the boss of Isle of the Deep” and so on), or made up by me. Please don’t take them for official. Now, get ready to explore Wily’s wonders of the undersea world.

Pandora’s Cove
Pipi

Flying bird robot that drops boulders,
from Mega Man 2.

Togehero

Spinning flying thorny robot,
from Mega Man 4.

Any Waters
Aqua Joe

Of the Sniper Joe series, armed with a shield and buster.

Met Mole

A Mettaur-styled Mole, attacks from above.

Blowfish

A small fish that swims toward an enemy,
then suddenly expands its body.

Harpoon Cannon

This can fire in one of three directions.

Mine

Trap that can cause instant death. Will explode if shot enough, or Ink Spray can disable it temporarily.

Shallow Water Only
Diving Bird

Bird robot that plunges into the water,
then slowly rises to the surface.

Blue Fish

Fish robots that swim in formation,
traveling in wave patterns.

Green Fish

Fish robots that swarm together.

Shark

Sleeps until disturbed, then lunges to attack.

Mantan

Manta ray robot, from Mega Man 4.
Only appears in Spear Cove.

Harpoon Joe

Of the Sniper Joe series, this robot uses a harpoon. Only appears in Orca Isle.

Volcanic Reef Only
Seahorse

Raises the spikes on its back before firing.

Starfish

Starts spinning when it spots an enemy,
then tries to attack with its body.

Red Fish

A school of little fish surround a larger red fish. The smaller ones will separate to attack.

Coral

Barrier that’s harmful if you get caught in it.
Comes in 3 colors.

Hermit Crab

Crawls along the floor, then jumps to attack with its shell. Only appears in Claw Reef.

Squid

Things might get inky if you run into this.
Only appears in Squid Haven.

Turtle

Sea turtle robot with a light-up shell.

Only appears in Turtle Keys.

Deep Water Only
Shrink

Robotic shrimp from Mega Man 2.

Purple Fish

Seeks to lock its gaping jaws into its enemies.

Jellyfish

Slow moving robots that often appear in great numbers.

Clam

Opens its shell to fire its hidden cannon.

Angler

That is one crazy-looking robot.
Only appears in Isle of the Deep.

Electric Eel

Can shock enemies with its body for a short time. Only appears in Electric Inlet.

Bosses
Pandora’s Cove

Wily UFO

Orca Isle

Weapon: Water Spout

Fang Island

Weapon: Piranha Gun

Spear Cove

Weapon: Barbed Harpoon

Claw Reef

Weapon: Spiked Shield

Squid Haven

Weapon: Ink Spray

Turtle Keys

Weapon: Turtle Torpedo

Isle of the Deep

Weapon: Depth Charge

Electric Inlet

Weapon: Spark Shock

???

Special Boss Refight #1

???

Special Boss Refight #2

???

Wily Machine

If you want to read more about the plot and story of the game, I’ve also uploaded a script of MM:RM to GameFaqs. Go read it!

5 Comments to "The Bots Aquatic"

  1. RADIX's Gravatar RADIX
    2010/07/22 Thursday - 4:51 am | Permalink

    Nice to finally have some more info on this game, especially of the bosses (I was hoping for some actual Robot Masters since the previews mentioned, well, Robot Masters). 🙂

  2. Gauntlet101010's Gravatar Gauntlet101010
    2010/07/22 Thursday - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Nice info. Terrible sprites. Okay, some aren't too bad, but the style is very un-Megaman like.

  3. Fakeman19's Gravatar Fakeman19
    2012/05/10 Thursday - 11:59 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t that whale Moby from Mega Man 4?

  4. bearmon2010's Gravatar bearmon2010
    2013/12/11 Wednesday - 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Those need to be sprites and sheets. Love them!

  5. bearmon2010's Gravatar bearmon2010
    2013/12/11 Wednesday - 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I mean those sprites need to be rip and make a sheets.

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