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Mega Man & Bass
Box artwork for Mega Man & Bass.
Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
Wii U Virtual Console
Nintendo eShop
Release date(s)
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Game Boy Advance
Wii U Virtual Console
Genre(s) Platform
System(s) SNES, Game Boy Advance, Wii U VC (GBA Version)
Mode(s) Single player
ESRB: ESRB E.png Everyone
Preceded by Mega Man 8
Followed by Mega Man 9
Series Mega Man
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Mega Man & Bass (ロックマン&フォルテ Rokkuman to Forute?, Rockman & Forte) is a game in the original Mega Man series developed by Capcom. It was released in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1998, being one of the last third-party games for the console. Approximately 4-5 years later, it was re-released for the Game Boy Advance. During development, it was known as "ROCK8.5".

Mega Man & Bass uses graphics from the previous game, and takes place between Mega Man 8 and Mega Man 9. Its relationship with Mega Man 8 is similar to the relationship between Mega Man GB 1-2-3-4 and the original Mega Man 1-2-3-4. In fact, it is a port of a Mega Man game to a platform of lower capability (from the 32-bit PS1 to the 16-bit SNES).

Released in 1998, it's the fourth game where you can play as Bass, after Mega Man: The Power Battle (1995), Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters (1996) and Mega Man Battle & Chase (1997).


Original Super Famicom (SNES) title screen:
Rockman & Forte
Localized GBA title screen

Table of Contents

editMega Man series

Mega Man · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · & Bass · 9 · 10

Handheld: Dr. Wily's Revenge · II · III · IV · V

Fighting: The Power Battle · The Power Fighters

Spin-off & cross-over: Soccer · Battle & Chase · Street Fighter X Mega Man

Remakes & compilations: The Wily Wars · Complete Works · Anniversary Collection · Powered Up · Legacy Collection

Japan/Asia only: Wily & Right no RockBoard: That's Paradise · Super Adventure Rockman · Rockman Strategy

Non canonical: Mega Man (Game Gear) · Mega Man (DOS) · Mega Man 3 (DOS) · Rockman & Forte: Challenger from the Future

Sub-series: X · Legends · Battle Network · Zero · ZX · Star Force