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Mega Man & Bass (Game Boy Advance)

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Title Screen

Mega Man & Bass

Also known as: Rockman & Forte (JP)
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released in JP: August 10, 2002
Released in US: March 10, 2003
Released in EU: March 21, 2003


DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.


Mega Man & Bass is a GBA port of Rockman & Forte on the Super Famicom, the obvious difference being that it was released outside of Japan this time. Unfortunately, this port suffers from horrible screen crunch, grating music, and a terrible English translation ("Douchie"?).

Development Text

Various pieces of development text, all of which are also present in the original SFC version, are scattered throughout the ROM.

Build Info

Version ROM Address String
Japan x5053B4
SAMPLE
02/07/15
00:54
US x508704
SAMPLE
10/26/02
09:00
Europe x5086F8
SAMPLE
10/25/02
16:40

Sound Test Text

Stored at x5055AC (JP)/x5088FC (US)/x5088F0 (EU).

SOUND TEST

S.E.
MUSIC

Map Editor Text

Stored at x5BB4C (JP)/x5BE78 (US)/x5BE6C (EU).

POS X
POS Y
CH CELL NO.
CELL NO.
HIT  NO.

Object Viewer Text

Stored at x5051D8 (JP)/x508528 (US)/x50851C (EU).

NUM_OBJ:
NUM_SEQ:
NUM_PAT:
PAT_INT:
OBJ_DIR:
CH_TYPE:
AT_CODE:
ST_CODE:

OBJ_USE:


FX:   FY:
LX:   LY:

VRAM Test Text

Stored at x5054E8 (JP)/x508838 (US)/x50882C (EU).

VTEST COL
SCR1
SCR2
SCR3
OBJ
Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: See if any of the above stuff that's accessible in the original SFC version is accessible here, too.

Hidden Details

The stages are identical to the Super Famicom version, but due to the Game Boy Advance's smaller screen, some parts of the stages are offscreen, making gameplay slightly more complex in some parts. For example:

  • The ladder hidden by a statue in a floor from Ground Man's stage is easily spotted in the original version, but can be missed in this version.
  • The first CD in Dynamo Man's stage requires sliding to be obtained, but as the ceiling is not visible, it won't be obvious at first glance.
  • Parts of Mega Man and Bass in the title screen and stage clear screen, and small parts of their helmets from the game over screen, are also offscreen.

Exclusive Content

MegaMan&BassExclusive.png

Because of the slower loading speeds on the GBA, this port has a loading icon that is frequently used to load new color palette data and tiles.