Mega Man 7
|Mega Man 7|
Also known as: Rockman 7: Shukumei no Taiketsu! (JP)
This game has unused enemies.
This game has a prototype article
ly has escaped from prison, thanks to some robots he stashed away for just such an occasion! At least in Mega Man 7, they don't even try to pretend the main villain is someone other than Dr. Wily...
Due to “Bad Timing” on part of the dev team, the game was only in development for three months before it was released.
- 1 Sound Test
- 2 Object Viewer
- 3 Unused Beat Weapon
- 4 1P and 2P Cursors
- 5 Unused Objects and Animations
- 6 Regional Differences
- 7 Revisional Differences
- 8 Oddities
Code C0062004 (C0062804 for the Japanese version) will load a sound test after the Capcom logo. The cursor used to choose between sound effects and music is invisible.
Code C0062002 (C0062802 for the Japanese version) will load a fairly complex object viewer after the Capcom logo. Controls are as follows:
- Left / Right – Cycle through object animations.
- A + D-Pad – Move object around.
- B + Up or Down – Cycle through objects.
- X + D-Pad – Flip object horizontally or vertically.
- Y – Play current animation.
- D-Pad (2P) – Move cursor.
- Y + Left or Right (2P) – Change width of cursor.
- Y + Up or Down (2P) – Change length of cursor.
Unused Beat Weapon
Setting 7E0B9D to FF will allow you to select an unimplemented weapon, Beat, from the weapons subscreen. Beat will take the Super Adapter's place on the subscreen. Its icon has been removed from the game, however, replaced with a green M.
This picture of the Rockman 7 prototype shows the removed icon. Note also that its position in the final matches its position in the prototype, while the B. Shield and S. Adapter have been moved around.
Unfortunately, in both versions the weapon is completely unimplemented. Most likely, the Beat weapon would have acted like it did in Mega Man 5 and 6, with Beat flying into enemies while still allowing you to shoot your buster (but not charge it). In 7, the buster behavior is the same, but Beat will never appear to attack enemies, making it pretty much worthless.
This weapon was replaced some time in the game's development with the Beat Whistle, an item that lets you escape from bottomless pits.
1P and 2P Cursors
Object Viewer ID #2C, Animations 01-02
Variants of the stage select cursor that aren't present at all in the prototype. There is a 2P mode in the game, but it's a fighting game and the character select uses no cursor. There might have been plans for a cooperative version of the main game.
Unused Objects and Animations
Object Viewer ID #0C, Animation 06
This animation of Burst Man never appears in-game. Perhaps he was meant to shoot bombs out from his head?
Object Viewer #32, Animations 04-07
There are variants of the spinning drums found in Junk Man's stage.
There are four different versions of the drum, and only the two smaller ones appear in the stage.
Object Viewer ID #35, Animations 00-14
This object's graphics were removed from the final version. However, the prototype still has them.
Probably meant for the intro stage, where they would come in from the background after Dr. Wily escaped from prison.
After dropping off the Mets, they'd retract their arms and fly off. Even in the prototype version, this object isn't used, however.
Rubble graphics also appear in this object pack.
Even though the prototype has some of the graphics of the object, the object animations only go up to 0A. The final's object animations go up to 14, meaning that the Bunby Met was worked on after the prototype. Unfortunately, whatever graphics were associated with the additional animations have been lost.
Time Bomb Platforms
Object Viewer ID #3B, Animations 00-07, 0B-10
A whopping seven variants of the floating Time Bomb platform are unused in the game. The only version that's used is the 4-count platform moving right. The left-moving version isn't used at all.
Object Viewer ID #47, Animations 01-02
These two larger versions of the escaping Wily Saucer aren't used in the final, but were used in the prototype.
Object Viewer ID #4A, Animations 19-1A
Bass talking and standing upright while in his Treble fusion state. He never gets a chance to do this.
Bass standing upright in his Treble fusion state.
Shade Man Objects
Object Viewer ID #4F, Animation 05
An odd object found in the same pack as the other Shade Man projectiles. Might have been meant to appear around Mega Man while petrified.
Object Viewer ID #57, Animation 01
Eddie standing still. He constantly rocks back and forth in-game.
Object Viewer ID #74, Animation 07
Dr. Light talking while pointing. Looks rather strange, which is probably why it wasn't used.
Object Viewer ID #86, Animation 0E
An odd image of the Hyper Bolt found with the rest of the graphics in Big Eddie's.
The black lines in the image fit perfectly with the Bolt counter in Auto's shop. Was this used for free items?
Huge Weapon Capsule
Object Viewer ID #8D, Animation 01
Definitely meant to be something that could be found with Rush Search, but none are placed in-game.
The item is fully functional, though, and acts like an instant W-Tank (similar to how the huge energy capsule acts like an instant E-Tank). It can be placed in-game by setting 7E19CA to 1F and 7E19CB to 0B. This will take the place of the first item on screen.
Object Viewer ID #8D, Animation 06
Another item that never appears in the game. Perhaps this acted like an instant S-Tank?
Just like all other Mega Man sequels before it, the subtitle was removed in the localization. In Japan the full title is Rockman 7: Shukumei no Taiketsu! (宿命の対決!, lit. "Showdown of Destiny!").
- In the Japanese version, Roll or Auto may replace Dr. Light in the scenes explaining the abilities of the special weapon obtained, each with their own description.
- The Japanese intro listed the previous six games with their release years, similar to Mega Man 10 fifteen years later.
- The boss introduction scene has a small description of their stage in the Japanese version, such as "Don't Slip!" for Freeze Man's stage and "Champ of the Roads" for Turbo Man's stage.
- Some of the weapons have slightly different names. For example, Scorch Wheel is Burning Wheel in the Japanese version, Noise Crush is Crush Noise, Thunder Bolt is Thunder Strike, and Proto Shield is Blues Shield.
There is a slight change to the ending. In the Japanese version, after Dr. Wily tells Rockman that robots cannot harm humans, Rockman stops charging his Buster and remains silent. In the American translation, the silence is replaced by a threat to kill Wily, although the text speed was not changed.
- For obvious copyright reasons, the version of the game emulated in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 removes both the Famicoms in the background of Junk Man's stage and the Game Boy that can sometimes be dug up with the Rush Search. These changes were not reverted for the Nintendo Switch release.
|Original Release||Mega Man Legacy Collection 2|
- During the ending, there's a typo in the original English script, where Mega Man says, "I don't trust you, Wily! I gonna do what I should have done years ago!!" This was fixed in the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 where his line is, "I don't trust you, Wily! I'm gonna do what I should have done years ago!!"
- In the original English script, Bass utters "damn" in Shade Man's stage. However, in Mega Man Anniversary Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, he says "darn".
- Due to problems with emulating the SNES's Mode 7 capabilities, the closing movie animation, up to and including the "cast photo" scene, is not shown in the Mega Man Anniversary Collection. The Robot Master design credits are all shown right after the sound composer credits, while in the original SNES version, they were scattered throughout the list. Bass and Treble's names still appear during the credits.
Dr. Wily is only seen from the chest up while he's hovering over Earth menacingly in the intro. Removing layers while this is happening reveals that he has some rather... odd proportions.