Appearing Blocks (出現ブロック Shutsugen Burokku),[1] also known as Bun Blocks (ブーンブロック Būn Burokku, "Buzzing Blocks", also written as ブンブロック),[2] Tenmetsu Blocks (点滅ブロック),[3] Vanish Blocks,[4] "Disappearing Foothold" (消える足場 Kieru Ashiba),[5] or simply Blocks, are recurring obstacles in various Mega Man games, notably the original Mega Man series. Appearing Blocks are temporary platforms which appear and disappear in a specific pattern at a set interval (usually one second). The player can stand on them while they are solid. Groups of them form block patterns which often require memorization to pass and are considered some of the hardest obstacles required to pass without using special items or Rush. They are usually found with hazards such as spikes, enemies and bottomless pits.

Appearances

Classic Series
Block Game Stages
Ice Man Elec Man Mega Man Ice Man's stage and Elec Man's stage
MM2 Mega Man 2 Heat Man's stage
MM3 Mega Man 3 Magnet Man's stage and Wily Stage 1
MM4 Mega Man 4 Wily Stage 1
MM5 Mega Man 5 Proto Man Stage 1
MM6 Mega Man 6 Wily Stage 2
MM7 Mega Man 7 Burst Man's stage and Wily Stage 3
MM&B Mega Man & Bass Astro Man's stage and the Final Stage
Plug Man Endless Mega Man 9 Plug Man's stage and Endless Attack
Sheep Man and Octobulb Special Stage 1 Challenge#12 Endless Endless Mega Man 10 Sheep Man's stage, Special Stage 1 (Enker's stage), Challenge #12, and two areas in Endless Attack
Mega Man 11 Gear Fortress Stage 1
W1 Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge Elec Man's stage and Wily Stage 2
W2 Mega Man II Top Man's stage, Magnet Man's stage, and Wily Station
W3 Mega Man III Mid-stage and Drill Man's stage
Mega Man: The Wily Wars First two Wily Tower stages
Sonic Man Volt Man Dyna Man Mega Man (PC) All Robot Master stages
Mega Man Universe Unknown, as the game was cancelled
Mega Man Powered Up Wily Stage 3, Construction Mode
Other Series
Block Game Stages
MMX2 Mega Man X2 X-Hunter Stage 1 (During Neo Violen's Battle)
MMX5 Mega Man X5 Zero Space Stage 4
Mega Man Zero Neo Arcadia Shrine
Mega Man ZX Area N
Mega Man ZX Advent Mega Man a (antique) mini-game
Mega Man Network Transmission Almost every stage
Rockman.EXE WS Almost every stage

Other media

Appearing Blocks in Worlds Unite

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Appearing Blocks appeared in the Skull Egg Zone and Wily Egg in Worlds Collide and while the worlds were being merged by the Unity Engines in Worlds Unite.

Other appearances

Appearing Blocks are present in the manga Rockman: Dr. Wily no Inbou, Rockman 5, and Rockman 7.

Gallery

References

  1. R20 Rockman & Rockman X Official Complete Works - page 65. Also used in the communication with Roll in Astro Man's stage in Mega Man & Bass.
  2. Communication with Roll in Astro Man's stage in the Japanese version of Rockman & Forte, Rockman 10 Challenge mode, and Rockman Rockman Construction mode.
  3. Rockman Complete Works official site
  4. Mega Man Powered Up
  5. Rockman.EXE Transmission Official Guidebook
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