|This article is about the enemy. For other uses, see Cannon (disambiguation).|
Cannon, known as Houdai (ホウダイ lit. "Cannon") in Japan, is an enemy from the original Mega Man series that was created to guard energy resources. When a Cannon is inert, a metallic hatch covers its barrel. If a Cannon senses an enemy, its hatch will raise and extend a barrel that launches a large cannonball. They are only vulnerable to attacks while the barrel is exposed, being its weak spot.
Cannons appear in Wood Man's and Needle Man's stages.
Cannons appear in the third Wily Tower stage.
Cannons are named Shield Cannons (ホウダイン "Houdai'n" in Japan) and now have eyes and different colors, but their pattern remains the same. They only appear in Challenge mode stages, and stages created with the Construction Mode.
Cannons appear as enemies in the "Mega Man a" minigame.
Hits Data Chart
|Mega Man 3|
|Mega Buster||Needle Cannon||Magnet Missile||Gemini Laser||Hard Knuckle||Top Spin||Search Snake||Spark Shock||Shadow Blade|
|Mega Man: The Wily Wars|
|Mega Buster||Rolling Cutter||Super Arm||Ice Slasher||Hyper Bomb||Fire Storm||Thunder Beam|
|Metal Blade||Air Shooter||Bubble Lead||Quick Boomerang||Crash Bomber||Time Stopper||Atomic Fire||Leaf Shield|
- Damage values for Mega Man 3's weapons in The Wily Wars are the same as in the original game.
Cannons appeared briefly in Mega Man #43 protecting the area under Needle Man's control. Cannon also appeared on the Variant Cover of Mega Man #40. They also appear in the Sky Patrol's training room in Worlds Unite.
- Super Ball Machine Jr.
- Dodonpa Cannon
- Frisk Cannon
- Twin Cannon
- Classical Cannon
- New Classical Cannon
|Mega Man II|
|The eight bosses|
|Metal Man • Air Man • Crash Man • Wood Man • Needle Man • Magnet Man • Hard Man • Top Man|
|Quint • Wily Machine II|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Metal Blade • Air Shooter • Crash Bomber • Leaf Shield • Needle Cannon • Magnet Missile • Hard Knuckle • Top Spin • Sakugarne|
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Rush Coil • Rush Jet • Rush Marine|
|Damage Data Chart • Enemies|
|Mega Man ZX Advent|
|Buckfire the Gaxelleroid • Chronoforce the Xiphosuroid • Rospark the Floroid • Vulturon the Condoroid|
Queenbee the Hymenopteroid • Hedgeshock the Erinaceroid • Argoyle and Ugoyle the Shisaroids • Bifrost the Crocoroid
|Dogu the Giant • Atlas • Siarnaq • Aeolus • Thetis |
Vent • Aile • Prometheus • Pandora • Master Albert
|Database • Items • Game Script (Grey's story • Ashe's story)|