The Star Crash (スタークラッシュ Sutā Kurasshu) is Star Man's Special Weapon in the Mega Man series. This weapon creates a star-shaped energy barrier that rotates at high speed around the user for protection, and it can be thrown at enemies in the direction the user is facing, being useful for both offense and defense. It improves on the previous Leaf Shield and Skull Barrier by being able to protect the user from projectiles and be able to be thrown.
Video game appearances
The Star Crash does not use Weapon Energy when activated, using 3 weapon energy units if the shield is hit while protecting the user or 2 units if it's thrown, and can still be used if less than the amount of energy required remains. With a full weapon energy gauge, Mega Man can shoot it 14 times or use it as a shield 10 times.
Star Crash can resist only one hit, but excluding shots fired by Dark Man 4, it can protect against every enemy bullet in the game. It is the weakness of Gravity Man and the Wily Press, and is somewhat effective against Dark Man 4 anyway.
Star Crash is Bright Man's weakness.
Damage Data Chart
Damage values in units in Mega Man 5.
|Dark Man 1||1|
|Dark Man 2||1|
|Dark Man 3||1|
|Dark Man 4||2|
|Wily Machine 5||1|
Mega Man uses the Star Crash in the episode Curse of the Lion Men. In the cartoon, its chamber is shaped like a star, probably to generate the energy stars. Unlike its game of origin, it does not create a barrier but rather fires star-shaped blasts.
In the manga, the Star Crash (named Star Barrier in the Japanese version) creates a small gravitational field centered around the user. It not only acts as a defensive barrier, but can also be release towards opponents as an attack. The Star Crash is very resistant, being able to endure attacks from Bass and the Stardroids. It is only seen when used by Star Man, mainly to protect himself and his allies.
As Star Man is the last of the eight robots defeated by Mega Man, the Star Crash is only used when he attempts to attack Circling Q9 with several weapons, with none of them being effective. During the rematches, the Star Crash is the only weapon not used by Mega Man, as he uses Crystal Eye against Gravity Man and Napalm Man.
- In an early Japanese preview of Mega Man 5, Star Crash spawned only one star rather than three, and it would home in on targets.
|Time and Space Weapons|
|Mega Man Classic series|| Astro Crush • Black Hole • Black Hole Bomb • Centaur Flash • Flash Stopper • Gravity Hold |
Star Crash • Time Bomb • Time Slow • Time Stopper • Time Switch
|Mega Man X series||Dark Hold • Gravity Well • Squeeze Bomb|
|Mega Man series||Fire Storm (1) • Leaf Shield (2) • Skull Barrier (4) • Star Crash (5) • Plant Barrier (6) • Junk Shield/Scorch Wheel (7) • Jewel Satellite (9) • Water Shield (10) • Acid Barrier (11) • Soul Satellite (SFxMM) |
Force Field (DOS) • Flame Mixer (R&FWS)
|Mega Man X series||Rolling Shield (X) • Triad Thunder (X3) • Guard Shell (X6) • Gaea Shield (X7)|
|Mega Man (Game Gear)|
|Bright Man • Stone Man • Star Man • Napalm Man • Wave Man • Toad Man • Dr. Wily|
|Mega Man's Weapons|
|Mega Buster • Flash Stopper • Power Stone • Star Crash • Napalm Bomb • Water Wave • Rain Flush|
| 100 Watton • Apache Joe • Asteroid • B Bitter • Baby Metall • Bomb Thrown • Bounder • Changkey Maker • Dachone • Daidine • Dompan|
Gas • Giree • Gyotot • Hirarian 427 • Irucan • Jet Bomb • Lyric • Metall Cannon • Metall Mommy • Minoan • Mizzile • Mousubeil
Power Muscler • Puyoyon • Rackaser • Ratton • Rider Joe • Rock Thrown • Rolling Drill • Scworm • Sniper Armor • Space Metall
Springer • Swallown • Subeil • Sumatran • Taban • Tatepakkan • Teckyun • Tondeall • Toss Machine • Totem Polen
Twin Cannon • Yudon • V
|- Sub-bosses -|
|Escaroo • Octoper OA|
|Extra Life • Life Energy • Weapon Energy • Energy Tank • Mystery Tank|
|Battan • Bottomless Pit • Force Beam • Spikes • Mega Man (Game Gear) Damage Data Chart|