- "Gain the ability to pick up and throw "GUTS BLOCKS"."
- —Mega Man Powered Up description
Super Arm (スーパーアーム Sūpā Āmu) is Guts Man's Special Weapon in the Mega Man series. It is a special equipment that allows the user to lift and throw heavy rocks. Its power cannot be adjusted, so the user should avoid certain actions (like shaking hands) with it equipped.
Video game appearances
The Super Arm does not fire on its own. Instead, Mega Man must walk up to certain blocks, and if they can be picked up by the Super Arm, they will flash. Pressing the attack button near a flashing block causes Mega Man to pick it up (Mega Man cannot climb ladders while performing this move), and pressing the button again causes him to throw the block. If there is not enough room available to create an arc, or if/when they land on the ground, the block will scatter.
This is the weakness of Cut Man and CWU-01P. Alongside Elec Man, those three are the only bosses that can be hit by the Super Arm, as the rooms they appear are the only ones with blocks. Either the Super Arm or Thunder Beam is required to obtain the Magnet Beam.
In the mobile version of the game the Super Arm allows him to launch a chunk of block from his buster instead of having to pick and toss a huge block.
- "Create a block right before your eyes and throw it!"
- —Mega Man Powered Up description when playing as Guts Man
Mega Man uses the Super Arm in the same way from the original Mega Man game.
When playing as Guts Man, he can pick up "Guts Blocks" from the sides and throw them at enemies, much like Mega Man, but he can also pick the blocks from above, and is able to summon a block in front of him while standing on the ground. Up to five blocks can be summoned in the screen. He can't summon them while in the air or on moving terrains, like Conveyor Belts and Drop Lifts. Also, blocks can't be summoned if an enemy or projectile is in front or below the place it appears. While enemies can't be crushed by the blocks, Guts Man himself can be crushed if one is not careful. Besides attacking, the "Guts Blocks" can be used as platforms, being useful to avoid hazards such as the spikes and Appearing Blocks, and trap enemies and bosses.
While the Wily Machine Number 1 is able to copy all weapons from the eight bosses, it can't use the Super Arm. However, sometimes Dr. Wily will throw a hammer when his machine is set with the Super Arm.
In the Wily Tower mode, the Super Arm can only be used in a single block present in the lower path from the first Wily Tower stage, blocking the path to a 1-UP and a large Life Energy. However, as the block can also be destroyed by Thunder Beam and the only enemies in its area are Foot Holders and a single Screw Driver, the Super Arm's usefulness is greatly reduced in this mode.
In this fighting game, the player obtains the Super Arm by defeating Guts Man in the "Mega Man 1~2" course. The user launches a boulder from his buster. It is the weakness of Ice Man and Yellow Devil.
Street Fighter x Tekken
Mega Man uses the Super Arm as his forward throw, lifting his opponent above his head and throwing them.
Super Smash Bros. series
The Super Arm appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Mega Man's grab move. He uses his strength to pick up opponents and throw them in any direction inputed, dealing 6% damage when thrown forward, 11% when thrown backwards, 7% when thrown upwards and 5% when thrown down, with the opponent bouncing after hitting the floor when thrown down. While in Mega Man's grip, the grab or the attack button can be pressed to use the "Super Squeeze", dealing 3% additional damage before throwing the opponent.
Damage Data Chart
Known damage values for the original Mega Man.
|Super Arm (G)|
|Wily Machine No. 1: 1st Phase||--|
|Wily Machine No. 1: 2nd Phase||--|
Proto Man uses the Super Arm against Mega Man in the first episode of the Mega Man animated series. After showing annoyance at the other robots being unable to defeat Mega Man, Proto Man chose to go after Mega Man himself, copying Guts Man's power in order to help him to do so.
After chasing down Mega Man, he used Guts Man's power to punch him through a hangar wall, before following him through to continue attacking, but was unable to find him anywhere. Mega Man was able to get the upper hand against Proto Man, defeating him by knocking him into an aeroplane turbine, which fired him into a wall with immense force.
Its only visible effect was enlarging the size of Proto Man's left forearm, presumably to visually convey the extra strength granted by it. Interestingly, it was the only Special Weapon Proto Man ever copied from a Robot Master on the show. It is also one of the Special Weapons that was never copied by Mega Man, despite Guts Man being present in all episodes.
In the beginning of the first issue from the Mega Man comic by Archie Comics, Mega Man uses the Super Arm to open a path and get inside Dr. Wily's hideout. Prior to this event, in the second issue Mega Man obtains the Super Arm and uses it to defeat Cut Man. He also uses the Super Arm in Mega Man #3, #4, and #8.
When Mega Man is caught by the Yellow Devil, he uses the Super Arm to free himself.
The Super Arm is the first weapon obtained by Mega Man, and he uses it to defeat Cut Man. Later, Mega Man tries to use it against Elec Man, but his Thunder Beam destroys the block. He also uses the Super Arm to open a path in Dr. Wily's hideout.
- Wily Machine is actually programmed to take 1 unit of damage from the Super Arm; however, it is impossible to do this during normal gameplay because there are no blocks in the battlefield. It can only be accomplished using an external cheating device such as Game Genie.
|Earth/Crystal/Earth-Mover Special Weapons and Techniques|
|Mega Man Classic series||Concrete Shot • Crystal Eye • Deep Digger • Jewel Satellite • Power Stone • Spread Drill • Super Arm|
|Mega Man X series - X||C-Shot • Crystal Hunter • Crystal Wall • Gaea Shield • Ground Dash • Tornado Fang|
|Mega Man X series - Axl||Bound Blaster • Gaea Shield|
|Mega Man X series||C-Sword • Earth Gaizer • Gokumonken • Rekkyoudan • Sentsuizan • Zekkyoudan|
|List of Robot Masters|
|Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man|
|Yellow Devil • Copy Robot • CWU-01P • Wily Machine 1|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Rolling Cutter • Super Arm • Ice Slasher • Hyper Bomb • Fire Storm • Thunder Beam|
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|List of Enemies|
|Adhering Suzy • Blaster • Big Eye • Bunby Heli • Bombombomb • Changkey • Crazy Razy • Foot Holder • Gabyoall • Kamadoma|
Killer Bomb • Mambu • Metall • Pepe • Pickelman • Screw Driver • Sniper Joe • Super Cutter • Watcher
|Game Script • Gallery • List of Enemies • Damage Data Chart • Miscellaneous Data|
|Mega Man Powered Up|
|List of Playable Characters|
| Mega Man (Mega, S, C) • Roll • Proto Man |
Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man • Time Man • Oil Man
|List of Robot Masters|
|Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man • Time Man • Oil Man|
|Yellow Devil • CWU-01P • Copy Robot • Wily Machine|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Rolling Cutter • Super Arm • Ice Slasher • Hyper Bomb • Fire Storm • Thunder Beam • Time Slow • Oil Slider|
|Other Weapons and Support Items|
|Magnet Beam • Clock Hand • Mega Kick • Roll Swing • Proto Strike|
|Walkthrough • Damage Data Chart • Game Script • Enemies|
|Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters|
|List of Playable Characters|
|Mega Man • Proto Man • Bass • Duo|
|List of Bosses|
| - Search for Wily! -|
Shadow Man • Plant Man • Gyro Man • Centaur Man • Bubble Man • Heat Man
- Rescue Roll! -
Cut Man • Stone Man • Shade Man • Elec Man • Dive Man • Slash Man
- Recover the new parts! -
Guts Man • Pharaoh Man • Air Man • Quick Man • Gemini Man • Napalm Man
- Dr. Wily -
|List of Special Weapons|
| Shadow Blade • Plant Barrier • Gyro Attack • Centaur Arrow • Bubble Lead • Atomic Fire|
Rolling Cutter • Power Stone • Noise Crush • Thunder Beam • Dive Missile • Slash Claw
Super Arm • Pharaoh Wave • Air Shooter • Quick Boomerang • Gemini Laser • Napalm Bomb
|Rush • Beat • Treble|