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Rockman & Forte Mirai Kara no Chōsensha

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Game Title(s):Rockman & Forte Mirai Kara no Chōsensha
Developer(s):Bandai, Layup
Release Date(s):
JP: August 5, 1999
Genre(s):Action, Platformer
Game mode(s):Single Player
Platform(s):Bandai WonderSwan

Rockman & Forte: Mirai kara no Chōsensha (ロックマン&フォルテ 未来からの挑戦者 Rokkuman ando Forute: Mirai kara no Chousensha, lit. "Rockman & Forte: Challenger from the Future") is a video game in the classic Rockman series. It is considered to be a “sequel” to Rockman & Forte due to its naming, though it actually continues on from the story of Rockman World 2. It was developed by Bandai under license by Capcom and released on August 5, 1999 for the Bandai WonderSwan.


Like in Rockman & Forte, the player can choose to play as one of the two titular characters. Once again Rockman can charge his shots and slide while Forte can fire in seven directions (straight up, straight forward, or any diagonal) with a rapid-fire arm cannon, do a double jump, and dash. This time, however, Rockman and Forte each get different Special Weapons from the Robot Masters they defeat. Rightot's shop returns with some of the items from Rockman & Forte, but now Reggae and Tango are available for Forte and Rockman respectively.

Rockman & Forte: Mirai kara no Chōsensha only has eight stages. After finishing the opening stage, five stages are selectable initially, including the opening stage. The first four selectable bosses are (from top to bottom) Dangan Man, Konro Man, Aircon Man and Komuso Man. Defeating all the bosses will unlock the Clock Men, and after defeating them, Compass Man and then finally Rockman Shadow.


Mega Man in the Intro Stage.
Bass faces the Grey Devil in the Intro Stage.

From the game's opening scene: The year is 200X. Symphony City, a city where people and robots live in peace, is attacked by robots called the Dimensions. According to eyewitnesses, the overwhelmingly powerful Dimensions are led by a robot that looks just like Rockman. He resembled a dark evil figure obsessed with destruction. When Rockman heard the news at Right's laboratory, he ran out to the scene despite the fact that he was under maintenance. At the same time, Wily saw the dark Rockman and sent Forte to the city to confirm the mystery. Who exactly is the dark Rockman?!

Rockman Shadow: "My name is Rockman Shadow! I am a robot of great power. I will not tolerate anyone who disobeys me!"

Rockman: "Stop hurting people! Who are you, anyway? You look just like me. Why are you doing this?!"

Forte: "I came here today to try to put an end to Rockman, who I hate, but things seem different than usual."

Rockman: "Forte, I don't have time to worry about you right now. I have to stop those robots!"

Forte: "Tsk! All right, fine, there's Wily's laboratory near this city. Let's call a truce here!"

For the time being, the two had to set aside their differences and face the new threat of the Dimensions. After defeating all of them, they face their leader, Rockman Shadow. He briefly discusses Quint, a version of Rockman that previously came from the future but was captured and customized by Dr. Wily. Depending on which character confronts him at the end, he will give a different version of his origin, but in the end he will be put out of his misery, revealing that he wanted to be destroyed in order to stop his destructive desires.

Note: The year is given in the game as 200X, but this is most likely either a typographical error or a continuity error, as Bass/Forte made his debut in Mega Man 7, which took place in 20XX.