During these final stages, the six Robot Masters must also be fought again in a predetermined order before the final confrontation against Dr. Before Mega Man, Capcom primarily made arcade games, and their console releases were mostly ports of these titles.
In the mid-1980s, Capcom made plans to develop Mega Man specifically for the Japanese home console market.
Matsumae was challenged by the creative limits of three notes available at any one time, and when she was unable to write songs, she created the sound effects.
When the game was localized for distribution in America, Capcom changed the title of the game from Rockman to Mega Man.
Although he is often credited for designing the character, Inafune insists that he "only did half of the job in creating him", as his mentor developed the basic character concept before Inafune's arrival.