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                P A S S W O R D  M E C H A N I C S  G U I D E



                      Mega Man 5 Password Mechanics Guide
                             For the Nintendo NES
                              Version 1.2 (FINAL)
                             Written by Pseudonym
                          Email: shdwswrm@hotmail.com
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Table of Contents
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Revision History
Copyright
FAQ
Introduction
Interesting Stuff
Closing

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Revision History
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Version 1.2 (FINAL)
November 15th 2005

I cleaned up everything again, adding some tables and rewrote parts of the 
guide. 

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Copyright
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This document is licensed for public use according to the GNU Free 
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for inclusion within another work, provided that the other work in turn 
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To summarise, you may use my guide in part or whole, without any additional 
permission from myself, provided that the resulting guide is similarly released 
under the GNU FDL. If this is problem for you, I would be happy to give you 
separate permission, PROVIDED THAT I AM GIVEN CREDIT. The latest version of 
this guide can always be found at GameFAQs. It's the responsibility of any 
other site that has this guide to get the latest version, and no, I won't send 
updates to sites already hosting this guide.

Copyright 2005 Tim Courchene aka Pseudonym. All rights reserved.

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FAQ
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Q: Why canít the password system save any of the E-Tanks I had while I was 
playing?

It just doesnít. For some reason, Capcom didnít add that to this game and the 
password system reflects that. NONE of the six dots used to make a valid 
password controls how many E-Tanks you had in a previous start.

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Introduction
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Did you ever wonder how the passwords were created when you were a kid? This 
document will hopefully help you understand and create your own passwords to go 
as you please through this game. The password system for this game is more 
complex than the ones before it so it takes a little more effort to create a 
password. If you have any suggestions, comments, or constructive critism, 
please email me at <shdwswrm@hotmail.com> with the heading Mega Man 5.

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Password Mechanics
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Preamble 
--------

The password system is refined further in the fifth game to the Mega Man 
series. The columns are lettered from A to F, and the rows are numbered from 1 
to 6 forming a 6x6 grid totaling 36 empty spaces. The passwords themselves are 
inputted like a coordinates on a map via dots. This sort of stuff should be 
second nature if youíve done basic Cartesian Geometry in math class. There are 
only six dots used to make a valid password in this game. 

Each of the six dots controls two or more Robot Masters or Beat Letters. When 
you place a dot in the correct place, it will indicate that the Robot Master(s) 
controlled by that dot is defeated or the Beat Letter is collected. The 
password system doesnít check for E-Tanks so you canít continue with them if 
you use a password. It also isnít possible to create a password that lets you 
start on any of the Dr. Willy stages.

In addition everything so far, you can also use red or blue dots in a password. 
The red and blue dots have different functions that Iíll explain in simple 
terms since itís more complex than that. Basically the blue dots are used for 
determining which Beat letters youíve collected. The red dots are used for 
determining which Robot Master youíve defeated. One Beat Letter is found in 
each stage and there are two Mís and two Aís in the game. 

M : Found in Gravity Manís stage
E : Found in Wave Manís stage
G : Found in Stone Manís stage
A : Found in Gyro Manís stage
M : Found in Star Manís stage
A : Found in Charge Manís stage
N : Found in Napalm Manís stage
V : Found in Crystal Manís stage

I point out in the tables below the first M (Gravity Man), the second M (Star 
Man), the first A (Gyro Man) and the second A (Charge Man). This is to make it 
easier to create passwords. When you get to the blue dot tables there will be 
two coordinates that you can use. You should use the first one first and the 
second one if the first one is already used by something else. That should be 
everything you need to know so Iíll get on with the tables now.


Password Tables
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------------------------------------------------
| First Red Dot                                |
------------------------------------------------
| Crystal Man Defeated                 |  D2   |
| Napalm Man Defeated                  |  E2   |
| Both Defeated                        |  C1   |
| None Defeated                        |  B1   |
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| Second Red Dot                               |
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| Wave Man Defeated                    |  B6   |
| Stone Man Defeated                   |  B5   |
| Gravity Man Defeated                 |  C6   |
| Wave/Stone Man Defeated              |  C5   |
| Wave/Gravity Man Defeated            |  A5   |
| Stone/Gravity Man Defeated           |  A6   |
| All Defeated                         |  F6   |    
| None Defeated                        |  F5   |
------------------------------------------------

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| Third Red Dot                                |
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| Gyro Man Defeated                    |  A4   |
| Star Man Defeated                    |  F4   |
| Charge Man Defeated                  |  F3   |
| Gyro/Star Man Defeated               |  E3   |
| Gyro/Charge Man Defeated             |  E4   |
| Star/Charge Man Defeated             |  A3   |
| All Defeated                         |  D4   |
| None Defeated                        |  D3   |
------------------------------------------------

* Use the second coordinate if the first one is occupied.
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| First Blue Dot                               |
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| First M Collected                | C6 / E6   |
| E Collected                      | B6 / E6   |
| G Collected                      | B5 / D5   |
| First M/ and E Collected         | A5 / E5   |
| First M/ and G Collected         | A6 / D6   |
| E/ and G Collected               | C5 / D5   |
| All Collected                    | F6 / D6   |
| None Collected                   | F5 / E5   |
------------------------------------------------

* Use the second coordinate if the first one is occupied.
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| Second Blue Dot                              |
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| First A Collected                | A4 / C4   |
| Second M Collected               | F4 / C4   |
| Second A Collected               | F3 / C3   |
| First A/ and Second M Collected  | E3 / B3   |
| First A/ and Second A Collected  | E4 / B4   |
| Second M/ and Second A Collected | A3 / C3   |
| All Collected                    | D4 / B4   |
| None Collected                   | D3 / B3   |
------------------------------------------------

* Use the second coordinate if the first one is occupied.
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| Third Blue Dot                               |
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| N Collected                      | E2 / A2   |
| V Collected                      | D2 / A2   |
| Both Collected                   | C1 / F1   |
| None Collected                   | B1 / F1   |
------------------------------------------------

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Closing
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Final Comments
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Goodbye. It's been fun writing this thing for you all. Well, not really, but I 
had to have something nice to say since this guide is almost at the end. Heh. 
Just kidding. If you have any suggestions, comments, or constructive criticism, 
please email me at <shdwswrm@hotmail.com> with the heading Mega Man 5 Password. 
All flames, threats, childish comments, etc. will be deleted and you're email 
address filtered. If you're planning on using this guide for your site, I'd 
appreciate it if you emailed me first. 

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Credits
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Capcom for creating one of the best series around. Weee!

The Mega Man Password Creator for helping make this file. Yay!

Pepsi and Mountain Dew for keeping me awake while I'm writing, as always.

And you for reading. Thanks.

Anyone else who contributes will get a nifty spot here, so don't delay, 
contribute today! 

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