Crash Man (JP) is a Robot Master created by Dr. Wily. He was first seen in Mega Man 2 as one of the games 8 Robot Masters. Crash Man appears as a normal-sized man wearing orange and white armour. His weapon, the Crash Bomber, fires projectiles called Crash Bombs that drill into surfaces and burst to deal damage.
Mega Man 2
At the start of the battle, intercept him in the middle of the room, then do a jump-shot attack. As you do this, he'll also do a jump-shot so keep moving away from his position to escape the explosion of his Crash Bomber. After that, intercept him a do the jump-shot attack again. Do this repeatedly, even though it would take long to defeat him this way, you'll have a better chance of no-damage.
Crash Man is weak against Air Shooter, which you can get if you defeat Air Man beforehand. Do the strategy above, but this time, shoot the Air Shooter as soon as Crash Man launches into the air. This way 2 of the 3 Air Shooters launched will hit him. There are instances that you can defeat him in one shot!
In Dr, Wily Stage 4, you will encounter Crash Man again for a rematch. Use the Air Shooter to defeat him easily.
Crash Man has a very odd AI. At the start of your duel with him, try not moving an inch & you'll watch him run back & forth the room without initiating an attack. Like Fire Man, you can follow him & still he won't attack you. Crash Man will attack you if you use your Mega Buster.
Mega Man 3
The battle with the Doc Robot as Crash Man will throw Crash Bombers. This is same as the same strategy in Mega Man 2. His weakness is the Hard Knuckle or Top Spin.
Mega Man: The Power Battle
Crash Man will throw three Crash Bombers if not attacked. Mega Man can go through the walls, but he must avoid going through it when Crash Man is on the air. His weakness is the Rolling Cutter.
- Crash Man only appeared in Mega-Pinocchio in Ruby Spears' Mega Man. Crash Man appeared in a brief scene in the city and calls his Crash Bombers "Time Bombs" and then wasn't seen again.
- Crash Man in Captain N is green and has a silver body with a circle with a lightning bolt. His left hand is never seen wielding a cannon, and his right cannon is a scoop-shaped blaster that has him fire black cartoon bombs.
- During the "Mega Man Chaos Protocal" event in Dragalia Lost, Crash Man, along with the rest of the Mega Man 2 Robot Masters, appeared on the event-exclusive wyrmprints. In his case, Crash Man appeared on the "Wily Warriors: Air & Crash" wyrmprint, alongside Air Man.
- Crash Man is also known as Clash Man in Japan, and is the second Robot Master to have their name changed overseas. Bomb Man, the first, was originally called "Bomber Man". Centaur Man is the third, originally called "Kentauros Man". Bounce Man was originally called "Rubber Man". Pile Man technically does not count, since "Impact Man" is just his nickname for the English dub.