========== Megaman: The Power Battles Fastest Time FAQ ==========
Guide Created By: BmX_6th_Style (gamewizard23@yahoo.com)
Guide Version: 1.00

================ Game Information ================
Buttons: 3
System: Arcade
Genre: Fighting

================= Table of Contents =================
I. Introduction
II. Buttons
III. Weapons Aquired and Weaknesses
IV. Opponent Map Locations
V. How To Finish This Game In The Fastest Times
VI.Credits and Disclaimer

 I.INTRODUCTION
Hi. My name is Dan, a.k.a. BmX_6th_Style. This is my first attempt to write a 
FAQ and hope that it comes out really well. Basically, what it is is a guide 
on how to finish the game in the fastest times possible. I'm assuming you 
already know how to play, but if not, I have written a button guide to help 
out. =) I was inspired to write this FAQ one day when I was down in Southern 
Hills Golfland. I hadn't played this for many years since I was younger. I 
thought it would be fun to play it again. My times on the machine were pretty 
slow for not playing in such a long time. So I decided to go to gamefaqs.com 
one day and check out the FAQS for the game. Lo and behold, I found a FAQ on 
the weaknesses of the characters. This GREATLY improved my time and has made 
me want to set the fastest time ever at golfland. So I read the FAQ, I 
learned the weaknesses and was back on my way to playing the game again the 
following week. Amazing, I finished the game 2 minutes faster than without 
the weaknesses. My current time for finishing the game at the moment is 2 
minutes and 13 seconds. Every week, I will attempt to beat this time. By the 
way, if anyone ever visits golfland, my times are posted on the Ultracade 
machine under the name BMX. Anyways, ON TO THE FAQ!

II.BUTTONS
The layout is simple. The directions you move will be shown as (<== for left, 
==> for right, v for down, and ^ for up. There are only 3 buttons on this 
game. From left to right, they are: Shoot, jump, and switch weapons. Simple, 
ain't it? ^_~ Basically, it looks like this:
        
        ^ 
<== O ==>    O  O  O
        v

III.WEAPONS AQUIRED AND WEAKNESSES
To obtain the fastest times, I suggest playing MegaMan version 1~2 since it's 
the easiest.The weaknesses and weapons aquired are as follows

Main Opponents
Gutsman = Rock Attack = Use against Ice Man
Iceman = Ice Spikes = Use against Fireman
Fireman = Fire Attack = Use against Woodman
Woodman = Leaf Shield = Use against Cutman
Cutman = Cut Blade = Use against Crashman
Crashman = Crash Bomb = Use against Gutsman

Mini-Boss
Yellow Blob = None = Weak against Rock

Main Boss
Wily 1st Form = None = Weak against Cut Blade
Wily 2nd Form = None = Weak against Ice Spikes
Wily Final Form = None = Weak against Rock
IV.OPPONENT MAP LOCATIONS
On Megaman: TPB, you dont just select a stage. The stages are sellected via a 
roulette type thing. To get on the stage you want, just wait until it lands 
on that stage and press a button. The following shows where all the 
characters are located.

                                         O
   O                               Cutman                           O
Fireman                                                         Woodman

 
                                         O                                
                                   Wily Stage


    O                                                                     O
 Crashman                        O                            Iceman

                                   Gutsman

V.HOW TO FINISH THE GAME IN THE FASTEST TIMES
Here's the part you've all been waiting for. Before reading this, I assume 
you know how to play well and are familiar with the weaknesses of all the 
characters. If not, read the weaknesses again. Anyways, here's how to do it. 

1. Select your character as usual (I usually use Forte (Bass is English)). 

2. Select the game Megaman 1~2. It's the easiest one to play. 

3. When you start, select Gutsman as the first stage. The trick I use to beat 
him is to charge before the round starts. After it says, "FIGHT!" wait a half 
a second and release the shot. He should start jumping. Charge again and fire 
another one when he lands. Repeat this process and try to get hurt as little 
as possible, as each hit adds one second to your score for the stage. My 
fastest time for beating him was 12-14secs.

4. For your second stage, select Woodman (Thanks Crackpr0n for this speedy 
time saver!). Yes, you heard me, Woodman. Not Iceman. Why? As the game 
progresses, your opponents gain more energy each boss. Woodman is the LONGEST 
match in history for Megaman: TPB. The trick here is to switch to your rock 
weapon at the very beggining before the match starts. The second it says, 
"FIGHT!" wait a half a second and jump towards him and fire a rock in midair. 
He will then attempt to either do a rolling attack or just stand there. Keep 
hitting him with rocks until he starts doing his leaf shield. At this point, 
watch the top of the screen and stay out of the leaves' way. After the leaves 
have fallen, get ready to JUMP towards him and fire a rock. He will start to 
do a rolling attack. FIRE ANOTHER ROCK. Then repeat everything about the leaf 
shield thing again. The fastest time I have beaten him in was probably 25-
30secs.

5. For your third stage, select Iceman. He is the easiest and fastest 
opponent to finish in. Start the round by switching to rock and wait until it 
says, "FIGHT!" Wait a half a second and perform a dash towards him (Hold down 
and press jump.) Fire a rock at him. Watch him blink white for about a 
milisecond. Then fire again. 6 shots of 1 second intervals should do the 
trick. My fastest time on him was 5-6secs.

6. For your fourth stage, select Fireman. He is fairly easy to beat. At the 
start of the round, switch to ice spikes. Wait until it says, "FIGHT!" 
Proceed to shoot your ice in half a second intervals. He will jump to your 
left side. Keep firing your ice until he attacks. Dodge the attack and fire 
ice until he dies. If you accidently run out of ice, switch to rock. It's the 
second strongest weapon. My fastest time on him was 13-16secs.

7. For your fifth stage, select Cutman. He is hard to beat. Start the round 
like usual and switch to leaf shield. Wait until it says, "FIGHT!" Start up 
the leaf shield and wait until he jumps. Fire the leaf shield in midair. Keep 
trying to hit him with the leaf shields. The timing is very difficult. If you 
run out of leaf, which I usually do, switch to rock and hit him until he gets 
in the corner. Once he's in, wait until he tries to jump and fire a rock. He 
will fall back down. Repeat until he's finished! My fastest time on him was 
15-18secs.

8. For your sixth stage, select the only stage left, Crashman. Start the 
round and switch to cut blades right away. Wait until it says, "FIGHT!" and 
dash one time towards him. Wait until he jumps. When he lands back down, 
start firing the cut blades at half a second intervals. Some should miss but 
they return to you, so no biggy. Keep firing at him and watch out when he 
jumps back and forward. Congratulations, you have just finished the first 
opponents! Now, onto the bosses. My fastest time was 13-18secs.

9. For this mini boss, switch to rock attack. It is THE strongest weapon on 
this guy. Theres a small trick to this guy that'll save you almost 30 seconds 
if performed correctly. Start the round and wait until it says, "FIGHT!" Jump 
towards him as far as you can and fire 4, yes 4, rocks. Land and wait for him 
to turn into multiple balls. Dodge them and walk towards the left side of the 
screen. Wait until he appears again and jump and fire all of your rocks at 
him as quickly as possible in one jump. He will be defeated. My fastest time 
on him was 8-10secs.

10. For the final boss, he comes in three forms. For the first form, switch 
to cut blades before the round starts. When it does start, walk towards him 
and keep firing your cut blades at half second intervals. He should fire his 
hand at you once. Dodge it by jumping it and continue shooting blades until 
he starts to float upwards and transform into his second stage. While he's 
transforming though, switch your weapon to ice. Stand about one-fourth screen 
distance away from him. Keep jumping and firing 3 ice spikes at a time. He 
should be defeated fairly quickly. For his final form, switch to rock before 
he materializes. Now, when he appears, keep firing the rocks as quickly as 
possible in the spaceship he's in. There are two and he alternates between 
them. You should be able to finish this 3 part boss in at the most 1 minute. 
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE JUST FINISHED MEGAMAN THE POWERBATTLES. Now sit 
back (or I should say stand if your not sitting on anything ^_^) and watch 
the ending. After the ending, the credits should pop up. You can either skip 
the credits by pressing the start button, or watch the game designers names 
slowly scroll up. After the credits, look in the upper left hand corner. If 
it asks you to input your name, DO IT! YOU HAVE JUST RECEIVED A HIGH SCORE! 
Now that you have completed the game, play it again and again trying to beat 
your time! If you can beat my time of 2 minutes and 13 seconds, please send 
me a photo of it at gamewizard23@yahoo.com ! I'd like to see it. =P I hope my 
FAQ has been helpful to you. GO CAPCOM! XD!!!


[ VIII.] CREDITS AND DISCLAIMER 
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