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    Note: DO NOT PLAY ON EASY MODE. IT'S FOR SISSIES ANYWAYS. MANY ITEMS DO NOT
    APPEAR IF YOU PLAY ON EASY.
    
    Megaman X8
    Items FAQ
    
    By the way, I'm looking for some good ASCII art. If you have any, send it to
    me, but make sure it's in a monospace format.
    
    Copyright 2005-2006, Action (R Jackson)
    Email: actionjmanx (at) gmail (dot) com
    Version: 1.2
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    : Latest Version Info
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    Version 1.2 - This might be the last update I do. I'm making all the final
        additions and releasing it to GameFAQs. Also, I took a lesson from my FF4A
        FAQ and added user strategies to this one.
    
    1.2 - Completed: Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 2:26 AM. Size: 32k
        - Added User Strategies!
        - Most likely the final release
    
    
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    : Introduction
    ------------
    
    This FAQ will go over every item you can obtain in the stages. From X's armor
    parts, to Zero's weapons and even the Rare Metals found in each stage, this FAQ
    will go over each item, what you need to get it, and what characters you will
    require.
    
    A special thanks to the Megaman X8 Gameplay Board at GameFAQs for their help
    in writing this FAQ. A list of users who contributed can be found here:
    
    DarkMoon Dragon - Most of the basic info was thanks to him.
    
    Vardamir Nólimon & OverdriveDragun - Alternate route to Shock Absorber Z.
    
    somestrangeguy - Alternate route to K Knuckle Z.
    
    (definitely more to come, keep in mind this list isn't close to being complete)
    
    I know there's more, I've just forgotten them.  Please email me if you think
    you should be credited as well.
    
    
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    The default Wordpad font (Courier New) is most suited for viewing this
    FAQ.  However, I used Notepad, with the same font, while writing this FAQ.
    There's really no significant difference between the two when viewing this FAQ.
    
    
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    : Keyword System
    ------------
    
    A good friend of mine, Arctic (best known for his sweet FF7 FAQ), used the
    Keyword System in Version 1.1 of his FAQ and has used it ever since.  Its sole
    purpose is to allow you (the user) to search for anything in this FAQ with the
    greatest of ease.
    
    Utilizing the Find function (Ctrl+F) that can be used in both Notepad and
    Wordpad, the keyword system is used at the start of each chapter and
    subsection.  When reading the Table of Contents, you'll see the following by
    a certain section:
    
    [Keyword]
    
    Press Ctrl+F and type in the following:
    
    ^[Keyword]
    
    And you'll immediately be brought to the corresponding section after you press
    Enter.  Make sure you don't drop the ^ or you'll end up back in the Table of
    Contents.
    
    
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    : TABLE OF CONTENTS
    ------------
    
    Note: Some stages have no items at all.  They will be denoted by a (0 items)
    reference and they'll also have no Keyword.
    
    Note: There are multiple Life Bottles listed. However, you can only recieve it
    once. The second and third Life Bottles you obtain will be Life Tanks instead.
    Same goes for the extra Weapon Bottle.
    
      -> Noah's Park                          (3 items) [NOAH]
         -> Weapon Bottle full   [NOA1]
         -> Shock Absorber (A)   [NOA2]
         -> Buster Parts I       [NOA3]
    
      -> Troia Base - Optic Sunflower         (4 items) [TROA]
         -> Weapon Converter (Z) [TRO1]
         -> Buster Parts H       [TRO2]
         -> Life Bottle full     [TRO3]
         -> Metal Generator      [TRO4]
    
      -> Primrose - Gravity Antonion          (3 items) [PRIM]
         -> K Knuckle (Z)        [PRI1]
         -> Head Parts I         [PRI2]
         -> B Fan (Z)            [PRI3]
    
      -> Pitch Black - Dark Mantis            (4 items) [PTBL]
         -> Life Bottle full     [PTB1]
         -> Shield Armor (A)     [PTB2]
         -> D Glaive             [PTB3]
         -> Body Parts H         [PTB4]
    
      -> Booster Forest - Bamboo Pandamonium  (4 items) [BOFO]
         -> Foot Parts I         [BOF1]
         -> Weapon Converter (X) [BOF2]
         -> Double Barrier (A)   [BOF3]
         -> Shield Armor (Z)     [BOF4]
    
      -> Dynasty - Gigabolt Man-O-War         (0 items)
    
      -> Metal Valley - Earthrock Trilobite   (4 items) [MEVA]
         -> Life Bottle full     [MEV1]
         -> Body Parts I         [MEV2]
         -> Double Barrier (Z)   [MEV3]
         -> Metal Discount       [MEV4]
    
      -> Central White - Avalanche Yeti       (2 items) [CEWH]
         -> Head Parts H         [CEW1]
         -> Shock Absorber (Z)   [CEW2]
    
      -> Inferno - Burn Rooster               (4 items) [INFR]
         -> Double Barrier (X)   [INF1]
         -> Foot Parts H         [INF2]
         -> T Breaker (Z)        [INF3]
         -> Weapon Bottle full   [INF4]
    
      -> Jakob          (0 items)
      -> Gateway        (0 items)
      -> Sigma Palace   (0 items)
    
      -> Version History                                [VERS]
      -> Copyrights, Disclaimers, etc.                  [COPY]
    
    
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    : Noah's Park                                      ^[NOAH] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    In order to get ANY of these metals, you have to come back a second time with
    two characters. Capcom made it so you don't have any of the characters you need
    at the time you can get the Metal when you first come through.
    
    Note: To regain access to Noah's Park, you must defeat 1 Maverick.
    
    
    ------------
    : Weapon Bottle full    ^[NOA1]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Foot Parts I
              Zero
    
    Item: When you reach the first waterfall, jump up with X or double jump with
        Zero. You'll be able to see the Metal on a ledge.
    
     -- User Strategy -------------------------------------------------------------
     | You can obtain the metal in the first run with Axl. If you stand left from |
     | the waterfall at the top of the mountain, jump and hover rightward         |
     | crossing the waterfall. When Axl stops hovering, rapidly keep pressing the |
     | normal attack button, it will make you hover further and you reach the     |
     | Metal.                                                                     |
     |                                                                            |
     | User - Doc-Zock                                                            |
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    But you can obtain the metal in the first run with Axl.
    If you stand left from the waterfall at the top of the mountain,
    jump and hover rightward crossing the waterfall. When Axl stops hovering,
    rapidly keep pressing the normal attack button, it will make you hover further
    and you reach the metal.
    
    Item Obtained: Weapon Bottle full - A bottle that restores a great deal of
        Weapon Energy.
    
    
    ------------
    : Shock Absorber (A)    ^[NOA2]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Head Parts I
    
    Item: After beating down the first set of enemies (you're trapped in a room and
        can't get out until you beat them), you'll see a set of rocks and the Metal
        above that. Go to the discolored rocks on the right side and jump into them
        to get the Metal.
    
    Item Obtained: Shock Absorber (A) - You will no longer be knocked backwards
        when hit.
    
    
    ------------
    : Buster Parts I    ^[NOA2]
    ------------
    
    Required: X
    
    Item: Near the end of the level, you'll come across a box and a door that you
        cannot access the first time through.  Come back again with X and you'll
        be able to pick up the Buster Parts I.
    
    Item Obtained: Buster Parts I
    
    
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    : Troia Base - Optic Sunflower                     ^[TROA] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    Troia Base is the biggest pain in the ass you'll encounter in the game. Trust
    me; you're put through a series of training sessions that see how well and how
    fast you are able to kill enemies.
    
    Depending on how well you do in each trial, you'll get a ranking that determines
    the difficulty of the next test. There are sets of three dots; I'll refer to
    the top on as "S Rank", the middle one as "B Rank" and the lower one as "D
    Rank".
    
    
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    : Weapon Converter (Z)    ^[TRO1]
    ------------
    
    Required: Any Character
    
    Item: Between the sixth and seventh tests, you'll encounter a hallway that
        looks something like this:
    
           _______________
           |             End
           |      --------|
          |               |
          |              X| <- Metal can be found here
         |            ----|
         |
    Start      Pit
    
    To get this metal, you'll have to dash right after sliding down the top ledge.
        To get back on track, just jump left.
    
    Item Obtained: Weapon Converter (Z) - Any damage you incur will deplete Weapon
        Energy instead of Life Energy.
    
    
    ------------
    : Buster Parts H    ^[TRO2]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Squeeze Bomb (won from Gravity Antonion)
    
    Item: Between the fourth and fifth tests, you'll wall-jump a tall ledge to get
        to the next door. If you jump off the wall and dash to the left, you'll
        encounter a wall that can be broken only with the Squeeze Bomb. Use it to
        claim the Buster Parts H.
    
    Item Obtained: Buster Parts H
    
    
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    : Life Bottle Full    ^[TRO3]
    ------------
    
    Required: Any
    
    Item: Get 5-7 S ranks and you'll recieve a Metal at the end of the level, as
        well as some regular metals.
    
    Item Obtained: Life Bottle full - A bottle that restores a great deal of Life
        Energy.
    
    
    ------------
    : Metal Generator    ^[TRO4]
    ------------
    
    Required: Any
    
    Item: Get 8 S ranks and you'll recieve a Metal at the end of the level, as
        well as some regular metals. If you get 8 S Ranks on your first try, you
        will have to go back and get a lower score on one of the tests.
    
    Item Obtained: Metal Generator - Generate Metals simply through your normal
        movement! This Chip does it automatically.
    
    
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    : Primrose - Gravity Antonion                      ^[PRIM] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    Primrose is a tough area with all those damn switches. Using a Prickle Barrier
    is highly recommended. In my team, I used X and Zero; X for the parts, Zero for
    his superior agility, even though he's probably the hardest to use.
    
    
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    : K Knuckle (Z)    ^[PRI1]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Buster Parts H/I w/ Crystal Wall (won from Earthrock Trilobyte)
              AND Zero
    
    Item: Yes, you require all of the above characters, weapons and parts to make
        this work. In the second sub-area with no switches, you'll jump up a large
        set of stairs. Instead of heading right and up, go straight up from the
        entrance. Use Zero to double-jump onto the block by the wall, and then use
        a charged Crystal Wall to reveal your Metal.
    
    NOTE: It is possible to use Axl instead of Zero. If you go up the stairs, jump
        off the second stair to the top and hover left, it IS possible to make the
        jump with Axl, it's just tougher than crap. (thanks to somestrangeguy for
        informing me about this)
    
    Item Obtained: K Knuckle (weapon for Zero)
    
    
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    : Head Parts I    ^[PRI2]
    ------------
    
    Required: X AND (one of the following)
              Axl (for easier use) 
              Zero (if you're confident about your controller abilities)
    
    Item: In the second area with switches, you'll find an enemy that can stand on
        spikes; if you're using Axl, copy it; if you're Zero, don't worry about it.
        After passing the spiked block area, you'll enter a seemingly easy room,
        since the exit is straight to your right. However, there's another exit to
        this room. Climb the wall to your left and you'll see a tunnel of spikes.
        If you used Axl, you can easily rotate the room upside down and walk on the
        spikes.
    
        If you used Zero, you'll have to whip out your fanciest footwork to get
        the Parts here.  You must rotate the room so you can drop down the tunnel
        and dash into the room to the left. If you fall down all the way, don't
        worry, there are no spikes at the bottom of the room. Also, MAKE SURE that
        one of the blocks doesn't crush you on the way down, use the switch right
        above the entrance to rotate the room the third time, then dash out of the
        way to avoid being crushed. Then carefully drop down and dash to the left
        when you see the opening. It's much trickier with Zero, but it's hardly
        impossible.
    
     -- User Strategy -------------------------------------------------------------
     | You can use any character. You just have to the switches a total of 10     |
     | times. Jump down the tunnel, careful not to touch the spikes, and you’ll   |
     | land on three blocks that fell when you rotated the room. Then on your way |
     | out, hit the red switch by the warp and jump back down the tunnel.         |
     |                                                                            |
     | User - Sol & Wendego                                                       |
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Item Obtained: Head Parts I
    
    
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    : B Fan    ^[PRI3]
    ------------
    
    Required: Axl (for easier use)
              Zero (if you're confident about your controller abilities)
              Optional: Prickle Barrier
    
    Item: In the second area with switches, you'll find an enemy that can stand on
        spikes; if you're using Axl, copy it; if you're Zero, don't worry about it.
        After the previous Part, you'll encounter two rooms that have spikes all
        around and red buttons on moving boxes. In the second room like this, there
        is a Metal right below the entrance. If you had Axl copy the enemy at the
        beginning of the stage, just transform and drop down to get it.
    
        As Zero, you have two choices: drop down with the Prickle Barrier and grab
        it quickly, or switch the room around and manuver to get it. Honestly, if
        you have the Prickle Barrier, use it; it's much easier, even if you do die
        after obtaining the Metal. If you'd rather keep your barrier, or you're out
        of Retry Chips, you'll have to turn the room upside down and get it that
        way. Keep your orientation straight and have at it.
    
    Item Obtained: B Fan (weapon for Zero)
    
    
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    : Pitch Black - Dark Mantis                        ^[PTBL] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    As much as you may love the X/Zero team, you have to leave Zero behind for most
    of these Metals. No matter what your team is, AXL IS REQUIRED FOR THREE OF THE
    FOUR ITEMS IN THIS STAGE. X is required for his armor part. Therefore, I just
    ditch Zero in this level altogether and go with X and Axl.
    
    
    ------------
    : Life Bottle full    ^[PTB1]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Buster Parts H/I w/ Crystal Wall (won from Earthrock Trilobyte)
              AND Axl w/ Plasma Gun (won from Gigabolt Man-O-War) 
    
    Item: You're supposed to use stealth in this stage. Screw that. After the first
        enemy checkpoint (where you have to shoot tons of small enemies), you'll be
        in an area with search lights. Get hit by one. Seriously. After the guards
        come out, have Axl kill one with his Copy Shot so he can get the guard's
        DNA. At the end of this hallway, you're supposed to drop down. Instead,
        take out the small spotlight, grab the Life Capsule and head up the wall.
        You'll go into the wall and find a sleeping guard. Transform with Axl, walk
        up to it and salute using the Triangle button. The guard will open the door
        for you, so feel free to kill it after it opens the door. :) Inside, you'll
        find a generator that you need to activate with the Plasma Gun (as Axl) or
        the Thunder Dancer (as X). Before you leave the room, use a charged Crystal
        Wall on the triangle on the floor to reveal the Metal you came in here to
        retrieve.
    
    Item Obtained: Life Bottle full - A bottle that restores a great deal of Life
        Energy.
    
    
    ------------
    : Shield Armor (A)    ^[PTB2]
    ------------
    
    Required: Any AND Generator activated (see [PTB1])
    
    Item: After starting the generator, go back but DO NOT drop down quite yet.
        Instead, go back the way you came, and you'll see some new platforms that
        dropped once you activated the generator. Jump up and you'll see a shiny
        new Metal.
    
    Item Obtained: Shield Armor (A) - This increases your defensive power and
        reduces the amount of damage sustained.
    
    
    ------------
    : D Glaive (Z)    ^[PTB3]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Foot Parts I AND Generator activated (see [PTB1])
              Zero AND Generator activated (see [PTB1])
    
    Item: After starting the generator, drop down the area and continue on. At the
        end of the area, you'll see another door, but don't enter it yet. Jump up
        with X and you'll see a platform that eventually leads up to the new Metal.
        You cannot use the wall to Wall Jump, as you'll drop down and enter the
        doorway instead. You can use Zero to get up there as well, but you won't be
        able to get X's armor Parts in the same run.
    
    Item Obtained: D Glaive (weapon for Zero)
    
    
    ------------
    : Body Parts H    ^[PTB4]
    ------------
    
    Required: X
    
    Item: After the small hallway where you use the enemy as a lighting source, you
        will encounter a shaft that goes higher than normal (Palette will tell you
        this if she is your Navigator). Jump up and to the right to pay Dr. Light a
        visit.
    
    Item Obtained: Body Parts H
    
    
    ============================================================
    : Booster Forest - Bamboo Pandamonium              ^[BOFO] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    I had the hardest time in Booster Forest. The Metals are hard to get (damn near
    impossible without an explanation on how to do it), and the Ride Armor is one
    of the trickiest things to handle, mostly because it's slow and bulky.
    
    
    ------------
    : Foot Parts I    ^[BOF1]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Ride Armor
    
    Item: After the Ride Armor enemy checkpoint, you'll be able to find a new armor
        Part right above where you enter the next area. Unfortunately, it's blocked
        by spikes. To get there, put your Ride Armor on the elevator (watch out for
        the Ride Armor enemy at the top of the elevator) and send it up. At the
        top, jump into your Ride Armor and dash jump to the left as far as you can.
        Jump out of the Armor and land on the platform where you'll find a capsule
        waiting for you.
    
    Item Obtained: Foot Parts I
    
    
    ------------
    : Weapon Converter (X)    ^[BOF2]
    ------------
    
    Required: Axl
    
    Item: Soon after you obtain the Ride Armor, you'll go up two conveyor belts and
        then go around a U shaped area. At the end, you'll see a light blue enemy
        that can roll into a ball. Get out of the Ride Armor and Copy Shot it.
        After the Ride Armor enemy checkpoint, you'll find two paths that you can
        follow. As Axl, drop to the bottom and follow the path underneath by
        rolling, where you'll find yourself a Metal.
    
    Item Obtained: Weapon Converter (X) - Any damage you incur will deplete Weapon
        Energy instead of Life Energy.
    
    
    ------------
    : Double Barrier (A)    ^[BOF3]
    ------------
    
    NOTE: Losing the Ride Armor is NOT an option. It'll screw you over for the
        entire level. Also, you don't want to allow the Ride Armor to drop from
        the upper path, as that too screws you over.
    
    Required: X w/ Buster Parts H/I w/ Crystal Wall (won from Earthrock Trilobyte)
              Ride Armor
    
    Item: After the checkpoint, you'll reach an upper path (accessable only with
        the Ride Armor) and a lower path. Taking the upper path, you'll have to let
        the Ride Armor pass on the spikes while you take the conveyor belt and meet
        up with it later. Jump quick, because the conveyor after the spikes wants
        to send the Ride Armor off the edge. Anyways, jump (while inside the Armor)
        and land on the conveyor-free ledge. Get out of the Armor and head right,
        striking the button which will lower the platform. Bring the Armor onto the
        platform and send the ledge up. At the top, you'll have to blow up two
        boxes. After doing so, use a charged Crystal Wall behind the blocks
        location to reveal a Metal.
    
    Item Obtained: Double Barrier (A) - This will increase the length of
        invincibility period following a hit.
    
    
    ------------
    : Shield Armor (Z)    ^[BOF4]
    ------------
    
    NOTE: Losing the Ride Armor is NOT an option. It'll screw you over for the
        entire level. Also, you don't want to allow the Ride Armor to drop from
        the upper path, as that too screws you over.
    
    Required: Any w/ Prickle Barrier
    
    Item: After taking the upper path, following the previous few Metal paths, you
        will encounter another Ride Armor enemy checkpoint. Watch out for the box
        explosions right before it. After completing the checkpoint, keep bringing
        the Armor along until you reach another set of spikes and a path above it.
        Let the Armor go on the spikes, but instead of taking the upper path,
        follow the Armor. Sit on the Armor as it follows the secondary path and you
        will be able to get the Metal.
    
        If you don't have a Prickle Barrier, you can get hit by the enemy above the
        elevator, drop down and quickly dash to the right. However, with this
        method, you will probably need the Double Barrier so you aren't sitting on
        top of the spikes when you stop flashing.
    
        Oh, and FYI, you CAN take the Ride Armor into the boss battle. Just make
        sure it you don't lose it before then. ^_^
    
     -- User Strategy -------------------------------------------------------------
     | When you reach the spiked conveyor belt, let the ride armor go on it and   |
     | you follow it up.  When it gets up to the drop point (where it comes back  |
     | into the playable foreground) quickly get into and jump left, heading back |
     | the way you came. When you drop down the shaft, you will break through the |
     | floor, and simply ride the armor all the way back to the drop point, where |
     | you can get the Metal. It's a good idea to run ahead and clear all enemies |
     | in your path before dropping off the armor into the conveyor though. Also, |
     | this can be done with any character at all.                                |
     |                                                                            |
     | User - Ice Demon & Legolus01 & Xaneth                                      |
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Item Obtained: Shield Armor (Z) - This increases defensive power and reduces
        the amount of damage sustained.
    
    
    ============================================================
    : Metal Valley - Earthrock Trilobite               ^[MEVA] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    As odd as it may seem, you require the Crystal Wall, which is won from this
    boss, to get a few of the Metals in this stage. You'd think Capcom would know
    better. Anyways, you'll require at least two trips to obtain all four items.
    
    
    ------------
    : Life Bottle full    ^[MEV1]
    ------------
    
    Required: Any
    
    Item: When the giant Mechaniloid is chasing you, you'll jump up a giant bone
        structure. After climbing to the top, you'll see a line of metals and the
        Metal at the end of them. Use any of the three characters to nab your
        prize.
    
    Item Obtained: Life Bottle full - A bottle that restores a great deal of Life
        Energy.
    
    
    ------------
    : Body Parts I    ^[MEV2]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Melt Cleaver (won from Burn Rooster)
    
    Item: You might see a stack of barrels with a capsule behind it. Unfortunately,
        it's blocked by rocks. So come back after you smack the giant Mechaniloid
        in the head and use the Melt Cleaver to burninate the barrels and visit Dr.
        Light.
    
    Item Obtained: Body Parts I
    
    
    ------------
    : Double Barrier (Z)    ^[MEV3]
    ------------
    
    Required: Axl
    
    Item: After beating down the giant Mechaniloid for the first time, go back and
        use Axl's hover ability to grab hold of a steel beam. Continue to follow
        the beams going left, hovering along the way, to reach a new Metal. If you
        are lost, the ledge you should jump from is right above the barrels that
        lead to X's Body Parts I.
    
    Item Obtained: Double Barrier (Z) - This will increase the length of
        invincibility period following a hit.
    
    
    ------------
    : Metal Discount    ^[MEV4]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Buster Parts H/I w/ Crystal Wall (won from Earthrock Trilobyte)
    
    Item: After smacking the giant Mechaniloid in the head with the crane, chase it
        back to the start. However, when the enemy smashes the bride that houses
        two yellow metals, drop down and use the charged Crystal Wall to draw out
        the Metal.
    
    Item Obtained: Metal Discount - This chip gives you discounts on the amounts of
        Metals needed to develop new Chips.
    
    
    ============================================================
    : Central White - Avalanche Yeti                   ^[CEWH] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    Central White is mostly a Speeder-based level. Even though there are only two
    items, you are forced to come back twice. Zero is required in the team for both
    parts, as his double-jump ability is required to get each of the parts.
    
    
    ------------
    : Head Parts H    ^[CEW1]
    ------------
    
    Required: X w/ Shining Ray (won from Optic Sunflower) AND Zero
    
    Item: Before going into the Boss door, head back a little bit and scale the
        wall. You'll have to double jump with Zero to get to the top. At the top,
        use the Shining Ray (normal) to melt the ice on the right and claim the
        Parts.
    
    Item Obtained: Head Parts H
    
    
    ------------
    : Shock Absorber (Z)    ^[CEW2]
    ------------
    
    Required: Axl AND Zero
    
    Item: Before going into the Boss door, head back a little bit and scale the
        wall. You'll have to double jump with Zero to get to the top. At the top,
        use Axl to hover to the left and claim a new Rare Metal.
    
    NOTE: I have been informed that you don't require Axl to get this Metal. All
        you require is Zero and his Raikousen attack (won from Gigabolt Man-O-War).
        If you jump, dash and then press Triangle (default button) while dashing,
        Zero will dash the rest of the way and allow you to claim the Metal without
        the use of Axl. (Special thanks to Vardamir Nólimon and OverdriveDragun for
        pointing this out!)
    
    Item Obtained: Shock Absorber (Z) - You will no longer be knocked backwards
        when hit.
    
    
    ============================================================
    : Inferno - Burn Rooster                           ^[INFR] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    Inferno is moderately easy. The hardest part is not dying in the beginning of
    the level. You'll have to come back a second time, as the Metals require Zero
    and Axl (one metal for each character) and X's armor Parts require him to be in
    the team. Besides, the T Breaker (required to get a Metal) can only be found in
    this stage anyways.
    
    
    ------------
    : Double Barrier (X)    ^[INF1]
    ------------
    
    Required: Zero w/ T Breaker w/ Dairettsui (won from Gravity Antonion)
    
    Item: After the first enemy checkpoint, you'll be in a spike-filled area which
        will put your jumping skills to the ultimate test. If you have Palette as
        your Navigator, she'll eventually tell you that there's a weak spot in the
        floor somewhere nearby. Drop down and equip the T Breaker and press
        Triangle (default) to activate the Dairettsui. Break open the box and claim
        your Metal.
    
        If you're having trouble finding the area, it's right by the electrical
        enemy who can grab you and trap you. Just pound the floor below it.
    
    Item Obtained: Double Barrier (X) - This will increase the length of
        invincibility period following a hit.
    
    
    ------------
    : Foot Parts H    ^[INF2]
    ------------
    
    Required: X
              Optional: Prickle Barrier
    
    Item: After the previous Metal, you will find yourself sliding down the left
        hand wall. If you go up (be careful of the spikes), you'll find a capsule.
        The Prickle Barrier will at least give you a second chance at not dying.
        If you have the Icarus Foot Parts equipped, they'll be replaced wtih the
        new foot parts.
    
    Item Obtained: Foot Parts H
    
    
    ------------
    : T Breaker (Z)    ^[INF3]
    ------------
    
    Required: Axl
    
    Item: Near the end of the spike-filled area, you'll see a a flying enemy (not
        the bats, a humanoid-type enemy). Copy it, then head back ALL the way to
        the start of the room, where you first see the two bat enemies. Transform
        and fly left towards the spikes, and you'll see a small opening that you
        can fly into. Break the box and grab the Metal. Note, if you don't manage
        to get out before your energy runs out, you'll stay transformed until you
        land outside of the hole.
    
    Item Obtained: T Breaker (weapon for Zero)
    
    
    ------------
    : Weapon Bottle full    ^[INF4]
    ------------
    
    Required: Axl OR Zero
    
    Item: After the spike-filled area, you'll encounter another enemy checkpoint.
        After that, you'll come to another falling platform area. Use Axl to jump
        up instead of going down. Quickly get to the top platform and hover right
        to defeat a few easy enemies and grab a Metal.
    
    Item Obtained: Weapon Bottle full - A bottle that restores a great deal of
        Weapon Energy.
    
    
    
    ============================================================
    : Version History                                  ^[HIST] :
    ------------                                    ------------
    
    1.1 - Moved disclaimer about Easy Mode to the top
        - Added alternate Zero strategy in Central White Metal #2.
    
    1.0 - December 22, 2004
        - First version done!
    
    ============================================================
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