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    (long life to ASCII title creators... lol)
    Mega Man 9 Boss FAQ
    By Maxime Gendron
    welcome to my Boss FAQ for Mega Man 9. This guide simply has for objective to 
    help you beat the different bosses of the game, starting with the 8 Robot 
    Masters, to 4 bosses of Wily's fortress. I will provide several tips to help 
    the average and the good players overcome most of the bosses with ease. 
    This guide is not perfect but since I beat all of the bosses without getting 
    much hit, I believe it should be enough to help most of you overcome the 
    difficulties of this game. 
    Have fun reading this guide.
    If you find anything that could really improve this guide, feel free to 
    email me at thunder_max@hotmail.com .
    Summary (Ctrl+F is your friend)
    1- Suggested Order (001)
    2- Splash Woman (002)
    3- Concrete Man (003)
    4- Galaxy Man (004)
    5- Jewel Man (005)
    6- Plug Man (006)
    7- Tornado Man (007)
    8- Magma Man (008)
    9- Hornet Man (009)
    10- Wily Boss 1 - The Four Statues (010)
    11- Wily Boss 2 - The War Ship (011)
    12- Wily Boss 3 - The Blob Devil (012)
    13- Final Boss - Dr. Wily (013)
    14- Conclusion (014)
    Suggested Order (001)
    Suggested Order
    Splash Woman
    Concrete Man
    Galaxy Man
    Jewel Man
    Plug Man
    Tornado Man
    Magma Man
    Hornet Man
    While the game itself can be considered pretty hard for the casual gamer that 
    didnít play old school games, most of the bosses can be mastered quite easily 
    with the normal mega buster (why did they remove the charged shot anyway? 
    I think it made a nice addition to the game...). I suggest you start with 
    Splash Woman because her stage is pretty easy and herself are pretty easy. 
    Too bad for the first robot master girl. Other good choices would be 
    Galaxy Man and Tornado Man who are pretty easy with the normal shot, although 
    Tornado Manís stage is without a doubt the hardest of the game. If you donít 
    get the hand of those spinning platform, you might want to 
    wait for Rush Jet. For the purpose of this FAQ, I will start with 
    Splash Woman,but feel free to do as you like.
    Splash Woman (002)
    Splash Woman
    Difficulty: 3/10
    Suggested Weapon: Hornet Chaser
    As I mentioned earlier, Splash Woman is not really difficult. Her pattern is 
    so well defined that once you learn it, you can beat her without getting hit.
    Her pattern: 
    She will start by signing (sheís a mermaid after all) and 
    swimming upward in a wave pattern, closing the two walls. Doing so, she 
    will call three waves of three fishes to attack you. The first wave will come
    from the side she is, the second from the opposite side and the last from the 
    side the first wave came. When she reaches the roof, she will send 
    6 Laser Tridents downward to hit you. After that, she will rush downward, 
    to the floor, trying to pierce you with her trident. Then she will repeat 
    the pattern. Easy to remember.
    How to deal with her with the Mega Buster: 
    Since she takes 2 damage per normal shot, you can afford to be patient here. 
    Start the battle by shooting her twice while jumping over the first wave of 
    fishes. If you donít mind taking a hit, you might take chance hitting her 
    while she summons the two other waves, but itís a bit more difficult to evade 
    them while being in the air. So I suggest you let the last two waves of fishes 
    pass over your head. When she starts shooting Laser Tridents, run away from 
    her. She will follow you: just time your movement carefully and run under her, 
    between two shots. You will have to do this once or twice. After that, 
    she will rush to the floor. Just remind never to be under her and you will 
    evade her easily. Shoot her once two or three times by evading the first wave 
    of fishes (try not to get hit by her too while jumping). Rince and repeat. 
    Easy as that. 
    The weapon of choice against her is the Hornet Chaser.  Keep shooting 
    a hornet every second and she will die incredibly rapidly. The best thing 
    with hat weapon is that you donít even have to aim at all.
    Concrete Man (003)
    Concrete Man
    Difficulty: 8.5/10
    Suggested Weapon: Laser Trident
    Without a doubt the hardest of the 8 Robot Masters (ex-aequo with Plug Man) 
    in this game since his pattern is variable. Youíll have to learn how to 
    anticipate his moves if you want to beat him with the Mega Buster. The most 
    frustrating part of this fight is his Concrete Shot, which will cement you on 
    place (dealing damage) and giving him the time to hit you a second time. 
    So one error can cost you two hits, which is bad.
    His pattern: 
    Concrete Man has no definite pattern, although he only has three different 
    moves. He can use all of them at any time, in any order. So you will have 
    to learn how to react to each of them. First, he can charge at you. He will 
    place is elbow toward you for a half second, then will start charging forward. 
    Once he hits the wall, he will bounce off a couple of squares (Mega Man is 
    1 square width) away. With his second move, he will jump very high and will 
    land right where you were when he started jumping. Once he lands, he will 
    make the floor shake, stunning you for 2 seconds if you were standing on 
    the ground when he landed. With his last move, the most frustrating by far, 
    he will shoot between one to three Concrete Shots, which will cement you on 
    place if you get hit. You will have a hard time getting out of the cement 
    (hit all the buttons quickly), and most of the time, he will have the time 
    to hit you a second time. Even more frustrating with this attack is the fact 
    that he will often shoot without warning right after one of his other move, 
    giving you very little time to react.
    How to deal with him with the Mega Buster: 
    First things first, learn to evade his moves. The easiest way is to stay 
    half the screen away from him at any time, but never immediately next to a 
    wall (always at least a block away from the wall. If you do so, it will be 
    pretty easy to avoid his charge because he always waits a few instants before 
    actually charging, and you will have the time to see him preparing this 
    attack. Simply jump over him and get away from the wall heís charging, of 
    you will get hit by his body when he bounces off the wall. Try to him once 
    or twice when heís charging, another time when heís bouncing off the wall, 
    and a last time when he gets back on the floor. For his jump crush, if you 
    were standing in the middle of the screen like I told you, it will be pretty 
    easy to avoid by walking away from him. If you hesitate between walking 
    away from him or right under him, choose as you do not get cornered after 
    he lands. If there will be more space to his right after he landed, go 
    right. If you get cornered, you wonít be able to evade his next attack.  
    As he lands, jump in the air so Mega Man is not on the ground when 
    Concrete Man hits the floor, or Mega Man will be stunned. Then hit 
    him once and run away from him to stay half a screen away from the brute 
    (but not directly next to the wall). Ok, now the tough part: the 
    concrete shot. Your best way to avoid this attack is by staying away 
    from him, like I told you, and to jump backward away from him, just 
    after he shot his weapon. This way, he will aim for you, and his shots 
    will hit where you were and in front of you, and you will often evade 
    them. If you were standing too close to him or got cornered, forget 
    this: you will be hit and cemented. If you successfully evaded his 
    shots, try to him before he starts his next move. And donít try to 
    shoot through the cement he made, for your shots will bounce off. 
    So the key to win with fight is to stay always a good distance from 
    him and to concentrate on your positioning before your offense.
    If you donít manage to get the hang of him, use the Laser Trident from our 
    beauty queen of the sea. The good thing with that weapon is that it will 
    go through the cement he created.
    Galaxy Man (004)
    Galaxy Man
    Difficulty: 2/10
    Suggested Weapon: Concrete Shot
    Galaxy Man is a wimp. Even your little brother can beat him if heís a tiny 
    little bit cautious.
    His pattern: 
    Galaxy Man will start on the ground and can do two different things. First he 
    can charge at you by flying slightly upward. He can repeat this two or three 
    time. Secondly, he can fly to the ceiling, then shooting a Black Hole Bomb 
    toward you. Then, once the bomb explodes slightly above you, he will reappear 
    right under it, trying to hit you with his body and the suction of the 
    explosion. After the Black Hole disappears, he will reappear in the air 
    and after a few seconds, will rush down to the ground. Then he will restart 
    one of his two moves.
    How to deal with him with the Mega Buster: 
    Easy. If he charges at you, run toward him while shooting and jump over him 
    near the middle of the screen. If you jump over him next to the wall, youíll 
    get hit for sure. Then turn around and shoot him while he prepares his next 
    move. If he charges again, shoot him while jumping over him again in the 
    middle of the screen. When he goes upward and shoots his Black Hole Bomb, 
    thereís not much you can do. Run around the screen, never too close to the 
    walls (try to stay in the middle), and once the bomb explodes, run away 
    from it. Wimp Man will appear right under it and will hope to hit you 
    while youíre getting sucked by the Black Hole. If youíve you got the 
    twist of this game, you can attempt to turn around and shoot once and 
    start running again away from the bomb. Itís a bit tricky, but I often 
    manage to hit him two or three time doing so. If you donít feel confident 
    with him, simply run away from him. After that, when heís the air, just 
    donít stand under him, and shoot him once he gets to the ground. Prepare 
    yourself to avoid his charge, but he can also immediately get back into 
    the air. Just be a bit patient and you will never get hit at all.
    To deal with him quickly, use the Concrete Shot. The bad thing with 
    this weapon is that you have to stand pretty close to him to hit him. 
    You can use the Hornet Chaser while heís in the air. It doesnít damage him 
    much, but itís the only way to deal damage while heís in the air.
    Jewel Man (005)
    Jewel Man
    Difficulty: 5/10
    Suggested Weapon: Black Hole Bomb
    Jewel Man is pretty lame, but avoiding all of his jewels and his body at the 
    same time may be a bit tricky. However, you shouldnít have much difficulty 
    dispatching him with the Mega Buster.
    His pattern: 
    He will always run from a wall to the other. He will start by 
    summoning his Jewel Satellite around him (4 jewels that will circle around 
    him) while running to the other wall. If you attempt to shoot him while he 
    has his barrier, about one of three shots will actually hit him while the 
    others will hit the jewels. Once a jewel is hit by one of your shot, it 
    will charge toward you. After a while of running around, Jewel Man will 
    stop and throw all his remaining jewels at you. He will start running 
    again and will summon his jewels after a couple of seconds. Note that 
    he will only jump when YOU jump. If you never jump, heíll keep running on 
    the ground.
    How to deal with him with the Mega Buster: 
    Itís not hard to deal him more damage than he will deal to you, but itís 
    pretty difficult to avoid all of his attacks. First thing, learn to 
    avoid his body: once heís getting close to you, do a small jump and 
    he will jump pretty high. Use this time to run under him. You will always 
    have to run in the opposite direction he runs. Practice a bit and youíll 
    learn the timing. The difficulty is that once you hit one of his jewel 
    and it flies right at you, will have to jump to evade it, which will 
    trigger Jewel Manís jump, and might screw your timing to run under him. 
    However, I found a trick to evade his jewels easily. Let him run toward 
    you and a do a small jump so he leaps over you. Run under him and just 
    before he hits the wall and turns back to you, do a normal high jump 
    and shoot all your shots: some will hit the jewels while Jewel Man is 
    in the air. The jewels will then start flying toward you, but will fly 
    over your head. When he lands on the ground, stop shooting, and do a 
    small jump so he jumps over you, and repeat the same strategy once heís 
    near the other wall. You should be able to damage him and to dispatch 
    2 or 3 (or sometime even 4) jewels, while not getting hit. Once he tries 
    to send all his remaining jewels toward you, he will only have 1 or 2 
    jewels to send at you, making them really easy to avoid (when heís got 
    4 jewels though, it will be pretty hard to avoid them all). Then heíll 
    start running toward you, without his jewels protecting you. Use the 
    opportunity to damage him 4 or 5 times. Rinse and repeat. With this 
    strategy, you can easily beat him without getting hit at all.
    Use the Black Hole Bomb for a laughable fight. The Bomb will not only 
    damage Jewel Man, but will also suck all his jewels away. One bomb 
    can hit Jewel Man 3 to 4 times. 
    Plug Man (006)
    Plug Man
    Difficulty: 8.5/10
    Suggested Weapon: Jewel Satellite
    One of the most entertaining fight thanks to a weird landscape and attacks 
    coming from above and below. Arguably the most difficult Robot Master of 
    the game with Concrete Man. The casual player will probably not be able to 
    beat him with the Mega Buster without using an E-Tank. Good players will be 
    able however.
    His pattern: 
    He only has one type of attack, but since you never know when heíll jump and 
    when heíll shoot, youíre gonna have fun evading all of his Plug Balls. When 
    he shoots a Plug Ball, it will follow on the ground the weird landscape then 
    climb the wall to the ceiling. Once on the ceiling, the Plug Ball will 
    continue its way and one it passes over you, it will head directly down, 
    then disappears. There will often be two Plug Balls at the same time, so 
    evading the once passing below you, the one falling above you while evading 
    Plug Man jumping at you all the same time will be so much fun.
    How to deal with him with the Mega Buster: 
    The good thing is that you have plenty of opportunity to attack. In fact, 
    you should almost always keep shooting at him. Concentrate on evading his 
    attacks and you wonít have to worry about damaging him. Thereís not much I 
    can tell you for this fight, for a lot of practice is required to get through
    this fight healthy. Jump over the Plug Balls, always keeping in mind when 
    theyíll be above you, and once they do, jump away. But the Plug Balls arenít 
    the only concern. Avoid his big body is a bigger threat to your self 
    preservation.  The trick is to stand on one of the highest platform 
    (the one farthest to him, obviously). Even if you cannot hit him from there, 
    it doesnít matter. Jump over the Plug Balls and try to avoid those falling 
    on you by slightly walking away. But often, his jump will coincide with his 
    Plug Balls falling from above. If heís far away from you, he will jump very 
    high to your exact position: run toward the middle, between the platforms, 
    then jump on the other high one. Turn around, shoot and jump over his Plug 
    Balls. Sometimes, he will do several small jumps toward you: wait for him 
    to be very close and jump from the highest platform to the other, turn 
    around then shoot. This way, you can almost always avoid his big purple 
    body. NEVER GO IN THE CORNERS OR YOUíLL BE TOASTED. Always stay on the 
    highest platform, evading his high jumps by running to the middle, then 
    placing you again on the other high platform. If you can manage to avoid 
    his big body all the time and avoiding a couple of Plug Balls, 
    youíll be victorious. So concentrate on evading his jumps at first, then 
    focus on the Plug Balls.
    If you canít manage to defeat him, use the Jewel Satellite to repel 
    the Plug Balls. They wonít even hurt you! Then throw your barrier at 
    him 7 times and heíll die.
    Tornado Man (007)
    Tornado Man
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Suggested Weapon: Plug Balls
    Yay! Spikes on the ceiling! Bad habit Capcom took from Bubble Man. Oh 
    well, you shouldnít worry about them too much, unless you have difficulty 
    managing your jumps. 
    His pattern: 
    Again, he doesnít have a definite pattern, but since he can only do two 
    different things, thatís not too bad. He will always jump in the sky, 
    fly, then summon tornadoes from below or jump where you are. Once heís 
    on the ground again, he can fly upward or immediately summon tornadoes 
    from below. Heíll alternate between flying, jumping at you and summoning 
    tornadoes. When heíll start summoning tornadoes, heíll raise his fist in 
    the air. If he doesnít, run toward him or youíll get crushed. The Blowing 
    Tornadoes he summons come in a group of 5 from below, each one will deal 
    damage. Try to walk away from them with a combination of running and 
    jumping (if you cannot evade them by running, jump). Be careful: when he 
    summons tornadoes, you will jump WAY higher and it will be possible 
    for you to hit the spiked ceiling quite easily. When you confront him 
    again in Wilyís Fortress, all of the ceiling will be spiked, 
    so be careful there.
    How to deal with him with the Mega Buster: 
    The trick is to watch his fist: if he raises his fist, watch out for 
    tornadoes, if he doesnít, move away from him for heíll land on the 
    ground (or start flying in the air if heís on the ground). He does that
    pretty quickly so stay alert. To evade the tornadoes, the best way I 
    found is to do small jump away from the first tornado (who is ALWAYS 
    below you) then move back right under it. I donít two tornadoes will come at 
    the same place, so once youíre standing below the first tornado, 
    youíll be fine. A small jump is enough, so donít worry about your height. 
    If Tornado Man is high in the sky, donít worry about attacking him. 
    Instead, let him summon his tornadoes and wait for him to come back 
    on the ground or at a low altitude. When heís summoning tornadoes on 
    the ground, you can hit him at least 5 times without getting hit. When 
    heís summoning tornadoes just above the ground, evade the tornadoes 
    then try to hit 2 or 3 times. Pretty easy.
    The Plug Balls is the weapon of choice against him. It might hard 
    trying to hit with it, but since the balls follow the walls and the 
    ceiling, they will often end up hitting him when heís in the air. 
    So shoot a ball per second and you will have a quick fight.
    Magma Man (008)
    Magma Man
    Difficulty: 5.5/10
    Suggested Weapon: Tornado Blow
    Another weird landscape for this fight, but it will be way easier than 
    Plug Man if you know where to place your Blue Bomber. I can beat him 
    without getting hit rather easily, though itís easy to make a small mistake.
    His pattern: 
    Incredibly simple: jump then shoot in the air. His Magma Bazooka will send 
    three flames forward, two in diagonals (upward and downward) and one 
    straight forward. The only thing that changes is very heíll land. Thatís all.
    How to deal with him with the Mega Buster: 
    At first, you might have a hard time dealing with him while evading his 
    shots and his jumps. But if you always stay near him, heíll never hit you 
    at all.  When he jumps and shoots, all his shots will pass over your head 
    so... The only thing you have to worry is not to stand where he lands. 
    Place yourself on ledge next to him (never in the corner, as always) and 
    if he jumps where you are, move backward, and if he jumps above you, stay 
    there then stand where he was. Try not to stand in the middle of the screen 
    for itís a bit harder to move under him if needed. Just concentrate on 
    avoiding his hot body and staying close to him and youíll beat him without 
    getting hit at all. Keep shoot at him and heís on the ground.
    If you use Tornado Blow, youíll deal about 6 damage. So after four shots 
    of Tornadoes (which will empty your ammos), you will only have to attack 
    him four times with your normal shots. Easy.
    Hornet Man (009)
    Hornet Man
    Difficulty: 7.5/10
    Suggested Weapon: Magma Bazooka
    If youíre not able to shoot quickly in the air, youíre gonna have fun!! 
    If youíre a quick shooter however, this fight is pretty easy.
    His pattern: 
    Again, not too complicated: he jumps, summon three hornets, lands on 
    the ground then run from a wall to the other. Meanwhile, the hornets 
    will try to attack you, and after 4-5 attempts, will disappear. Once 
    all hornets are gone, Hornet Man will summon more from a wall.
    How to deal with him with the Mega Buster: 
    The only difficulty here is to deal with the hornets. Each one will 
    take 2 normal shots to be dispatched. The trick is be where Hornet Man 
    summons his hornets and to shoot them right when they are summoned. 
    This way you can kill two of them before they even get the chance to 
    move. Always stay on the upper platform and when he prepares to call 
    his bees, stand on the edge and jump while shooting. You wonít be able 
    to dispatch the higher one, so evade its first attack and kill after. 
    Meanwhile, watch out for Hornet Man running around, by jumping over him 
    in the middle of the screen, and shooting him in the process. Always 
    concentrate on the hornets first and it will be pretty easy. However, 
    if you have trouble killing them all, this fight will be hard as hell. 
    But the trick Iíve told you, you can destroy them before they even get 
    the chance to attack. 
    The Magma Bazooka does a great job here, not only on Hornet Man, but 
    on his hornets too. One hit will kill them and if you shoot from the 
    right spot in the air when he summons them, you can kill the three of 
    them with one shot.
    Wily Boss #1: The Four Statues (010)
    Wily Boss #1: The Four Statues
    Difficulty: 6/10
    Suggested Weapon: Mega Buster (I donít think you can damage them with another 
    This fight is weird. There are four layers with a small statue at its end. 
    Between you and them, thereís a spiked ball (that kills you the moment you 
    touch them, be wary). All the statues will keep shooting at the spiked ball 
    to push it toward you. Meanwhile, you can shoot at the spiked balls to push 
    them toward the statues. If a spiked ball reaches your end of the room, it 
    will come back to the center and the statue will start shooting bullets 
    right to you, and theyíre difficult to dodge. And once a statue has been hit 
    by a spiked ball (after you pushed it with your shots), it will become red 
    and will push the ball farther with each shot (but will shoot less often). 
    So the trick here is to concentrate your shots on the balls that already 
    reached your end of the room, so its statue stops hitting shooting at you. 
    Start by shooting one spiked ball (any), and once it hits the statue, 
    quickly move to another ball and make it hit the statue. The other balls 
    will probably be close to reach your end. Let them do so (donít risk your 
    life by being too close to them) and shoot at the first spiked ball you 
    shot to damage the same statue again. After that, quickly move to the 
    spiked balls that reached your end and deal damage to the two statues, so
    they stop shooting at you. Then continue forward by giving more attention 
    to the statues shooting at you. Itís not a hard fight.
    Wily Boss #2: The War Ship (011)
    Wily Boss #2: The War Ship
    Difficulty: 8.5/10
    Suggested Weapon: Laser Trident for the first part, Hornet Chaser for the
    second part and a combination of Black Hole Bomb and Laser Trident for the
    third part.
    This fight is separated into three parts. The first one is easy: Stay on your
    end of the room and shoot down the missiles coming at you. Since they donít 
    move fast and always downward, you wonít have trouble destroying them (one 
    shot is enough). Then hit the missile trap when itís opened. You will deal 
    two damage per shot, so 14 shots are enough. You shouldnít get hit during 
    this fight. Use the Laser Trident to speed up the process.
    The second part is trickier. You will be beneath the ship and the bottom of 
    the ship will be spiked (not spike that one hit kills, but they do damage 
    you enough so you want to avoid them). Meanwhile, two hatches (one on the 
    left, and one on the right), will shoot thingies at you. They can be killed 
    with 3 normal shots. Your goal is to hit each hatches 7 times with a normal 
    shot. The problem is that you cannot jump to full height without touching 
    the spiked ceiling, so you will have to do small jumps while shooting at the 
    hatches. Also, the height always varies, so you will have to change your 
    jumps every time. And if the hatch is opened (to release a thingy at you), 
    your shot wonít hit it... Itís pretty hard to shoot at the right height 
    without getting hit, there is no trick besides practice. At least, do 
    not get hit by the thingies following the ground with a couple of quick 
    shots, then try to jump at the right height to damage the hatches. If 
    you get tired of the spikes, use the Hornet Chaser: the little hornets 
    will aim directly for the hatches and you won't have to jump besides 
    to avoid the thingies.
    The last part is hard too. The front of the ship is equipped with a giant 
    cannon that will fire laser beams at you. Your goal is to hit the cannon 
    14 times with your Mega Buster. Of course, you will want to shoot at it right 
    before the cannon trap opens (if itís closed, your shots will pass through) 
    and just before it closes. Donít take too many risks there for the laser 
    beams hurt a lot. Take it carefully and let most of the beams pass over 
    your head. However, you will have to jump sometimes to avoid the beams. 
    Try to jump over the first one and land between the first and the second. 
    Itís pretty hard though. If you didnít take too much damage from the second 
    part and you managed to evade all the laser beams of the third part except 
    for the lowest ones, youíll get through this fight. The Laser Trident deals
    a lot of damage and will make this a quick fight. If you're not confident
    with evading the lasers (they're hard to evade when they're low on the 
    ground, use the Black Hole Bomb which will suck all the lasers!
    Wily Boss #3: The Blob Devil (012)
    Wily Boss #3: The Blob Devil (how would you call that thing anyway?)
    Difficulty: 9.5/10
    Suggested Weapon: Black Hole Bomb
    Urgh... That one is a toughie. If youíre trying a quick run, it can be the 
    nail in your coffin. There are two blobs on each side that will exchange 
    together parts of them to eventually reform at the other blobís place. It 
    might sound confusing, but youíll understand quickly enough once the fight 
    starts. So basically, you have to avoid pieces going in and out of the blobs 
    and wait for the CPU core (or whatever it is, the grey thing) to get out of 
    the green blob. Then shoot it as often as you can without getting it. 
    14 normal shots should suffice, but since itís so painful (literally 
    for Mega Man) to wait for it to get out, you wonít want to use the normal 
    shots. Instead, use the Black Hole Bomb for a quicker fight. The downside 
    with that weapon is that it takes a LONG time before you can shoot another 
    time with it but Iíve found a little trick: shoot the bomb and make it 
    explode near the core to damage it, press start then get out of the menu 
    and your Black Hole will have disappear. Doing so, you will be able to 
    shoot another time at the core. You must be pretty quick though because 
    once the core reenters the safety of the blob, you will have to wait. 
    This battle is really painful because it is pretty difficult to be able 
    to understand well where the parts are going. You can let some pass over 
    your head, but you need to jump over the good ones. Thereís not much I can 
    tell about this in this guide to help you, except that you will often be 
    able to jump over the green and the orange parts at the same time. 
    Practice is the key to win this fight, but using the Black Hole Bombs 
    trick, the average gamer should be able to get the better of this thing 
    with one E-Tank.
    Final Fight: Wily (013)
    Final Fight: Wily
    Difficulty: 8/10
    Suggested Weapon: Mega Buster for the first part, Concrete Shot for the 
    second part and Plug Balls for the third part.
    The last boss is neither too hard nor too easy, but once you get the hang of 
    him it becomes pretty easy. The fight is split into three parts and you wonít 
    have an energy capsule between the fights to help you, leaving your E-Tanks 
    alone to do the healing job. 
    The first part is weird and might give some headache to some players. 
    Wily will shoot some eggs at you while moving back then forward. The eggs 
    will damage you and will bounce off Wilyís robot. When you shoot a normal 
    shot at an egg, it will bounce off toward Wily, until it touches him, then 
    goes back to you. Once ou shot the egg three times and the egg touches Wilyís 
    robot, the egg will explode. If it explodes near the mouth of the robot, the 
    boss will take damage. If it explodes beneath it, the egg will explode, 
    dealing no damage. Wily will shoot another egg right after the last one 
    exploded or disappeared behind you. The trick of this fight is to time 
    your shots so the egg bounces directly into Wilyís mouth. Shooting the 
    egg in the air or on the ground will change its bouncing timing. You will 
    have to play with that accordingly to the situation to damage Wily. Itís 
    really hard to describe the proper to shoot the eggs, but experiment by 
    shooting the egg in the air and on the ground to see how it behaves. Practice 
    and learn the pattern, for itís the only mean in your possession to deal 
    damage to the boss. Once you get the hang of it, you can easily pass this 
    part without taking any damage, although the average player might have 
    some problems.
    The second part is more simple: shoot Wily directly. He has two types of 
    attacks. With the first, the robot will open its mouth and will fire a 
    line of flames toward you (just like that cat thingy in Wood Manís stage 
    in Mega Man 2). If you jump at the last second, the flames will pass 
    right under you, leaving you unharmed. However, the timing is pretty 
    difficult to get, so you might get hurt a lot at first. If you donít 
    feel confident, you might always use Rush Coil to get over the flames 
    (good old dog doesnít mind the heat!). Sometimes, Wily will go really 
    far backward and will rush toward you, stopping really close to you. 
    Then, he will shoot fire at you, but since the area is so small, it will 
    really hard to find the good place and the good timing to avoid the flames. 
    The trick to avoid the flames in that position is to be in the air, in front 
    of the mouth, the moment it opens: Wily will aim toward that spot and the 
    fire will pass over your head. If youíre able to master this move, you 
    shouldnít have a problem passing the second part. With his last move, Wily 
    will go really high in the air and will follow you. After a few moments, he 
    will drop on the ground, trying to damage you. Not much to say here, just 
    run to the right, a little passed the middle and run left when he stops 
    moving. You should never get hit by this technique. Once you get the hand of 
    these moves, you shouldnít have any problem beating that part. Use the 
    Concrete Shot (if you have any left, stupid short stage before the bosses) 
    to kill him faster, but the normal buster works well.
    The last part is a classic: Wilyís saucer. Every Mega Man since the fourth 
    ends with a fight with that legendary saucer. This part is rather tricky, 
    and you will probably have to use an E-Tank because he hits rather hard. 
    Wily will appear and disappear into the air, leaving you about 5-6 seconds 
    to hit him in the face. While waiting for Wily to reappear ALWAYS stand in 
    the middle of the screen, then move slightly away from him once he appears. 
    Meanwhile, he will shoot two different things at you. The first weapon is 
    the purple balls, which I find easier to evade than the other weapon. 
    These balls will move toward you, then stop, then move a second time 
    toward then disappears. Once the balls appear, move away from Wily and stop 
    a few length from the end of the screen. Once the balls start their second 
    movement, jump toward the wall with the good timing and you should avoid 
    them all. Depending of the position of Wilyís saucer, the operation might 
    become a little more difficult, but most of the time, you will have the 
    possibility to avoid the purple balls. His other attack is composed of 
    6 orange balls: 3 will follow the ground and three others will go upward, 
    then fly over you. Once the flying balls pass over you, they will head 
    toward the floor, trying to hit you. The difficulty here is that you have 
    to jump over the orange balls on the ground while the flying one will try 
    to hit you. And all of that happens within 1.5 sec., so itís pretty hard to
    avoid them all. The only trick I can give you is to try to jump at the last 
    second over the floor balls and place Mega Man between two flying balls 
    heading to the ground. Itís pretty hard and you will get hit most of the 
    time, but eh, itís the final boss.  The only weapon that deals more than 
    1 unit of damage is... the Plug Balls, yeah. Wily is always weak to the
    short ranged weapons (Bubble Man, Snake Man, Top Man, Ring Man...).
    But since you must shoot Wily in the head and the range of this weapon 
    is terrible, you will have to be directly next to him to deal damage. 
    It will therefore be nearly impossible to avoid his attacks while 
    damaging him with that weapon. If you have one or two E-Tanks left 
    and do not mind getting hit, you can hit Wily with the Plug Balls two 
    or three times per appearance. Otherwise, use your normal Mega Buster 
    to deal with him.
    Conclusion (014)
    That's it folks. I hope this guide helped you overcome all those meanies in 
    this short but sweet game.
    If you find anything good that deserve to be added in this guide, 
    feel free to email me at Thunder_Max@hotmail.com .
    Feel free to link to this page. If you want to use some info on this page 
    for your website, just ask me and I will give you the right to do so if you 
    give me the credit for. I don't bite.
    Special thanks to GameFaqs for posting it.
    Special thanks to Capcom and Inti Creates to have finally made a sequel to
    Mega Man 8... it was about time!
    Thank you for reading this guide!
    - Maxime Gendron
    Copyright 2008 Maxime Gendron.