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||         MEGA MAN X FAQ\WALKTHROUGH BY: NATHAN KROEGER (MORTORTEX)         ||
||                                VERSION: 1.20                              ||
||                   ORIGINALLY SUBMITTED: DECEMBER 02, 2005                 ||
||                         LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 19, 2007                    ||
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Welcome to my second complete faq\walkthrough. I decided to do it on MEGA MAN X
because it is a long time favorite game of mine and I feel I need to enjoy a
game in order to take the time to write a full faq\walkthrough for it. I went
back and beat the game several times and I eventually learned everything that
was needed for this faq\walkthrough and started it. I finished this 
faq\walkthrough around the 25th of November 2005 and started to review and edit
the guide because I could tell with all the red underlines and how fast and 
irregardless I type that there would be lots of editing. After that, which 
really didn't take too long, I added the much needed appendices section.

I try and give my best advice for beating the levels and bosses. Although I'm 
no expert at the game, I found it ridiculously easy, so I must be doing 
something right. I don't like to tattle on and tell you every single step to 
take and move to make because I feel that insults you, the reader, so I just 
tell you what is coming and how to avoid it best. Some situations require 
step-by-step analysis, but those are few and short.

So please sit back, relax, and enjoy my work...

This faq/walkthrough will include:
                                            >Version History
                                            >Introduction
                                            >Back Story
                                            >Walkthrough
                                            >Appendices
                                                     >Controls
                                                     >Options
                                                     >Weapons
                                                     >Items
                                                     >Special Items
                                                     >Upgrades
                                                     >Enemies
                                                     >Bosses
                                           >Passwords
                                           >Legal/Contact/Credits

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Version: 1.00--December 02, 2005 - Original version

Version: 1.07--February 22, 2006 - Corrected spelling and grammar mistakes
                                 - Changed top of page to all capitals
                                 - Changed all headers to all capitals
                                 - Added "worm" to enemies list
                                 - Added a note to password section
                                 - Edited and added info to 
                                   Legal/Contact/Credits

Version: 1.08--March 21, 2006 - Added games to library in bottom section

Version: 1.16--April 7, 2006 - Added games to library in bottom section
                             - Credited Delition Hikari for contribution
                             - Reformated Credits at bottom
                             - Added Supercheats.com and 1up.com to site list
                             - Rewrote sections on Wolf Sigma to incorporate 
                               new information
                             - Added submitted info under Wolf Sigma

Version: 1.20--January 19, 2007 - Added and corrected info in
                                  Legal/Contact/Credits
                                - Changed headers into boxes
                                - Added Honestgamer.com to site list
                                - Added Games to Lirary in bottom section

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Welcome to the world of MEGA MAN X, the first instalment in Capcom's new 
series: MEGA MAN X.  As of this Faq\Walkthrough's publication there are around 
8 MEGA MAN X games, but this one is by far is the best one in the series in my 
opinion. For all of you that don't know what MEGA MAN X is; one: why are you 
here?, and two: I'll tell you.

MEGA MAN X is an action role playing game. You act X in a struggle to take 
back the world from the invading Maverick Reploids. It's a simple 2-D 
side-scroller that is easy enough to get into. You have a X-buster on your 
right hand, which is used to fire energy shots at the bad robots you meet. 
Like all the enemies, everything in this game Is mechanical, from the trees, 
the ground and even little rabbits.

You must progress through stages, with some of the most stylish bosses to beat 
(for Super Nintendo standards) and learn their skills by defeating them. 
Finally, when you are done with them all, you are able to fight Sigma, the 
Maverick leader, and save the human-race from a most certain eradication.

The game is pretty much self-explanatory, but to get a better understanding 
about the games background, read the back story and it will clear a lot of 
things up, it sure did for me...

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The Journal of Dr. Cain:

April 8th
^^^^^^^^^
Still nothing. For the last month, I have been sifting through the dirt trying
to find a fossil record which would verify my findings on Mesozoic plant life
, but so far I have come up empty. Tomorrow, I'll move my Archaeological dig 
to a new site. Maybe I'll have better luck.

April 9th
^^^^^^^^^
Set up camp at new site and laid out a preliminary gridwork for the dig. I got
some odd readings at location E-46. It looks like something metallic is 
buried several meters below the surface. I think I'll begin there tomorrow.

April 10th
^^^^^^^^^^
I can't believe what I found! Several meters below the surface was the remains
of a lab. Although most of the lab was damaged, I did manage to find papers 
that indicate that it belonged to the famous robot designer, Dr. Thomas Light.
I've begun to review what is left of Dr. Light's notes and it looks like he 
was on to a major breakthrough. The notes keep referring to "the capsule"...

April 13th
^^^^^^^^^^
I found it. Standing 14 meters high and 8 meters wide, the capsule was hidden 
under a collapsed ceiling. Even underneath all the rubble, the capsule has 
remained intact and was still running some diagnostic when I found it. There 
is a warning on the capsule, but all the indicators on the capsule show green.
 It should be safe to open it. I'll know tomorrow.

NOM engineer work system
Model CPS-9204

Copyright: 2105, 2109, 2114
NOM corporation
All rights reserved

Real memory: 8,192 tetrabites
Available memory: 32,768 tetrabites
Primary data cache: 512 kilobites
Primary inst cache: 768 kilobites
Secondary cache: 32,768 kilobites

Login: Dr. Cain
Password: *****

>device -dvl -a
Reading: "M.X.S."
Reading: "BD-E"
Reading: "Warning"

The Warning:

"X" IS THE FIRST OF A NEW GENERATION OF ROBOTS WHICH CONTAIN AN INNOVATIVE NEW
FEATURE - THE ABILITY TO THINK, FEEL AND MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS. HOWEVER 
THIS ABILITY COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS. IF "X" WERE TO BREAK THE FIRST RULE OF
 ROBOTICS, "A ROBOT MUST NEVER HARM A HUMAN BEING", THE RESULTS WOULD BE 
DISASTROUS AND I FEAR THAT NO FORCE ON EARTH COULD STOP HIM.

APPROXIMATELY 30 YEARS WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE WE CAN SAFELY CONFIRM HIS 
RELIABILITY. UNFORTUNATELY I WILL NOT LIVE TO SEE THAT DAY, NOR DO I HAVE 
ANYONE TO CARRY ON MY WORK. THEREFORE, I HAVE DECIDED TO SEAL HIM IN THIS 
CAPSULE, WHICH WILL TEST HIS INTERNAL SYSTEMS UNTIL HIS RELIABILITY HAS BEEN 
CONFIRMED. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE CAPSULE UNTIL THAT TIME.

"X" POSSESSES GREAT RISKS AS WELL AS GREAT POSSIBILITIES. I CAN ONLY HOPE FOR
THE BEST.

SEPTEMBER 18, 20XX

-T.LIGHT

Diagnostic:

MEGA MAN X specifications:

"Head" is equipped with:
Broad range eye-camera
Ultra sensitive voice recognition system
Voice generation system made by HAYATOM inc.

"Chest" is equipped with:
Accumulative energy generator
Micro-fusion fuel tank
Central joint controlling system

"Arms" are equipped with:
X-buster (mega buster mark17)
Energy amplifier
Variable weapon system.

"Legs" are equipped with:
Gyroscopic stabilization system
Emergency acceleration system (optional)

Interior skeleton: reactive armor skeleton which reduces damage by 93 percent.
Body skin: lightweight "titanium-X" alloy.

April 14th
^^^^^^^^^^
Today I met "X". Not simply a robot, X is something totally different. Light 
has given him the ability to think and make his own decisions. At times X 
seems more like a man than like a machine.

April 15th
^^^^^^^^^^
Light was a genius! I've been going over his design notes and they are a 
quantum leap beyond anything the world has ever seen. Using them as a guide, I
 may be able to replicate his design and integrate them into a new generation 
of robots. I'll begin transporting X and the rest of Dr. Light's things back 
to my lab tomorrow.

November 22nd
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
With X's help I have completed my first "Reploid." Although I don't completely
understand how all of Dr. Light's systems work, I was able to make some minor
modifications and the reploid seems to be functioning perfectly. His strength
and intelligence seem limitless and he is fully able to make his own decisions
. In fact, we got into our first argument. How intriguing!

January 3rd
^^^^^^^^^^^
The new reploids have been running off the assembly line for several weeks. 
It's amazing how easily they have been able to adapt to even the most difficult
job. It still is a bit odd to see them working side by side with humans, but 
everyone seems to be happy to accept them.

February 16th
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Three reploids went "maverick" today and injured two people before they were 
stopped. This is the third instance of this type  of behaviour and I still 
have no idea of what is causing it! There is some talk about stopping the 
assembly of any more reploids, but I don't think it will happen. Maybe we've 
become too dependent on them...

The council has now decided to set up a group of "Hunters" to destroy any 
mavericks before they can cause any injury. The reploid named Sigma has been 
assigned to lead the Hunters. Sigma is one of the most intelligent reploids 
I've created and contains my latest circuit designs. His system should be 
immune to any problems.

May 16th
^^^^^^^^
It's been two months since Sigma took control of the Maverick Hunters and he 
and his Hunters have been able to prevent any further injury to the population.
Everyone is starting to breath a little bit easier.

I am a little worried about X. He seems unsure of his place in life and what 
Dr. Light had planned for him. But given time, I'm sure he'll find his way...

June 4th
^^^^^^^^
My worst nightmare has just come true. Sigma went maverick today and took most
of the other Hunters with him. His motives are unclear, but it seems that he
"Decided" that humans are inferior and limiting the growth of the Reploids. 
For that reason, he decided that all humans should be eradicated.

Most of the population is in hiding or trying to flee the city. I'm not sure 
how long we can hold out against Sigma's forces. I fear I've built the 
reploids too well.

X is taking the news of the war personally. He wants to join ZERO, the new 
leader of the Maverick Hunters, when he goes after Sigma. I'm doubtful of 
their chances, but I wont stop him. Something has to be done...

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                                 HIGHWAY
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The introduction level is a run, along a highway stretch. Run past all the 
bustling motorists that are heading for the hills from the Mavericks that are 
invading. You will come upon a rotating spike wheel that is coming right 
towards you. Power up a full X-buster shot and lay it into him. Right behind 
him is a blue robot with no arms and two legs. Jump over his spark balls or 
missiles and continuously press the "Y" button for a constant bombardments of 
tiny X-buster shots. When he blows up, jump the gap in the road and run past 
the red semi-truck in the background. You'll notice around eight robots that 
have Spiky-like things attached to them. They use them to tear away at the 
highway, making gaps in it. A powered up X-buster shot will take all of them 
out. Be sure to hit their main body or spike thing and not the bar in-between.
 Soon you will run into another rolling spike wheel along with another blue 
robot, kill them with your X-buster the same way as before. After them you will
 encounter a single blue robot, again X-buster him away. Keep running past the 
blue semi-truck and another red semi-truck in the background, on the other side
 of the next gap you have to jump.

Now it will look like the highway is torn away at the back, that's because it
is. Walk onto it and the game darkens a little and a bee helicopter will swoop
down and begin to attack you with missiles, bullets and walking droids, all 
easy to avoid. Constantly shoot X-buster shots at it until its propeller 
breaks off and it crashes into the ground, taking the piece of highway that 
you're on with it. You wont die, but instead you will crash to the bottom of 
the stage. You need to go to the right wall and climb back up. You will 
notice energy capsules on the other side of the beam to the right, at the 
bottom. Jump up the wall and fall down the other side to obtain them. Now 
pass the segway and encounter the second bee helicopter. Destroy it in the 
same manner that you did the fist one. Up top there are two of those white 
droids that the bee helicopter throws out, blast them and move on. Continue 
until the highway begins to break away. The parts that fall away look worn 
away, so be careful. Blast the wasps that launch mines and jump to the safe
sections to the right. At one point there will be three attached parts that 
break away. Run straight across this and blast the wasps that get in your way.
 Make it to safe ground and walk down the slight hill in the highway. A flying 
helicopter will try to run into you, causing damage. You just blow him up with 
a powered up X-buster shot and make sure he can't do that. Continue blasting 
the red little helicopters and eventually you'll come to a part with cars that
 shoot shots at you. One fully charged X-buster shot will knock the driver out
 of the car, but it will still be able to run. Another fully charged up blast 
will blow the car completely up. Jump to the toll booth on the lower 
section, to the right, and destroy the car that follows.

Soon a ship will hover overhead and a section will lower letting cars out. 
Completely destroy two cars without getting hit and the screen will lock and 
the music will change. A ride armor with a Maverick inside, named Vile, will 
lower out of the same section that the cars came from and land right in front 
of you. The battle will begin. Don't bother hitting him, just let him drain 
you down to a couple of lives and then get caught in one of his spark webs. 
He will pick you up and say some discouraging words to you.

Vile: "You worthless piece of scrape metal, did you think your could defeat 
me?"

Then you hear something in the background and a blast of energy blows Vile's 
ride armor's arm off. X falls to the ground and Zero dashes in the screen and 
scares Vile away. The ship takes off and Zero comforts X with some sympathy.

X: "I guess I'm not powerful enough to defeat him..."

Zero: "X, you shouldn't expect to defeat him, he is designed to be a war 
machine. Remember, you have not reached full power yet. If you use all the 
abilities you were designed with, you should become stronger...you may even 
become as powerful as I am. I'll scout ahead and collect as much information 
on Sigma's fortress as I can. I'll meet up with you when you get there. See 
you later! X, I know you can do it!"

They both leave the stage. You are now taken to a level select screen. From 
there pick the seqence I choose to have the most success with this walkthrough.

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                               ARCTIC TUNDRA
******************************************************************************

Take some steps forward and get rid of the rabbit that is hopping your way. 
Now there is a logger that will chop orange blocks towards you. Wait until he 
has hit both of them, and then there will be around two seconds before some 
more blocks will pop out of the ground. Quickly, blast him with some charged 
X-buster shots to depose of him. A wasp will be over-head causing trouble. 
Take him out the same way you did on the highway stage. There will be another 
rabbit up ahead hopping on the downward slope, along with another wasp. This 
combo might cause you to take some damage, but don't worry. Take out the wasp 
and then jump over the rabbit and forget him. Another logger will await you 
further up the road with some more wasps. When they are taken care of, enter 
the cave. Fall down the many ledges, meanwhile killing the bats that take one 
hit from the tiny X-buster blast to blow, and get to the very bottom. Follow 
along and destroy the spike wheel that is on some pipes. To the right is a 
risen platform and a ledge above you to the left. Jump straight in the air, 
once, and this will spawn the spike wheel that will roll down on you from the 
high ledge above. Destroy him and jump on the ledge. Continue on and another 
spike wheel and ledge in the top left corner of the ledge you're on will 
appear. Jump to that ledge and destroy the spike wheel up there. Move right, 
up another ledge, then left to discover one more spike wheel and a tunnel that
 leads straight up. Climb up the tunnel and land on the icy surface. Run up to 
the capsule ahead to receive your dash enhancement.

Dr. Light has some words for you, from inside the capsule.

Dr. Light: "So you've come...X, I gave you the ability to choose your own path
in life, and I hoped the world would allow you to choose a peaceful one. But
now it seems you are designed to fight. Because I thought that the world 
might need a new champion, I have hidden capsules like this one. If you find 
and use them you will be able to increase your powers beyond anything the 
world has ever known. Step into this capsule and receive an accelerations 
system to boost your speed. Good luck, X!"

Now test your new dash ability and lets move on. Walk down the ice path and 
jump the gap. A red helicopter will fly towards you. Blast him to get rid of 
him. Jump the next gap and another will fly towards you. Finally a third gap 
and two red helicopter will fly at you with a ostrich bot, that launches 
circular razors at you, standing on an elevation after them. One big power up 
and a couple small ones will blow them all up. Move down the little hill and 
encounter another ostrich bot. When it's gone, jump down the tiny cliff and 
land on the bottom level. Another ostrich bot and red helicopter will be 
there. Blast them away and exit the cave. A tall pillar stands in front of X, 
when you exit the cave, and it wont let you past. Climb on it and jump over it.
 There will be a ride armor for X to jump into and use. Get in it and break 
the igloo in front of you with its punch. Jump the gap and punch the 
dragonfly that will get agitated when you go near it. Since you can't get the 
heart tank without the fire wave, we'll come back to that at a latter time. For
 now, jump over the little pillar before the entrance to the second cave. Go 
inside the cave and jump a gap and land on a icy surface with another dragonfly
 on it. There is another gap with another dragonfly, then finally you get to 
fight a ride armor guy. He will jump into his ride armor, much like the way you
 did, and begins to punch you. Punch him back with your ride armor, and in four
 hits he blows up. Jump the final gap and land in the snow. Another pillar 
prompts you to jump out of your ride armor.

Climb up the big wall to the right and continue until you see the snowball 
throwers. Shoot it with your X-buster a few times and it will blow up. Once he
 shoots a snow ball at you it can't reload, and just sits there waiting to 
die. Past him is a rolling snow ball that gradually gets bigger as it rolls 
towards you. Jump over it. Jump the next 3 gaps, meanwhile taking care of some
 more snowballs and snowball launchers and come upon a strange grey wall. It's
 nothing to worry about. Run into it and it opens into a small runway and into 
another grey wall, or door as it is. Now you're ready to battle Chill Penguin.

Chill Penguin
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Always keep on the left wall and be prepared for him to jump at you. If he 
pulls the lever on the ceiling to cause powerful winds to blow you, just dash 
in the opposite direction. Lay constant blasts into him and he will get 
drained down really fast. If you get caught in his ice breathe, he'll turn on 
his wind and blow you into the wall, which hurts you. The slide is easily 
avoidable because you're staying on the wall and he slides right under you. 
He will give you lots of opportunities to hit him and he is easy as pie to 
beat.

You obtain ice shot for beating him. 

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                                  AIRPORT
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Begin running along. Power up a X-buster shot and blast that yellow grappler 
before the moving platforms. Jump on one of the platforms and let it take you 
to the top. Right before its descent, jump on one of the platforms of the 
second set of moving platforms. Let that one take you all the way to the top. 
While you are being taken up, some more grapplers will try and pick you up. 
Blast them away before they get a chance to. When you get to the very top, dash
 then jump off to the left. Fly through the air and land on the green control 
tower. Grab the heart tank and fall down to the start of the stage. Get back up
 to the top, by way of the second set of moving platforms, the same way you did
 the first time. Now jump to the right and land on the big red container that 
reads "AIRPORT 1001."

There are a couple of grapplers as you move on the red container, so just 
blast them away. There will be a small hill then a gap. Jump the gap and land 
on the surface beside the rising pillar. Destroy the multi-turret on the top 
of the pillar and it will fall into the ground. Stand on the top, where the 
turret was, and it will begin to rise up again. When it gets to the top, jump 
to the bluish windowed building and shoot the glass entrance. It will shatter 
and you will be able to walk inside. Around the middle of this is one of 
those blue robots with no arms. Blast him with some powered up X-buster shots 
and watch him explode. The shock of the explosion will break all the window in
 the back and front of the glass house, this is quite cool by the way. At the 
far right side is a sub tank.

Fall down in-between the glass house and the hover platform with the fire wave
bot on it. You'll land in front of another blue robot. Destroy him and blast
the bot on the hover platform to your right. Jump on the platform, that the 
bot was on, and continue to kill the bots to your right and taking their 
rides. You'll eventually come to a green building that you can jump on. Land 
on it, and continue through another set of hover platforms and fire wave bots.
 Once you make it to land again, walk up the inclination and jump on the 
surface with the tall structure with the criss crossing beams in it. Jump up 
it and fall down the other side. Jump to about half way on the right side of 
the structure and hit dash and jump at the same time and super jump over to 
the right. You'll land on a ledge with things that sort of look like 
batteries. Blast them away and move into the area. A capsule, like the one 
you got your boot upgrade in, will pop out of the ground. Walk beside it and 
Dr. Lights has some words for you.

Dr. Light: "This capsule contains an enhancement for your helmet which will 
allow you to break some ceilings with a head butt."

Watch the demo and clear some of the blocks above for some practice. Leave the
 area and get back to the top of the tall structure. Move right and blast 
those annoying grapplers. An opening above your head will present itself. Jump
 up and to the left and grab the 1-up you no-doubtably saw before. Fall back 
down the opening you came from or explore the area above and then come back 
down. Two white walking droids will be waiting for you to the right. Blast 
them and jump the gap and get to the next surface. Walk along and blast the 
grapplers and you will come to the edge with some more hover platforms. Jump 
on them, but be quick because these ones fall away from under you. Hop them 
and get on the ship. It will begin to rise in the air. Along the ship are two
 missile turrets. Jump their shots and blast them away. Don't go down the 
ladder and in the grey boss door. Instead fall off the right side of the ship 
and you will land on a grey lower wing. On there will be some hidden energy 
capsules for your health and equipment. Jump to the platform to the left and 
it will take you inside the ship. If you haven't already notices this is the 
ship from the highway stage, that Vile came out of. After a few short moments 
the top half part of the ship will break away and Storm Eagle will descend 
from the heavens.

Storm Eagle
^^^^^^^^^^^
Charge up shots and shoot at him, that's the key. He will stand there in front
 of you and flap his wings or shoot a storm tornado to try and knock you off 
the ship. Dash toward him to stay on the ship. He will eventually fly into the
 air to throw an egg full of small birds at you, easy to avoid, or to dart 
down straight towards you. If he goes completely up you are assured he is 
going to dart down at you. Dash left or right and he'll miss you when he 
comes down. Let a shot go in his direction and you'll be able to hit him but 
he will always miss you.

You obtain storm tornadoes for beating him.

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                             ASSEMBLY PLANT
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Walk forward and fall under the conveyor belts. The ground will be frozen 
solid instead of covered in lava because you defeated Chill Penguin. This 
makes this stage so easy. Dash under the two conveyor belts then jump up the 
wall and on the top surface. Dash under two more conveyor belts that follow 
and jump again up a wall and on to the top surface. Watch out for the yellow 
grappler that wants to grab you and blast him away. Move forwards and collect 
the energy capsule on the right side of the gap. Now, fall down that gap and 
run along the bottom. Stop when you come to the part with the frozen bottom, 
like before, and the platforms with cracks in them where the lava would 
normally shoot up through. Jump on the first one you see and get to the far 
left of it. There is a couple of block on the ceiling that are different 
colors and a different shape than the rest of the ceiling. Dash and jump left,
 and if you time it correctly, you can break away the blocks with your helmet 
revealing a secret area. There will be a capsule that contains your X-buster 
upgrade.

Dr. Light: "This capsule contains a part which will increase the capabilities
 of your X-buster. You can use it to fire all types of weapons."

After the demo, fall back down the passage you game from. Fall right down to 
the icy bottom of the area. Keep dashing right under all the men with pick 
axes. At the far right, right next to the wall is the heart tank. Dash back 
and get up the first opening you can. Blast the guy with the pick axe and move
 right. After killing another pick axe man, climb up the wall to the right. 
When you get to the top dash and jump off to the left. You'll land on a 
platform with two pick axe guys. Destroy them and the third one up on the 
ledge above to the left. Get on that platform now and destroy one last pick 
axe man. Up on the platform to the left are two little black things wearing 
construction helmets. Jump up there and destroy the little guys when they peak
 out from under their helmets. Collect the 1-up from the left side then dash 
and jump off the left side. You'll fall into a wall, climb up it. The sub tank 
is bordered by the same blocks that you destroyed to get the X-buster upgrade. 
Jump off them to destroy them with your boots, then grab the sub tank.

Fall back down and get back up the wall to the far right. Climb up the passage
 and you'll come to a part with flatteners. They will come down and crush 
anything under them, like those half robots that fall out of the pipes in the 
ceiling. Dash under them before they have time to come down and crush you. Get
 past all four of them then fall down the passage that leads to some pips with
dripping lava and twirling spike heads. Don't climb the ladder, but instead 
stay in-between the two pips. Make it through and you'll come to a ball and 
chain knight. Fully power up your new X-buster shot and when he throw his ball
at you, jump over it and lay the pink blast into him, blowing him apart. Now,
after that is another set of pipes. Stay on the top this time. Follow the 
pipes and jump over the spike head and blast the ball and chain knight. Run a 
little while longer and another ball and chain knight stands in your way 
before the grey boss door and Flame Mammoth.

Flame Mammoth
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Big massive elephant-like thing that can't walk. It can't, it has to be moved
on a conveyor belt, or that's where at least you fight him. He jumps a lot, 
more than any other boss, and when he land that impact will stun you for a 
couple of seconds. Jump when he lands to not get hit by the shaking. Some snot
 oil or whatever you want to call it, flies out of his trunk. The purpose of 
this is to catch fire when he throw his fireballs at you and make a big fire. 
Feed him some Storm Tornadoes or simple charged X-Buster blasts to put an end 
to this mammoths life.

You obtain fire wave for beating him.

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                       BACK TO THE ARCTIC TUNDRA
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Get in the ride armor before the second cave. Destroy the igloo in front of 
you and jump the gap. Destroy the dragonfly, then stand on the small pillar at
 the caves mouth. Jump the ride armor then jump out of the ride armor yourself 
and you'll be able to jump up the side of the roof of the cave and get on the 
top. Equip your fire wave and blast the first igloo you come across with it. In
 the ruins of the igloo lays the heart tank.

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                                OCEAN BASE
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The first enemy you encounter is a green water spider, destroy him with a 
simple blast. Then a tortoise that launches missiles in the air, in the water,
 blast him away. Up on a ledge will be a tortoise that launches missiles in 
the air. Launch a storm tornado at it and they will destroy it real fast. Fall
 down and encounter a spike bed along with another water spider for you to 
blast away. Tornado away the last tortoise and continue walking. A short while
 later you'll encounter the deep blue ocean. Fall into it and some seahorses 
with pop out of the ground to greet you. Blast them away and jump the spike 
bed.

On the other side of the spike bed are some more seahorses. Once they are gone
walk along the ground and fall down the cliff. Another set of seahorses await
you and another spike bed. On the other side of the bed is, of course, more 
seahorses. Pass the second set of seahorses and a yellow submarine will come 
out of the ground. It will suck you in, blow you away, launch missiles at you,
 and sometimes search for you with a light. Continuously hit the "Y" button 
and blast it multiple time. If it sucks or blows you, dash in the opposite 
direction to fight it with ease. It will eventually blow up and leave you 
some rewards in its wake. Continue forwards and over a spike bed to see some 
gulper fish. They're "gulper" fish because they will swallow X and you have 
to shoot them from the inside to get out, ripping them apart. Pass a few of 
them and over yet another spike bed and you will encounter a red submarine 
this time. It does the same attacks as the yellow one, but this time you are 
standing on a small platform with spikes on the ground on either side. If he 
sucks you in jump in the air and a little to the left and this should be 
enough to stop from being thrown into the spikes. Continuously shoot the 
little X-buster shots into him and he will blow up in no time.

Run along and you'll see a hydro jet. Get onto it and let it take you to the 
surface. Jump out of the water and get on the little alcove above with cranes 
in the background and an energy capsule. Fall back into the ocean and jump 
over the spike bed. Another hydro jet is on the other side but leads nowhere. 
After another spike bed is a third hydro jet. Go up in this hydro jet and jump
 on the boat at the surface that is throwing mines in the water. Blast the 
little crystal on the ship with a tornado. The ship will then break down and 
crash into the water. Ride the ship down and avoid the mines in the water and 
let it break into the ground below. After it tears the ground away, it will 
reveal a secret area. When it comes to a stop at the bottom, fall off the 
right side and enter the new area. Jump the platforms with the spike beds 
in-between until a water eel comes out of hiding. Shoot two tornadoes into its
 head and it will fall off. Its body will crash into the ground and another 
new area to the right will open. Go in it and grab the heart tank. Get back up
 to the surface and move on. Pass the fourth hydro jet and climb over the 
pillar that looks like a thermometer. Another water eel will come out of the
 ground and swim after you. Two tornadoes to the head and it will die. Climb 
over the second thermometer pillar and pass the last set of gulper fish to 
enter the grey doors with Launch Octopus inside.

Launch Octopus
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Shoot a constant stream of yellow blasts into him, these will also take care 
of the missiles that come straight towards you. When he launches his homing 
torpedoes, jump and hopefully two will fly above you and two will fly below 
you. After a while he will make a vortex that sucks you in, if you are in the 
middle when he comes down, he will drain your lives away. Rapidly hit buttons 
to escape it. After shooting and dodging, he should be destroyed, and that 
wasn't so hard, now was it?

You obtain homing torpedoes for beating him.

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                              CONTROL TOWER
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Climb up that first ladder to your right. A ball and chain knight will be on a
ledge to your left. Charge up a full X-buster blast and shoot him with it when
he launches his ball at you. Jump to the ledge where the knight was and then 
jump to another ledge to the right, below a ladder. A red gunner will be on 
the wall to the right, so blast it before you climb the ladder. When you get 
up the ladder, dash and jump off the left side to jump over the ball and chain
 knight below and grab onto the ladder above him. Climb up the ladder and try 
to avoid the red gunners on either side of you when you climb. Up the ladder, 
run forward and a orange helicopter will come out of the space in the ceiling,
 so blast it away. There are laser beams that break every couple of seconds 
or so. When the laser beam breaks it is safe to move through it. If you hit 
the beam a stationery bot will shoot a laser at you that hurts. Make your way 
carefully through the laser traps and killing orange helicopters that will 
strafe left and right to try to hit you.

When you come to a ladder, you are done that part. Equip your tornadoes and 
climb the ladder. A tortoise that launches missiles from its back is at the 
top of the ladder. Blast a tornado at it to dispose of it, then climb up the 
ladder to the right. Kill another tortoise and one last one above that and 
move on to the elevator. Let it take you up. Dodge the red helicopters and 
take extreme caution dodging the spike walls that pass over your head. When 
you make it to the top of the elevator, exit it, and come into the bright 
blue sky.

Climb up the side of the tower, jumping off the platforms that have single 
turrets on them to get to the hard to reach ladders, that may have monkeys on 
them, so watch out and blast them away. When you eventually get to the top, 
you'll notice a heart tank outside the tower in a hard to reach spot. Power up
 an ice shot completely and let it out to form an ice platform. Jump on the 
platform and ride it out the side of the tower. Quickly, before you fall right
 back down the tower and have to climb all the way back up again, dash right, 
jump and arch yourself left and you'll be able to jump off the side of the 
ledge and grab the heart tank. If this is giving you trouble, then just come 
back here after the boomerangs are obtained from Boomer Kuwanger, and use them 
to get it. When you have it, continue inside the towers core. Destroy the 
turret on the hover platform and jump on it. Do the same to the turret above 
and reach the ladder. A red shooter will be on the right wall when you come up,
 so blast it away, then blast the turrets on the hover platforms above you 
away. Climb the ladder on the left and you'll come to a part with two more 
hover platforms with turrets, one turret on the ceiling and a red shooter on 
the left wall, destroy all them and climb the ladder on the top left. Walk 
through the grey door and you'll come out, outside. Walk through the second 
grey door to battle Boomer Kuwanger.

Boomer Kuwanger
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
He's a teleporting menace, I'll tell you what. He'll buzz around and you'll 
get confused to where he is and next thing you know he's got you in his 
pincer-like head and throwing you into the ceiling, for major damage. Don't 
stay on the ground for this battle, instead climb up on of the walls and throw
 off some homing torpedoes. They will track him down and make short work of 
him. He will throw that pincer on his head at you like a boomerang. It hits 
you and that's not good. Jump to the ground when he does that. Without the 
Homing Torpedoes this guy is a fair challenge, but not too rough. It's 
getting him to stop that annoying teleporting that's difficult.

You get boomer cutters for beating him.

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                                FOREST
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Move forward and you'll see a little pool of water in a pit. This is because 
you defeated Launch Octopus. There is a little black guy under that shrub in 
the water pit that will throw worms at you when he peaks out. When he does 
peek out, blast him away. A lumberjack will be chopping orange block at you. 
When he chops both of them at you it will take a second or so for them to 
rejuvenate. So use that window to blast him away. Behind him is a water 
spider that will hop into you. Blast him away. You'll soon come to another 
pool of water with another little shrub guy under it. There will also be a 
elevation above you with another lumberjack on it. Avoid the top route and go 
into the water. Blast the shrub guys and the water spider that follows. Jump 
over the cut down tree and defeat the third lumberjack. Jump into the last 
pool of water and destroy the water spider to the top right.

Climb the wall to the right and get to the top. Walk along and you'll come to
a gap with a cave that makes an awful lot of noise. Don't go inside the cave,
instead go back and fall into that gap in the ground. You'll fall into some 
more water and see some blocks hiding a secret passage. Jump of the blocks to 
break them away and land on the brown surface below. Dash and jump off that 
surface, right, and the water will carry you through the passage and you'll 
reach a little alcove with a heart tank on it. Dash and jump back and get up 
the gap. Still don't go in the cave, but get back on the brown surface to your
 left with the tiny inclination before the gap. Dash and jump off the right of
 that surface and you will be able to jump up the caves roof. Jump all the way
 up and enter a secret area on the top. Some five blocks will fall from the 
sky and trap you in. A green robot with a pincer for one hand will fall from 
the sky. He will jump around and launch his pincer to try and grab you. Easily
 avoid these attacks and shoot boomer cutters into his eye, since it is the 
only place you can inflict damage on him. After a while he will blow up and 
a capsule will pop out of the ground. Dr. Light has some words and a armor 
enhancer for you.

Dr. Light: "This capsule contains a new type of body armor. It will reduce 
damage to you systems by fifty percent."

After you get your armor, enter the cave at last. Some giant boulders will 
drop from the sky throughout the cave and turn into rock throwers. A fully 
powered up X-buster blast will take care of them all. When you finally get to
 the end of the cave, you'll come to a part with some woodpecker that pull 
caterpillars out of trees. Blast the first one away, then jump on the 
elevation above the gap ahead, and destroy a second woodpecker. Finally 
destroy the third woodpecker ahead and also take out the black guy hiding 
under the bush after him. Jump the big gap and blast another bush hider. Now 
you'll come to an alcove with another alcove above it with a ball and chain 
knight in it. Wait for him to throw his ball and then, with a fully powered 
up X-buster shot, blow him apart.

Jump in that alcove and there will be another alcove above that one with a 
1-up inside. Grab the 1-up and jump to the top of the hill. Fall down the 
cliff and jump into the ride armor. Walk the ride armor and destroy any 
water spiders or red helicopters that get in your way. Soon you will come to 
some mud. The ride armor will sink in the mud, so keep on the move. You will 
fight a ride armor guy on a platform up ahead. Punch him four times and he'll
 break apart, then move on. You'll come to a small building, up ahead, with 
an energy capsule on the roof. Jump out of the ride armor to obtain it. Get 
back in the ride armor and jump out of the mud. Continue on until you get to 
dry land. Punch out a water spider and fight another ride armor guy to the 
death. Now all you have to do is kill one more water spider and enter the 
grey boss door.

Sting Chameleon
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Think the Boomer Cutters as a trip that wont let him up until he's gone. Let a
Boomerang go and knock Sting Chameleon down to the ground. He will jump back
up and start to do something again. Keep throwing these at him and you can 
just keep knocking him down, real simple. If he shakes the ceiling with his 
tongue, find gaps in the falling spikes to avoid getting hit. The other thing 
he will do is jump in the corner and launch some chameleon stings from his 
tail. Jump in the gap in this tri attack and don't get hit. If you don't use 
the Boomerangs then he will do one more attack. He will come close to you and 
whip his iron tongue at you to cause serious damage. Even though he can cloak 
himself, you can see where he is by the slight movement in the area. Watch 
what he is doing and don't get greedy with trying to hit him a lot all at 
once, or you might just pay with you life.

You obtain chameleon sting for beating him.

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                               POWER PLANT
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You'll notice some parts from the airplane from the airport stage. It has 
crashed into the power plant when you defeated Storm Eagle and knocked out the
 power. The lights in this stage will flash because of this. Walk forward and 
Blast the blue robot with no arms, by now killing these robots should be 
becoming real easy. Climb the ladder and destroy another blue robot. Now there
 are two ladders, go to the one that leads down. Climb down it and blow up two
 more blue robots. Move to the wall to the right, but not up the ladder, and 
you'll see a sub tank in an unreachable place. Equip your boomerangs. Jump in 
the air and when you are falling down launch a boomerang. The boomerang will 
arch downwards and snag the sub tank for you. Get back to the two ladders and 
go up this time. Kill a blue robot and go down the ladder after it. Climb up 
the next ladder and kill the final blue robot a bit to the right.

Continue on and you'll leave the tubes you were walking on and come to solid 
ground. This next part has a bunch of gaps and flying bees that carry moons 
behind them. Traverse this easy part blasting the bees and jumping the gaps 
until you come to an ostrich. The lighting will stop flashing now. Destroy 
the ostrich and climb down the ladder after him. Fall to the bottom level and 
walk through a small passage going right. Equip your tornadoes and enter the 
room. A giant red bubble robot will be on the ceiling. He'll bounce around 
shooting bubbles that make you stick to the floor. Since you killed Storm 
Eagle and there's no power in the plant, the electric blasts it shoots at you 
wont work. Fully charge up three tornado blast and let him have them. The 
powered up tornadoes look like the Launch Octopus' twirling vortex. After the 
bubble bot blows up, throwing bubbles everywhere, collect his goods and then 
leave the room. Climb the next two walls and blast the motorcycle on the third
 one. The lights will begin to flash again. Fall through the gap with the 
multi turrets firing at you, right to the bottom. Walk along the bottom and 
blast the turret there. A motorcycle will be there too, so blast it as well.

Jump up the wall ahead and blast the turret on the surface and then the 
motorcycle on the surface above that one. Jump over some beams and destroy a 
tortoise shooting missiles out of its back. After that you'll come to a part 
with a ladder and a motorcycle below you. Don't go down the ladder, instead 
jump up the wall to the right. In the corner is a heart tank. Get a bit below 
it and hit dash and jump at the same time. You'll do a super jump and can arch
 yourself left and get on the ledge. Collect the heart tank and fall back 
down. Climb down the ladder and blast the motorcycle. Climb down another 
ladder and blast a second motorcycle. Finally climb down a third ladder and 
blast a third motorcycle. Walk along the ground and come to a set of beams and
 another tortoise, like before. Blast it and a second tortoise past a few more
 beams. Climb up the set of ladders. Pass them and enter a second part with 
gaps and bees with moons. Jump the gaps and destroy the white two legged droid
 before the grey boss doors. Spark Mandrill awaits.

Spark Mandrill
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The Shotgun ice is a savoir when against this brute. The ice will freeze him 
solid for around a second. Then he will break free and attack you, so freeze 
him again and again, 'till he's dead. It's that easy! To beat Spark Mandrill 
with out the Shotgun Ice and with farley low lives takes skill and practice. 
If you're going to take him on you need to keep the fire on him and know 
exactly how to maneuver in his presence. If he jumps on the wires above, don't
 go under him right away. When you are under him he will come crashing down to
 you. So, get as many hits on him as you can when he is up there, since he is 
completely defenseless. When he charges at you, jump on a wall and over him, 
if he hit's the wall and you're on it, it will momentarily stun you, leaving 
you open for attacks. The last attack is the Electric Sparks, a much larger 
versions of the ones that you get. Jump over to miss getting hit by them. 
You must make good use of your dashing and jumping abilities to come out 
alive when not freezing him, but it is possible. Sub tanks are also good for 
battling him.

You obtain electric spark for beating him.

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                                 THE MINE
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Walk forwards and jump on the red ride. Let it take you through the stage 
until the tracks stop, then jump off the ride and get flung onto a dirt 
surface. Destroy the ostrich and a few bats that are in front of you now. Jump 
up a wall in front of you and blast another ostrich and a few more bats. 
Fall down the gap that follows but do not land on the ground. Ride the right 
wall of the gap down and you'll notice a red machine trapped by some dirt. 
Slide on that dirt as you descend and the machine will become active and start
 to move forwards. Before it runs into you, jump back up the gap where you 
came from. When it is  gone, fall back down and collect the sub tank that was 
behind it. Equip your fire wave and catch up the machine. Jump over a few 
black guys in hard hats and give the machine some fire wave from behind. It 
will soon blow up. When it does dash ahead and climb up the dirt mound. Get 
on the top and break the two blocks that are above your head. Grab the two 
energy capsules and continue on.

Fall off the mound and jump a hard hat guy and then jump the bed of spikes 
that follows. After there will be a couple of bats, destroy them. You'll be on
 a track but there will be no ride for you to go on, so equip your ice shot 
and power it up. Shoot an ice ride and jump on it. Ride it down the track and 
it will break on impact with a spike wheel below. Don't bother shooting 
another ice ride, but instead walk the track and destroy all the baddies 
there. At the end of the tracks will be a bed of spikes and another ride. 
Jump on the ride and let it take you down the gap and across a large area. It 
will eventually hit a wall with a bed of spikes below. Before it does jump off 
the ride. Next, jump up the wall and get to the top. Walk a bit forwards and 
you'll see a gap that leads into blackness. Fully power up a fire wave shot 
and fall down, keeping to the left. You'll land right behind another dirt 
machine. Launch the fire wave and it'll climb on the ground and destroy the 
machine. Dash ahead and climb the gap in the ceiling and collect the heart 
tank in the alcove above. Fall back down and jump the bed of spikes that 
follows. Get on the third and last ride. It will take you through another 
large area and soon you will leave the mine. Shoot the birds that get in 
your way and fly past a waterfall in the background that is over a huge gap. 
Before you hit the wall on the right side, jump off and land right before 
the grey doors that contain Armored Armadillo.

Armored Armadillo
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Get out your Electric Sparks and give him a few. This will blow off his armor!
Now he's weak and can take hits form anything you throw at him. Shoot sparks
at him, one at a time, and the shock should send him back to wherever he came
from. On occasion he will spin in his ball and bounce around the area. Learn 
his patterns to avoid this. When he is not in his ball he will shoot energy 
shots at you from his head. Jump over these and shoot sparks at him in 
retaliation.

You obtain rolling shield for beating him.

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                              THE MEET UP
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X and Zero meet outside the city and discuss their progress. This is watched 
automatically when you defeat all the Mavericks.

Zero: "Finally! We've found Sigma's fortress! Let's go in and put an end to 
his war against the humans!"

Then they leave.

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Power up a rolling shield and get the force field around you. Walk forwards 
and pass the ride. Jump into the bats up above and they will get destroyed by 
your shield. Continue to kill them and fill up all four sub tanks full of 
energy because some of the next bosses may require extra health. You can do 
this between all of Sigma's stages. It is not in the walkthrough, your on your 
own with remembering to fill the sub tanks up, alright!

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                       SIGMA'S STAGE, PART: ONE
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X and Zero meet up once again at the beginning of this stage.

Zero: "Let's split up. I'll go in first and you can slip in while I keep the 
main defence force busy!"

Zero then dashes off ahead. Equip your tornadoes and walk forwards. Blast the
tortoise that is ahead. Move along and blast three more tortoises and a few 
red helicopters. When your walking on dirt and come to a large cliff with green
platforms flying in the air, power up a shield, just like you did in the mine.
Jump up all the platforms and get inside Sigma's fortress. The shield will 
protect you from any red helicopters that try and push off those green hover 
platforms and into the pit below. Run into the turret on the floor ahead and 
it will knock your shield off. Blast it away with your X-buster and do the 
same to the one on the ceiling. Jump into the small passage ahead and on the 
other side is a turret on the ceiling ahead and a blue robot with no arms 
behind it. Blast the turret away and the a few more blasts to the blue robot 
will destroy it. Next Is another turret on the ground and a blue robot behind 
it again. Do the same to them as you did the first time and then climb the 
ladder above. There will be a white droid on the surface that the top of the 
ladder is connected to, so blast it away. Climb up the next ladder and blast 
two white droids away, too. Climb the third ladder and Zero and Vile will 
drop from the ceiling and Zero will say something to you.

Zero: "Stay back, X, I'll take him on!"

They dash into a grey door. Follow them in and you'll hear the outcome of the
battle. Jump up the wall ahead and enter the second grey door. Walk a bit 
forward and you'll see Zero captured in a capsule and Vile is in a ride armor,
 like at the beginning of the game. A conversation commences.

Vile: "X, do what I tell you or he's history!"

Zero: "Don't listen to him, X! Go ahead and blast him!!"

Vile: "Dream on Zero! X knows he can't defeat me! My armored carrier is more 
than a match for his ancient weapons!"

You'll battle Vile in his ride armor once again. Let him drain you down to a 
couple of lives, and like before get trapped in one of his spark webs. When 
you are hit he'll pick you up and place you in the left side of the room. 
He'll begin to charge up when Zero will break out of the capsule that's behind
 Vile and grab onto the back of his ride armor.

Zero: "Maybe...but I'm not through yet!"

Zero self-destructs taking Vile's ride armor with him. Now Vile is on the 
ground.

Vile: "What a worthless gesture! I can't be defeated so easily! So X, It's 
just you and me now!"

X breaks free of the web and regains full health.

Vile: "What the...!? Where did that energy come from?? It really doesn't 
matter how much energy you absorb X, you are still far too weak! Prepare to 
be terminated!"

The battle against vile will start. Vile is so easy to destroy. Equip your 
homing torpedoes and launch around 15 at him in intervals after each one 
successfully hits him. This will kill him in no time flat. He dashes back and 
forth shooting spark webs at you, that are easily jumped over. His only other 
attack is to jump in the air and drop bombs that hit the ground and send spark
 through the ground at you. When he explodes go and talk to Zero, who is 
laying on the ground.

Zero: "X, I've taken too much damage...Auto repair systems can't handle it...
My power is fading fast...Your power is greater than I thought. Maybe you can 
destroy Sigma."

Zero fades away and you can continue with the stage. Move forwards and jump 
on the springy things and jump over the ball and chain knight. A laser might 
hit you from one of those traps that were in Boomer Kuwanger's stage, but it 
wont hurt that much. Use another spring board to jump over another ball and 
chain knight. The final ball and chain knight you'll have to kill. Charge up 
a full X-buster shot and when he launches his ball, blast his weak underbelly.
 Climb the ladder past him and equip your Chameleon Sting. Power it up all 
the way. Become invincible and climb up all the way through this part. I 
recommend doing this, since this part is really a hassle to do without it. 
You'll come to a grey door. Go though it and you'll be in a rematch with 
Boomer Kuwanger.  Defeat him the same way you did in the control tower, with 
the homing torpedoes. After his demise some blocks will blow apart and a 
passage will open for you to leave this room through. Climb the steps that have
 black hard hated guys on them. Jump into a little gap and blow up a spike 
wheel and some bats. Jump over one more hard hat guy and go into the grey boss
 door. A giant spider will await you inside.

Spider
^^^^^^
The Spider moves along a set path and tries to run into you. It gets faster 
and faster at you go along, so it gets harder to avoid. The track he moves on 
changes every time he comes down on you, so you must think as to how you are 
going to play each time out. Since I can't be there, it is up to you. When he 
comes down the little red eye on his back will open up. Shoot this with the 
Shotgun Ice to inflict the maximum amount of damage. The X-Buster would 
suffice as well here. If he stops on the top a bit before he comes down he is 
going to throw some baby spiders at you. A charged up X-buster blast will take
 care of them. Since the ice is right next to the X-Buster you can easily 
switch between them when you need to. Keep freezing that red eye and blow the
 sucker up.

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                       SIGMA'S STAGE, PART: TWO
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Run along and destroy the bats that fly down to get you. Jump on the moving 
platforms and make it to the other side of the gap. Run a bit forwards and a 
ostrich will be waiting for you along with a few more bats. Blast them all 
away and move on. You'll have to jump up a passage now with another ostrich 
and a few more bats at the top. Once they're dealt with, go in the grey door. 
It's a rematch with Chill Penguin. Defeat him the same way you did the first 
time, except this time hit him with the fire wave to burn him. He will blow 
up in no time and then some blocks will break away allowing you to leave this 
room. Dash forwards and quickly kill the ride armor man. He will be out of 
him ride armor, so be quick about it and blast him. Get in his ride armor and
 move forwards. Some orange helicopters that will sway left in right, the kind
 you remember from Boomer Kuwanger's stage. Punch them out when they come for 
you.

Another ride armor guy will be past the rise you are on. Punch him four times
to make him explode. Cross the spines that block you from falling down the 
gaps up ahead. Past that is another ride armor guy, wreck him. Finally you'll 
come to a ladder with the last ride armor guy under it. Destroy him, then 
destroy that helicopter and climb up the ladder. Now you'll come to a fork in 
the road. Climb up the right side, it is much easier. All it has is red 
shooter on either the right or left wall. When you get to the top you will 
be going outside. Jump the gap and encounter the rematch with Storm Eagle. 
Defeat him the same way you did the first time, except use the chameleon 
sting to inflict huge amounts of damage. When he is gone jump the gap on the 
other side and climb up the ladder. A spike wheel will fall down on you, so 
blast it. To kill that ball and chain knight, simply launch four homing 
torpedoes into its back. Jump up to where it was and do the same to the knight
 above. Climb the ladder above the second knight and blast the spike wheel 
that is up there. Enter the grey door to beat a strange face boss.

Eyes and Nose
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The chameleon sting takes an excellent amount of damage from this guy...well 
it's a face. They eyes will open up and shoot little shots at you, easily 
avoidable, or come out of their sockets and roll towards you. Shoot the 
chameleon sting or the X-Buster into the eyes. They both can only withstand 
around five shots each from the chameleon sting before blowing up. Before 
they do the walls will move in and you'll be jumping on a wall for dear life 
above a spike bed. The nose will become active and will blow up after around 
5 hits or so, again, from the chameleon sting. Once all three pieces are gone,
 in any order, the whole place blows up.

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                         SIGMA'S STAGE, PART: THREE
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This stage is nothing but continuous boss fights. Jump up the things that look
like stairs and destroy the tortoise that launches missiles out its back with
a tornado. Enter the grey door and rematch Armored Armadillo. Spark him to 
death like, you did before, and exit the area. Jump up another passage and 
destroy some guys that throw axes at you, then enter the grey door to rematch 
Sting Chameleon. Boomerang him away like you did the first time and move on. 
Fall down the gap and land in front of a motorcycle and axe thrower. Destroy 
them both and collect the energy from the case above (after destroying another
 axe thrower) then enter the grey door to rematch Spark Mandrill. Freeze him 
to death again and proceed on. Now you'll fall into a pool of water and 
encounter many gulper fish. Blow them all up and enter the grey door ahead to 
rematch Launch Octopus. This time, however, to stop him from doing those 
vortexes and launching homing torpedoes, hit him with the boomer cutters and 
that will slice of him tentacles. Now shoot rolling shields into him and end 
his life. After he's dead, jump out of the water and power up a chameleon 
sting. Become invisible and Dash along the spike bed above. Collect the energy
 and free game and jump off on the other side. While your still invisible, 
pass through all the baddies on the bottom and enter the grey door. Rematch 
Flame Mammoth the same way you did before with the tornadoes. When he is dead
 exit the roller and move to the bosses door. The boss is a two part machine 
that crunches you.

Crusher
^^^^^^^
This one's a two part mechanical crusher. Its top half and bottom half act like
a guillotine and when you are in-between, they come smashing down. They also 
zig-zag across the screen to try to run over you. Use the boomer cutters for 
some good damage at this overly anxious boss, but the X-Buster will work. Lay 
them into him and he will be dealt some good damage. When he stops and shoots 
his energy balls at you, lay lots of them into him. You will probably get hit 
by the energy balls while you're doing this, but it wont be as bad as the 
damage you're dealing him. After awhile, he just goes away.

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                       SIGMA'S STAGE, PART: FOUR
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Climb up the long passage and get to the top. The gap you came in will close 
and Sigma and his dog will fall from the ceiling.

Sigma: "Welcome! I see you managed to get here by yourself. Very impressive! I
could destroy you but I would not rob my pet of that pleasure. He knows how 
to deal with betrayers. Should you live, I'll be waiting for you. Don't 
disappoint me X!"

Sigma rises and disappear into the ceiling and you must now battle his dog, 
Valeguarder. Equip your ice shot and shoot them at the dog. Velguarder will 
launch ice and fire out of its mouth and leap around. But your ice shot will 
knock it down in no time. When the dog dies, Sigma will come back down from 
the ceiling.

Sigma: "Excellent job, X! I see why Zero counter on you. You are almost as 
good a hunter as I was. But, the time of your destruction has arrived! You 
shall regret having ever defied me."

Now Sigma throw away his cape and pulls out a cheap rip-off of a lightsaber.

Sigma
^^^^^
He will shoot shots out of his head and swing his saber frantically after you.
Not only that, but bumping into him deals a lot of damage to X. I recommend 
jumping up the wall and powering up a electric sparks. He will jump after you, 
zig-zagging between walls. When he is about to jump into you fall down and 
let the shot go. Hit him with the powered up electric sparks and it will send 
a wall of electricity left and right, taking a good deal of damage to Sigma. 
Do this repeatedly. You will get him to around three hit points left and 
you'll run out of sparks. Use anything you want to take the last lives out 
of him.

When he explodes his head will be all that remains. It will rise in the air 
and that shadow in the background will turn out to be a wolf bot. His head 
will go inside the wolf's head and it will become active.

Wolf Sigma
^^^^^^^^^^
It will now and then breathe fire or shoot plasma balls at you. When one of 
its hands comes down to damage you, jump on it. It will take you up beside its 
head, stay on the hand so that one of X's legs is off it. This will allow you 
not to get hit by the lightning that comes out of its hands. You need to avoid 
when the other hand comes over and tries to knock you off the one you're on. 
Jump on it, then when it moves back jump back on the hand you were originally 
on. You can just stand there and hit Sigma's head when the hand rises high 
enough. You need to hit his head around 30 times with the charged up X-buster 
blast, which take one health point each.

This was sent from Delition Hikari:
"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
"When fighting the final form of Sigma, you can use the rolling armour (or 
whatever it's called...I forget at the moment) to hurt him. It's a little 
less time consuming and [takes more damage]...I just thought I'd let you 
know."

When he finally goes down, his hands and head will fall to the ground and he 
will have some final remarks for you.

Sigma: "No!!! It's not possible! I am a reploid! I can't be destroyed by you!
Why, X!? Why have you done this to us?! Without the humans, my reploid 
brothers could have ushered in a new age..."

The whole place now begins to explode and X gets out of there in the nick of 
time.

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                                AFTERMATH
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X lands on a ledge outside the fortress and watches as the fortress falls into
the ocean and is destroyed. An epilogue now rolls up the side of the screen:

"The war has ended for now and peace has been restored. But those who 
sacrificed themselves for the victory will never return. Exhausted, X gazes at
 the destruction he helped cause and wondered why he chose to fight. Was 
there another way? Standing on the cliff, the answers seem to escape him. He 
only knows that he'll fight the Mavericks again before he finds his answers. 
How long will he keep on fighting? How long will his pain last? Maybe only 
the X-buster on his hand knows for sure..."

Now you are taken back to the highway and you watch as list of the enemies, 
bosses, Zero, and you as Mega Man X scroll by.

After that the credits go up and you can see all the people that made the 
game. If you wait around a minute after, then Sigma will come in that screen 
in background and say some last words and give a pitch for Mega Man X2.

Sigma: "You have won a temporary victory, X! What you destroyed was only a 
temporary body--my spirit remains intact. In time I will find other bodies 
strong enough to do my bidding and I will return I shall see you soon, X. 
Very Soon..."

The end. You have to reset the system, It doesn't do it automatically for you.

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                                   CONTROLS
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Move left: Press left on the directional pad.
Move right: Press right on the directional pad.
Jump: Press the "B" button.
Dash: Press the "A" button, or double hit forwards on the directional pad.
Fire: Press the "Y" button.
Charge The X-buster: hold the "Y" button down.
Climb walls: Press the "B" button rapidly when up against a wall.
Switch weapons: Press "L" or "R" buttons to cycle through them.
Status screen: Press the "start" button.

Super jump: Press dash and jump at the same time.
Dash-jump: Press dash, then jump.

Note: This is in the default setting.

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                                     OPTIONS
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To enter the option mode select the word "option mode" on the title screen.

Key configuration: You can change the button assignment for the different 
button used in the game.
Sound mode: Choose between stereo or monaural sound.
B.G.M: This allows you to hear the different background music in the game.
S.E.: This allows you to hear the sound effects in the game.

Exit: Exit the option mode.

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                                     WEAPONS
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X-Buster
^^^^^^^^
Description: X's loyal friend and starting weapon. It can fire four different
styles of shots. Just hit the fire button and a tiny little yellow ball will 
blast out, this is the weakest. Hold it down for around half a second and 
release to let go a bluish blast, which is like three tiny yellow balls. Hold 
the fire button for around a full second and he'll launch a huge blast around 
the side of X's body.

Charge Effect: When you get the X-buster upgrade then you need to hold the 
fire button for around 3 second and then release to fire X's ultimate shot. 
The blast will be a pink string of balls that weave in-between each other as 
they move.

Usefulness: Against any enemy, really.

Use Against: Wolf Sigma or any boss for experts

Ride Armor
^^^^^^^^^^
Levels Found In: Arctic Tundra, Forest, and Sigma's Stage, part: two.

Description: Three times in the game you will be able to jump into a 
mechanical robot. From inside you can punch enemies or hover for a short while.

Usefulness: These are awesome and make life more easier if the game is hard 
for you.

Use Against: Anything, really

Shotgun Ice
^^^^^^^^^^^
Obtained From: Chill Penguin

Description: A spiky ball of ice will be shot out of the X-buster. Upon impact
 to any wall, it will shatter into four smaller balls and reflect backwards 
and hit things behind you.

Charge Effect: If you charge this up, you can create a platform completely out
of ice. You can jump on it and take it out for a spin.

Usefulness: Shotgun Ice is useful in hard to reach places. You can bounce one
off a wall and hit things in hard to reach places.

Use Against: Spark Mandrill, the Spider and Velguarder

Storm Tornado
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Obtained From: Storm Eagle

Description: This is a whirling horizontal tornado that is launched out of the
X-buster. It moves slow for a while, then it speeds up and roars out of the 
screen.

Charge Effect: Charge this up and it will launch a wide vertical vortex-like 
tornado. This resembles the sucking wind that Launch Octopus uses.

Usefulness: Enemies that have a lot of health, like the tortoises that shoots
missiles out of their backs, will weep at the destruction the tornadoes can 
cause them.

Use Against: Flame Mammoth and the Water Eels

Fire Wave
^^^^^^^^^
Obtained From: Flame Mammoth

Description: It's a wave of fire that I guess is on a fire chain. It reaches 
about four feet in front of you and gives off a burning noise.

Charge Effect: When you charge this up it will launch a bunch of fireballs 
that crawl on the ground. It will keep going through everything until it 
hit's a wall or edge of a surface.

Usefulness: The only time I use this is to destroy the dirt removing machines
in The Mine.

Use Against: Chill Penguin and Dirt Removing Machines

Homing Torpedoes
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Obtained From: Launch Octopus

Description: They look like missiles and they track down any enemy near by and
blow up on impact.

Charge Effect: Charging this up fires four giant fish Homing Torpedoes, like 
Launch Octopus launches, that all go for the target at once.

Usefulness: Use these when enemies are up on places that are hard to reach 
with them on it. Let one go and it will track them down and get ride of them.

Use Against: Vile and Boomer Kuwanger

Boomer Cutters
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Obtained From: Boomer Kuwanger

Description: Boomerangs that fly out and return to you, like the ones that 
Boomer Kuwanger throws at you.

Charge effect: Upon charging them up they will launch four huge boomerangs 
that will go into each corner and rotate in circle motions.

Usefulness: Obtaining certain hidden items can be made easier with the 
boomerang's return feature.

Use Against: Pincer Robot, Sting Chameleon and Crusher

Chameleon Sting
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Obtained From: Sting Chameleon

Description: A beam of green energy will shoot out of the X-buster then split
into three separate parts, one going straight the other two going on 45 degree
angle up and down. Just like Sting Chameleon throws them from his tail.

Charge Effect: When you charge this up it will make you totally invincible 
from any attacks, quite literally!

Usefulness: The invincibility cloak can make some hard areas to pass easier.

Use Against: Storm Eagle and the Eyes and Nose

Electric Spark
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Obtained From: Spark Mandrill

Description: A ball of electricity will slowly shoot out of your X-buster. If
it hit's a wall it will split and travel up and down that wall. A tinier 
version of the Spark Mandrill sparks.

Charge Effect: Charging this up will launch a spark wall that will split and 
travel left and right, taking out anything in its path.

Usefulness: If you are trapped in-between two enemies.

Use Against: Armored Armadillo and Sigma

Rolling Shield
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Obtained From: Armored Armadillo

Description: A blue ball that rolls on the ground taking out whatever's in 
its path. They look like a blue version of when Armored Armadillo is rolled up 
is his ball.

Charge Effect: If you charge this up it will put a blue force field around 
you.

Usefulness: The force field can be used when you need protection from smaller
enemies while doing a tedious task, like jumping to a flying platform.

Use Against: Launch Octopus

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                                     ITEMS
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Energy Capsule
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Large and small, both put back health into your health meter. They can be 
found scattered in the game, or left behind by enemies.

Weapon Capsule
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Just like the Energy Capsules, the Weapon Capsules regenerate the amount of 
fuel you have for a particular weapon. They come in large and small variety 
and are dropped by enemies.

1-Up
^^^^
They resemble X's head and what-ever weapon he is wearing, that color will be
on the 1-up. They give you an extra life, which is seen in the bottom right in
the status menu.

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                               SPECIAL ITEMS
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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                HEART TANKS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Heart tanks give more health to X's health meter. There is one in every stage
of the eight Mavericks. They are red tanks that sort of resemble oxygen tanks.

The Mine
^^^^^^^^
After the second ride on the tracks, get to the long black passage you must 
fall down. Before you do charge up a fire wave blast. Fall down now and land 
behind the dirt removing machine to the right, so land on the left. When you 
hit the ground and it starts to move forward let the charged up fire wave go. 
It will crawl on the ground and destroy the machine almost as soon as the 
fire touches it. Now dash ahead and jump up the gap ahead with the heart tank 
in it and grab it.

(Alternate Method)
If you don't have the fire wave but still want the heart tank, then fall down 
the cliff but stay to the far right. You'll land on a platform right above 
the dirt removing machine. Slide down left side of the platform and fall in 
front of the machine. Now dash ahead and jump up the gap and grab the heart 
tank.

Ocean Base
^^^^^^^^^^
Get to the part with the ship that launches mines into the water. The ship is
under a bed of spikes if you care. Let the hydro jet on the left  take you up
to the surface. Jump out of the water and land on the ship's deck. Blast the 
crystal thingy with the fire wave or the storm tornadoes. When it is 
destroyed, ride it down into the new area. After it has settled, jump off it 
and walk into a secret area with beds of spikes. Jump the beds and come upon 
the water eel. Shoot two storm tornadoes into his head and watch it crash 
into the ground. Then move right and discover another hidden area with the 
heart tank in it.

Arctic Tundra
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Get into the ride armor and break the igloo in front of you. Jump the gap and
destroy the dragonfly. Leap onto the short pillar that is at the mouth of the
cave in front of you and jump in the air. When you're in the air, at the same
time jump X out of the ride armor when it's in the air. You'll jump out and 
be able to jump up the side of the cave's roof. Get on the top and fire wave 
the first igloo you see away. In it is the heart tank.

(Alternate method)
If you find the ride armor a drag, then make your way through the second cave.
Come out the other side and climb over the tall pillar. Climb up the tall 
wall next to it and get to the top. Dash and jump to the left and fly through 
the air and land on the other side of the cave's roof. Jump over the igloo to 
your left and destroy the second igloo with the fire wave and collect the 
heart tank.

Assembly Plant
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Make sure Chill Penguin is beat for the freezing effect to be on the Assembly
Plant. Dash through the plant and come to the part with the pick axe throwers 
and the platforms. Fall to the bottom, where the ice is, and continue to dash 
right until you come across it in the corner.

(Alternate method)
If the lava is still in the stage, then I recommend that you fall in the lava
in the nearest gap, closest to the heart tank. Then dash like mad to the 
right, grab it, then get the hell out of there.

Control Tower
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
After you find your way up the tower and get inside the greenish interior 
you'll not doubtably see the heart tank outside on an unreachable ledge. 
Throw a boomerang at it and snatch it back to you.

(Alternate method)
If the boomerangs are not in your possession, then get out your shotgun ice. 
Charge up a ice platform and let it go in the direction of opening. Jump on 
it and ride it out. Before it falls completely down, dash and jump righ and 
arch yourself left over the ledge and get on top of it. Then grab the heart 
tank. This one might take some practice to do correctly.

Forest
^^^^^^
Beat Launch Octopus for the forest to be flooded. Now get to the cave but 
don't go in, instead fall down the gap that is to your left. You'll fall 
down a passage and land in some water. Jump off the blocks, that are in your 
way, to break them away. Land on the little dirt platform on the bottom and 
dash and jump right. You'll fly thought the water and land on an alcove that 
has the heart tank on it.

Power Plant
^^^^^^^^^^^
Get passed the passage with all the turrets on the ground and ceiling and 
you'll come upon a ladder with a motorcycle under it. Jump up the wall to the 
right and you'll see the heart tank on a ledge above your head. Slide down 
the wall a little and hit dash and jump at the same time to perform a super 
jump and arch around the ledge and get on top of it. Grab the heart tank.

Airport
^^^^^^^
Jump onto the second set of rideable platforms at the beginning, the ones that
take you straight up. Ride it all the way to its peak, then dash and jump to 
the left. You'll fly through the air and land on top of the control tower. The
heart tank is just waiting there for you.

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                                  SUB TANKS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

These tanks allow you to store up energy and use it at a later time. There are
four of them in four of the Maverick stages. They can be viewed on the status
screen in the bottom left corner and used with the "Y" button to restore lost
health.

The Mine
^^^^^^^^
Ride the first cart down the tracks and jump off before it crashes into the 
gap. Blast through the bats and ostriches and fall down the first passage. 
When the dirt removing machine starts to move, get back up the passage. When 
it is gone fall back down and run where it was to get the sub tank.

(Alternate method)
If you're slow at getting back up the wall, then run right and jump over the 
bed of spikes. Wait there for the machine to crash into it and disappear, 
then run backwards and collect it.

Airport
^^^^^^^
Pass the red container that says "AIRPORT 1001" and blow up the turret on the
beam. Jump on the beam and let it take you up to the top. Jump on the green 
building with the window in it. Break its window and enter. Run forwards and 
destroy the blue robot with no arms before grabbing the sub tank behind it.

Assembly Plant
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Get to the part with the axe guys that are on multiple platforms. Climb to the
top one, with the two hard hat guys on it, then dash and jump left off the 
side with the 1-up on it. You'll land on the side of a wall with the sub tank 
in it. Break the barrier blocks by jumping off them then go inside and collect 
the sub tank.

Power Plant
^^^^^^^^^^^
Destroy the blue robot in front of you at the very beginning. Climb the ladder
behind him and destroy another blue robot. Climb down the next ladder and 
destroy two more blue robots. Now move to the wall to the right, but don't 
climb up the ladder. You'll see the sub tank in and unreachable are. Switch to
 your boomerangs, jump in the air, and as your coming down launch one. It will
 arch downwards and grab the sub tank for you and bring it back to you.

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                                 UPGRADES
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The body upgrades enhance the abilities for X. They are located in five of the
Maverick stages in blue capsules. The new white equipment is melded over your
old blue equipment.

Arctic Tundra - Dash Upgrade
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The dash upgrade allows you to dash on the ground to get quickly away from 
enemies or to get dash then jump to get to hard to reach places.  It also 
allows you to break away blocks by jumping off them.

You can't miss this one, traverse this stage and I 100% guarantee you will get
it.

Assembly Plant - X-Buster Upgrade
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The X-Buster upgrade allows you to power up all acquired weapons into more 
powerful ones.

Fall down the gap with the energy capsule on the right, at the top.  You'll 
enter the part with the pick axe guys that are on platforms over ice. Get to 
the starting point of this area, you'll notice some blocks in the ceiling that
 look odd, that's because they are breakable. Dash off the left side of the 
first platform then jump. If you're lucky you'll grip onto the side of the 
bottom block and break the rest away with your helmet. You'll be taken up a 
passage with the capsule in the corner of a new area.

Forest - Armor Upgrade
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The armor reduces the damage received by fifty percent.

Get to the cave with the falling blocks, but don't go in it. Go back to the 
brown ground to your left. Dash and jump off the little slope on the right 
side and you'll fly through the air and be able to get to the top of the 
cave's roof. Walk into the new area and you'll be trapped in by falling 
blocks. A green robot with a pincer on a chain will fall down to your right.
 Continuously blast his head with boomerangs, preferably, until he dies. 
Then the capsule will pop out of the ground to the right.

Airport - Helmet Upgrade
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The helmet upgrade allows you to break block above your head with a headbutt.

After the hover platforms with the bots that throw fire waves at you, climb 
up the tall tower with criss crossing beams. Get to the top of it and fall 
down the other side. Now climb back up, but only half way. Then press dash 
and jump at the same time and super jump to your right. You'll land on a 
ledge with things that look like batteries in front of you. Blast them away 
and go into the new area and the capsule pops out of the ground to the right.

Hadouken - The Mine
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The Hadouken is a secret move that fires a ball of energy that can kill 
anything instantly. It looks like the ball Ryu fires from Street Fighter.

When you are on the last ride in The Mine and you are flying through the open
air with the mechanical birds, jump right before you hit the wall and you'll 
be able to climb up the wall and get a secret energy capsule. Before you can 
get the Hadouken, however, you need to have all the Mavericks beaten, gotten 
all the upgrades, heart tanks and sub tanks. Get the energy capsule and fall 
down the cliff to you left and die. Collect the energy capsule around three 
times this way and die. On your fourth visit a capsule will be there to give 
you the Hadouken.

Dr. Light: "I give you a special present. Now, enter the capsule, please!"

Press "down, down, forward, forward + fire" to let the energy ball go. X says
"Hadouken" in a really squeaky voice when it is preformed. One more thing, you
have to have full health to do it.

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                                   ENEMIES
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Bat
^^^
Difficulty: Very Easy
Attack: Flies into you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Arctic Tundra, The Mine and Sigma's stages, parts: two and 
three

The bat well, looks like a bat. It has pistons pumping to move its wings and 
they get really annoying when they fly on mass. When they come at you, just 
shoot the tiny X-Buster yellow balls, and they go down with one shot.

Bubble Bat
^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Very Easy
Attacks: Flies into you and blows bubbles.
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: The Mine

Just like the Bat, the Bubble Bat will try and fly into you. It will also 
spit bubbles at you for some reason. Avoid this and lay a power blast into it
 for an easy kill. Eight out of ten times you kill this bat it will give you a
 1-up. Walk it out of the screen and the Bubble Bat will regenerate for you, 
like all bats.

Rabbit
^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Jumps into you and fires a laser from its ears
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Arctic Tundra

They are only at the beginning of the Arctic Tundra but are little buggers. 
Just blast them with a charged up X-Buster shot to easily dispose of them, and 
jump over their lasers if they shoot them.

Wasp
^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Launch sticky mines
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Highway and Arctic Tundra

They fly above head and throw mines out that stick to any surface. The mines 
blow up in time so get out of the blast radius. Jump and lay a charged 
X-Buster blast into him for easy kills.

Lumberjack
^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attack: Hit blocks at you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Arctic Tundra and Forest

They will be behind two orange blocks that are stacked. They will hit them at
you very fast. You need to wait until both blocks are gone, then give him a 
charged blast of the X-Buster. The blocks regenerate, so be quick about it.

Spike Wheel
^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Roll at you and slide into you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Highway, Artic Tundra, Sigma's stages, parts: one, two and 
three

They are wheels with eyes in the middle and spikes on the outside. They roll 
on the ground and try and hurt you. Give them a charged X-buster shot to end 
their misery. If you don't deal enough damage they will turn on their sides 
and try and slide into you then explode.

Red Helicopter
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Flies in to you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Highway, Arctic Tundra, Control Tower and Sigma's stage, 
part: one

They area red and have a spinning propeller on their heads. They also have 
spikes on their sides, so watch out!  They fly downwards at you and find it 
funny to fly into you. A fully charge X-Buster blast will take them out.

Ostrich
^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attack: Razor disks
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Arctic Tundra, Power Plant, The Mine and Sigma's stage, part:
two

They're tall and annoying. They will Flip their bodies around and throw a 
razor like disk at you. You need a fully charged X-buster blast to rip though 
these guys.

Dragonfly
^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Very Easy
Attack: Flies into you 
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Arctic Tundra

Dragonflies that only live to fly into you. Blast them with the X-Buster

Ride Armor Guy
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Hard
Attack: Punch
Weapons To Use: Ride Armor, X-Buster or Storm Tornadoes
Areas Found In: Arctic Tundra, Forest and Sigma's stage, part: two

Just like you can jump into the ride armor, these blue men can too. You have 
to dual them via ride armor. Punch them four times and they will crumble away.
If you're quick enough you can catch these guys off guard and blow them up 
with the X-Buster before they have a chance to jump into their Ride Armor. If 
you have no ride armor, then fire some storm tornadoes their way.

Snowball Launcher
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Throw snowballs
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Arctic Tundra

They are green machines that throw tiny snowballs at you. They can't reload, 
so take your time and blast them away.

Blue Robot
^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attacks: Electric balls or missiles
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Highway, Power Plant, Airport and Sigma's Stage, part: one

They will stand there on two legs and have no arms. Their chest will open up 
and either throw out electric balls or launch missiles at you. Jump over both 
of these attacks and lay three charged X-Buster blasts into him for the kill.

Flying Crusher
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Crushing ball
Weapon To Use: X-buster
Area Found In: Highway

They will let their ball go and it will drop straight down and break away the
ground beneath. Shoot an X-Buster shot at their body or ball, not the pole 
in-between, to kill it.

White Droid
^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Walk into you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Highway, Airport, Power Plant and Sigma's Stage, part: one

They walk around on their scrawny legs. Blast his main body with an X-Buster
blast to destroy him.

Hotrod
^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attacks: Drive into you and laser shot
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Highway

They come roaring at you, so blast them with a fully powered up X-Buster shot.
This will tear off its hood but still leaving it able to move. You can jump 
on it or blast it away. It rarely shoots, if ever, the laser shot.

Grappler
^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Very Easy
Attacks: Grapples you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Assembly Plant, Airport and Ocean Base

They try and pick you up then self destruct. Blast it before it can; these 
guys are pathetic.

Half-Man
^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Laser
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Assembly Plant

They drop out of the pipes in the assembly plant and land on the conveyor 
belts. They shoot a laser that hurts, so avoid it and give them two or three 
X-Buster shots to shut them up.

Pick Axe Guy
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attack: Throws a pick axe at you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Assembly Plant, The Mine and Sigma's stages, parts: two and 
three

Wearing their green suit and hard hats, they will throw pick axes at you and 
laugh if you're hit. Charge up a X-Buster blast and blow them away to get 
rid of them.

Hard Hat Guy
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Red ball and run into you
Weapons To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Assembly Plant, The Mine and Sigma's stage, part: one

They hide under their hats and must be approached for them to come out. When 
they do you have a short period to shoot them before they go back in 
protection. They will shoot a little red ball at you, more annoying than 
anything else.

Shrub Guy
^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Worms
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Forest

Just like the hard hat guy, except that he hides under a bush and throws worms
at you.

Worm
^^^^
Difficulty: Very Easy
Attack: Crawl into you
Weapon to use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Forest

They are thrown from the Shrub Guy and try and crawl into you. X-Buster them 
away.

Ball And Chain Knight
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attack: His ball and chain
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Homing Torpedoes
Areas Found In: Assembly Plant, Forest, Control Tower, Airport and Sigma's 
stages, parts: one and two

They hide behind their shield and will whip out their ball and chain to strike
you. When he throws his ball and chain jump over it or avoid it, then attack 
his unprotected body with an X-Buster blast. If he is in a really hard to 
reach place then I recommend using the Homing Torpedoes to track his backside 
down.

Red Shooter
^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Plasma shot
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Control Tower and Sigma's stages, parts: one and two

They cling to the wall and fire a bluish ball at you. If you fire at them, 
they will move a bit upward and dodge you shots, so aim for a little bit above 
where you want to shoot to hit them.

Orange Helicopter
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Flies back and forth
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Control Tower and Sigma's stage, part: two

They come down from the ceiling and move back and forth (left and right) and 
try to fly into you. Power up the X-Buster and lay it into them to kill them.

Tortoise
^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attack: Launches Missiles from his back
Weapons To Use: Fire Wave or Strom Tornadoes
Areas Found In: Control Tower, Power Plant, Ocean Base and Sigma's stages, 
parts: one and three

When you are close they will launch missiles into the air that will fall above
you. Get out of their way and hit these guys with either the fire wave or the
storm tornadoes. These two things will rip right through the Tortoise's armor
and destroy him post haste.

Ladder Monkey
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Very Easy
Attacks: None
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Control Tower

They will be climbing on the ladders on the outside of the Control Tower, 
simply blast them off with a simple blast of the X-Buster to stop them.

Single Turret
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Energy shot
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Control Tower

They come out of the side of the Control Tower and fire shots at you. A 
charged up X-Buster shot will clear them away.

Multi-Turret
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Energy shot
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Control Tower, Power Plant, Airport and Sigma's stages, 
parts: one, two and three

They are either on the ground, wall, ceiling, or on platforms. They will 
rotate between shooting tow lateral shots and two horizontal shots. A 
fully charged up X-buster shot is all that is needed to take these guys out.

Water Spider
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Jumps at you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Forest and Ocean Base

Green things that resemble water spiders. They hop along and try to run into 
you. Simply blast them away with your X-Buster.

Rock Men
^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attack: throws a rock at you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Forest

They are in the cave in the Forest stage. They fall from a giant boulder and 
morph when they hit the ground. They will throw a rock at you if you wait too 
long. Power up a fully charged X-Buster and let him have it.

Woodpecker
^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: None
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Forest

They sit and peck at the trees and pull out Caterpillars. They don't attack 
you, so blast at your discretion.

Caterpillar
^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Very Easy
Attack: Crawl into you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Forest and Sigma's stage, part: four

They crawl on the ground and try to hit you. Just blast them away with a puny
shot.

Moon Bee
^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attack: Flies into you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Power Plant

Found in the depths of the power plant, the bees will fly by carrying a moon.
Blast it with the X-Buster to retaliate.

Motorcycle
^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Drives into you
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Areas Found In: Power Plant and Sigma's stage, part: three

They zig-zag back and forth and then come right for you. Before they can run 
over you, blast them with a charged X-Buster Shot.

Fire Wave Bot
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Fire Wave
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Airport

They are on the hover platforms in the Airport and shoot a Fire Wave from its
nozzle. Blast them away with two charged X-Buster shots and they should be no
problem.

Missile Turret
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Missiles
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Airport

Found on the ship in the Airport, two charged up X-Buster blasts will take 
them out. Jump over their missiles.

Robot Bird
^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: None
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: The Mine

They are in the last area of the mine and begin to fly to get in your way. 
Jump up and try to keep on the cart to take them out with a simple yellow 
shot and they should come crashing down.

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                                  BOSSES
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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                MINI-BOSSES
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Submarine
^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attacks: Hydro jet and torpedoes
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Ocean Base

It comes out of the ground in the Ocean Base and has a big hydro jet on its 
front. It uses this jet to blow you away or into it. Dash away when it sucks 
you and let it blow you into the left side of the screen, you wont get hurt. 
Constantly hit the "Y" rapidly, if you have a turbo paddle it really gets the 
job done! The torpedoes it launches rarely hit you and he should blow up in 
not time, just keep on firing at it none stop.

Bee Helicopter
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Machine gun, missiles and White Droids
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Highway

They drop from the sky and immediately start to fire at you with its machine 
gun. A missile or two will arch upwards if you get too far away.  
Continuously fire your X-Buster at it, since it is the only weapon you have at
 the moment, and it will draw closer as it receives more damage. Eventually it
 will drop a White Droid out of its thorax (where its stinger would be) and it
 will begin to walk towards you. Don't worry about the White Droid, focus on 
the bee! It should soon crash and take the under pavement with it to a bottom 
pit. The fall destroys any White Droids that are still walking around, but not
 you!

Dirt Removing Machine
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Clears debris with its spiked roller
Weapon To Use: Fire Wave
Area Found In: The Mine

When you activate them by coming close to them, they will move their arms 
which have a gigantic spike roller attacked to them. This roller is designed 
to remove only dirt in its path, and that even means Mega Man. It's no safe 
to attack them from the front, so I'd recommend hitting them from the back. 
Get behind them and hit them with the fire wave. In a few seconds they will 
be toast.

Water Eel
^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attack: Swims into you
Weapon To Use: Storm Tornado
Area Found In: Ocean Base

Rumbling noises and some dirt being thrown into the air near the ground are 
sure indicators that that this serpent is coming. It will swim through the 
water and curve its body to weave towards you. You can either hit its tail or 
its head. Shoot two direct shots of the storm tornado into either its head or 
tail and its head will fall off, and the whole body will come crashing down 
onto the floor.

Bubble Machine
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attacks: Bubbles, electric shot, and it falls on you
Weapon To Use: Storm Tornado
Area Found In: Power Plant

As a test to see if you are worthy of progressing though this stage, the 
Bubble Machine will put you through the test. You might get stuck in the 
bubbles he throws out but they ware off in no time. If you have Storm Eagle 
beaten, which I recommend you do before undertaking this task, because it cuts
 off his power supply so he can't do his electric shock and Storm Eagle gives 
you the storm tornadoes. He will bounce around and try to run into you, but 
you know better than that. After you have delivered a few Storm Tornadoes into
 him, he will explode, launching bubbles everywhere.

Pincer Robot
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Hard
Attacks: Pincer grab, and jumps at you
Weapon To Use: Boomer Cutter
Area Found In: Forest

This one is more tedious than hard, but it is the tediousness that makes him 
hard. When he is encountered above the cave get out you boomer cutters and 
begin to lay them into his head, which is the only part of his body that can 
receive damage. Meanwhile if he launches his pincer to try and grab you just 
climb the nearest wall to get out of its way. When he jumps dash under him and
 don't let him land on you. Simple, now after around three minutes of doing 
this he will begin to smoke and blow up. Then get the well deserved armor 
upgrade that you get for beating him!

Valeguarder
^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Lava beam, ice balls and jumps at you
Weapon To use: Shotgun Ice
Area Found In: Sigma's Stage, part: four

Before Sigma, his dog, Valeguarder, will put you through a test. This is easy
enough! Get out the shotgun ice and continuously shoot him with them. The ice
will make short work of him. As for his attacks, he will do some ice and fire
moves and jump a bit, but he'll be dead before any serious damage is dealt to
X.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                               MAVERICKS
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Chill Penguin
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Ice shot, ice breathe, wind lever, slide and jumps at you
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Fire Wave
Areas Found In: Arctic Tundra and Sigma's Stage, part: two

The fire wave burns him, but the charged up X-buster shot, believe it or not,
takes out around the same damage, and can be fired from a distance. Always 
keep on the left wall and be prepared for him to jump at you. If he pulls the 
lever on the ceiling to cause powerful winds to blow you, just dash in the 
opposite direction. Lay constant blasts into him and he will get drained down 
really fast. If you get caught in his ice breathe, he'll turn on his wind and 
blow you into the wall, which hurts you. The slide is easily avoidable because
 you're staying on the wall and he slides right under you. He will give you 
lots of opportunities to hit him and he is easy as pie to beat.

Launch Octopus
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attacks: Life drain, missiles and homing torpedoes
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Rolling Shield
Areas Found In: Ocean Base and Sigma's Stage, part: three

The Rolling shields are pretty much useless in this bout because while they 
take a lot of damage out of him, they are constantly getting hit by his 
missiles and torpedoes, but take a lot of heath none the less. Because of 
this just use your X-Buster. Shoot a constant stream of yellow blasts into 
him, these will also take care of the missiles that come straight towards 
you. When he launches his homing torpedoes, jump and hopefully two will fly 
above you and two will fly below you. After a while he will make a vortex that
 sucks you in, if you are in the middle when he comes down, he will drain your
 lives away. Rapidly hit buttons to escape it. After shooting and dodging, he 
should be destroyed, and that wasn't so hard, now was it?  To make him even 
easier throw some boomer cutters at him to cut off his tentacles. This makes 
him weak a hell! He can only launch his missiles, nothing else. Now, take your
 time and destroy him.

Armored Armadillo
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attacks: Energy shot and rolling around
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Electric Spark
Areas Found In: The Mine and Sigma's Stage, part three

Get out your electric sparks and give him a few. This will blow off his armor!
Now he's weak and can take hits from anything you throw at him. Shoot sparks 
at him, one at a time, and the shock should send him back to wherever he came 
from. On occasion he will spin in his ball and bounce around the area. Learn 
his patterns to avoid this. When he is not in his ball he will shoot energy 
shots at you from his head. Jump over these and shoot sparks at him in 
retaliation. If you don't have the electric sparks then only shoot the tiny 
yellow energy shots because he will absorb the bigger shots and throw them 
back at you. Jump the energy shots and keep the stream of yellow on him, 
and eventually one will slip past his defences and hit him. Repeat this until 
he dies.

Storm Eagle
^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Storm Tornado, wind gust, small birds and dart at you
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Chameleon Sting
Areas Found In: Airport and Sigma's Stage, part: two

If you managed to take down Sting Chameleon before this battle, then use the 
chameleon sting to deal devastatingly nasty blows to him. If you haven't, 
then use the good old X-Buster. Charge up shots and shoot at him, that's the 
key. He will stand their in front of you and flap his wings or shoot a storm 
tornado to try and knock you off the ship. Dash toward him to stay on the 
ship. He will eventually fly into the air to throw an egg full of small birds 
at you, easy to avoid or to dart down straight towards you. If he goes 
completely up you are assured he is going to dart down at you. Dash left or 
right and he'll miss you when he comes down. Let a shot go in his direction 
and you'll be able to hit him but he will always miss you.

Spark Mandrill
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Very Hard
Attacks: Wire climb, dash punch and Electric Spark
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Shotgun Ice
Areas Found In: Power Plant and Sigma's Stage, part: three

The shotgun ice is a savoir when against this brute. The ice will freeze him 
solid for around a second. Then he will break free and attack you, so freeze 
him again and again, 'till he's dead. It's that easy! To beat Spark Mandrill 
without the shotgun ice and with farley low lives takes skill and practice. If
 you're going to take him on you need to keep the fire on him and know exactly
 how to maneuver in his presence. If he jumps on the wires above, don't go 
under him right away. When you are under him he will come crashing down to 
you. So, get as many hits on him as you can when he is up there since he is 
completely defenseless. When he charges at you jump on a wall and over him, if
 he hit's the wall and you're on it, it will momentarily stun you, leaving you
 open for attacks. The last attack is the electric sparks, a much larger 
versions of the ones that you get. Jump over to miss getting hit by them. 
You must make good use of you dashing and jumping ability to come out alive 
when not freezing him, but it is possible. Sub tanks are also good for 
battling him.

Sting Chameleon
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Hard
Attacks: Chameleon Sting, spike avalanche and tongue lash
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Boomer Cutters
Areas Found In: Forest and Sigma's Stage, part: three

Think the boomer cutters as a trip that wont let him up until he's gone. Let a
boomerang go and knock Sting Chameleon down to the ground. He will jump back 
up and start to do something again. Keep throwing these at him and you can 
just keep knocking him down, real simple. If he shakes the ceiling with his 
tongue, find gaps in the falling spikes to avoid getting hit. The other thing 
he will do is jump in the corner and launch some chameleon stings from his 
tail, jump in the gap in this tri attack and don't get hit. If you don't use 
boomerangs then he will do one more attack. He will come close to you and 
whip his iron tongue at you to cause serious damage. Even though he can cloak 
himself, you can see where he is by the slight movement in the area. Watch 
what he is doing and don't get greedy with trying to hit him a lot all at 
once, or you might just pay with you life.

Boomer Kuwanger
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Hard
Attacks: Boomer Cutters, head throw and teleport
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Homing Torpedoes
Areas Found In: Control Tower and Sigma's Stage, part: one

He's a teleporting menace, I'll tell you what. He'll buzz around and you'll 
get confused to where he is and next thing you know he's got you in his pincer
 like head and throwing you into the ceiling, for major damage. Don't stay on 
the ground for this battle, instead climb up one of the walls and throw off 
some homing torpedoes. They will track him down and make short work of him. 
He will throw that pincer on his head at you like a boomerang. It hits you and
 that's not good. Jump to the ground when he does that. Without the homing 
torpedoes this guy is a fair challenge, but not too rough. It's getting him 
to stop that annoying teleporting that's difficult.


Flame Mammoth
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Stomp, fire balls and oil snot
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Strom Tornadoes
Areas Found In: Assembly Plant and Sigma's Stage, part: three

Big massive elephant-like thing that can't walk. It can't, it has to be moved
on a conveyor belt, or that's where at least you fight him. He jumps a lot, 
more than any other boss, and when he land that impact will stun you for a 
couple of seconds. Jump when he lands to not get hit by the shaking. Some 
snot oil or whatever you want to call it, flies out of his trunk. The purpose
 of this is to catch fire when he throw his fireballs at you and make a big 
fire. Feed him some storm tornadoes or simple charges X-Buster blasts to put 
an end to this mammoths life.

Sigma
^^^^^
Difficulty: Extreme
Attacks: Saber, head beam and wall jump
Weapon To Use: Electric Spark
Area Found In: Sigma's Stage, part: four

Nothing but the Electric sparks will prevail at this guy. Don't stay on the 
ground, he will hit you with his saber or shoot his head beams into you, they 
deal a lot of damage. That damage is pitiful though, compared to what he takes 
out if you run into him, like six health points! So stay away, and keep to a 
top corner on one of the walls. Fully charge an electric spark up and when he 
jumps after you, let the spark wall go and fall back to the ground. Repeat this
 until he has only three lives left, and you'll be out of electric sparks. Use 
anything to take those remaining lives away, but be careful not to get hit.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
                                OTHER BOSSES
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Vile
^^^^
Difficulty: Easy
Attacks: Spark web, dash and bombs
Weapons To Use: Any
Area Found In: Sigma's Stage, part: one

Vile is weak to anything. So, use what you want, I recommend the homing 
torpedoes. Fire off a couple of these and they track him down and shut him 
up. His moves are easy to avoid. His electric web, like he throws at you when 
he is in the ride armor, is easily jumped over. Just avoid getting hit by 
those bombs he drops altogether, and the dash is jumped over with ease. This 
guys pitiful, and after all the slander he said to you throughout the game, 
he is a real wussy.

Spider
^^^^^^
Difficulty: Hard
Attacks: Mini spiders and climb
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Shotgun Ice
Area Found In: Sigma's Stage, part: one

The Spider moves along a set path and tries to run into you. It gets faster 
and faster at you go along so it gets harder to avoid. The track he moves on 
changes every time he comes down on you, so you must think as to how you are 
going to play each time out. Since I can't be there, it is up to you. When he 
comes down the little red eye on his back will open up. Shoot this with the 
shotgun ice to inflict the maximum amount of damage. The X-Buster would 
suffice as well here. If he stops on the top a bit before he comes down he is 
going to throw some baby spiders at you. A charged up X-buster blast will take
 care of them. Since the ice is right next to the X-Buster you can easily 
switch between them when you need to. Keep freezing that red eye and blow the 
sucker up.

Eyes and Nose
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attacks: Eye shots, eye roll and nose bouncing
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Chameleon Sting
Area Found In: Sigma's Stage, part: two

The chameleon sting takes an excellent amount of damage from this guy...well 
it's a face. The eyes will open up and shoot little shots at you, easily 
avoidable, or come out of their sockets and roll towards you. Shoot the 
chameleon sting or the X-Buster into the eyes. They both can only withstand 
around five shots each from the chameleon sting before blowing up. Before 
they do, the walls will move in and you'll be jumping on the walls for dear 
life above a spike bed. The nose will become active and will blow up after 
around 5 hits or so, again, from the chameleon sting. Once all three pieces 
are gone, in any order, the whole place blows up.

Crusher
^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Medium
Attacks: Crush, zig-zag and energy ball
Weapons To Use: X-Buster or Boomer Cutters
Area Found In: Sigma's Stage, part: three

This ones a two part mechanical crusher. Its top half and bottom half act like
a guillotine and when you are in-between, they come smashing down. They also 
zig-zag across the screen to try to run over you. Use the boomer cutters for 
some good damage at this overly anxious boss, but the X-Buster will work. Lay 
them into him and he will be dealt some good damage. When he stops and shoots 
his energy balls at you, lay lots of them into him. You will probably get hit 
by the energy balls while you're doing this, but it wont be as bad as the 
damage you're dealing him. After awhile, he just goes away.

Wolf Sigma
^^^^^^^^^^
Difficulty: Hard
Attacks: Fire breathe, energy balls and hand platforms
Weapon To Use: X-Buster
Area Found In: Sigma's Stage, part: four

The most overrated boss in this game. When you're on the ground he will 
breathe fire or shoot energy balls to try to kill you, but avoiding these is 
easy as pie by moving to the sides. When a hand comes down to attack you, 
jump on it and let it take you up. Stay with one foot on the hand and the 
lighting will miss you. You can just power up, fully, your X-Buster and let 
him have it. The only thing that can hit you now is the other hand when it 
tries to get you. Jump on it then back to the other hand and get to safety. 
The charged up X-Buster shot is the weakest thing you can hit Wolf Sigma with 
because it only takes one life away from him. So you have to do it around 30 
time for him to die. If you get hit by anything, it takes a lot of damage, 
so be careful!

This was sent from Delition Hikari:
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"When fighting the final form of Sigma, you can use the rolling armour (or 
whatever it's called...I forget at the moment) to hurt him. It's a little 
less time consuming and [takes more damage]...I just thought I'd let you 
know."

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Enter on password screen. Selet password from title screen.

Have everything, all bosses defeated - 8441 2176 4423
Have everything, no bosses defeated - 3475 5668 2581
Have nothing, all bosses defeated - 4723 2486 1324
Have nothing, all bosses alive - 5385 7136 6321

Chill Penguin defeated - 4768 7258 1871
Launch Octopus defeated - 1556 6642 7448
Armored Armadillo defeated - 5147 8437 4536
Storm Eagle defeated - 6483 7376 5124
Spark Mandrill defeated - 5131 7358 4181
Sting Chameleon defeated - 5385 7136 6861
Boomer Kuwanger defeated - 5151 3427 4261
Flame Mammoth defeated - 1573 5232 7264

Dash upgrade obtained - 5382 8566 2656
Helmet upgrade obtained - 4664 1718 7748
X-Buster upgrade obtained - 4764 8768 7748
Armor upgrade obtained - 4764 5788 3748

All sub tanks - 5724 8418 3588
All heart tanks - 6845 3465 2342
All upgrades - 6485 1146 2321

Have everything at the first level - 5778 8422 3577 (This may have problems)

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