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                              Mega Man X2 FAQ
                           For the Super Nintendo
                    Version 1.1 (Last Updated 7/2/2002)
                              By Devin Morgan

    This file is Copyright (c)1999-2006 Devin Morgan. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

1. What's New
2. Introduction
3. Controls
4. Stage Guide
5. Weapons
6. Bosses
7. Secrets/Tips and Tricks
8. Credits
9. Copyright Notice
10. Contact Information

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-=  1. What's New -=
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Version 1.1 (7/2/02): After a LONG absence from GameFAQs, I have revamped 
and resubmitted this old FAQ for the second time!

Version 1.0 (1/18/99): The first version of this FAQ.

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-=  2. Introduction -=
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This is the first sequel to the Mega Man X series of the SNES console. It 
followed up on the storyline from the previous installment, since in this 
game, you must put Zero back together again. The gameplay aspects are all the 
same though; new Mavericks, new weapons, and new upgrades to be had. The X-
Hunters also are introduced with this title, which adds to the challenge 
since you have to defeat them in order to obtain Zero's parts. Personally, I 
feel this one is the best in the SNES MMX series, so try it if you haven't 
already in all these years!

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-=  3. Controls -=
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Control Pad: Move

Start: Pause game, bring up submenu

A: Dash, confirm selections on menu screens

B: Jump, cancel selections on menu screens

Y: Use X-Buster or selected weapon

L/R: Cycle weapons list

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-=  4. Stage Guide  -=
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For the maps I drew while going through each level, follow this key so you 
know what each letter means. After each map, I'll get into further detail on 
how to collect any special items in that level. Read the Bosses section for 
help on beating each level's boss.

Key
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E - Entrance to Level
M - Mech
P - Power-Up
S - Sub Tank
H - Heart Tank
X - X-Hunter Room
B - Boss


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Wheel Gator
===========

               _ _ _
              |_|_|_|_
 _ _ _ _ _    |_|_|_|_|_
|_|_|_|_|P|   |_|_|X|_|_|
   _ _|_|_|   |_|_|  _|_|_
  |_|_|_|_|  _ _|_| |_|_|_|
 _|_|_|  _ _|_|_|_| |_|_|B|
|_|_|M|_|H|_|_| 
|_|_|_|_|_|

Power-Up (X-Buster): Use the Leg Upgrade to dash to the ledge, then go up to
                     the capsule.

Heart Tank: On the ledge to the right of the ladder's top, charge up the
            Speed Burner and then jump high to the left and let go of the
            charge. You should fly onto the wall just above the spikes!


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Wire Sponge
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                               _ _ _ _ _ 
                 _ _ _ _ _ _ _|_|_|_|_|B|
           _ _ _|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
 _ _ _ _ _|_|_|S|_|
|H|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_ _
                |_|_|X|

Heart Tank: Climb up the left wall and enter the small room.

Sub Tank: Take the higher route by climbing up the wall above the floating
          platforms, them go right to reach it.


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Overdrive Ostrich
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                             _ _ _ _ _ _ _
         _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _|_|_|_|_|_|_|H|_ _
 _ _ _ _|_|X|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|       |_|_|_|P|_ _ _ _ 
|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|                         |_|_|_|_|_|B|
  |_|_ _|_|_|_|
  |_|C|_|_|

Heart Tank: Ride the hover-bike from the outside all the way inside, then use
            your boost to reach the spike area, and get the tank by the wall.
            (You may die trying to get this, so don't worry.)

Power-Up (Leg Upgrade): Jump to the right wall and use the spinning blade to
                        get it.


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Bubble Crab
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                       _ _ _ _
 _ _ _                |X|_|_|B|
|_|_|_|_             _|_|_|
  |_|_|H|_          |_|_|_|
  |_|_|_|_|         |_|_|_| 
  |_|_|_|_|_   _ _  |_|_|_|
        |_|_|_|S|_|_|_|
        |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|

Heart Tank: Climb up the right wall above the floor the sub opens, and charge
      up the Bubble Splash, then jump to the left and go up the floating
      platforms to get the heart.

Sub Tank: Charge up the Bubble Splash, then jump up out of the water and get
          the sub tank.
 

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Flame Stag
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                     _ _
                    |_|_|_
                    |_|_|_|_ _
               _ _ _|_| |_|_|B|
             _|_|X|_|_|
       _ _ _|_|_|_|_|_|
      |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|       
   _ _|H|
 _|_|_|_|
|S|_|_|_|
|_|_|_|_|
   _|_|_|
  |_|_|_|

Heart Tank: On the ledge with the heart tank, use the Spinning Wheel to
            quickly destroy the barrier blocking it, then just get it and
            escape before the lava kills you.

Sub Tank: As you approach the first wall to the right, wait for the flying
          beetle to come, then jump on it. Fly up to the top of the area, and
          jump to the left and get the sub tank.


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Morph Moth
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             _ _ _ _ _ _ _
     _ _    |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_ _
 _ _|_|H|_ _|_|_|       |_|_|X|
|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|       |_|_ _ _ _
        |_|_            |_|_|_|_|_|
        |_|P|             |_|_|_|_|
                         _|_|_ _|_|
                        |_|_|_|_|_|_ _
                        |_|_|_|_|_|_|B|

Heart Tank: When you see the 1st enemy with a shield, use the crystal hunter
            on him, then jump on the crystal and climb up the wall outside
            the building and go right.

Power-Up (Body Armor): When you reach an area where the ground becomes
                       smooth, use the Spinning Blade to cut through the
                       floor and get to the capsule.


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Magna Centipede
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           _         _
 _ _ _ _ _|H|_ _ _ _|S|_ _
|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
                        |_|
                        |_|_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
                        |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|B|
                        |_|_|_|_|_|X|

Heart Tank: (In order to get this and the sub tank, you can't trip any of the
            alarms in the first room!) When you pass a large block hanging
            from the ceiling, charge up your Speed Burner. Use it to reach
            the block, then climb up the wall to get it.

Sub Tank: When you reach the last section where blocks fall from the ceiling,
          quickly get past them and jump on the lone block that comes from
          the ceiling nearby. Ride it until it's over the gap, then dash jump
          to the wall, and climb up it to get the tank.
 

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Crystal Snail
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           _ _
 _ _ _ _ _|_|X|  _ _ _ _ _
|_|_|_|M|_|_|_ _|_|_|_|_|_|_     _     _ _ _ _
|H|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_|   |_|_|_|_ _|_|_ _|_|_|_|B|
        |_|_|_|         |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
                          |P|_|_|

Heart Tank: Get the Mech, then fall into the pit you just passed and land on
            the platform. Take out the Strike Chain and face left. Dash jump
            with the mech over the gap, and jump out of the mech when you're
            at the highest point. As you fall, hold left and then use the
            Chain on the lower part of the wall if you reach it, then climb
            up and get the Heart.

Power-Up (Helmet): After you defeat the mini-boss, drop into the pit and
                   slide down the left wall. Defeat the enemies shooting at
                   you and go left until you see the capsule!

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Spinning Wheel
    Get From: Wheel Gator
    Description: Shoot a spinning wheel blade in front of you. It'll move
                 along the ground for a bit, or until it reaches an
                 obstacle/enemy, then stops and disappears. When fully
                 charged, a giant wheel will appear and shoot small beams in
                 8 directions.

Strike Chain
    Get From: Wire Sponge
    Description: A small chain is shot straight ahead, grappling onto and
                 hurting enemies. When charged, a larger and longer version
                 of the chain is shot ahead.

Sonic Slicer
    Get From: Overdrive Ostrich
    Description: Throw a few small slicers ahead, which will richochet if
                 they hit a wall or the floor. When you charge it up, several
                 slicers are shot in the air. They are then rained down
                 throughout the area, much like how Overdrive Ostrich uses in
                 the boss battle.

Bubble Splash
    Get From: Bubble Crab
    Description: Shoot a string of bubbles ahead, which will then float
                 upward before popping. If you charge it up fully, a ring of
                 bubbles will surround you as a shield. If you're in the
                 water with it charged, you can jump really high!

Speed Burner
    Get From: Flame Stag
    Description: A giant puff of fire is shot ahead, burning whatever it
                 hits. When charged, you dart straight ahead while entirely
                 engulfed by a giant fireball. This can help if you're trying
                 to make it onto a high ledge but can't reach it by jumping
                 alone.

Silk Shot
    Get From: Morph Moth
    Description: Throw a small piece of silk ahead to hit an enemy. It can
                 demagnetize certain enemies (specifically the Magna
                 Centipede boss). When charged, a giant collection of silky
                 junk is collected on the end of your buster. When you let go
                 of Y, you throw it ahead, damaging whatever it hits.

Magnet Mine
    Get From: Magna Centipede
    Description: A single mine is shot ahead, sticking to any wall/enemy it
                 touches. After it sticks to something, it'll explode moments
                 later. You can move it up or down by using the Control Pad
                 while it's moving. When charged, a small black hole is shot,
                 holding great magnetic power. You can maneuver it the same
                 way as the regular mine.

Crystal Hunter
    Get From: Crystal Snail
    Description: A small blob is shot a small distance ahead of you. If you
                 hit certain enemies with it, they become a crystallized
                 block for you to climb onto. When fully charged, the area is
                 warped and slowed down for several seconds, damaging enemies
                 onscreen.

G.Crush
    Get From: Body Armor Upgrade
    Description: Whenever you take damage after you've obtained the Body
                 Armor upgrade, power will be collected in this weapon's
                 meter. Once it's filled, select it and use it to unleash a
                 powerful gravity crush on all enemies onscreen! It can only
                 be used once though, so once it's used, you must build up
                 its power once again.

I.Tracer
    Get From: Helmet Upgrade
    Description: Send out a small radar box straight ahead to detect hidden
                 rooms in the area. If there is nothing found, it'll just go
                 offscreen and disappear. If something is found, it'll zoom
                 in and stop/beep on the hidden area.

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-=  6. Bosses -=
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Giant Robot
    Found: Intro Stage
    Strategy: This giant robot is the first boss you encounter in this game.
              All it does is jumps back and forth trying to attack you. Stay
              on the high platform and jump/shoot it in the head until you
              win.

Wheel Gator
    Weapon: Spinning Wheel
    Strategy: Avoid his spinning wheels by hanging on the walls and jumping
              when they come. When he comes out of the sewage, jump to avoid
              his numerous attacks. Use the Strike Chain to attack him, or
              blast him with fully charged X-Buster shots.

Wire Sponge
    Weapon: Strike Chain
    Strategy: Avoid the tiny plant things when he throws them at you, and
              watch out when he swings his "whip". Use the Sonic Slicer or X
              Buster to attack until he's defeated. If you use the Sonic
              Slicer to defeat him, his torso will go flying before he blows
              up instead of staying in 1 piece! (It also cuts through his
              blocking!)

Overdrive Ostrich
    Weapon: Sonic Slicer
    Strategy: Use the Crystal Hunter to stun him for a second, then when he
              becomes vulnerable again, hit him with it again until he's
              defeated. Watch out for when he jumps in the air and shoots
              Sonic Slicers at you, and when he charges after you. (You can
              also use the X-Buster, but the Crystal Hunter takes kills him
              quicker.)

Bubble Crab
    Weapon: Bubble Splash
    Strategy: This guy is pretty simple, since all he does is form a bubble
              shield and dashes at you. Avoid the bubble attack he tries to
              hit you with, and use the Spinning Blade to take him out! (It
              also goes through his "bubble" shield.)

Flame Stag
    Weapon: Speed Burner
    Strategy: When he jumps upward from wall to wall, watch out because he'll
              come down and try to dive at you with a fiery attack. Avoid
              that and constantly hit him with the Bubble Splash when he's
              standing still to win easily.

Morph Moth
    Weapon: Silk Shot
    Strategy: When he's hanging by a thread from the ceiling as a small bug,
              use the Speed Burner while avoiding the trash he sends spinning
              in a line around the room. Stay ahead of it and attack with
              Speed Burner when it's clear to do so. When you hit him enough,
              the ceiling will blow and he'll become a giant moth. Continue
              to use the Speed Burner while avoiding his silk sprinkling
              attack from above until he's defeated.

Magna Centipede
    Weapon: Magnet Mine
    Strategy: Use the Silk Shot on him as soon as the battle starts to
              destroy his tail. Then, continuously attack with the silk shot
              when he's visible to cause damage. If he hangs on the ceiling,
              use the Silk Shot so when it shatters, a piece of it shoots up
              to hit him. Continue attacking in that fashion until he's
              defeated.

Crystal Snail
    Weapon: Crystal Hunter
    Strategy: When he's not shielding himself inside his shell, shoot a
              Magnet Mine at him. It will electrocute him! Then, shoot
              another at the wall parallel to him and he'll slam right into
              it! Repeat the process while avoiding his attack to defeat him.

Violen (First round)
    Found: Random X-Hunter rooms
    Strategy: This boss uses a huge spikeball that bounces around the room.
              When he jumps into the air, he'll shoot yellow balls at which
              are not much of a problem. Since his spikeball bounces around
              the room, you might be able to predict where it'll go next.
              Also, watch where you shoot because if it hits the spikeball,
              the shot will vanish.

Violen (Second round)
    Found: Sigma Stage 1
    Strategy: Similar to the fight for Zero's Part, but this time he creates
              platforms that he or you can use. When you have the chance, use
              Bubble S. on him. A Sub-Tank will come in handy here.

Serges (First round)
    Found: Random X-Hunter rooms
    Strategy: This guy is a little tougher than Violen. When the pod he
              operates puts its shield on, weapons won't effect him, and so
              as soon as they disappear, shoot him. When you hit him, he'll
              jump into the air and shoot these green rings at you. That is
              also a good time to hit him. He also lays mines on the floor,
              so watch your moves.

Serges (Second round)
    Found: Sigma Stage 2
    Strategy: This fight is very different from his other one. This time he
              operates a machine with four large cannons; each one fires
              something different. Don't very about the cannons because Silk
              S. can take down with about three hits! Once all of the cannons
              are gone, the front part of the machine disappears. Now he
              fires green spheres at you that can split into four smaller
              ones. Their directions alternate with each shot. This time, use
              S. Slicer, but using it will make it harder to hit him. If you
              find it too difficult, stick to Silk S. or use Magnet M. since
              you can move it and if you hit his pod, it still damages him!

Agile (First round)
    Found: Random X-Hunter rooms
    Strategy: When the battle begins, jump kick up the side of the wall, and
              Agile will create a "sword beam". Dodge it by going on the
              ground. If you stay on the ground when he does that, you won't
              be able to dodge the beam! Keep jump kicking against the wall
              and attack him right after he uses the sword beam. Then he'll
              dash across to the other side while slashing with his sword.
              Just Air Dash to the other side and repeat the process until
              he's defeated.

Agile (Second round)
    Found: Sigma Stage 3
    Strategy: This fight is also different from the other one. This time
              around, Agile operates a spaceship. When he forms the spiked
              platforms, electric sparks go around the room, and he drops the
              platforms. To avoid them, try to stay the under the spaceship.
              Sometimes missiles fly across the room and a larger bomb
              appears. Just shoot it to destroy it. Since Magnet M. is
              controllable, hitting him won't be hard at all!


Zero
    Found: Sigma Stage 4 (If you haven't collected all his parts in the
           Maverick Stages.)
    Strategy: This version of Zero has abilities just like the real one! He
              is very quick performing his moves, so make sure you bring
              along filled Sub-Tanks. He can block most of your weapons, so
              use S. Burner and charged up X Buster shots.

Sigma
    Found: Sigma Stage 4
    Strategy: This is the final battle in the game, against Sigma again. This
              time around, his body makes him more agile, and so he moves
              around the room quickly to attack. He uses his claw-like arms
              to shoot electric balls at you, so climb up the walls to avoid
              that. When he teleports, dash quickly to the side or else he'll
              land on you. Let out charged shots whenever you get a clear
              shot at him. After you deplete enough of his health, he'll
              utilize a new move. He'll charge up, glowing yellow, then he'll
              shoot out walls of electricity in either direction. Jump up the
              walls to avoid those, and continue the attack to beat this
              form.

Sigma Hologram
    Found: Sigma Stage 4
    Strategy: In this final form, Sigma turns into a giant holographic head.
              It floats above the ground, moving back and forth to attack. He
              can drop several enemy hatchlings to annoy you, so be prepared
              to wipe those out when they appear. Sometimes he'll get to one
              wall, then move across, shooting a beam downward to hit
              anything directly below. Climb the walls and jump over him to
              avoid that attack. Use the Strike Chain to cause damage, since
              it is the most effective means of attacking this form. As you
              hurt the hologram, it changes colors ranging from green to dark
              red towards the end. When he's weak enough (in the red range),
              he may also disappear, then reappear, trying to trap you inside
              of it to hurt you. When he disappears, move quickly to avoid
              the trap, then continue the attack to beat the game!

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The Dragon Punch
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As with the first Mega Man X game, there is a hidden Street Fighter move to 
be found in this game as well. This time, it is the mighty Dragon Punch, 
which can destroy all enemies and even bosses with one hit! The drawback is 
that you must have all of the following:

    1: All Heart and Sub Tanks
    2: All the energy on your bar
    3: All 8 Maverick bosses defeated

Here are the steps you must follow in order to get this weapon:

    1: Go into Sigma Stage 3, and work your way until you come to a section
       where there are 2 ladders: one going up that you can't reach by
       jumping, and one that goes down.

    2: There should be a bat enemy nearby. Lure it over so it flies below the
       upper ladder, then use the Crystal Hunter to crystallize it. Climb
       onto it and go up that ladder. Continue onward with aid from the Speed
       Burner until you come to a pathway entirely lined by spikes (path that
       goes right, down, then to the left).

    3: Charge the Speed Burner fully, then hold down the Y button. Jump to
       the right and air dash so you drop down to the lower section. Face
       left and let loose with the Speed Burner to make it over those spikes.
       You should make it to the safe ledge at the end.

    4: Go down the following pit and slide along the left wall. You'll end up
       stumbling upon a hidden room. If you meet the above requirements, a
       Dr. Light capsule will be here. Enter to get this cool weapon!

To use the Dragon Punch, press Forward, Down, Down/Forward, then Forward + Y. 
If done correctly, Mega Man will jump upward using a fiery punch!

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-=  8. Credits  -=
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MetroidMoo (metroidmoo(at)earthlink.net): For his information on defeating 
the X-Hunters and Zero.

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blatant plagiarism and such will not be tolerated.

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As of this version, the file contains all the information I know to date. If 
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