8. Boss Information
NOTE: If I'm unsure of the official name of some of the bosses, I made
something up for simplicity's sake, or used a rough Japanese translation. Also,
some bosses have multilayered health bars! You'll need to drain a boss' energy
multiple times or more to destroy them! Bosses marked with an asterisk (*) are
the four Generals that serve X.
Anubis Necromancess III - This guy will toss his spear at you, and also hide in
the sand. When he raises stone pillars, make sure you are NOT stuck between
them! Get out of their way in a hurry, or you risk getting crushed. Avoid
Anubis' zombies, too. He's vulnerable to fire attacks.
Aztec Falcon - The Z-Saber works wonders on him. Stick to the wall as much as
you can, dropping down to slash him when he's not attacking. This battle is
timed, but just be patient, and you shouldn't have a problem wiping him out
before the clock runs out. Defeat him to earn the Thunder Chip.
Blizzack Stagroff - Blizzack in the hizzouse! ...okay, that was bad. But I
couldn't resist. Anyways, he's not too hard. Equip the Fire Chip, and use your
charged saber to burn him. He'll jump around a lot, and try to freeze you in
place. He'll also fire an ice beam that will push you back, but not damage you.
The Ice Chip is your reward.
Double Dragon - This boss battle will take time and patience, but it's really
not too hard. The DD has four different attacks: the two dragon heads will snap
at you; the heads will breathe fire; the heads will shoot lightning balls; the
heads will breathe ice clouds that will freeze you in place. A good strategy is
this: as soon as the "eye" opens before the ice attack, slash it, dodge the
ice, and repeat. Afterwards, just taunt the heads into coming out, then get as
far away as possible. You can attack the heads, but it won't do any damage.
Destroy the Double Dragon to earn the Fire Chip.
Fefnir* - Use the Thunder Chip and Z-Saber on this joker. He'll fire plasma
shots at you, or strike the ground to cause a shockwave. Sometimes he'll power
up, grab you, and toss you into the air. When you land, dash outta the way,
because you know he's coming right after you. Charged Z-Saber slashes do lots
of damage, so you should be rid of him quickly.
Golem - He'll zap you with lasers from his eyes, and cause blocks to fall from
the ceiling. Blast him in the head. After all the blocks have fallen, get up on
the wall; the Golem will rush at you. Just sap away about half of his
energy...you'll get your Z-Saber back from a mysterious source. The saber will
destroy the Golem with a single slash!
Hanumachine - A monkeybot. Yep, you read that right. Use the Thunder Chip and
Z-Saber to remove him. He'll fire-dash at you, or send out little monkeys to
hold you down. He'll also bounce around the room. Dash out of his way, and
slash him into oblivion.
Harpuia* - This guy has some sick-looking blades on his arms. He'll attack you
with crescent slashes as well as dash attacks. The bastard can fly, too, which
always makes things more fun. He's vulnerable to ice attacks, though. Use your
Z-Saber along with the Ice Chip to sting him.
Herculious Anchortus - Some weird beetle-looking thing that you're going to
stomp the hell out of. Use your Ice Chip and Z-Saber. He'll dash at you, and
also send out two electrical bolts. He's slow enough to avoid, and this battle
will be over before you know it.
Leviathan* - You'll fight this chick underwater. She tells you not to hold back
because she's a woman...but fear not, she's really easy. Use the Fire Chip and
your saber to remove her. She'll fire out arrows that track you, but they're
easy enough to dodge. When she charges up, she'll send out ice crystals, which
are easily disposed of with a slash. Just dodge her attacks and slash away.
Maha Ganeshariff - He's really not so tough, especially if you use the Thunder
Chip. Defeating him will earn you a Cyber Elf, and the weapon data for the
Triple Rod (talk to Cerveau in the Engineering room).
Mechaniloid - This boss is quite easy. Use your Z-Saber to take out the port on
the back (the one that drops mines). After it's gone, use the saber again to
take out the port right above it (this one spits out hover drones). Finally,
use charged shots from your Z-Buster to take out the port on the very top (the
one that fires out parachute bombs). You shouldn't have any difficulty.
Phantom* - A NINJA! Really, he is. But if you've got the Triple Rod (especially
if you've leveled it up), he's a joke. Stab him repeatedly whenever he's on the
ground. When he's on the far left or right of the screen, he'll often toss a
shuriken at you. Jump over it, then dash outta the way, because Phantom will
use it as a floating platform to throw darts at you. He'll also split himself
into four parts; the real Phantom is the one that's slightly lighter than the
others. You can still stab him at this point. Dash around a lot, because he'll
often drop an X-Drone on you, then dash attack you.
Rainbow Devil - Jeez, these things just never go away. Luckily, this one's not
too difficult. Stick to the walls, and charge-slash the bastard whenever he
gets near you. He'll often send out little blobs along the floor that reform
into the main mass (just like Mercury in Mega Man V for GB), or he'll turn into
a flying skull. Just dodge him and finish him off.
Train Boss - Aim for the center. Stay to the left to avoid the flame jets, but
move quickly--the X-Drone in the center will try to smash you between the floor
X - Guess who! Yep...Zero's old pal X has gone pure evil. But not like you'd
think...this guy's just a cheap copy! Anyways, his armor can switch elements on
the fly, so be prepared to be attacked with Fire, Ice, and Thunder! Just try to
stay away from him, and hit him with a charged slash between his attacks.
Angelic X - In classic Mega Man tradition, the final boss has a second form.
And, of course, even though he's only got 3 attacks, they do sick amounts of
damage. Luckily, they're all preceded by a sound effect. First, he'll drop
rings on you that'll hold you in place (you'll hear 3 or 4 echo sounds
together). Stand still, then dash away when you see them. Make sure you're
NOT on one of the side platforms when you hear the ound! Those rings will drag
you right into the pit. His second attack is to fire a spread laser. When you
hear the sound, jump on one of the side platforms, and the lasers should miss
you. After he fires, jump off and charge-slash him in the head. His finally
(and most damaging) attack is that he'll fire a little laser at the floor, then
the floor will catch fire! The laser won't hurt you, but once you see it, get
your ass onto one of the platforms! As Angelic X's life gets lower, his attacks
will speed up, so be wary! Repeat your attack strategy, use your Elves and
Sub-Tanks, and you'll finally destroy the imposter.