Ancient Tomb

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75th : Ancient Tomb

Make a Good Mega Man Level 2

This looks familiar...
"A dev-kit level. I'll steal it! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!"
―Dan Backslide, ACESpark's Judge Comment for this level


This level became infamous when shown due to it just being Pharaoh Man's stage with a few new enemies and extremely minimal changes to the layout. Pharaoh Man's level was even included with the devkit participants used to create levels, furthering the laziness of the level (though, bafflingly, this level does not include Pharaoh Man himself despite being in the original devkit level). It has been often wondered by players and the judges themselves, looking back on it, how the level didn't get disqualified for plagiarism.


It's basically Pharaoh Man's level, but with a few differences and a new enemy or two. With no boss. Just blast through everything with Triple Blade.

Judge Comments
snoruntpyro snoruntpyro snoruntpyro : 13 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
1 / 15 3 / 10 1 / 15 3 / 5 5 / 5 No

It's a blatant edit of Pharaoh Man's stage. The beginning part is kind of different and honestly I kinda like it more than the original level because original was just flat and lots of annoying scorpions but here there's some variety. After that the level doesn't even try to hide the fact that it's a blatant edit where there's literally just the original section but with like one random out of place enemy added. There's just a miniboss fight with Tama out of nowhere. There's like one random Rembakun added in the final stretch and that's all the changes. Um. Uhh. Yeah.

JupiHornet JupiHornet JupiHornet : 15 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality
3 / 15 5 / 10 0 / 15 3 / 5 4 / 5

This was basically Pharaoh Man's stage with a few more enemies, nothing else. The fact that there was no Pharaoh Man boss at the end only made it more disappointing. Come on man, that boss was even in the devkit! Also, one of the Hovers failed to spawn and I had to use Rush Jet, but I'm not sure that's your fault or the game's.

Enjl Enjl Enjl : 17 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
1 / 15 7 / 10 0 / 15 4 / 5 5 / 5 No

While this stage is fun to play, I don't believe that much of it was actually original, since... it's basically a less interesting version of Pharaoh Man's stage. I don't really have anything to add here, to be honest. That basically sums it up.

Garirry Garirry Garirry : 0 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality
8 / 15 4 / 10 -21 / 15 4 / 5 5 / 5
Meh. Level design seems okay, there's not really that much bullshit elements. Enemies aren't placed too badly, but most of them are either not threatening at all or are hard to avoid. There are two subsections that annoyed me, but it's no big deal. I don't know what else to say tbh. Eh… I'm not sure how much fun it is to go through a stage that's basically Pharaoh Man. I enjoyed it, but for me it just feels like I was playing Pharaoh Man's stage itself. I almost kept forgetting that this was modified and I wasn't even certain if the original was like this. Other than that it was enjoyable I guess. Do I have to say anything? This level is straight-up a rip-off of Pharaoh Man. No creativity was used, and while it could have been an interesting edit, is just a boring rip-off. Didn't stand out to me too much. Once again it's so similar to Pharaoh Man it's hard to enjoy the graphics. But the music is kick-ass. Works just fine.

When I play a level, I'm expecting something new and original, not a blatant duplicate of an existing devkit stage. So I'm refusing to judge this level. Enjoy the 0 points.

ACESpark ACESpark ACESpark : 7 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
0 / 15 1 / 10 0 / 15 4 / 5 2 / 5 No



  • This is the only level in the second game to outright get a score of 0 from any of the judges.
    • Notably, according to the rubric of the judge in question (Garirry), this was not because the judge gave the level a score of 0 in every category, but rather because the judge gave it -21 points in Creativity; exactly enough to subtract the sum of the points given in the other four categories.
  • ACESpark's judge review references the Merry Melodies cartoon short "The Dover Boys at Pimento University" and its antagonist, Dan Backslide.
  • Despite popular belief, the layout of Ancient Tomb is neither a direct copy of Pharaoh Man's stage nor its devkit recreation. It is, however, similar enough in concept and layout to constitute plagiarism in any case.
Make a Good Mega Man Level 2 - Tier 1
Entry Stages
Snow ManCardinal ManQ.U.I.N.TMix & MatchThe FallAncient Tomb
List of Bosses
Chill Man
Tier Boss & Extra Levels
MilkStrawberry Milk
Other Goodies
Astro Man's Vain Hope
Make a Good Mega Man Level 2
Mega Man (Costumes) • Dr. LightDr. WilyZeroRollEddieKnight ManGalaxy Man
Special Weapons
Hornet ChaserJewel SatelliteGrab BusterTriple BladeFlash StopperSlash ClawWheel CutterSakugarneRush CoilRush JetWire AdaptorSuper Arrow
Alter Weapons
Haunt PumpkinBadge BarrierNeapolitan BombTruffle ClusterCyber DistorterForce BeamHazard TrapperMatch BlastLaunch RocketShuttle JetChomp ClawCarry
A Mega Man for All SeasonsAD 2101Airflow HubbleAlien TempleAncient TombAurora ManBeneath Sand and RockBiplane BayBlaze ManBoil ManBond ManBouncy CastleBut it Lacked the Depth to Convince Me That This Was Really HellCandy PanicCardinal ManChangeable CavernsChomp ManCity Under SiegeColorful HallCombust ManConveyor MayhemCossack's Other CitadelCrystal LabCursor CurseCyber ManDonut Observation CenterDragon Lab LairDuwangElec DamEnhanced MobilityEscape SequenceForce ManForgotten FortressFortified LabGigavolt ManGunpowder CellarGuts Man's AsteroidHaunt ManHoly Crap, Mega Man Can Airslide?Identity CrisisJoe Destruction Co.Joe ManJungle BaseJust an Ice LevelKomuso TempleLaunch Man & Shuttle ManLava FactoryMaze of Significantly Less DeathMegaLondoMisty LakeMix & MatchMount SabreNeopolitan ManNeon ManNitrogen ManOrbital StationPoorly Named LevelQuarantine WomanQuint StageQuirky Unconsistent Incomprehensible Nonsensical TrackRad GravityRuined LabRush CitySector Upsilon 6Sheriff ManShovel KnightSMB3Smed's Big Annoying Mess of a LevelSnow ManSomething OriginalSpiky SituationStarman RecreationTaco ManThe DampeningThe FallThe Stage Nobody Asked ForTruffle ManVolcanic FurnaceWily CoasterWily TowerYggdrasil
Wily Star II
Outer SpaceWater DuctsClassic CastleLever Oriental EnchantedInner SanctumUnobtainium MineReality Core
Tier X
Goblins n' GhastsNightwalk CastleMetallic OceanWily Fortress VRSo GoodMario LandCoyote ManHardcore ParkourDeep ThoughtsThe Quickening 2Swiss HotelStar RoadNull and Void
Secret Levels
City WarTwilight Lodge
Tier 1 - Ruined SimulationTier 2 - SewersTier 3 - ForestTier 4 - Train StationTier 5 - ArcadeTier 6 - Battle NetworkTier 7 - McWily'sTier 8 - Grand TowerTier 9 - Festival GroundsTier 10 - Rainbow RoadWily Star IITier XDr. Light's LabEddie's ShopCostume ShopDojoChallenge TentChateau ChevaleresqueThe Pit of Pits
Tier Bosses
MilkOmbuds ManDoor ManThe Scorching DuoLord ElewoofroCheat ManGhost of Christmas FutureJet ManButter Nezumi
Robot Masters
Alter ManBoil ManBond ManChomp ManColor ManCombust ManCyber ManForce ManHaunt ManJoe ManLaunch Man & Shuttle ManMatch ManNeapolitan ManNeon ManQuarantine WomanSheriff ManSpiked-Wall ManTaco ManTruffle Man
Other Entry Bosses
Air DevilBig Fire TellyDisco BallGiant MetallGreen Hot DogHall MasterKomuso Man?MixerlydiaMush KingJoe MobRed Hot DogSuper CannopellerTurbo RoostWarp Anomaly8 Centipeder TowerBoss WhopperBoundin' Crash ManBowserCaptain ViridianCATSCirnoCratorCreamCrusher JoeCursorDoc RobotDonut XGuts Man DuoFinal ToadGroovity ManKelbesqueKichonaNapalm ManPharaoh Man's RevengeAlienThe KidRomhack Top ManAir CapsuleAvoidance CherryDennisGangly Crash ManJoe Man R
Fortress Guardians
VanguardMecha Bubble ManBtd'nhanRiplingsAutobounceSuper DachoneSeven ForceHolo DragonChimerabot 1Chimerabot 2Chimerabot 3Chimerabot 4Chimerabot 5Wily Machine SWORDmegaman sprite gameWily Core
Devkit Bosses
Cut ManGuts ManMetal ManCrash ManTop ManGemini ManPharaoh ManToad ManGravity ManPlant ManCentaur ManSplash WomanChill ManVolt ManKomuso ManMecha DragonQuint
Tier X Bosses
SkullderSkullder's RevengeExcalibur ManAir ManUnbeatable Air ManHolo WilyRonrezToad Man's RevengeCoyote ManGigabgyoVolt Man MK2Twin CannonsFire ManCopy HologramDie SignLiterally Just a BeeStone Butterfly
Secret Bosses
Quick ManGammaVolt Man the AssimilatorWishing StarThe MoonBirdoGlass Man
Super Bosses
Absolute ZEROKnight ManGalaxy Man