Dragon Lab Lair

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69th : Dragon Lab Lair

Make a Good Mega Man Level 2

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Durgon beware...
"There's no real coherent theme, it's just... rooms. Of stuff."
SnoruntPyro, excerpt from judge comment.

Dragon Lab Lair is the 69th place entry in Make a Good Mega Man Level 2. It is a Tier 2 level that makes extensive use of Elec Blocks, and uses the Wily 5 tileset from Mega Man 2.

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While a simple stage to complete, most of its difficulty comes from the obstacles that are used, sometimes resulting in nearly unavoidable damage. The fight with the Mecha Dragon at the end is notable for being easier than its original appearance, by completely removing the pit.

Judge Comments[edit]

Judge Comments
Pyro SnoruntPyro Pyro : 19 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
4 / 15 4 / 10 3 / 15 3 / 5 5 / 5 No



It feels incredibly empty, and the ideas just seem randomly thrown down. There's no real coherent theme, it's just...rooms. Of stuff. Sometimes there's just like one, easily-dodged enemy for a whole screen with absolutely nothing else happening. Then the level just catches you offguard sometimes by actual forced hits (elec man block room) and one really annoying part I just cheesed with Jewel Satellite (two new shotmans + sniper joes). Other than that there's...not much going on. A lot of the setups are extremely basic and don't really do anything new. The Mecha Dragon fight at the end doesn't even have a pit, which kinda destroys the whole point of the boss. It's a really weird level.

JupiHornet JupiHornet JupiHornet : 18 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality
5 / 15 5 / 10 5 / 15 0 / 5 3 / 5



First of all, YOU DIDN'T CHANGE THE MUSIC! WHY?!?!? ;A; *ahem* Anyway, this was a...weird level. The tileset wasn't used very well, and the whole thing just felt strange and without a real theme. At least there appeared to be some effort put in it.

Enjl Enjl Enjl : 17 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
3 / 15 4 / 10 3 / 15 2 / 5 5 / 5 No



This level starts out decently, but quickly loses its focus and starts throwing the player into unfair scenarios which force them to take a hit. As the level goes on, it starts using elements without proper introduction and in tricky scenarios. The level's boss fight was, from my experience, less difficult than getting through the section after the player exits the water. Overall, this level's main issue is its lack of general theme that could've been used to create setups and situations and create mutations of those to keep the player excited.

Garirry Garirry Garirry : 25 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality
7 / 15 5 / 10 4 / 15 4 / 5 5 / 5
It's pretty mediocre. It's honestly pretty empty, and a few times it's impossible to avoid the enemies/obstacles. I don't know what else to say. Eh. Pretty boring to be honest. Nothing horrible, but I did find myself getting bored after a while. Also annoying at some point. Not sure. There's nothing really creative here. It's kinda generic. Looks good, but default music - really? Works just fine.



I'm not a huge fan of this stage. Most of it just feels boring and empty, it uses default music, and some sections are atrociously unfair. I don't really know what else to say. There's nothing interesting at all about this level.

ACESpark ACESpark ACESpark : 14 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
3 / 15 3 / 10 2 / 15 1 / 5 5 / 5 No



That might have been the worst tileset selection possible for a full on level. Wily 5 is a boss rush stage, it wasn't built for an entire platforming level!

Ok - so there is nothing special about this. What few gimmicks are there are used to the bare minimum of implementation - with like one exception - the final Elec Man barrier is actually rather cleverly placed.

There are some major, major flaws in this stage though that knock its score down - far too much forced damage. It is fairly clear this is a first draft of a level, and wasn't tested. I mean, at least the level isn't out and out broken, but it's still pretty horrible. Early in the level, pits are also not designated as pits, yet later on they are. I don't get it.

Also, hi dev-kit boss! You know, making a dev-kit boss easier than its original counterpart sort of defeats the point.

Oh.. and the music. WHY.



Make a Good Mega Man Level 2 - Tier 2
Entry Stages
Wily TowerAirflow HubbleYggdrasilRush CityGigavolt ManDragon Lab LairColorful Hall * Something Original
List of Bosses
Volt ManKomuso ManQuintMecha DragonGuts ManCratorCreamKichonaColor Man
Tier Boss
Ombuds Man
Other Goodies
Gordon Freeman
Make a Good Mega Man Level 2
Characters
Mega Man (Costumes) • Dr. LightDr. WilyZeroRollEddieKnight ManGalaxy Man
Special Weapons
Flash StopperSlash ClawJewel SatelliteHornet ChaserTriple BladeWheel CutterGrab BusterSakugarneRush CoilRush JetWire AdaptorSuper ArrowHaunt PumpkinBadge BarrierNeapolitan BombTruffle ClusterCyber DistorterForce BeamHazard TrapperMatch BlastLaunch RocketShuttle JetChomp ClawCarry
Entries
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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
Locations
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 RoadTier XWily Star IIDr. 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
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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