Make a Good Mega Man Level

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Make a Good Mega Man Level
Make a Good Mega Man Level
Make a Good Mega Man Level Title Screen
"I couldn't come up with a better description okay"
SnoruntPyro on the contest

Make a Good Mega Man Level, also known as MaGMML and MaGMML1, is the first in the MaGMML series, taking place from 2015-2016. The premise, inspired by the Make a Good Level contests from Talkhaus, was to try and build the best level in a Mega Man engine that the contestants could, with this being accomplished with a modified Blyka's Engine, put together in Game Maker 8.0 Pro. Being the first in the series, there were quite a few quirks, such as a very badly put together rubric taken directly from MaGLX2, and the game being in Blyka's Engine rather than the Mega Engine. Also, unlike its successors, the devkit was request-only out of paranoia that the MaGMML1 engine would become the basis for a ton of crappy, low effort fangames that just used all the assets it had and nothing else. Needless to say, this was unfounded. The contest had twenty entries overall, split into five tiers of four levels each, with six Wily stages by the judges and four Tier Bosses. The contest was judged by SnoruntPyro, Cheez8, Duvi0, Mick Galbani and MrKyurem.

A remake, Make a Good Mega Man Level Remastered, was revealed on the second anniversary of the game's release, and was officially released one year later, on the third anniversary.

Story[edit]

The game begins with a traditional intro cutscene explaining that since it had been months since Dr. Wily's last defeat, the people of Mega City or Towntown or whatever, were setting up a festival to celebrate the new peacetime. Predictably, Dr. Wily shows up and scatters the festival's Energy Elements, announcing yet another plan to take over the world and daring Mega Man to get past his unbreakable barrier by his newest castle. Dr. Light finds out that 24 Energy Elements will be able to break the barrier, and sends out Mega Man to the festival to collect them all.

Soon, Mega Man finds out that Dr. Wily has revived some fangame robot masters to stand in his way, but not much else comes of this. Once all 24 Energy Elements are collected, Mega Man returns to the lab to find out that Dr. Wily had broken in and left a note for Mega Man, challenging him to invade his fortress. Mega Man, as usual, gets in and clears it out, cornering Dr. Wily. After destroying his newest Wily Machine, Wily tells Mega Man that it's not over yet, and that he has yet to face his greatest creation ever. Mega Man chases Dr. Wily to a space platform, where a strange robot drops down. Mega Man battles this robot, but it turns out to be a weak piece of crap, only built to let Dr. Wily escape once again. Mega Man escapes the self-destructing castle, and the ordeal is over.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay is essentially the same as a typical NES classic Mega Man game. Being based on Blyka's Engine, the game shares the most similarities with Mega Man 5, and is the only MaGMML game to run at 30 FPS instead of 60. Mega Man starts the game with a full arsenal already in hand, voted in by the Talkhaus community. The goal of each stage is to get to the end and claim the Energy Element. Each level is placed in a tier based on how high of a score it got and a hub world is used to connect them all, with each tier having four levels each and a boss fight based on a fangame boss (except for Tier 5).

Weapons[edit]

Weapon Original Robot Master Original Game
MaGMML Icon1.gif Metal Blade Metal Man Mega Man 2
MaGMML Icon2.gif Gemini Laser Gemini Man Mega Man 3
MaGMML Icon3.gif Solar Blaze Solar Man Mega Man 10
MaGMML Icon4.gif Top Spin Top Man Mega Man 3
MaGMML Icon5.gif Thunder Wool Sheep Man Mega Man 10
MaGMML Icon6.gif Black Hole Bomb Galaxy Man Mega Man 9
MaGMML Icon7.gif Pharaoh Shot Pharaoh Man Mega Man 4
MaGMML Icon8.gif Magic Card Magic Man Mega Man & Bass
RushCoilIcon.png Rush Coil N/A Mega Man 3
RushJetIcon.png Rush Jet N/A Mega Man 4 (Variant)

Entries[edit]

Glass Man, the winning entry.

The first contest garnered a total of twenty entries.

Hub[edit]

The game is set entirely in Dr. Light's Lab. As more Energy Elements are collected, more Robot Masters show up.

Areas[edit]

Enemies[edit]

Croaker, a beloved enemy from this game.

Devkit Enemies[edit]

Custom Enemies[edit]

Bosses[edit]

Devkit Minibosses[edit]

Name Locations Original Game
HotDog.png
Hot Dog Chroma Key
Thunderclyffe Plant
Mega Man 2
LanternFish.png
Lantern Fish Napalm Forest and Caves
Maze of Death
Mega Man 2
BigSnakey.png
Big Snakey Chroma Key
Wily Combo
Maze of Death
Mega Man 3
PenpenMaker.png
Penpen Maker Midnight Snow
Cannon Deck
Mega Man 3
Tama.png
Tama Spiky Meltdown Mega Man 3

Entry Minibosses[edit]

MaGMML1 has three custom minibosses, one of which appears in two variations in its stage.

Name Level Weakness
WilyArchives.png
Wily Archives #1 Research Facility Thunder Wool (Yellow Devil)

Magic Card (Mecha Dragon)

Top Spin (Kamegoro Maker)

WilyArchives.png
Wily Archives #2 Research Facility Black Hole Bomb (Cossack Catcher)

Gemini Laser (Dark Man 3)

Metal Blade (Mechazaurus)

TheMoon.gif
The Moon NEON GRAVITY Solar Blaze
Ronrez.gif
Ronrez Mega Man World Pharaoh Shot

Robot Masters[edit]

MaGMML1 features a grand total of a single Robot Master, from the winning stage Glass Man.

Name Level Weakness Special Weapon
GlassMan.png Glass Man Glass Man Gemini Laser Power Orb

Entry Bosses[edit]

Aside from Glass Man, there are 3 other entry bosses.

Name Level Weakness
WilyArchives.png
Wily Archives #3 Research Facility Magic Card
GravityMachine.gif
Gravity Machine NEON GRAVITY Black Hole Bomb
Birdo.gif
Birdo Mega Man World Metal Blade

Tier Bosses[edit]

Name Tier Weakness Original Game
MaGMML Tier Joltman.gif
Jolt Man Tier 1 Gemini Laser Mega Man Eternal
DaggerMan.png
Dagger Man Tier 2 Magic Card Mega Man Super Fighting Robot
YokuMan.png
Yoku Man Tier 3 Pharaoh Shot Mega Man Unlimited
JusticeMan.png
Justice Man Tier 4 Metal Blade Mega Man: Rock Force

Fortress Bosses[edit]

Every fortress stage has one boss, except the Flashback Database, which has two.

Name Level Weakness
GhostofMegaMan3.gif
Ghost of Mega Man 3 Cannon Deck Thunder Wool
ChangkeyMaster.gif
Changkey Master Dr. Wily's Incinerator Chute Top Spin
ShadowMorpher.gif
Shadow Morpher Be the Bigger Person Itself
NeonGlassBirdo.gif
Neon Glass Birdo on a Guts Lift Hall of Fame Solar Blaze
AirCapsule.gif
Air Capsule Everything's Blowing Up Thunder Wool
TrophyMachine.gif
Wily Machine TROPHY Flashback Database Pharaoh Shot (Phase 1)
Gemini Laser (Phase 2)
Thunder Wool (Phase 3)
ZeroSprite.gif
Zero Flashback Database None

Extra Bosses[edit]

These bosses are fought post-game, after the main storyline.

Name Level Weakness
BrightMan.gif
Bright Man Dr. Light's Lab Pharaoh Shot
MaGMML ZeroSoul.gif
Zero Soul The Arena None

Trivia[edit]

  • Unlike its successors, the weapon poll did not seperate the weapons into categories, creating significant overlap in the arsenal. The weapon poll was also ran on Talkhaus before the contest was even put on Sprites Inc..
  • Explosions that are supposed to deal damage to Mega Man... don't. This means several enemies and gimmicks (such as Killer Bullets, Count Bombs, and Walking Bombs) are far less effective than they're supposed to be.
Make a Good Mega Man Level (Remastered)
Characters
Mega ManDr. LightDr. WilyEddieZero
Entry Stages
Chroma KeyCitadel BasementCity WarGlass ManHard to See LandLevelMaze of DeathMega Man WorldMidnight SnowNapalm Forest and CavesNEON GRAVITYObjective: Vain SpaceResearch FacilitySky ZigguratSpiky MeltdownSunset SiegeThe QuickeningThunderclyffe PlantUnder ConstructionWily Combo
Wily Castle
Cannon DeckDr. Wily's Incinerator ChuteBe the Bigger PersonHall of FameEverything's Blowing UpFlashback Database
Special Weapons
Mega BusterMetal BladeGemini LaserSolar BlazeTop SpinThunder WoolPharaoh ShotBlack Hole BombMagic CardPower Orb1RRush CoilRush Jet
Locations
Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3Tier 4Tier 5Wily CastleEddie's ShopThe Arena
Tier Bosses
Jolt Man1Him1RDagger ManYoku ManJustice Man
Other Bosses
Entry Bosses
Wily ArchivesMoonGravity MachineRonrezBirdoGlass Man
Fortress Bosses
Ghost of Mega Man 31Scuttle Cannon1RChangkey MasterShadow Morpher1Shadow Gacha1RNeon Glass Birdo on a Guts LiftAir CapsuleWily Machine TROPHYZero
Optional Bosses
Bright ManThe Impaler1RZero Soul