Mount Sabre

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13th : Mount Sabre

Make a Good Mega Man Level 2

From a top-down perspective, Mega Man would run on walls while falling sideways.
""I am the great General Kelbesque. I am one of Draygonia's finest four. You better hope you're a high enough level to damage me. They don't tell you these things in the instruction manual. Bwahahahahaha!""
General Kelbesque, In-level comment box.

Mount Sabre is the 13th place entry in Make a Good Mega Man Level 2. It very heavily based on Crystalis, a top-down NES action RPG by SNK, but none of the judges knew what it was referencing.


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Developer Commentary[edit]

Developer Commentary Video


Judge Comments[edit]

Judge Comments
snoruntpyro snoruntpyro snoruntpyro : 40 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
10 / 15 8 / 10 12 / 15 5 / 5 5 / 5 No

Oh hey more references I don't get. Very interesting level, though I'm not sure if I like the first half all that much? I don't really think it introduces the new enemies and its concepts very well and the usage of the melting ice blocks is okay at best, and there's a couple awkward jumps that annoy me. Also, the zombies don't actually run into you, they stop right in front of you. Once the level gets to the second half, though, it gets a lot more interesting, with some actually pretty difficult setups involving those sound wave enemies. It actually plays really well and I like it a lot. The level also has a lot of charm going for it too, with funny dialogue through it and it just seeming really clashy in an adorable way seeing Mega Man just running around in what seems to just be your typical NES RPG that didn't actually leave Japan. So while the first half is pretty weak, the rest of the level is strong enough that I can still call it a pretty great level.

JupiHornet JupiHornet JupiHornet : 41 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality
9 / 15 8 / 10 15 / 15 5 / 5 4 / 5

This is so cool! I have no idea what game this level is based off of, but I really liked it nonetheless. My main issue was with the cave section. The green Dratini-looking things and the spiders were spammed WAAAY too much. The bats were annoying and it seemed like my shots went through them. Also, the boss was pretty boring and it felt like more could have been done with it. Still, the level is pretty fun overall and has a nice aesthetic, making it an enjoyable experience.

Enjl Enjl Enjl : 46 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
12 / 15 9 / 10 15 / 15 5 / 5 5 / 5 No

What a charming stage!!! It feels like an adventure and somehow the top down + sidescroller mix works beautifully. It's a bit long, but really well designed and doesn't suffer from its aesthetic either. I think if it was stripped from all its custom graphics it'd still hold up as a fun and interesting stage. I think the enemies here have a bit too much HP and some jumps and sections can be rather tricky to overcome, especially when relying on the buster, but this stage is great regardless!

Garirry Garirry Garirry : 37 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality
9 / 15 7 / 10 12 / 15 4 / 5 5 / 5
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I kinda feel bad not knowing what franchise this level makes reference to. Even that aside, I really liked the ideas used and how they were used. The only exception to this is that one section which you can climb like any ladder, since it is very hard to guess that you can, in fact, climb it. Other than that, the level design is fairly solid, although I didn't like the very precise ice blocks section, and a few other places with enemies requiring precision or timing to avoid. Other than that, there's not much else I can say about this one, except that I really liked it.

ACESpark ACESpark ACESpark : 33 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
9 / 15 8 / 10 6 / 15 5 / 5 5 / 5 No

I have no idea what this stage is a reference to, admittedly. But it is a neat idea for a level! And that is really all this is - a clever idea that is not expanded upon to any great depths. You nail the look of the stage though - it's seriously unique. Mega Man traversing an overhead landscape? Cool! Nothing in the level actually taking advantage of this unique opportunity? That's a shame. At the very least nothing feels like it's pointless or added for no reason, so the level is at least coherent.

Still, by purely platforming standards, it's fun enough. Your new enemy assets are solid, even if a few of them had perhaps a little too much health. (The zombie comes to mind.) I wish I had seen more platforming gimmicks of some description, especially if you weren't going to take advantage of the level's situation with the enemies. There is only one unique ""non-enemy"" gimmick in the stage - towards the end of the level. I really wish it was more than a mere cutscene in practice though.

Other neat features were the opportunities to talk to the NPC's. I kind of wish there were more of them honestly, as the writing isn't half bad. The names are a little nonsensical mind. :V

The boss was... ok. I am rather surprised I never saw him use that sword of his, which he showed off in the intro. Maybe just another attack would've benefited him from being ultimately really forgettable. I'm glad he showed up all the same!

So yeah, great idea. Wonderful attention to detail too. Execution is really average though. Could've done with a bit more of a push to utilize the advantage the concept had.


  • Bizarrely, the music for the level's final area after defeating Kelbesque isn't grouped with the rest of Mount Sabre's music in the Challenge Tent's sound test, instead appearing as the very last track at the end!

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