Rush City

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71st : Rush City

Make a Good Mega Man Level 2

"Drako and I were just saying, it takes a special kind of talent to make a stage that's both boring AND frustrating."
―HatredElemental, during the Wave Bike segment

Rush City is the 71st place entry in Make a Good Mega Man Level 2. It's a rather short stage mostly built of monotonous red bricks from a Duke Nukem tileset.

Judge Comments
snoruntpyro snoruntpyro snoruntpyro : 21 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
5 / 15 4 / 10 3 / 15 4 / 5 5 / 5 No

The level just feels very...empty. Like, there's some ideas here, but there's just not much going on in general. The only real difficult part is the part with Bladers, and that's really only because Bladers are hell to deal with. The wave bike section is sometimes unfair because Rider Joes can surprise you out of nowhere and knock you into pits. Other than that, there's...not much happening. I guess there's a tiny bit of a difficulty curve but the level seems so sparse that I feel like I'm just grasping at straws. I wish there was just more in general here!

JupiHornet JupiHornet JupiHornet : 9 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality
1 / 15 2 / 10 3 / 15 1 / 5 2 / 5

This level didn't feel like much effort was put into it. I basically flew over an empty section with Rush Jet (you're actually meant to jump down but it looks like a pit so I flew over it, it was mostly flat with some Crystal Joes) fell down two screens, fought some enemies and that was it. In the optional Wave Bike section, there's no indication whatsoever that those gray blocks actually kill you.

Enjl Enjl Enjl : 13 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
2 / 15 2 / 10 3 / 15 1 / 5 5 / 5 No

This level was kinda over before it started, and sadly it didn't really have any clear direction. The challenges presented are janky and seem unfinished, and the "optional" bonus section that ends in a not-so-optional exit is something that could've been easily made the main gimmick of the level. This level needed both more focus and more testing to be substantial in any way, unfortunately.

Garirry Garirry Garirry : 21 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality
5 / 15 4 / 10 4 / 15 3 / 5 5 / 5
It's honestly pretty bad. Nothing too shocking but most sections have enemies come out of nowhere to attack you, I remember one very specific jump, and the bike section is unfair. It was okay I guess. Nothing spectacular here, and it was boring. I don't see anything interesting here. I think there's some ideas here, but that's a stretch Eyestraining, visuals aren't even that good to begin with. Works just fine.

It could have been better... the level design is pretty bad with all the enemies being extermely unpredictable, one jump being overly precise, and the Wave Bike section being highly unfair with ridiculous enemy placement. Also, the visuals are pretty bad. Other than that... there's just nothing interesting to say here? It's a pretty bland level.

ACESpark ACESpark ACESpark : 15 / 50
Design Fun Creativity Aesthetics Functionality Skip Teleporter?
5 / 15 4 / 10 2 / 15 1 / 5 3 / 5 No

It comes to something when the bare minimum is applied to enemy layouts. This is done here.

For a generic level... that might just be the worst tileset selection I have ever seen. As in, it looks like a placeholder. I'm sure not even the game this is taken from looked this boring. (Duke Nukem right?) Nothing really happens in this stage. There is a wave bike section at the end.Which was alright, and a decent enough challenge, just enough to wake the player up, it's the sole reason you are getting any ""fun"" score whatsoever, Even this is bungled a bit. Specifically - why place spikes without actually using a spike tile? Why? I don't get it, why make the block graphically indistinguishable from a regular block?! Especially one you've already encountered! This is just.. confusing.

That is also the most laughably poor attempt at a boss fight I have ever seen, period. Worst enemy to select for your endgame. There were actual bosses in the dev-kit. And even much better mid-bosses. I really think you should've just made the wave-bike segment the actual endgame, and not tried to make it optional. Because now players will have to go through your stage twice, just to pick up both elements, with nothing changing in-between.

Yeah, no, this was fairly poor. And dull mostly. Very dull.


  • This Level originally tied with Yggdrasil and had to have its score adjusted. Four of the five Judges voted in favor of Rush City to win the tie; the only Judge to vote for Yggdrasil was JupiHornet, as "While Yggdrasil was a level with awesome and unique concepts, but unbelievably terrible execution, this level doesn't seem like much effort was put into it at all".
Make a Good Mega Man Level 2 - Tier 2
Entry Stages
Wily TowerAirflow HubbleYggdrasilRush CityGigavolt ManDragon Lab LairColorful HallSomething 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
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