Top Lift

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Top Lift
In-Game Information
Type: Platform
Location(s): MaGMML(1R):
Wily Combo
Hard to See Land
Flashback Database1R
Quint Stage
Swiss Hotel
The Pit of Pits
Null and Void
Nauseous Greenhouse
Programmer(s): SnoruntPyro, The Stove Guy
Series Information
Official Game Appearances: Mega Man 3
Mega Man II
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
MaGMML Game Appearances: MaGMML(1R)
Megamix Engine
"A spinning plarform that moves either up or down, making players standing on it wave horizontally"
―Note in Top Lift's code, Megamix Engine

The Top Lift is a gimmick in Mega Man 3, found in Top Man's stage. It is a large spinning top that falls/rises from the top/bottom of the screen.

Top Lifts were first made available in the devkit for the original Make a Good Mega Man Level, where they appeared in the entries Wily Combo and Hard to See Land. In Make a Good Mega Man Level Remastered, they make an additional appearance in the remade Flashback Database.

Top Lifts returned in the devkit for Make a Good Mega Man Level 2, but the only entry stage to use them was Quint Stage. It did, however, make further appearances in the Tier X stage Swiss Hotel, the Pit of Pits sublevel "Cossack Climb", and in Null and Void. It was also used in the Make a Good 24 Hour Mega Man Level entry Nauseous Greenhouse.


Top Lifts travel either up or down the screen, and if Mega Man is standing on one, he will shift back and forth across its surface as it spins. Top Lifts are spawned at regular intervals from Top Lift Spawner objects, and by default will either go down if the spawner is placed on the top half of the screen, or up if the spawner is placed on the bottom half.

Top Lift Spawners have two creation code variables that affect their Top Lifts:

  • myTopSpeed - The speed and direction of the spawned Top Lifts.
  • waitTime - How many frames pass before another Top Lift is spawned.