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Latest revision as of 09:22, 8 February 2020

Metall
Artwork by Capcom
Artwork by Capcom
Information
In-Game Information
HP: 1
Attack Damage: 1 (contact)
2 (projectile)
Category: Mets
Location(s): MaGMML(1R):
City War
Chroma Key
Napalm Forest and Caves
Under Construction
NEON GRAVITY
Be the Bigger Person1
Hall of Fame1R
Flashback Database
MaGMML2:
The Fall
Rush City
Lava Factory
Reality Core
The Pit of Pits
MaGMML3 Judge Application Levels:
Coptar Man
Gate 303
Misc. Information
Script: メットール
メットールβ
Romaji: Mettōru
Mettōruβ
Alt. Name(s): Met (Mega Man US Manual)
Mettool (Mega Man X ending, Mega Man Battle Network tutorial)
Hard Hat/Hard Hat Hooligan (Nintendo Power)
Helmet (Game Gear Mega Man manual)
Mushroom (Mega Man: Battle and Chase European manual)
Mettaur (Mega Man X-Mega Man X5, Mega Man Battle Network series, Mega Man ZX series, Super Smash Bros. series)
Metall β (Mega Man 9 variant)
Programmer(s): SnoruntPyro1
WreckingPrograms23
Spin Attaxx (Metall β)3
Series Information
Official Game Appearances: Mega Man
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge
Mega Man III
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Man Powered Up
Mega Man 9 (Metall β)
MaGMML Game Appearances: MaGMML(1R) (Enemy)
MaGMML2 (Enemy)
MaGMML3 Judge Application Levels (Enemy)
Metall.png

Metall is an enemy from the original Mega Man. It is the first of the "Met" (or Metall, or Metool, or Mettaur, or Hard Hat, or... really, a lot of English names) series of robots, and notably lacks feet, and therefore can't move. This iteration reappeared in Mega Man 9 as the functionally and (save for a shine on its helmet) physically identical Metall β; as such, this article covers both variants.

Metall was first made available in the devkit for the original Make a Good Mega Man Level contest, where it appeared in the entries City War, Chroma Key, Napalm Forest and Caves, and NEON GRAVITY, as well as the Wily stages Be the Bigger Person and Flashback Database. In Make a Good Mega Man Level Remastered, Metalls aren't present in the redesigned Be the Bigger Person, but have been added to the redesigned Hall of Fame.

It returned in Make a Good Mega Man Level 2, where it appeared in the entries The Fall, Rush City, and Lava Factory, and is one of Dennis's forms in Launch Man & Shuttle Man. It also appears in the Wily stage Reality Core, and the Pit of Pits sublevels "Chroma Key?", "da ba dee da ba di", "MEG4KMAN", "Mega Man a - Area 1", "Mega Man a - Area 3", "Spiky Meltdown?", and "To the top". It also appears in the Make a Good Mega Man Level 3 Judge Application Levels Coptar Man and Gate 303.

The Metall β variant is included in the Megamix Engine, and appears as a devkit enemy in Make a Good Mega Man Level 3 and Make a Good 48 Hour Mega Man Level.

Behavior[edit]

Metall hides inside an impermeable helmet, only emerging to shoot a triple shot at Mega Man when he gets close. There is a small delay between it opening and it firing, giving Mega Man ample time to destroy it before it can get its attack off. Alternatively, a few weapons such as the Black Hole Bomb are able to bypass the helmet's protection. Though functionally the same, Metall β's triple shot uses different, more generic shot graphics compared to the original's triple shot.

In Make a Good Mega Man Level, the number of shots a Metall could fire was customizeable via creation code, which was utilized by Under Construction to have Metalls that only shoot one projectile straight ahead. Make a Good Mega Man Level Remastered preserves this behaviour for all Metalls in the level.

Variants[edit]

Devkit[edit]

Sprite Name Official Appearance(s) MaGMML Appearance(s) Location(s) Description Designer(s) HP Attack Damage
MetallBeta.png Metall β Mega Man 9 MaGMML3
MaG48HMML
MaGMML: Episode Zero
TBC A Metall variant with a shine on its helmet and different projectile graphics. Spin Attaxx 1 1 (contact)
2 (projectile)

Custom[edit]

Sprite Name MaGMML Appearance(s) Location(s) Description Designer(s) HP Attack Damage
MetallMommy.png Met (Quarantine Woman) MaGMML2 Quarantine Woman A Metall that shoots five projectiles at once, instead of the typical three. Unlike normal Metalls, they only open their helmets when their shots are no longer onscreen, ignoring Mega Man's proximity entirely. NaOH 1 1 (contact)
2 (projectile)
Metloon.png Metloon MaGMML2 Smed's Big Annoying Mess of a Level
Reality Core
Deep Thoughts
A Metall themed after Swadloon from the Pokémon franchise that appears in Make a Good Mega Man Level 2. Unlike normal Metalls, it has feet and fires only one projectile straight ahead, but it remains rooted to one spot. Smedis2 1 4 (contact)
2 (projectile)
SKMet.png SK Met MaGMML2 Shovel Knight
Deep Thoughts
A Metall that resembles a Blorb from the video game Shovel Knight. It acts identically to the original Metall. Dylan Labiuk 1 1 (contact)
2 (projectile)

Trivia[edit]

  • The original Make a Good Mega Man Level devkit refers to Metall as "Met Beta", after the variant from Mega Man 9.

Related Enemies[edit]