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       Mega Man XZ: The Maverick Hunters > Mega Man X Series > Mega Man X > Bosses Guide
Listed below are all the bosses you'll encounter in the game. Most bosses (including the first eight) you'll face at the end of each stage, try to save as much life/weapon energy as possible before facing them to even up the odds. Each entry has a detailed description and guide on how to defeat each boss, including which special weapons to use. The first eight bosses are displayed in order of weapon weaknesses. Remember to have sub-tanks filled up before taking on a boss, they can really help you out in a battle. Bosses

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Flame Mammoth Chill Penguin Spark Mandrill Armored Armadillo Launch Octopus Boomer Kuwanger Sting Chameleon Storm Eagle

Vile (Carrier)

Height: ???
Weight: ???
Weakness:
None
Special Weapon:
N/A
Vile
At the end of the first level you will face Vile for the first time. He will be in his armored carrier, and to be quite to the point, he is invincible. Don't worry however, as once your energy is nearly gone, Vile will pick X up and it will look like its the end for X. Zero will then appear and shoot the arm holding X off the carrier and Vile will retreat, leaving X safely with Zero.

Flame Mammoth

Height: 10.5 Ft
Weight: 719 lb
Weakness:
Storm Tornado
Special Weapon:
Fire Wave
Flame Mammoth
When you meet Flame Mammoth, you'll notice that there is a long conveyer belt below you. When the battle begins, he will use several attacks against you, such as shooting fire balls at you and trying to jump and crush you. When he jumps, just before he lands jump up as the impact he makes with the ground can cause X to lose his footing for a few seconds. When Flame roars, the conveyer belt will change direction. If he fires out an oil slick and hits it with fire, it will ignite and you'll have to dodge the flames. His weakness is the Storm Tornado, but you can just use the X-Buster and continue charging your weapon and firing at him. If he corners you, jump up the wall and wait for the right moment to jump off. Once you defeat Flame Mammoth you'll receive the Fire Wave powerup.

Chill Penguin

Height: 5.34 Ft
Weight: 237 lb
Weakness:
Fire Wave
Special Weapon:
Shotgun Ice
Chill Penguin
If you have the Fire Wave when coming up against Chill Penguin, the battle should be over fairly quick. His main attack will be a dash and slide attack, where he will slide across the floor attempting to slam into X. Often he will fire ice blocks at you and will sometimes blow out cold air which freezes X if it hits him. Chill will then jump up to the ceiling and pull on a lever which will cause a huge blizzard and will blow X against the wall, causing damage. To defeat Chill Penguin, use the Fire Wave and stay close to him as you fire, because the Fire Wave doesn't shoot very far. If Chill breaks free of the attack it means he will perform his sliding attack again, so jump out of the way before he hits you. Continue this and he won't survive much longer. If you run out of energy for the Fire Wave, use the X-Buster to finish him off. When you defeat him you'll receive the Shotgun Ice.

Spark Mandrill

Height: 10.0 Ft
Weight: 646 lb
Weakness:
Shotgun Ice
Special Weapon:
Electric Spark
Spark Mandrill
The mini-boss of this level can be defeated by using the X-Buster and dodging its attacks. When you face Spark Mandrill, he will probably charge and try to punch you. He will use this attack often, so be careful. He will also often fire out large spark spheres which fly out across the floor and up the walls and can cause heavy damage. His charges can also cause major damage. If he jumps to the top of the screen, he'll climb across the roof and drop down when you're under him, so be ready to dodge him as he falls. If you have the Shotgun Ice, this boss should be fairly easy to beat. When he charges at you, fire once and he will freeze for a few seconds. Wait for him to break out of the ice, and then fire again. Keep doing this until he runs out energy. When you defeat Spark you will receive the Electric Spark.

Armored Armadillo

Height: 6.36 Ft
Weight: 510 lb
Weakness:
Electric Spark
Special Weapon:
Rolling Shield
Armored Armadillo
For the best results, make sure you have the Electric Spark when you battle Armored Armadillo. His main attack is a rolling attack in which he will fly across the room and bounce off the walls in an attempt to crush X. He will also often fire energy beams out of his forehead. You will find that if you shoot him with the X-Buster, he will block most of your shots with his shield. You can still defeat him this way, but if you use the Electric Spark, he will be electrocuted and his shield will fall off, leaving him open for attack. Continue shooting him with the Electric Spark while dodging his energy beams and you will eventually defeat him. You will receive the Rolling Shield once he is destroyed.

Launch Octopus

Height: 7.80 Ft
Weight: 348 lb
Weakness:
Rolling Shield
Special Weapon:
Homing Torpedo
Launch Octopus
When you encounter Launch Octopus, he will use one of his tentacles to taunt you with. He will then begin to fire several missiles out of his tentacles which will home in on X. He will also sometimes shoot out larger missiles which will fly across the screen. Occasionally he will jump up to the top of the screen and create a huge whirlpool in an effort to suck X into the vortex. Try to stay out of contact with Launch, as he can grab you and sap energy away, refilling his own energy. To defeat him, hit him with the Rolling Shield when he is on the ground before he fires any missiles. If you run out of the Rolling Shield, use the X-Buster. When you defeat him you will receive the Homing Torpedo.

Boomer Kuwanger

Height: 7.93 Ft
Weight: 206 lb
Weakness:
Homing Torpedo
Special Weapon:
Boomerang Cutter
Boomer Kuwanger
When you find Boomer Kuwanger, he will teleport into the room. You will notice that during the battle he will often teleport around the room to try and appear near X. He will often fire out a boomerang cutter and tries to grab you now and then. If he charges at X and grabs him with his horns, he will throw X up to the roof and cause damage to him. Try to jump out of Boomer's way when this happens. To defeat him, use the Homing Torpedo and wait for Boomer to start moving again before firing another shot. When you defeat him you will receive the Boomerang Cutter.

Sting Chameleon

Height: 5.80 Ft
Weight: 169 lb
Weakness:
Boomerang Cutter
Special Weapon:
Chameleon Sting
Sting Chameleon
Sting Chameleon can be very difficult if you don't have the Boomerang Cutter. He will appear out of the wall and attack. He will often jump down and shoot his long tongue out which causes heavy damage if it hits you. If he jumps up and hangs from the roof with his tongue, he will shake and spikes will drop from the roof. He will also climb up the wall and whip three projectiles out at X. If he disappears into the wall, you should still be able to see him as he moves around and appears somewhere else. To defeat him, use the Boomerang Cutter when he is hanging from the roof and climbing around on the wall. This weapon should cause a lot of damage to Sting and you should defeat him fairly quickly. You will receive the Chameleon Sting when you defeat him.

Storm Eagle

Height: 8.20 Ft
Weight: 275 lb
Weakness:
Chameleon Sting
Special Weapon:
Storm Tornado
Storm Eagle
You will find Storm Eagle on board the Maverick's ship. He will often use wind attacks against you, including his storm tornado gun which can be avoided by jumping over or dashing through. He will also often flap his wings which will cause X to move back. Make sure you don't fall off the ship by dashing toward the Eagle and firing at him all the time. He will occasionally fly up into the air and spit out an egg in which four bird-like creatures will hatch from and fly towards X. If he flies right up out of the screen, wait for a whooshing sound and then dash in one direction as he will swoop down out of the sky and try to hit X. His weakness is the Chameleon Sting but you can also use the X-Buster to defeat Storm Eagle. When you defeat him you will receive the Storm Tornado powerup.

When advancing through Sigma's fortress, you will have to fight all of the eight bosses again. Use the same tactics as before and you'll find that they are much easier to defeat the second time.

Vile

Height: ???
Weight: ???
Weakness:
Rolling Shield
Special Weapon:
N/A
Vile
When you face Vile for the second time he will have captured Zero and is holding him in an energy tube. Make sure that when you enter Sigma's Fortress that you have all the special powerups like the helmet and the armor, as you'll definitely need them here. When Vile attacks you in his armored carrier you will find that again you can't defeat him. When you run out of energy, Zero will break free and destroy Vile's armored carrier, sacrificing himself to allow X to destroy Vile. You will then regain your energy, as now Vile will be open for attack. He will fly around the screen and shoot a spark ball down at X. If the ball hits you, you won't be able to move and Vile will fire a few missiles which will hit X and cause damage. He will also often shoot energy beams at you and dash across the screen. To defeat him, use the Rolling Shield, as it will cause massive damage to Vile and destroy him in no time.

Maverick Spider

Height: ???
Weight: ???
Weakness:
Shotgun Ice
Special Weapon:
N/A
Maverick Spider
After the battle with Vile, the next new boss will be a large mechanical spider. It will remain at the top of the screen most of the time, and you will notice before it attacks, several horizontal lines will slide across in the background and join together the parallel vertical poles. These poles indicate a path the spider can take to try to climb down and slam into X. It will also often spit out an egg in which four small spiders hatch and crawl across the screen. When the spider reaches the bottom, a large red eye will open on its back. Make sure you constantly charge up your X-Buster to full power, so that when the red eye appears, shoot it with the fully powered blast to damage the creature. You can also use the Shotgun Ice weapon to deal out damage, repeat the sequence and it should be defeated fairly quickly.

Rangda Bangda
Height: ??? Weight: ??? Weakness: Chameleon Sting Special Weapon: N/A
Rangda Bangda
This boss is unusual, as it is the entire wall of the room. It will attack by opening one of its eyes and the eye will attack. If the eye is blue, it will fly towards you and try to hit you. If it is green it will not move but will fire energy balls at you. If it is red it will fly at you while firing. When the walls move closer together to line up with the spikes on the ground, the "nose" of the face will move around the screen and try to hit X. Try to avoid landing on the spikes. To defeat it, use the Chameleon Sting on the eyes and the nose, and eventually after destroying each of the parts, the nose will be left. When you destroy the nose, the machine will explode.

Maverick Tank
Height: ??? Weight: ??? Weakness: Boomerang Cutter Special Weapon: N/A
Maverick Tank
This boss can be difficult at times, as its attacks cause a lot of damage. First, the upper and lower parts of it will split apart and the lower part will slide across the screen and try to squash X against the wall. The upper part will often drop down when you jump onto the top of the lower part to try to flatten you. Try to avoid this as it causes major damage. The other major attack is a huge energy ball. The two parts will move to the right side of the screen and line up with each other. Green energy beams with flow through the gap between them and a huge energy ball will fly out towards you. To avoid it, just as it fires dash forward and it should miss you. To defeat this boss, use the Boomerang Cutter on the upper part of the boss. Keep firing at the "skull" face and wait for it to stop flashing after each shot before firing again. Keep firing, and it should be destroyed quickly.

Velgauder

Height: ???
Weight: ???
Weakness:
Shotgun Ice
Special Weapon:
N/A
Velgauder
Sigma's dog (a.k.a Velgauder) will jump around the screen and charge at you often. It will also occasionally shoot out a fire wave at you and ice beams. Try to avoid the dog as it runs and jumps around. To defeat it, use the Shotgun Ice. Each blast won't freeze it like it did with Spark Mandrill, so you can continue shooting it when it stops flashing. After a few shots it should explode.

Sigma Part 1

Height: ???
Weight: ???
Weakness:
Electric Spark
Special Weapon:
N/A
Sigma Part 1
Sigma is very difficult, as he can cause massive damage to X. Once you defeat his dog, he will fight you using what looks like a lightsaber from Star Wars. When he attacks, he will charge at you swinging his sword. If he hits you about a third of your health will disappear, so you must make sure that you have four full subtanks before fighting him. He will often jump across the room off the walls and charge into you. To defeat him, use the Electric Spark. You will find that if you shoot at him when he's standing still, he'll block your shots. Jump up the wall and charge your weapon to full power. When he jumps up the walls and is opposite you, release the Electric Spark and you'll shoot out two spark walls which will fly through him and cause a lot of damage. Drop to the ground before he hits you and continue the process until you destroy him. If you are low on health do not hesitate to use a subtank.

Sigma's Final Form
Height: ??? Weight: ??? Weakness: Rolling Shield Special Weapon: N/A
Sigma's Final Form
When you destroy Sigma, his head will appear at the bottom of the screen and rise up into the head of a huge machine which is set into the wall. This final form of Sigma is very difficult to destroy. First, its attacks include the head of the machine firing a huge Fire Wave across the screen which causes huge damage if it hits you. Avoid it by standing directly under the head and then moving away from the direction the Fire Wave moves. The head will also fire out Electric balls which also cause huge damage. Dodge them by dashing through the gaps between each ball. The two floating claws next to the machine will often shoot energy beams above and below themselves. To defeat the boss, wait for a claw to open and shoot energy beams. If it opens again straight after closing from an attack, it will fly down to X and try to hit him. There are two weapons which can damage Sigma. The fully charged X-Buster will inflict a little damage, but a normal shot of the Rolling Shield will inflict more damage. Jump on top of the claw and make sure you have charged your X-Buster to full power or have the Rolling Shield ready. As it rises back to its original position, jump off it and fire your weapon onto Sigma's head. You will have to do this several times. Keep dodging Sigma's attacks and repeat the process, but remember to use subtanks if your energy is low. Eventually you will destroy Sigma and finish the game!
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