Brightmugshot Bright Man
Got any bright ideas?
Map creator(s) CutmanMike
Map code MM4BRI
Music Mega Man 4 - Bright Man Stage
Music Code BRIMUS
Map size Small
Based on Mega Man 4
Available Weapons WepIconScorchWheelWepIconMKN002-PunkWepIconDWN025-BrightWepIconDWN015-HeatWepIconDWN009-MetalWepIconDLN003-CutWepIconDWN020-Hard
Available Items WepIconLaserBusterItemIcon-BeatCallItemIcon-WTank

Bright Man's Stage is a small level set in yet another power plant type area. Don't expect the electricity to be on all the time here though! Shooting the 100 Watton robots that fly above the outer ring of the stage will cause a blackout, which makes it impossible to see the walls and ground. However, players and pickups are still visible, giving you some orientation. This can lead to multiple deaths from the yawning pits in the center and to one side of the map. Shooting the Dompan robots that walk around the outer edge only in the darkness causes the lights to turn back on, just like in Mega Man 4.


A map of Brightman's stage


Bright Man's stage is very simple: a series of stairs winding around a wall surrounding a central square pit ringed by ledges. Screw Crusher is in the highest corner in the northeast while Scorch Wheel is in the opposite lower corner. W-Tanks are found in the other two.

There are four entrances to the inner area of the map between the four corners, each with a weapon. From north clockwise, you can get Hard Knuckle, Atomic Fire, Metal Blade and the Rolling Cutter. The interior ledges hold two Beat Calls and another W-Tank. You can also pick up the Laser Buster in the southwestern corner and the Flash Stopper in the northwest. From these ledges, you can also access platforms overlooking the main outer ring.


Brightman's Yashichi is located in one of the backdrops in the exterior of the stage


Stay in the interior if you don't want to be fragged instantly! Although spamming Screw Crusher from the highest corner of the outer ring seems like a good strategy, the aim required makes it hard to hit moving targets and that part of the map is usually rather quiet. Instead, use it from the interior ledges onto the outer ring along with Scorch Wheel to surprise enemies. This is also the best place to take advantage of blackouts by being safe from disoriented enemies.

If you favor a more direct attack, use the hard knuckle and the chargeable weapons and time your shots to hit assailants as they jump up the stairs. Aim well, and you'll be unstoppable!