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|Music||Mega Man - Cut Man Stage|
|Based on||Mega Man|
Cut Man's Stage is the first level encountered in MM8BDM, and as such is one of the smallest, simplest and easiest to complete. It takes places in a unique setting that has been described as everything from an abandoned sawmill to a prison. It is known for its narrow corridors and low ceilings. This, combined with its small area, makes matches here very fast and frantic. Although the stage proper has no hazards, outcrops with spikes and a Big Eye stomping about can be seen outside the barred windows of its perimeter.
Cut Man's Stage consists of an outer hallway surrounding an central area, both square shaped. They are connected by wide openings in the center of the sides of the middle plaza. Needle Cannon and Gemini Laser can be found at the corners of this outer walkway, while you can grab Atomic Fire on a raised platform surrounded by four pillars in the exact center of the map. While in the central area, you will notice four large boxes you may recognize as Super Cutter Launchers from Cut Man's original stage occupying the corners. These can be accessed by ladders near each corner of the stage's perimeter to obtain Ice Slasher, Napalm Bomb, Rolling Cutter and Air Shooter. The stage's only obstacles are brick cubes scattered throughout the map's center topped with large weapon and health pickups.
The Cut Man's Stage has been redesigned. Most importantly, the stage is now larger. The central area retains its weapon, as do the hallway corners. Between them, Freeze Cracker has been added. The hallway itself has one of the its parts changed into an elevated area, which contains Rolling Cutter in the middle, as well as Gemini Laser and Needle Cannon on the sides. This area can be accessed from the central one via a ladder. There are only two Super Cutter Launchers now, which house Thunder Claw and Air Shooter. Additionally, two exterior areas can be accessed from corridors, which have Flame Blast and Bubble Lead (one can also see Bladers flying by from here). Napalm Bomb has been removed from the map.
It's easy to score frags on Cut Man's stage simply by spamming most of the stage's weapons down the outer corridors. Gemini Laser is especially effective at creating chaos while Napalm Bomb and Air Shooter can be used to ambush players rounding corners. Because players tend to bunch up, especially in larger games, the piercing quality of Ice Slasher and Rolling Cutter will make them your best bet. If you need a reprieve from the action at any time, you can retreat to the central plaza where traffic is usually less.