Don't choke now!
|Music||Mega Man 4 - Dust Man Stage|
|Based on||Mega Man 4|
Dust Man's Stage is a rather bleak stage set in a waste disposal plant. Garbage can be seen burning in some walls and there are huge piles of it in an exterior area. The most prominent feature of the stage is the crushers scattered throughout its hallways. Good timing is needed to jump through them and claim the valuable pickups they guard. Otherwise, you'll be squished no matter what your protection! (except for the Skull Barrier. There is a wide variety of weapon types scattered throughout the stage which makes the stage a good stage for players of every type.
Dust Man's Stage is laid out as a series of connected hallways leading out of an open junk pile area to the south. The elevated western area of this pile holds Dust Crusher. The path through the nearby crusher guarding a W-Tank connects to a ledge with Gemini Laser overlooking a room with Blizzard Attack. This area's back hallway contains Flame Blast while the stairs to the south support a Tango Roll before connecting to the exterior portion through a crusher with Flash Stopper. Note that Spark Shock is hidden in a nook directly in front of this crusher.
The eastern half of the junk pile hides Super Arm and faces a wide open room in the interior area with Napalm Bomb at its back. A hallway to the east contains another Dust Crusher before ending in a crusher with Junk Shield that connects to the Blizzard Attack room. Another way to get there is to use the short passages to the east of the Napalm Bomb room.
Any type of player can succeed in Dust Man's stage. Spamming Napalm Bombs and Gemini Lasers around corners is a surefire way to surprise enemies. More Skilled players will want to go hunting with the powerful Super Arm or Dust Crusher. Anyone can benefit from using the Flash Stopper with the conjunction of some of the stage's more powerful weapons. Blind your foes, and then ambush them with Junk Shield or have them run right into your Flame Blasts! Just be careful retrieving it though. Camping at the crusher and blocking someone's exit is a perfect way to ruin their day.