Welcome to the melting pot
|Music||Mega Man 7 - Junk Man Stage (8-bit cover)|
|Based on||Mega Man 7|
Junk Man's Stage is the abandoned remains of a forgotten factory. Unlike in Dust Man's Stage, there is no scrap metal making up the terrain here, although Gockroach S robots still scuttle across the ground throughout the map. Instead, the unique gimmick of Junk Man's Stage is the streams of molten steel pouring into pools throughout the level. Although they are normally instant death when touched, if the streams, not the pools, are shot with any ice-based weapon, they freeze over. This makes them safe to walk on, which is neede to obtain many of the level's better weapons.
The center of Junk Man's stage is very flat and open, save for a molten river flowing down the middle. Freeze Cracker and Thunder Bolt are found on its east side alongside two W-Tanks and Junk Shield in the middle of another burning pool. To the south of here, another steel lake guards the Eddie Call and Magnet Missile. Thunder Beam just rests to the side however.
The other side of the steel stream is even flatter and has another Freeze Cracker laying out in the open. Metal Blade can be obtained here to with some jumps across the stage's only unfreezable pool to the west. Don't forget about the Centaur Flash perched on a ledge here as well!
From here, stairs to the south lead to an area overlooking the Eddie Call pool with Fire Storm, Wire Adaptor and an E-Tank, the last of which is on a tall ledge. To the north, you can find a similar area, but this one only has Flash Stopper where the E-Tank was.
To freeze the molten river central to this area and get the Duo Fist floating in it, you'll have to travel the map's northern edge. Here, a wide walkway encircles a huge pool with Ice Wave on island in its center. On the rim though, you can still find Fire Storm, Spark Shock, Scorch Wheel, Wire Adaptor and a Treble Sentry.
Almost all battle in Junk Man's Stage happen in the central region. To blast through the thick crowds that are often there, use the Thunder Beam, Scorch Wheel or Ice Wave. Using Magnet Missile from the northern area is also a great way to score frags. To get around to these weapon more easily, forget freezing the lava! Just use the Wire Adaptor to swing to the various islands to get what you want, unless of course they're actually on the lava! Finally, don't bother with Junk Shield. The abundance of electrical weapons on this stage make it a waste of time to grab.