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Needlemugshot Needle Man
Needleman
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Map creator(s) CutmanMike
Map code MM3NEE
Music Mega Man 3 - Needle Man Stage
Music Code NEEMUS
Map size Medium
Based on Mega Man 3
Available Weapons WepIconDWN040-CrystalWepIconDWN010-AirWepIconDWN017-NeedleWepIconDWN033-GravityWepIconDWN029-RingWepIconDLN008-ElecWepIconDWN011-Bubble
Available Items ItemIcon-TangoRollItemIcon-RushJetItemIcon-TrebleSentryItemIcon-RushCoilWepIconLaserBusterItemIcon-WTankItemIcon-ETank

Needle Man's Stage is a medium-sized battlefield set amid a city construction site. Because of its night time setting it is actually based more off of the Doc Robot version of the original stage in Mega Man 3. The level was also one of the four stages showcased in the MM8BDM SGC Demo. However, many of the items from the demo version have been switched out in favor of different weapons or items.

Neemap

A map of Needleman's stage

Layout

Needle Man's Stage is essentially four separate chambers connected by a central plus-shaped junction containing Thunder Beam and many side passages. The southern room features Bubble Lead on the top of some stairs and a Tango Roll on the walkway leading into the east room. Upon entering the east room from here, you'll pick up Crystal Eye on a ledge. Rush Jet is in the center of this room while Air Shooter is found on the elevated walkway that goes to the northern room.

The northern room is very similar to the southern area, except for it having a walkway connecting both side entrances. Both Rush Coil and Needle Cannon are located above the stairs here. To the west, a small room with Ring Boomerang and the Laser Buster connects the north and west portions of the map.

The western room is the most complex. A W-Tank is hidden in an alcove below a sheltered walkway holding another Needle Cannon and an E-tank. the Gravity Hold is also here atop a high ledge accessible via either Rush item. A small tunnel below also connects the west and south areas, and contains a Treble Sentry.

Needlemanyashichi

Needleman's Yashichi is in the room with Ring Boomerang below the level of the playing area

Strategy

As one could guess, the central junction often becomes a high-traffic area where crowds congregate. Bubble lead is best at crowd control from afar, but the Laser Buster and Crystal Eye can also do surprising damage. When facing individual opponents, keep to the high levels and snipe with Ring Boomerang or perform an Air Shooter ambush! Finally, if many players are going after the Gravity Hold, hang around the area and bring them back down to earth with the weapon yourself!

Modifications

V2 to V3

Added the Laser Buster next to the Ring Boomerang. Removed Wind Storm, making the Gravity Hold combo impossible

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