Take time to use the conveyors!
|Map creator(s)||Shade Guy|
|Music||Mega Man Powered Up: Time Man Stage (8-bit cover by OrangeMario)|
|Based on||Mega Man : Powered Up|
Time Man's Stage is a small map taking place in an antique clock tower. It has a rather confusing layout and is full of slightly hidden passages that wind between its open rooms. The main feature here is conveyor belts like the ones in Metal Man's Stage. Unlike those though, the machinery of the clock tower will make the conveyors here change direction at regular intervals marked by an audio cue. You'll never know where you'll be taken when you step on one!
The central landmark of Time Man's stage is a tunnel with a conveyor belt in the map's center leading from one large room to the other. You can get Drill Bomb on one side of this passage and Ice Slasher on the other. A few hops will take you to the upper levels of both these rooms where you can find Shadow Blade on the Ice slasher's side and Noise Crush on the other. Getting the Noise Crush can be tricky thanks to the two conveyors spanning its area's edges. Item 1 is located in both these areas.
Taking a passage to the west of the Noise Crush room to the Shadow Blade will yield Danger Wrap while a wide hallway to the east of the Shadow Blade room contains another Ice Slasher. From this wide hallway, you can drop down to hidden alcoves to obtain Water Wave and the Time Slow. A ladder from the Noise Crush area will lead to a Dust Crusher and a nice vantage point of the level.
The key to winning on Time Man's stage is knowing how to manipulate the conveyors. Players will tend to bunch up on them when they're flowing the wrong direction, especially at the entrances to the large rooms and the main one in the center. Utilize these bottlenecks to get in big ripping damage with Ice Slasher and Shadow Blade, especially in crowded games. Remember to use the other conveyor to escape if things get too hairy. In smaller games, its important to surprise your enemy before they surprise you in the twisting hallways. The platform with Dust Crusher makes a great lookout point for finding foes. Finally, make use of the easily available Time Slow to trivialize the time it takes to show them their time is up!
V3A to V3B
The music used is now a 8-bit cover of Time Man's stage by OrangeMario. The conveyor belt's floor texture was modified.