Welcome to the wild wild west.
|Music||Mega Man 6 - Tomahawk Man Stage|
|Based on||Mega Man 6|
Tomahawk Man's stage takes place in a dry desert reminiscent of the classic American Wild West. Cacti are perched on many ledges around the main arena and Colton gives occasional nods near the Power Stone to complete the Cowboys and Indians imagery.
The layout of the stage itself is very flat and simple. Almost all of the Weapons here also fall into either the charging or rapid fire category. These factors combined with the level's small size make Tomahawk Man's Stage one of the most popular Duel maps. This map is in fact the one featured in the instructional picture for Duel!
The center of Tomahawk Man's stage is a flat sand bed with Silver Tomahawk, Proto Buster, Rush Coil and Water Balloon. An M-Tank also rests on a ledge in the southeastern corner. Two open structures to the east and west also house items. The western one holds Thunder Bolt, Blizzard Attack and another Silver Tomahawk. You can also grab Fire Storm on a ledge above the main area through here.
The eastern structure is much the same, holding another Water Balloon and Thunder Bolt as well as Super Arm in a central depression and a W-Tank above it. The Power Stone near Colton can also be grabbed by heading through an opening to the north.
To this structure's south, a narrow tunnel leads into a small cave with Item-1, another W-Tank and Noise Crush on a ledge. Atomic Fire sits in the portal between here and the southern part of the main area.
With no places to hide and snipe from and no tricky weapons to get, success here is based almost entirely on skill. You can still pick your weapons effectively for the situation though! Stay out of the center of the stage unless you're prepared with Power Stone to overwhelm space invaders. Elsewhere, Blizzard Attack and Water Balloon can both thin crowds from afar while Super Arm and Silver Tomahawk can pick off the stragglers that come toward you. You can also try to ambush opponents with Atomic Fire or Noise Crush, but these weapons are most efficient in a Duel situation!