Mega Man XZ: The Maverick Hunters

Stage Guides

Here you'll be pursuing the stage's boss, Gigabolt Man-O-War, throughout a bustling city environment aboard an airborne Ride Chaser. The basic controls of the Ride Chaser here are as follows: Fire, Brake (press Jump), Boost (press Special Weapon) and Quick Strafe (press Dash). You'll be using the Quick Strafe technique often to barely avoid striking obstacles along the way, of which there are many.

The most annoying obstacles you'll come across are small holographic signs with two metal frame joints. The city environments are littered with them and they'll majorly slow you down upon impact, but bear in mind that as Gigabolt smashes into them they'll collapse, so he'll clear much air space for you. As the Ride Chaser automatically tracks Gigabolt, you'll spot some glowing Weapon Energy refill capsules floating about.

Grab these as often as you can and keep using Boost (Special Weapon) to catch up to Gigabolt if he gains too much ground ahead of you. Each boost consumes weapon energy, so you'll need to pick up the capsules often. Try to have as many of the Weapon Up chips developed as you can to give yourself more boost power.

During the entire chase don't stop firing at your target, you'll know you've hit home when he briefly flashes red. Watch out for the multitude of projectiles he often spews out to attack you with, at first he'll lay out exploding bombs. If they detonate use the Quick Strafe to zip around the latent explosion. With enough of a pelting Gigabolt will begin to show wear and tear with flames and smoke billowing from his backside, so you'll know you're getting there. Try to grab as many of the Metals scattered about along the way, especially when Gigabolt drops red ones.

After taking enough damage he'll generate a group of small jellyfish projectiles and launch them at you, just be ready to sneak out of their way. Eventually you'll return to the beginning of the circuit and head around for another lap, just be sure to keep up with Gigabolt and take him down quickly, otherwise after a few minutes he'll escape and you'll automatically lose (the screen flashes red for some time before he escapes). It may take you a few tries to conquer Gigabolt, just don't give up. Once you've belted him enough he'll retreat and land on a floating platform where you'll face off against Gigabolt on foot.
Mission select
1. Noah's Park
2. Booster Forest
3. Troia Base
4. Pitch Black
5. Primrose
6. Metal Valley
7. Dynasty
8. Central White
9. Inferno
10. Jakob
11. Gateway
12. Sigma Palace