"A set of wings allows this missile to glide, contacting many enemies."
―In-game text, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

Banzai Beetle (バンザイビートル Banzai Bītoru) is an Arm-type missile weapon that Vile obtains by defeating Launch Octopus and Storm Eagle in Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. This weapon fires a winged missile forward. Range is at least a full screen width, and the player can rapid-fire this to have as many on the screen as they have Weapon Energy for. Even the wings on the missile can strike enemies, so the missile is very easy to hit things with. However, it is also very easy to accidentally hit a ledge or something instead of the player's intended target, since the missile cannot go through objects.

Banzai Beetle is Boomerang Kuwanger and Flame Mammoth's weaknesses.

Damage Data Chart

Damage values in units for Mega Man Maverick Hunter X.

MHX-Icon-Vile-Arm-BanzaiBeetle.png Banzai Beetle
Boss Damage
Mega Man X 2
Chill Penguin 2
Spark Mandrill 2
Armored Armadillo 2
Launch Octopus 2
Boomerang Kuwanger 6*
Sting Chameleon 2
Storm Eagle 2
Flame Mammoth 6
Bosspider 2
Rangda Bangda 2
Mega Man X 1
Zero 1
  • Any damage value marked with a "*" means that the weapon will cause a weakness reaction for that boss.



  • Banzai Beetle's name refers to the Japanese battlecry "Tennōheika Banzai" (天皇陛下万歳, "Long live His Majesty the Emperor"), often shortened to simply "Banzai". It also refers to how the missile opens its wings like a flying beetle.