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"Reach the satellite using the Elevator and find Sigma."
—Stage description

Jakob (ヤコブ Yakobu) is a setting important to the plot of Mega Man X8. It's an orbital elevator built in the Galápagos Islands as part of the Jakob Project. The Reploid in charge of the project, Lumine, was captured by Vile at the beginning of the game and Sigma took control of the Jakob Project. After defeating the eight bosses, the Maverick Hunters use the elevator to go after Sigma who has stationed himself on the Moon, also fighting against Vile at the top of the tower.

Stage

The Jacob stage is set inside the elevator, with the Maverick Hunters fighting against aerial enemies during its ascend. The elevator periodically stops at areas with doors, with Guardroids appearing to attack:

  1. Three standard Guardroids
  2. Three Guardroid LIGs (with shield)
  3. Four Guardroid LIGs (with saber)
  4. Five Guardroid LIGs (shield x2, saber x2, gun x1)
  5. Three Guardroid KNIs (bazooka)
  6. Four Guardroid KNIs (shield x3, bazooka x1)
  7. Four Guardroid KNIs (homing missile)
  8. Nine Guardroid KNIs (bazookas, homing missiles, and shields)

An easy way to pass the stage is to remain on the center of the elevator as Zero and spam Rasetsusen with the D Glaive equipped. After reaching the top, Vile appears to confront the Hunters.

Enemies:

Rockman X DiVE

Jakob Orbital Elevator appeared as a challenge stage, where it is divided in several stages.

LevelEnemiesNotes
Level 1 Gun Volt, Spiky, Ball De Voux
Level 2 Mettaur, Mettaurcure, Dig Labour
Level 3 Batton Bone (2 colors)
Level 4 Gun Volt, Spiky, Sinedropper (red)
Level 5 Maoh the Giant, Sinedropper (red) Boss stage, in the Highway.
Level 6 Dig Labour, Crash Roader, Batton Bone
Level 7 Mettaur, Ball de Voux, Crash Roader Has a green Ride Armor.
Level 8 Bee Blader, Preon Elite Sub-boss stage, an area with a conveyor belt.
Level 9 Miru Toraeru (green), Guardroid (with Beam Machine Gun)
Level 10 Gigantic Mechaniloid CF-0, Spiky Boss stage, in the Factory.
Level 11 Golem, Float Gunner, Guardroid (Poisonous Cloud Spray Gun)
Level 12 Mad Joey (red, with Cannon), Guardroid (Wind Pressure Buster and Beam Machine Gun)
Level 13 Spiky (X8)
Level 14 Miru Toraeru (blue), Float Gunner
Level 15 Chill Penguin and Overdrive Ostrich Boss stage, in Cyberspace.
Level 16 Float Gunner, Spiky (X), Pararoid
Level 17 Golem, Gun Bit, Pararoid Has a blue Ride Armor.
Level 18 RT-55J and Mole Borer Sub-boss stage, in the Gallery.
Level 19 Spiky (X), Float Gunner, Installer Spiked area.
Level 20 Goliath, Float Gunner Boss stage, above Death Rogumer in the Sky.

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Etymology

In the Bible, Jacob dreamed of seeing angels climb up a winding stairway leading up to Heaven.

Trivia

  • Because the Neo Arcadia Tower from Mega Man Zero used to be an orbital elevator that was destroyed in the Maverick Wars and later repaired by Neo Arcadia, it's often speculated that it was Jakob. But, there is no confirmation they are the same tower, possibly being any other orbital elevator built between the series (including Babel from Mega Man X: Command Mission).
    • Since the Jakob Elevator was last seen intact in Mega Man X8, it's unlikely to be the same tower.


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