The Magma Bazooka (マグマバズーカ Maguma Bazūka) is Magma Man's special weapon from Mega Man 9. It fires three compressed balls of extremely hot magma in three different directions: one diagonally up, one diagonally down and one straight forward. It can also be charged, increasing the size and power of the shots. While each shot deals the same damage as Mega Man's Mega Buster, each of them deal damage individually, allowing the weapon to deal incredible amounts of damage if more than one shot hits the opponent, up to a maximum of three points of damage when uncharged, and nine when fully charged, making it the weapon that can potentially deal the most raw damage in the game. The player doesn't need to fire a shot in order to charge the weapon if the fire button is held from a point where the player cannot shoot, like the pause menu or a screen change. Uncharged, this weapon can also be used as a primary weapon on certain situations due to its low energy cost.
Damage Data Chart
Known damage values in units for Mega Man 9.
- For Magma Bazooka, the first number is the damage done when the weapon is fired normally; the second number is damage done when the weapon is charged up.
- For "Spike Shooters" and Wily Machine No. 9's first phase, both bosses do not have data for them because they must be damaged with their own weapon or obstacle -- the Magma Bazooka cannot inflict damage to them directly.
Two uncharged shots with the Magma Bazooka use one energy unit, whereas one fully charged shot uses three energy units. It can be used fifty-six times when uncharged and nine times fully charged with a full weapon energy gauge.
Bosses weak against Magma Bazooka
- This weapon was originally called Fire Bazooka.
- The Magma Bazooka is likely a homage to Heat Man's Atomic Fire: this weapon uses a similar coloration to the latter, as well as using the same charging sound effect as the Atomic Fire.
|Atomic Fire • Break Dash • Hadoken • Homing Sniper • Magma Bazooka • Noise Crush • Pharaoh Shot • Wild Coil •|
|Fire Special Weapons and Techniques|
|Original series|| Atomic Fire • Blazing Torch • Fire Storm • Flame Blast • Flame Mixer • Flame Shower • Flame Sword •|
Magma Bazooka • Pharaoh Shot • Pharaoh Wave • Scorch Wheel • Solar Blaze • Torch Arm • Wave Burner • Yoga Inferno
|X series||Circle Blaze • Fire Wave • Ground Fire • Magma Blade • Melt Creeper • Rising Fire • Speed Burner|
|X series||Bakuenjin • Enkoujin • Enkoukyaku • Fire Wave • Quake Blazer • Ryuenjin • Shoenzan|
|Zero series||Blast Shot • Burning Shot • Burst Shot • Flame Fang • Soul Launcher • Split Heavens • Tenshouzan|