Almost the entire stage has garbage compactors on the ceiling that periodically drop to the floor, which is instantly fatal. However, it can be avoided by ducking into spots in the floor. Using a Ride Armor will also stop the compressor from crushing the player (even if the player is not in the Ride Armor, meaning it can be discarded to prop the compactor up). If the Nightmare Phenomenon is in effect, certain areas will be icy and Nightmare Cubes will be present. After the first compactor area, there is a warp - while it looks like it will send the Maverick Hunter to the secret area, it is mandatory. This will send to the second area, which has another compactor, but with an added conveyor belt and later the sub-boss Nightmare Pressure. At the end of this area, a secret route can be taken to access the true Nightmare area warp, or one can continue to face Metal Shark Player.
- Life Up: During the second compactor area with the conveyor belt, the Life Up can be found on the floor between pillars behind a Reploid.
- Shadow Armor's Head Program: After the second compactor area, destroy the Nightmare Cubes on the left. Quickly pass under the compactor and head down the hole at the end. Then cross the giant gap (a normal jump won't work) to find the capsule and a Nightmare warp.
- The Stage Select Screen indicates that the Recycle Lab is located around western Indonesia. However, as the map contains errors, it's unknown if this is its actual location.
|Mega Man X6|
|Commander Yammark • Ground Scaravich • Blaze Heatnix • Blizzard Wolfang • Rainy Turtloid |
Metal Shark Player • Shield Sheldon • Infinity Mijinion
|D-1000 • Zero Nightmare • Dynamo • Nightmare Mother • High Max • Gate • Sigma|
|Mega Man X's Special Weapons|
|Yammar Option • Ground Dash • Magma Blade • Ice Burst • Meteor Rain • Metal Anchor • Guard Shell • Ray Arrow|
|Zero's Special Techniques|
|Yammar Option • Sentsuizan • Shoenzan • Hyoroga • Ensuizan • Rakukojin • Guard Shell • Rekkoha|
|- Mega Man X -|
Falcon Armor • Blade Armor • Shadow Armor • Ultimate Armor
- Zero -
|Opening Stage • Amazon Area • Central Museum • Magma Area • North Pole Area • Inami Temple • Recycle Lab • Laser Institute • Weapon Center • Secret Lab|
|Walkthrough • Parts • Injured Reploids • List of Enemies |
Damage Data Chart (X) • Damage Data Chart (Zero) • Game Script (X's story) • Game Script (Zero's story)