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Weather Control Stage (気象コントロールステージ),[1] also known as Weather Control Center Stage (気象コントロールセンターステージ),[2] is Wire Sponge's stage in Mega Man X2 and Mega Man Xtreme 2, a weather control center that was controlled by Wire Sponge.

Description

Mega Man X2

This stage is true to its name - there are Weather Crystals scattered throughout the level which can be used to alter the weather, depending on which weapon they are hit by. The weather dictates properties including which enemies appear, how strong those enemies are, X's mobility, and more. There are also several indoor sections, such as elevator shifts, which are unaffected by weather conditions. The X-Hunter room is hidden near the bottom of one of these elevator shafts, requiring X to sneak under the lift to find it.

Enemies

Mega Man Xtreme 2

The Weather Control Center makes a reappearance on Laguz Island in Mega Man Xtreme 2 as one of Zero's four stages in Zero Mission. It is virtually the same as in Mega Man X2, but with a Light Capsule in place of the X-Hunter room and no Aclanda enemies.

Items

  • Life Up: As soon as you enter the stage, climb up the wall on the left to find the Life Up hidden at the top left corner.
  • Sub Tank: Upon entering the room with vertical moving platforms, hitch a ride up to the pipes to find the Sub Tank.
  • Foot Parts (Xtreme 2): In the first elevator shaft, drop down under the lifts to find an alcove with the capsule on the right.

Other media

The weather control center appeared in the Rockman X2 manga, where Wire Sponge caused a flood in the city.

Trivia

  • This stage has the distinction of having an unique weather changing system, which affects the behavior of most enemies and even the character movement. This can also be considered a precursor to the Weather Changing System from Mega Man Zero 4.
    • This also makes the Weather Control Center one of the few stages in the Mega Man X series where it rains, along with Rainy Turtloid's stage in Mega Man X6.

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