Opening Stage (オープニングステージ Ōpuningu Sutēji?) is an introductory stage in the Mega Man series that is played before the stage select screen with the (usually eight) bosses. Opening Stages were introduced in the first Mega Man X game.
Mega Man series
The opening stage, named Towntown Stage (タウンタウンステージ Tauntaun Sutēji?) in the saved game data of both English and Japanese versions, is the town where Dr. Light's Laboratory is located. Dr. Wily steals Dr. Light's robots and sends Proto Eye after the player to cover his escape.
Mega Man or Bass fight against the Grey Devil in this stage.
Mega Man X series
The Highway Stage (ハイウェイステージ?), named Central Highway in Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, is a highway from Abel City that is attacked by Mavericks in the beginning of the game. X faces Vile in this stage.
Enemies (X Mode):
Enemies (Vile Mode):
The Opening Stage has two parts. In the first half Axl is escaping from Red Alert, and the second has Zero fighting against Mavericks in a highway. In the end, the two work together to take down Mega Scorpio.
- Bee Blader
- Guard Door
- Ball De Voux (both Normal and Shot Type)
- Guard Fan
- Kyuun B
- Surveillance Radar
- Boss: Mega Scorpio
The opening stage is Noah's Park, an area near the Jakob Orbital Elevator in Point Galapagos.
- Batton Bone S
- Float Gunner
- Guard Generator
- Land Torpedo
- Queen Bombee
- Boss: Crabs-Y
The Opening Stage is a reproduction of the Highway Stage from Mega Man X.
The Opening Stage splits in two parts at one point. X takes the top path, while Zero goes by the lower path.
Mega Man for DOS features something like an Opening Stage, with Mega Man walking along a straight path to enter what seems to be a part of Dr. Wily's Castle, the only enemy appearing being a dog-like robot vaguely resembling Velguarder which respawns indefinitely. The stage ends when Mega Man passes through a boss-room-esque door. This can be considered the first Opening stage in a Mega Man game.
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