Tama (タマ Tama?) is a giant cat robot mini-boss in Mega Man 3 that was originally created by Dr. Light for a cat exhibition. They only appear in Top Man's stage in Mega Man 3 and Mega Man II, and there are only two Tamas in both games, blocking the path.
Tama attacks by throwing two bouncing yarn-like balls (one in Mega Man II) from his mouth that Mega Man needs to avoid. If the yarn balls are gone (either by being destroyed or going off-screen), Tama launches three small robot fleas from its back, which jump in Mega Man's direction. If the fleas are gone, Tama releases yarn balls again, repeating the attack pattern. In Mega Man 3, it is not possible to proceed in Top Man's stage without destroying them, but in Mega Man II, Mega Man can pass through them (being damaged if doing so) and slide in the opening below the second Tama. Unfortunately, in the Sega Mega Drive remake, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, touching Tama will kill Mega Man in one hit.
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