Last updated on October 21st, 2018
Capcom’s Mega Man X action-platformer is split into 10 stages, the first being a tutorial or introduction stage, 8 main stages and then the final stage. Any of the 8 main stages can be done in any order you choose but clearing a stage will have an affect on other stages for better or for worse, so be alert on the select changes. Below is a guide for the Factory stage and it’s boss, Flame Mammoth. I will explain each enemy and bosses you will face in this stage.
Mega Man X: Factory Stage & Flame Mammoth Guide
In this stage players will face a few enemies before engaging with the final boss the Flame Mammath. Containing fiery lava pits, Rolling Gabyoall and Hoganmers, players will need to use different approaches when countering these enemies. If you have completed the Chill Penguin stage beforehand, the Flame Mammoth stage will be significantly easier as you won’t have to deal with the lava pits, as these will have been frozen over. Read on for all the tips and tricks you’ll need in defeating each foe.
Start by running towards the right area underneath the platform, jump up the wall to then shoot down the helicopter. Continue heading right, hopping over all the platforms until you reach a large pit which you must jump into.
At the bottom of the pit, there will be some breakable blocks, players will have to use their upgraded legs and head parts to reach the X buster upgrade. Jump down and head to the right underneath the level again to pick up the Heart Tank. Then climb up the right wall to the top of the level and then head left. Players will obtain an extra life as well as a Sub Tank before heading back towards the right in order to reach top right which will lead to the next area.
There will be several press machines that will activate when players are too close. Simply dash through this section of the level. This will lead you to some pipes in the next section. Avoid the Rolling Gabyoall that slide on the pipes and the Hoganmers who will attempt to hit you with their maces. This section can easily be dashed through until players reach the boss gate.
Boss: Flame Mammoth
Flame Mammoth has the ability to shoot flames, spray oil from his trunk, control the direction of the conveyor belt and jump onto you. When he lands after a jump, he causes a shockwave so make sure you are not in close proximity or it will cause damage. Players can elect to shoot charged Mega Buster shots at him or use Storm Eagle’s weapon to quickly reduce his health. Alternatively, if you are struggling with his oil attack, use Boomerang Cutter to get rid of his trunk making it obsolete. Cutting off his trunk grants players a trophy and defeating Flame Mammoth grants players the Fire Wave weapon.
Check out the video below to see this stage in action:
If you want more Mega Man X guides be sure to check out out out Mega Man X Trophy Guide to collect all the platinum achievements. You can also checkout the Mega Man X: Snow Mountain & Chill Penguin Guide for a step-by-step in defeating all enemies and bosses as well as our Mega Man X: All Body Armor Upgrades, Heart, & Sub Tanks Guide to locate every all upgrades, heart and sub-tanks in the game.