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 Tower stage and it’s boss, Boomer Kuwanger. I will explain each of the enemies and boss you will face in this stage.
Mega Man X: Tower Stage & Boomer Kuwanger Guide
In this stage you will face few enemies before meeting the final boss called the Boomber Kuwanger. You will come up against Hoganmer, Sine Fallers, Jammingers, Dodge Blasters, Ladder Yadders and Slide Cannons. There are no mini-bosses in this level. I will explain how to defeat each enemy you will face in this step-by-step guide.
Start making your way through the level by ascending the ladders. Soon enough players will find Hoganmer, a mace and shield robot that is waiting to engage you. Wait until he swings then release a charged shot at him. Afterwards, there will be a few Sine Faller enemies to avoid in addition to trip wire laser beams.
Once players have crossed to the other side of the lasers, climb the ladder and destroy some reploids that shoot missiles. Continue progressing to the nearby elevator and ride it to the top. There will be spikes on the two walls as well as some of the platforms. On the elevator trip, there will be numerous Jammingers flying around trying to impede progress.
There will be some Dodge Blasters on the left wall shooting at you while you attempt to climb some ladders. Players will see Ladder Yadders which are gecko-like robots, hanging around on the ladders. On the top floor, there’s a Heart Tank that is out of reach. Using the Boomerang Cutter will make retrieving this Heart Tank child’s play.
Slide Cannons and Dodge Blasters will be on moving platforms. Destroy the cannons to ride the moving machines to reach the ladders. It won’t be long until players reach the boss.
Boss: Boomer Kuwanger
Boomer Kuwanger can easily be defeated by using Homing Torpedo. His range of movement is limited to a couple of patterns, they consist of the following 2 simple moves:
- Tossing his boomerang at the player which will travel in a circular path; very easy to avoid.
- Turning invisible only to respawn at your vicinity.
Hop onto a nearby wall and shoot a Homing Torpedo at the Boomer. This will hurt the boss while avoiding his attacks and his quick gliding movements. If he gets too close to you simply dash jump away to counter.
Defeating the Boomer Kuwanger you will receive the Boomber Cutter weapon which will help in grabbing Heart Tanks in certain levels.
Check out the video below to see this stage in action:
After defeating this boss I suggest you tackle the Sting Chameleon next.
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 Highway Stage Guide for a step-by-step in defeating all enemies and bosses.