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Skull Fortress
Skull Fortress
Mega Man symbol
Skull Fortress in Super Smash Flash 2.
Universe Mega Man
Appearance Super Smash Flash 2
Home stage for SSF2 Mega Man head
Size Medium
Availability Starter
Music track(s)
  • Skull Fortress
  • Flash in the Dark / Galaxy Fantasy
Tournament legality Banned

Skull Fortress is a starter stage appearing in Super Smash Flash 2, based on the common final stage of the classic Mega Man games.

Layout

The stage is composed of a large number of pass-through platforms at the middle and solid terrain at the sides, with a gap below the platforms. It is a walk-off stage, making it effective for chain grabs.

The background of the stage shows Dr. Wily's Castle. From time to time, a horde of various Mega Man enemies are shown leaving the castle, and soon appear on stage walking from one side to another, dealing damage to everyone in the way. It is effectively possible to be locked by the minions via unfortunate DI, making them a dangerous hazard.

Music

  • The main music track is titled Skull Fortress, a remix of the Skull Fortress theme from Mega Man 2. Arranged by Ema 194 Alvarado.

Tournament legality

This stage is banned from tournaments. It is very large, with some partial solid ceilings off to the sides, making it difficult to score KOs. The stage has many platforms scattered about, allowing characters with strong vertical movement to dominate. There are also walk-off edges, which are self-explanatory, and a pit of death in the center of the stage, which is also self-explanatory. Overall, this stage requires a player to completely change the way they play the game in order to succeed here, as traditional skills do not apply very well to the alien layout.

Origin

Mega Man 2

Skull Fortress in Mega Man 2.

Castle Wily is the common name used for Dr. Wily's several fortresses with a skull motif that appear as the final stages of most games from the original Mega Man series. However, not all of them have names. For example, in the first Mega Man game, Wily's base is called Dr. Wily's robot manufacturing plant, but was renamed Wily Castle in Mega Man Powered Up. They often have several hazards, mazes, strong enemies, a rematch against the Robot Masters, and a final fight against Wily inside one of his machines; like the Wily Machines and Wily Capsules.

Gallery

Early design

Trivia

See also