Tutorial [Guide] Mega Man 8 - All Bolt Locations

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#24
PlayStation: Middle Stage
Saturn: Middle Stage
#30
PlayStation: Sword Man
Saturn: Search Man

1. Underground: ascend for the first time, enter a secret room to the top-left via a false wall.
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2. Next screen, ride the downward-moving platforms below the floor.
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3. Ascend. Go toward the exit.
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4. During the first snowboard segment, after a pink rabbit, jump up to an optional platform, and slide underneath the narrow passageway.
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5. Later, don't jump off the 2nd two-segment iced platform.
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6. After the continue point, jump next to the ledge, on an iced penguin or Mega Ball.
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7. Down the road from the previous bolt: first go to the right of the ice launcher and take out the two floating whales. Jump on the ice launcher button, then quickly hop onto the ice block.
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8. [special weapon required] Break the ice floor with Astro Crush. Descend. Break more ice.
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9. [special weapon required] Further up in the same room, hop on a Mega Ball to reach it. Use Flame Sword/Flash Bomb/Astro Crush to break ice.
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10. Once at the bottom, let the 2nd-to-the-right, silver block fall on a single green block, while removing any blocks to the right.
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11. After, hop on the time bomb platforms.
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12. [Flame Sword required] After the continue point.
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13. On the exploding platforms, dash before they explode.
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14. After, dash before the bolt falls.
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15. [Rush Bike required] Ride the Rush Bike to jump to it.
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16. After the continue point, take out Sniper Joe, without falling through the boxes.
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17.[Flame Sword required] Hop on a Mega Ball to ascend the skull platform on the left, then Flame Sword slash the barrel.
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18. After, hop across to the right. The green-eyed platform does not move.
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19. [Tornado Hold required] Find the row that has two blocks, a gap, then three blocks. Enter the middle of the three blocks on the right, to go to a secret area. Here, use a Tornado Hold to hover up.
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20. In the first area, leap from the second-last purple platform.
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21. [special weapon required] After the continue point, enter the giant ship. Use Homing Sniper/Astro Crush at the ceiling panel with a bolt emblem on it.
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22. On the ground, after the mid-boss.
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23. After the continue point, let the 2nd platform fall, then leap right.
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24 (PlayStation). At the beginning, hop up to reach the ladder, and go to the left of the enemies.
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24 (Saturn). At the beginning, hop up to reach the ladder, and go to the left of the enemies. Ascend the left ladder, then go right.
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25. From the first bolt, go to the right, use Thunder Claw to swing across the spike pit.
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26. 1st maze: push the red switch, push it again, and slide under the door before it fully closes. Head down two ladders, go right, and slide left under a narrow passageway. Push another red switch, then backtrack right, over one ladder. Slide under the opened red door.
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27. Quicksand tower: slide to snag, then slide out and keep going.
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28. After the continue point, during the disappearing platforms segment.
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29. 2nd maze: head right, go down two ladders. Head left over a gap, push a red switch. Jump to the left and push the green switch. Go back around, push the red switch. Go down 2 stairwells, push the red switch. Continue right, jump on a Mega Ball, push the green switch, jump over the gap.
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30 (PlayStation). In the Flash Bomb section, it's on the floor in the first room.
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31. In the Thunder Claw section, grab it on the bottom-left of the third room.
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32. After falling off a lava waterfall, shoot a Flash Bomb at the off-colored ceiling, jump to the ladder, climb up, and go left.
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33. [Astro Crush required] After the continue point, 2nd room, use Astro Crush, swim up, on the right.
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34. [Tornado Hold required] In the next room, go to the bottom-right, use a Tornado Hold to lift the spike ball, slide right.
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35. [Astro Crush required] Above the previous bolt, swim across the spike pit (if you flooded the stage by using Astro Crush), descend the shaft, under the 2nd, left-sided spike platform.
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36. Instead of swimming across the spike pit, climb the ladder to descend another shaft. Hug the leftmost wall.
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37. 3rd room, slide to the bottom-right corner, behind the flora.
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38. Next room, head up to the top-left, go right, use Tornado Hold to the right of the thorns, use a Thunder Claw on the top node. Swing 3X to the right, climb the ladder.
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30 (Saturn). Same room, head right, up the ladder.
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39. From the previous bolt, descend the ladder. Pick up the 1UP.
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40. [Thunder Claw required] After descending a ladder later in the stage, you have to use the Thunder Claw to swing past a spike pit.
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This game is quite difficult after the first four robots. I might use this guide as I bought Mega Man legacy collection 2 on the switch a while back.
 
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