|An Energy Element in Mega Man Maker|
The Energy Element is a sparkling mechanical disk-like component from Mega Man that is featured in Mega Man Maker since version 1.0.0. If the player touches an Energy Element, the level ends as an alternative to defeating a Boss. Once contact is made the level end sequence will begin; this will however cause certain level objects to become disabled and player input to stop working, possibly resulting in the player dying if over a pitfall.
Unlike its original appearance in Mega Man, the Energy Element in Mega Man Maker is not affected by gravity and can be placed anywhere in a room.
There is no limit to how many Energy Elements could be placed in a stage, allowing for them to be utilized in stages as everything from alternate endings, decorations, and even obstacles.
- In Mega Man, rather than being physically located in a stage, an Energy Element would be dropped from a Robot Master upon being defeated in their stage. Touching the Energy Element ends the stage, similarly to how they work in Mega Man Maker.
- The use of an Energy Element to end a stage without beating a boss is likely based on how they are used in the Make A Good Mega Man Level contests.
- Similar to several of the Pickups in the game such as the E-Tank, M-Tank, and Life, the coloration of an Energy Element changes to match the color palette of the player character's equipped weapon.
- Similarly to a Checkpoint, the sparkles emitted by an Energy Element can still be seen if it is not on screen but is right up against the borders of a screen.