Example levels are levels created in Mega Man Maker that come pre-installed with every version of the game. They are listed under Examples in the Play or Load Level menus. As of version 1.7.5, there are 43 example levels in Mega Man Maker.
Example levels are intended to give players a sense of what types of levels are possible to create using the Level Builder and hopefully give players inspiration to create their own levels. Most example levels are created by development team members. The staff may choose a level to be featured as an example level for various reasons e.g. if the level shows off a level object, won one of the Level Creation Contests, or showcases a change made to a weapon.
The ExampleLevels folder in the ZIP archive of the game is where all example levels are stored. It is possible to add, replace, and delete levels from the folder and have other levels that are not example levels show up in the "Examples" menu in-game.
- As of version 1.7.5, version 1.2.0 is the only major version release to not feature any new example levels.
- As of version 1.7.5, no example levels have a name beginning with the letters "H", "J", "L", "P", "Q", "U", "V", "X", "Y" or "Z".
- As of version 1.7.5, SkullSteam Ruins - Zirate Intervention and Magnetic Interference are the only example levels added in a minor version update, being added in 1.7.4 and 1.7.5 respectively.
- Prior to the addition of Better Together in 1.7.0, neither Proto Man nor Bass were featured as a Character Capsule in an example level outside of start-of-stage character select rooms like in Obligatory Boss Rush Level.