|Official artwork of Mirror Buster from Mega Man 10|
The weapon consists of using an energy barrier to absorb enemy projectile attacks, and launch them back as energy projectiles. The barrier will remain in front of the player as long as they hold in the shoot button and have weapon ammo for the weapon still remaining. Unlike its original appearance, the energy barrier in Mega Man Maker does not disappear when the playable character is damaged.
When an enemy projectile is absorbed, and launched back as an energy projectile, it will cost 1 weapon energy. As only one energy projectile created in this manner can be on-screen at a time, any additionally absorbed enemy projectiles will be despawned at the cost of 0 weapon energy instead, as long as the created energy projectile remains on-screen.
Unlike Shine or Proto Shield that launch the projectiles in the opposite direction upon reflection, projectiles absorbed by Mirror Buster will cause energy projectiles to fire horizontally in the facing direction of the player and their barrier, regardless of the projectile's initial direction of travel before being absorbed. This is taken from its appearance in Mega Man 10.
Bosses like Crash Man, Metal Man, Skull Man, and Toad Man, that would normally react to the player pressing the "shoot button", will not react to the player pressing the "shoot button" to activate Mirror Buster's barrier. They will however instead react to projectiles being reflected by Mirror Buster barrier. According to the developer Luigi, this was an intentional design choice.
Although Mega Man is unable to slide in any of the games the Mirror Buster appears, Mega Man Maker allows Mega Man to slide if the option is enabled for a level while keeping the Mirror Buster barrier. Proto Man and Bass can slide and dash respectively with the Mirror Buster active respectively as well, while Roll performs a slide instead of her regular roll when a slide is performed while the Mirror Buster is active. The player can also grab ladders while using Mirror Buster, but cannot climb them in this phase.
- Mirror Buster is the first and only weapon in Mega Man Maker as of version 1.7.5 to originate from Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge.
- Although the Mirror Buster initially debuted in Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, the version of the weapon in Mega Man Maker is based on its design and functionality from the DLC of Mega Man 10.
- The Mirror Buster also makes an appearance in Mega Man V for the Game Boy, though it is exclusively used by Enker in a boss fight and cannot be obtained or used by the player.
Mirror Buster being used in Mega Man Maker
|Content from Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge|