Tama

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Tama
Tama.png
Artwork of Tama from Mega Man 3
Information
Category: Enemies
Game of origin: Mega Man 3
HP: 10 (Tama) 8 (Yarn ball) 1 (Robot flea)
Damage: 4 (Tama contact) 3 (Yarn ball contact) 2 (Robot flea contact)


Tama is a large feline robot that has the capability of spitting yarn balls from its mouth, and launching flea robots from a compartment in its back. Tamas where originally designed by Dr. Light for a special event, but were modified for combat by Dr. Wily. They originate from Mega Man 3 from Top Man's stage.

When Tama spawns, it will spit out two yarn balls from its mouth in its facing direction, and will then do nothing but wag its tail until both yarn balls either despawn or are destroyed. When both yarn balls despawn or are destroyed, Tama will then launch three robot fleas in its facing direction, and will then do nothing but wag its tail until all three robot fleas are despawned or are destroyed. When all three robot fleas are despawned or are destroyed, Tama's AI will loop back to its first behaviour, spitting out two yarn balls once again.

If the player gets behind Tama, Tama will not turn around to face the player and will continue to launch attacks in its facing direction.

Yarn Balls

The yarn balls have 8 HP, and deal 3 HP in contact damage to the player.

The yarn balls bounce aimlessly, approximately 1 tile high, and 0.75 tiles wide, and will reverse direction of travel if they collide with something resembling a wall.

Robot Fleas

The robot fleas have 1 HP, and deal 2 HP in contact damage to the player.

The robot fleas attack by jumping towards the player, always jumping approximately slightly over 4 tiles high and 2.5 tiles wide.

When Tama first launches the robot fleas, each of them will be launched at different distances, causing them to land in different locations.

Trivia

  • Tama also appears in the games Mega Man: The Wily Wars and Mega Man II / Rockman World 2.
  • In Mega Man 3, it was impossible to take contact damage from Tama in traditional play, as the enemy's hitbox functioned as an invisible wall.
  • In Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Tama deals 28 HP contact damage.
  • In Mega Man II / Rockman World 2, Tama deals 5 HP contact damage.

Glitches

  • Enemies with unique spawn-in animations, such as Hot Dog and Tama, may not react correctly to Crash Lift platforms when spawned falling onto one, if the Crash Lift platform is not moving upwards when landed on.