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Crystal Snail

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Maverick Info
MMX2 - Crystal Snail Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X2.
MMX2 - Crystal Snail Portrait.png
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Crystal Snail, Cristar Mymine
Title(s):Crystal Ball Magician[1]
Appearances:Mega Man X2
Game Info
Weapon(s):X2 Crystal Hunter
Weakness(es):X2 Magnet Mine
Stage(s):Energen Crystal Stage

Crystal Snail, known as Cristar Mymine (クリスター・マイマイン) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X2. He is a crystal-themed Reploid based on a snail, who hides in his shell and traps his foes in crystals. His history is unknown, but he is an S-Class Maverick working with the X-Hunters.

In the Games

Mega Man X2

Sprite from Mega Man X2.

Crystal Snail debuts in Mega Man X2 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He serves as the boss of Energen Crystal Stage. The Japanese game manual states that his background is entirely unknown, but he has been commanded by Sigma to occupy a vein of Energen Crystals to secure power for the rebellion.[2]

Crystal Snail's attacks are fittingly slow, but he evens the playing field by trapping the player in crystal or slowing down time. Defeating Crystal Snail grants X the Crystal Hunter. His weakness is the Magnet Mine, from Magna Centipede, which knocks him out of his shell; the player can then dash into the shell to send it flying, potentially hitting Snail for further damage. A boss attack rematch with Crystal Snail later occurs in X-Hunter Stage 4.

Other Game Appearances

  • In TEPPEN, Crystal Snail appears as a Unit Card.
  • In Dragon Poker, Crystal Snail appears as an event character.

Other Media

  • In the Rockman X2 manga, Crystal Snail reprises his role from Mega Man X2.
  • In the Archie Mega Man comic, Crystal Snail appears in the "Worlds Unite" arc as one of the many Mavericks resurrected in Sigma's army.

Official Data

Source Data
Rockman X2 manual A Reploid of unknown affilitation. He has a calm personality and tends to retreat into his shell. At the behest of Sigma, he has occupied a mine full of Energen Crystals, a newly-discovered power source for Reploids. He has taken up residence in its deepest recesses.[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #24: Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka ...[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka ...[JP]
Height: 166 cm Weight: 98 kg Max Power: 6800rp Max Speed: 500rp
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File Affiliated unit unknown. He has a quiet personality and often stays in his shell. He controls an Energen Crystal mine, which can generate tons of energy from small amounts of crystals.[JP]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery Where this Reploid appeared from his a mystery, and he is also prone to disappearing... into his own shell. Sigma has ordered him to occupy the facility for mining Energen Crystals, a new power source for Reploids. Snail treats the entire mine like a second shell, hiding himself away in its safest depths.


Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"If the player hits Snail with a specific weapon, his shell falls off. Snail will try to rush back into his shell, but that's not where it ends... One of the software guys said, 'Trust me, it'd be funnier this way.' Before I knew it, they made it so that X could body check the shell with a dash and send it flying. So we ended up with the most pathetic boss ever who will keep running around chasing his shell after it gets knocked off his back. I had tears streaming down my face." - (Sho Tsuge)[1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Cristar Mymine (クリスター・マイマイン) "Mymine" comes from the Japanese word "maimai" (マイマイ), which is an alternative term for snail, possibly combined with "mine" referring to his stage location.
English Crystal Snail Named after a snail.


  1. 1.0 1.1 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Game manual, Rockman X2. December 1994.