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Artwork from Dr. Wily's Revenge.
|Name(s):||Screw Driver, Screw Bomber|
|Appearances:||Mega Man, Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Mega Man Powered Up|
|Damage:||Mega Man 1:|
Dr. Wily's Revenge:
Screw Driver, also known as Screw Bomber, is an enemy first appearing in the original Mega Man. It is a screw-like robot that can extend to fire shots in five directions, either from the floor or the ceiling.
In the Games
In Mega Man, Screw Drivers are among the most common enemies, appearing in Fire Man's stage, Bomb Man's stage, the boss door corridor of Cut Man's stage, and the last three Dr. Wily stages. They may be attached to the floor or the ceiling, and are either blue or red, depending on the stage.
Screw Drivers wait for Mega Man to come near, then extend and fire two bursts of five small projectiles while spinning around - two horizontally, two diagonally, and one upwards/downward, depending on their orientation. They are flat on the floor or ceiling while not attacking, making them hard to hit with the Mega Buster; floor-mounted versions faced on even ground cannot be hit at all without activating them or using special weapons.
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge
Screw Drivers reappear in Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, in Cut Man's stage, Fire Man's stage and Dr. Wily stage 2. They are largely the same as previously, but only fire one burst of shots now before retreating back into the ground or ceiling.
Their damage output has also been increased, dealing 3 damage to Mega Man with both their shots and body, whereas they only dealt 2 with their shots and 1 with the body before. Coupled with spaces in Dr. Wily's Revenge being tighter, this makes them harder to ignore and rewards taking the time to take them out.
|Originally a fire-extinguishing robot. It fires a lot of shots, so it's best to destroy it before it gets the chance.|
|HP 03||AT 02|
- Driver Cannon (Mega Man 7) - A similar cannon that alternates between diagonal and horizontal shots.
- Due to the hardware limitations in Mega Man 1, it sometimes happens that Screw Drivers disperse fewer bullets than intended if there are too many sprites already on the screen, prioritising those that go left. An example of this can be seen in the beginning of Fire Man's stage, by setting off all three Screw Drivers at roughly the same time.
- Mega Man: Official Complete Works art book, 2009.
- Mega Man North American manual, 1987.