Rank Requirement Guide by Desert Gunstar
Mega Man Zero 2 on SuperCheats.com
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Mega Man Zero series for the Game Boy Advance
Rank Requirements

Created by Kyper Trast 
GameFAQs Contributor name: Desert Gunstar
GameFAQs message board name: Shadow2099
desertgunstar@hotmail.com

Completed June 10, 2010
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Table of Contents
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1. Introduction
2. General Requirements
3. Level Specific Criteria
 3a. Mega Man Zero 1/MMZ1
 3b. Mega Man Zero 2/MMZ2 
 3c. Mega Man Zero 3/MMZ3
 3d. Mega Man Zero 4/MMZ4


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1. Introduction
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The Mega Man Zero series is well-known for its infamous ranking system, which
awards points based on how well the player performs on a given stage. Many
categories are taken into consideration, including Mission Success, Clear Time,
Enemies Killed, Damage Received, Lives Lost and Elves Used. Getting a high rank
in the first Mega Man Zero game was more or less just for show, save for
obtaining an elf in a locked room. But the later games introduced EX Skills,
which required the player to have at least an A ranking. S rank is still
somewhat of a badge to show off, but some bonuses for the later games require
an S rank in order to unlock them.


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2. General Requirements
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Your current rank will be determined by your average rank points obtained
through the game. MMZ1 and 2 display your stage points at the end of the stage,
while MMZ3 and 4 show both the stage and average points obtained. 

Your average will give you the respective rank:

S - 96 to 100
A - 86 to 95
B - 76 to 85
C - 66 to 75
D - 56 to 65
E - 46 to 55
F - 45 and under


Rank points are obtained through the following criteria:


Mission Success - 20 points
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The points for this category depends on the level and if it has any special
tasks to fulfill, but otherwise it's an easy 20 points. In MMZ3, any time you
enter Cyber space, 5 points will be deducted.

Clear Time - 20 points
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Every level has a specific time limit that you must reach in order to get the
full 20 points. If you don't finish the level in time, the amount of points you
receive will be reduced. See below for level specific clear time limits.

Enemy - 15 points
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Every level has a specific kill count that you must hit in order to be awarded
the full rank points. Generally, you should be able to hit this limit simply by
killing everything you encounter in the stage. See below for level specific
kill counts.

Damage - 15 points (MMZ1-MMZ3), 20 points (MMZ4)
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By avoiding damage, you are given a relative amount of points. Each game has a
different range of damage you can take. This is the most difficult category to
get a good score, perhaps the only one that may ultimately decide whether one
gets an S rank or not. You have to get at least 11 points (16 for MMZ4) to have
a shot at getting the minimum 96 points for an S rank.

Retry - 15 points
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Not dying yields the full 15 points. You probably shouldn't die anyway, because
you will have taken too much damage, your kill count will be set back, and you
would waste time making up lost ground.

Elf - 15 points (MMZ1-MMZ3), 0- points (MMZ4)
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Avoiding the use of Cyber Elves is 15 points, except for MMZ4 which is a
negative score. Permanent effect elves will always detract points, even if not
initially used in a level. MMZ3 Satellite elves do not affect score. In MMZ4,
you get a penalty if your elf level is greater than your max capacity level.

Weather - 10 points (MMZ4)
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In MMZ4 only, completing the stage with the "correct" weather effect will give
you the full 10 points, otherwise you get nothing. When you are selecting a
level, if you have the weather set correctly, the operator will suggest that
you change the weather in order to have an easier time with the mission.
Effectively, you have to play the more difficult version of the level.


***Chen Guojun's MMZ3 guide has detailed formulae for the amount of points you
can receive. Although it's not exactly essential information, it's there if you
want the nitty gritty. Search for "Mission Results".***


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3. Level Specific Criteria
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Listed below are the individual Clear Time goals, Enemy Kill Count goals and
any Mission Objectives to complete (if applicable) in order to get the full
points from that category.

I have also included the bosses beside the level name in order to help you find
the level you may be looking up.


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3a. Mega Man Zero 1/MMZ1
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General Notes:
-For Mission Success, there are only 2 stages to note: the first one and one
of the very first missions that are available to select when you reach that
point. These 2 have NPCs which you must escort. If they take any damage, your
Mission Success score will be reduced.

-For any level, you have a limit of 15 points of damage that you can receive.
This gets you 11 rank points in total, for a possible 96 points as long as you
max out the rest of the requirements. That matches to 1 point less than a full
life bar.


Intro Stage - Golem
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Mission Notes: don't let Ciel take damage
Clear Time Limit: 1:20
Enemies Killed: 55

Disposal Factory - Aztec Falcon
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:30
Enemies Killed: 37

Retrieve Data - Maha Ganeshariff
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:20
Enemies Killed: 19

Find Shuttle - Anubis Necromancess the 3rd
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Mission Notes: don't let the wounded soldier take damage
Clear Time Limit: 5:00
Enemies Killed: 46

Destroy Train - Pantheon Core
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:30
Enemies Killed: 19

Occupy Factory - Guard Orotic
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:00
Enemies Killed: 23

Mechaniloid Attacks the HQ - Hittide Hottide
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:00
Enemies Killed: 28

Find Hidden Base - Blizzack Staggroff
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 4:16
Enemies Killed: 37

Duel in Desert - Fefnir
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 4:16
Enemies Killed: 91

Rescue Colbor - Harpuia
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:30
Enemies Killed: 15

Protect Factory - Phantom
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:20
Enemies Killed: 28

Stop the Hacking - Leviathan
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 4:30
Enemies Killed: 46

Evacuation - Hanumachine
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:00
Enemies Killed: 23

Neo Arcadia Shrine - Herculious Anchortus
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 6:40
Enemies Killed: 37

Neo Arcadia Tower - Rainbow Devil
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:30
Enemies Killed: 19

Neo Arcadia Core - Copy X
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 10:00
Enemies Killed: 28



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3b. Mega Man Zero 2/MMZ2
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General Notes:
-2 of the first selectable missions have tasks to complete, so make sure not to
overlook them. Also, in the stage where Ciel accompanies you, make sure she
doesn't take any damage at all. The Shield Boomerang works wonders here.

-You have a limit of 25 points of damage that you can receive before completely
failing the requirement for an S rank, 10 more compared to MMZ1.


Intro Stage - Scorpion
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:10
Enemies Killed: 37

Forest of Dysis - Hyleg Ourobockle
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Mission Notes: rescue the 4 soldiers
Clear Time Limit: 4:00
Enemies Killed: 37

Computer Zone - Poler Kamrous
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Mission Notes: destroy the 4 computers
Clear Time Limit: 4:30
Enemies Killed: 37

Power Room - Phoenix Magnion
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 6:40
Enemies Killed: 51

Train of Neo Arcadia - Panter Flauclaws
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:50
Enemies Killed: 64

Look for Elpizo - Elemental Golems
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:20
Enemies Killed: 28

Disarm the Bomb - Kuwagust Anchus
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Mission Notes: don't let Ciel take damage
Clear Time Limit: 6:40
Enemies Killed: 110

Forest of Notus - Burble Hekelot
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 4:10
Enemies Killed: 41

Computer Zone 2 - Fairy Leviathan
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:00
Enemies Killed: 41

Crystal Caves - Sage Harpuia
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 4:00
Enemies Killed: 37

Shuttle Factory - Fighting Fefnir
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:30
Enemies Killed: 23

Pursue Elpizo Again - Rainbow Devil mk 2
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:10
Enemies Killed: 28

Tower of Flame - Fefnir Armed Phenomenon
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:40
Enemies Killed: 37

Tower of Ice - Leviathan Armed Phenomenon
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:00
Enemies Killed: 28

Tower of Wind - Harpuia Armed Phenomenon
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:50
Enemies Killed: 37

Neo Arcadia - Elpizo
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 8:40
Enemies Killed: 23



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3c. Mega Man Zero 3/MMZ3
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General Notes:
-30 is the damage limit for 11 rank points, which is twice the number of MMZ1
and 5 more than MMZ2. That's nearly 2 full life bars with no upgrades!

-Entering Cyberspace will automatically deduct 5 points from Mission Success,
so don't do it! The exception to this is on the 2nd last stage, where you have
to do so in order to get to Phantom. However, you MUST defeat him in order to
negate the 5 point penalty. Otherwise, avoid Cyberspace as usual and you can
revisit the stage to beat him later if you want.


Intro Stage - Omega
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:10
Enemies Killed: 19

Aegis Volcano Base - Blazin' Flizard
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:40
Enemies Killed: 37

Oceanic Highway Ruins - Childre Inarabitta
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Mission Notes: step on the 4 buttons underwater before Childre destroys them
Clear Time Limit: 3:40
Enemies Killed: 23

Weapons Refitting Factory - Devilbat Schilt
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Mission Notes: destroy the 4 cameras on the ceiling
Clear Time Limit: 3:30
Enemies Killed: 46

Old Residential - Deathtanz Mantisk
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 4:00
Enemies Killed: 37

Area Z 3079 - Crea and Prea
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:20
Enemies Killed: 41

Twilight Desert - Anubis Necromancess V
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:20
Enemies Killed: 46

Forest of Anatre - Hanumachine R
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:00
Enemies Killed: 28

Frontline Ice Base - Blizzack Staggroff R
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:20
Enemies Killed: 41

Area X-2 - Copy X Mark II
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:40
Enemies Killed: 32

Energy Facility - Cubit Foxtar
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 5:40
Enemies Killed: 37

Snowy Plains - Glacier Le Cactank
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:00
Enemies Killed: 28

Sunken Library - Volteel Biblio
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Mission Notes: when looking for the 4 pieces of data, for every wrong door you
enter, you lose 2 Mission points
Clear Time Limit: 4:20
Enemies Killed: 23

Giant Elevator - Tretista Kelverian
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 5:00
Enemies Killed: 73

Sub Arcadia - Crea and Prea rematch
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Mission Notes: if you enter Cyber space, you will NOT lose Mission Success
points IF YOU DEFEAT Phantom!
Clear Time Limit: 4:10
Enemies Killed: 37

Return to the Awakening - Omega Zero
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 11:40
Enemies Killed: 32



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3d. Mega Man Zero 4/MMZ4
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General Notes:
-With the addition of the weather and the new elf system, the number of rank
points obtained in each category is slightly different than the previous games.
The changes lie in damage points (now 20 instead of 15), elves (instead of
getting any points, you receive a penalty if you go over your capacity level)
and the new weather grade (10 points).

-To get weather points, set the weather so you play the normal version of the
stage. If set correctly, before you start a mission, the Operator will make a
suggestion to change the weather in order to make the stage easier.

-With your elf, for every point over the maximum capacity, you will suffer a
negative rank point. If you need a boost that one of the higher skills provides
then feel free to do so and try to fulfill the other categories as best as
possible.

-Despite more rank points being assigned to the damage received grade, the
amount of damage you can receive before outright failing the S rank requirement
is 30, the same as MMZ3.


Intro Stage - Sub Core
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 1:40
Enemies Killed: 19

Area Zero - Carnage 0
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 2:20
Enemies Killed: 28

Hanging Gardens - Pegasolta Eclair
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Mission Notes: destroy the 5 acid rain generators
Clear Time Limit: 3:40
Enemies Killed: 28

Artificial Sun - Sol Titanion
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Mission Notes: destroy the 4 heat generators
Clear Time Limit: 3:40
Enemies Killed: 28

Underground Forest - Noble Mandrago
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:10
Enemies Killed: 23

Particle Beam - Heat Genblem
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:10
Enemies Killed: 23

Area Zero Invasion - Craft
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Mission Notes: extinguish the 10 flames with the water gun
Clear Time Limit: 2:50
Enemies Killed: 23

The Prison - The Giant
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Mission Notes: note that this is a 2-part level, both parts are totalled
together in the end for your final result
Clear Time Limit: 3:00
Enemies Killed: 32

Magnetic Zone - Mino Magnus
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:20
Enemies Killed: 32

Hibernation Chamber - Fenri Lunaedge
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:30
Enemies Killed: 41

Deep Sea - Tech Kraken
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:20
Enemies Killed: 19

Living City - Popla Cocapetri
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:30
Enemies Killed: 23

Ragnarok Control Room - Craft rematch
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 3:00
Enemies Killed: 23

Teleporter Base - Random Bandam
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 6:00
Enemies Killed: 41

Teleporter Circuit - Cyball
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 4:10
Enemies Killed: 37

Ragnarok Core - Weil
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Mission Notes: n/a
Clear Time Limit: 11:20
Enemies Killed: 32



I guess that's it.

Do you have any questions? Would you rather dash into a wall of spikes rather
than make whatever little sense that this document may contain? Fire your
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This Document is Copyright (c) 2010 by Kyper Trast/Desert Gunstar