Minoboros M2, known as Mad Minoboros (マッドミノボロス, Maddo Minoborosu) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It debuted with the release of the BG-05 Random Layer Collection Vol. 5 on February 7th, 2017 and was later released in the B-90 3on3 Battle Booster Set on August 11th, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Starter Pack Minoboros M2 Knuckle Jaggy.
Minoboros M2 is an Attack Type Layer, based on the Greek legend of the Minotaur. It has a shape similar to the original Minoboros, but it is more aggressive in design, with the blades being more curved and flared out. It still retains a similar imbalance, however, unlike Minoboros, this Layer has less Stamina due to its more aggressive design traits. Despite the design however, this Layer does not have as many major attack points as its predecessor and therefore is not as good at Burst Attack as the original. While the Takara Tomy release of Mad Minoboros features strong teeth to the point of "sticking", it does little to compensate for the poor performance.
While this Layer does have strong teeth, its reduced Stamina compared to its predecessor, and the lack of notable attack points, makes this Layer outclassed by others such as Xcalibur or Valkyrie. Furthermore, with the release of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Mad Minoboros is too light to be competitive.
As such, Mad Minoboros is recommended for collection purposes only.
- BG-05 Random Layer Collection Vol. 5 - 05: Mad Minoboros
- B-90 3on3 Battle Booster Set - Mad Minoboros Quarter Quake
- B-101 Random Booster Vol. 9 Beat Kukulcan .7U.Hn - 07: Mad Minoboros 5Vortex Zephyr