Magma men are spawned:
- From lava pits in The Temple and Hell - Magma Men start out as balls floating in the lava and pop out from the pit.
- From cauldrons carried by Imps in Hell
- From cauldrons in Tiki Village structures in The Jungle
- From King Yama's hands in Hell
In order to get the Journal Entry, the player needs to either kill a Magma Man with a Freeze Ray or get killed by it, using the Shield to crush it won't work.
As with Lava, bombs and turrets detonate immediately upon touching Magma Men. This could be extremely hazardous if one pops out in front of you while placing or throwing a bomb. Landmines do not detonate on contact with magma men, but they will activate it. They won't be damaged by the explosion.
Additionally, during dark levels, Magma Men will light the torches on the walls.
If the Spelunker has Vlad's Amulet, they won't be harmed by contact with Magma Men.
If the player exits a boss battle to play the end cutscene and has 1 health, a magma cauldron, and isn’t carrying vlad’s amulet or a parachute, the cauldron will shatter and the subsequent magma man will kill the spelunker in the end cutscene before credits roll. This will result in the spelunker not being on the ending camel. It can be replicated with pots if the pot has an enemy inside.