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Mega Man X4

by Capcom
Platform : PlayStation
Rated: Everyone
50 customer reviews

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A new army of Reploids known as the Repliforce is accused of crashing the Sky Lagoon. Now they are classified as Mavericks and are on the run. X and Zero must hunt them down while getting to the bottom of the crash. In Mega Man X4, 8 more evil robots are on the loose and only you can stop them. Each character is unique with strengths and weaknesses.

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Some video games the masses can enjoy, and some video games cater to the hard-core fanatic of a specific genre. Flight sims are a good example, as are most golf games. What many don't realize, though, is that even a genre as innocuous as the simple platform shooter has a hard-core fan base - a league of players that can run faster, shoot longer, and generally destroy any side scroller in one sitting. These blister-thumbed few need something better, faster, harder. Mega Man X4 was created for them.

First, you must be a fan of the motif to even understand this game. By motif, I'm talking about anime and all the Speed Racer-esque backgrounds, bizarre character names, and recycled sound effects that go along with it. In addition to the game's general aesthetics, all the cinematic scenes are 100 percent anime, right down to the shamefully bad voice acting. The first scene introduces you, by means of a frantic music video, to all the games major characters. From there, you are thrust into the action of the game's first two-stage level that serves as a teaser to the rest of the story.

Through much in-game exposition, we learn that General and Colonel (great names!), under instruction from the evil Sigma, have incited Repliforce, an army of reploids formerly allied with our heroes, the Maverick Hunters, to riot. Following Sigma's plans to destroy the human race that created them, they have demolished a Maverick Hunter base and promise to continue the destruction until their final weapon is complete, and the earth is vaporized, or something like that. It is, of course, up to Mega Man X and his faithful partner, Zero, to foil their plans and save the earth from destruction.

Inventive it is not, but this latest installment in the extensive Mega Man series does sport enhanced graphics, a new soundtrack, gigantic bosses, and one other notable enhancement - this is the first of the series that lets you play as X or Zero. Capcom is hyping this feature as providing "two separate adventures." While it does increase the game's replay value, it's decidedly not two separate adventures. The game follows one scenario with a few differences, such as sidekick and dialogue, depending on the character you choose - much like Sonic and Knuckles or Resident Evil.

The real difference between characters lies in how the game plays. Play as X, and the gameplay is very similar to the other Mega Man X games. You run around and shoot things, collecting armor from Dr. Light and new weapons from your fallen adversaries. If you choose Zero, the story doesn't change much, but you must alter the tactics used to fight attackers and overcome obstacles. Zero is armed with a Z-Saber instead of X's Arm Cannon making it necessary to fight up close. No armor is provided for Zero, and instead of looting his enemies for new weapons, Zero learns a new fighting tactic when he slays an opponent. This introduces an element of head-to-head-fighter gameplay into the mix and makes it necessary for you to learn button combos to pull off each move. Needless to say, playing as Zero increases the difficulty level a bit.

No matter which character is used, though, this is one tough game to beat. Challenging gameplay, as in all previous Mega Man titles, is the key here. Each level, with few exceptions, is designed to include little secrets and interesting terrain. Each new weapon or fighting move learned requires practice to master. The various baddies are quite illusive and hard to eliminate. The real challenge waits at the end of the level - another Mega Man trademark. Providing formidable bosses has always been Capcom's strong suit. The true side-scroller fan is separated from the rest. It is a real test of will to sit in front of a TV and blast away at the same massive robotic bad guy for hours straight. Some find it tedious to the point of delirium; others love the challenge. I found it tedious. I tend to enjoy a few more puzzles in the levels themselves and a tad less adversity at the end of them. Fortunately, MM X4 is executed just well enough to make the monotony bearable.

The control layout is intuitive, and the reaction time is unsurpassed. The soundtrack, while incredibly typical, is filled with the Japanese video-game synth-pop hooks we all hate to love, and the cutscene dialogue, though pitiful, is a definite improvement over Mega Man 8. The graphics, unlike previous Mega Man titles, take full advantage of the PlayStation's 16-bit color palette and alpha-channel transparency, lending the game a decidedly 32-bit look. The multiple-parallax backgrounds are flawlessly rendered and cause no discernable slowdown in the frame rate. A few more 3D effects would have been nice, but the decision to stick with a true 2D environment is bold, if somewhat outmoded. Aesthetically, Mega Man X4 is a sizeable improvement over its predecessors, but you must remember that it's only a side scroller. Seventy or 80 similar games are out there that are just as good. If you're looking for something new, look elsewhere. If you're one of those weirdo platformer fans, though, Mega Man X4 is what you crave. --Mark East
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B00002STJI
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,098 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sol on October 21, 2000
Mega Man X was a great series on the Super Nintendo and it continues on the Playstation. In these side scrolling games, you control a humanoid robot known as X. Although based loosely on the original Mega Man series from the days of the NES, the story of X takes place in something of an alternate universe. Both X and his comrade Zero are Maverick Hunters. Their objective is to destroy aberrant robots, known as Mavericks. The Mavericks are led by Sigma, who is the personification of a computer virus. The X series is often considered to be darker and more sophisticated looking than the original series.
In this particular game, you can choose to be either X or Zero. X controls much like the original Mega Man did. He can walk, jump, and shoot his Buster cannon. He can also cling to walls, something exclusive to the X series. Zero, on the other hand, controls in fundamentally the same way, but his weapons are different. Zero has no long range attacks, only a lightsabre type of sword. It's arguably harder to go through the game using Zero.
As per the usual Mega Man routine, you are pitted against eight bosses. They are Web Spider, Split Mushroom, Cyber Peacock, Storm Owl, Magma Dragoon, Frost Walrus, Jet Stingray, and Slash Beast. You get to pick who you want to fight first. After going through their respective levels (typically based around themes like snow, fire, and so forth), you fight the Mavericks themselves. Upon defeating them, you get to take their weapon that you can, in turn, use against a different Maverick. Zero's system is a bit different, as you get skills, not weapons. Such skills are executed in a manner not unlike most fighting games (like Street Fighter II). After dispatching the eight bosses, you are taken to the final showdown against Sigma himself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 2001
By owning this game, you can trust what i have to say about the game. I enjoy mega man games emminsely and have played almost all of them to date, and i think this one keeps the beet going on. Like X3 you are mega man going aroung fighting a certain number of cybernetic animals in futuristic worlds. Unlike most mega man's you have seen, in X4 you can choose to be either Mega Man or his friend Zero. Zero is a little difficult to get the hang of because he uses a sword, not the X-buster. What is neat is you still are looking for those capsules that give you enhancment parts to your suit. One little bump in the road for me is the endless amount of "Final" Bosses. It seems to necer end, there are literally over 7 bosses you half to fight after you defeat the normal bosses. But i throughly enjoy this game as i do most mega man's, and i would reccommend this to any hardcore mega man fan, like myself:)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 31, 2000
MMX4 is a very good game of its type. It's gameplay is identical to the other MMX games on the SNES, but that's not a bad thing if you enjoyed the first 3 games. The anime scenes are a nice addition, and the little introductions before boss battles add a bit of atmosphere to the game. Overall, a very well-done game, if side scrolling action's your thing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tyrone Houston on March 15, 2002
This one of the best Mega Man X games capcom has ever made. The anime cut scenes look great, and the story is amazing as you play as Zero you learn his a lot about his past in this one. This is a definte must have for Mega Man fans and if you play this for the first time you will be a Mega Man fan. Man oh man I love this game so much!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on October 6, 2003
I've been playing Mega Man games since the late eighties, and this is one of my favorites. In fact, it may be my favorite in the X series. I've had it since it was first released in 1997 and I still play it occasionally now. This game is so cool! You get to play as X or Zero, you get anime cut scenes that tell the story, plus there's even blood and a little mild profanity despite the KA rating(now E). The challenge level is just right. I never found this game too easy like X2, but it was never too hard either. I've literally beaten this game dozens of times, so the replay value is pretty good too.
The story was actually very interesting in this game. I don't think X, Zero, and the "Irregular Hunters" were actually in the right. You seem almost like tyrants in this game and even more so in the next game. If a reploid has his own ideas then...
Well I'm probably one of the few fans who is so interested in the story. Isn't this just the Blade Runner story anyway?
At any rate, this is the last great 2D Mega Man game. I highly recommend it. The Megaman Legends games are really funny in their own weird way, but it's not the same as good old fashioned Mega Man.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Allen on June 22, 2005
Mega Man X4 is the second best game in the X series.

Pros:

-2 different scenarios: play as X and receive various arm-shot weapons, or play as Zero and learn various sword techniques.

-Beautiful 2D graphics.

-New parts system.

-Bosses are new in style.

-Beautifully animated anime cutscenes.

-Cool new characters.

Cons:

-A little easy sometimes.

-HORRIBLE voice acting!

The bottom line: this is a very fun game to play, but there is one thing you might want to hear: Zero is not for beginners. His moves are much harder to learn. However, masters should challenge themselves playing it with Zero. If you enjoyed the first three (X3 is the best), then I highly recommend this.
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