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Description

Mega Man X is a robot designed by Dr. Light to choose his own path in life. Years after he is created, Dr. Cain finds X and mimics his design to create a race of such robots called reploids. When the sigma virus infects these reploids, causing them to commit acts of evil, it is up to Mega Man X and his partner Zero (who is quite powerful, contrary to what his name implies) to stop it.

Screenshots

Mega Man X DOS Watch out for bats.
Mega Man X DOS Flame Mammoth
Mega Man X DOS Some kind of helicopter enemy
Mega Man X DOS Race downhill with that vehicle.

Alternate Titles

  • "洛克人X" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ロックマンX" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Rockman X" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Excellent port, still Megaman X though... Zovni (9314) unrated
Well, at least the graphics were nearly the same... J. David Taylor (28) unrated
Mega Man gets a futuristic upgrade in this PC port of the SNES Classic Warlock (283) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1996 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1996 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

Development

Apparently, the character Zero was meant to be Mega Man X and replace Mega Man as the protagonist. However, Keiji Inafune was concerned that players would find it hard to relate to a protagonist who was so different from the original Mega Man that X was created as a separate character and Zero was made his sidekick. Nine years later, Zero finally received his own series.

Ending

After beating the game, when the game freezes on the "Thanks for Playing" screen, wait about a minute or so, and the face of Sigma will pop up and he will say you some subliminal message claiming you didn't actually beat him, and that you should meet again soon.

Extras

The game came packaged with a free Capcom Pad, a 6-button Gamepad made by Capcom to use with this game, as well as other games.

References

The snake robots in Launch Octopus' stage are called Utuboros, which are obviously a reference to Oroborus, an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle, symbolizing the ideas of cyclicality and primordial unity.

Version differences

  • In the original console version Ryu's (from the street fighter series) hadoken was included as a secret weapon which once found had to be triggered by the familiar down-forward-fire movement in order to fire. For the PC version, they scraped the "secret" part of it, and gave it to you from the get-go, just hold down the fire button and let go (as seen in the screenshots section), however its nowhere near as powerful as originally intended.
  • The original Super Nintendo version uses passwords, the PC version has a save system.
Information also contributed by Bregalad, CaptainCanuck, Itay Brenner, Mark Ennis and Zovni.

Related Web Sites

  • Mega Man Central (Information on all Mega Man games, including little known titles such as the PC series and Japan only games.)
  • OC ReMix Game Profile (Fan remixes of music from Mega Man X.)
Corn Popper (69405) added Mega Man X (DOS) on Aug 09, 2003
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