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Many years after the events in the Mega Man Zero series, humans and Reploids (humanoid robots) have at last found peace. Two humans, Vent and Aile, work for a delivery company called Giro Express. After being ambushed during a delivery, they come in contact with something called 'biometal', which transforms them into the Maverick Hunter, X. Using their new powers, they decide to work for a group called "The Guardians", who protect civilians from Maverick attacks.

Mega Man ZX is a side scrolling platformer for the Nintendo DS. While the gameplay is similar to the Mega Man X series, in that you find powerups to increase your health meter, gain subtanks to store surplus energy when needed, and gain new abilities such as swimming and flight through acquiring boss powers, the art style is more similar to the Mega Man Zero series of games.

As players progress through the game, they gain the power of different types of "biometal", which gives them robotic weaponry and abilities. Different situations require different biometal suits, and sometimes (such as in civilian areas), it's best to return to your human form so that you can make your way through areas without being hassled. New models of biometal can be acquired from boss enemies. While you can hit their weak spots for more damage, it's actually beneficial not to, as the more damage you do to the weak spot results in more repairs that you need to make to the biometal later.


Mega Man ZX Nintendo DS A brand new (back in the day, that is) DS Megaman game.
Mega Man ZX Nintendo DS Dash away from these noisy alarms.
Mega Man ZX Nintendo DS You never know what you're going to find on the other side...
Mega Man ZX Nintendo DS Wait, are we at the Zoo or something. That shit looks like a giraffe. And we've just killed a snake before.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rockman ZX" -- Japanese title
  • "ロックマンゼクス" -- Japanese spelling

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GameSpy Sep 11, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Sep 08, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82 Jun 26, 2007 16 out of 20 80
Lawrence Sep 19, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Sep 11, 2006 7.7 out of 10 77 Jul 20, 2007 76 out of 100 76 Jun 21, 2007 7 out of 10 70
G4 TV: X-Play Oct 30, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
AceGamez 2006 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Jul 08, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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Cross-platform functions

If you play Mega Man ZX while you have either Mega Man Zero 3 or Mega Man Zero 4 in the GBA slot, you will encounter boss enemies from the Mega Man Zero series of games.
Ben K (23931) added Mega Man ZX (Nintendo DS) on Sep 26, 2006