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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.


Mega Man X SNES Riding a mine cart
Mega Man X SNES Armored Armadillo
Mega Man X SNES Riding in a big robot suit.
Mega Man X SNES There are lots of secret items to be found

Promo Images

Mega Man X Screenshot
Mega Man X Screenshot
Mega Man X Screenshot
Mega Man X Screenshot

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

Wh-why must I continue to fight? *Sob*A-boo hoo hoo. Adzuken (818) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Mega Man in his prime! This is one solid platformer! matt moore (26) unrated
Must-have game Dylan Heyne (2) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Players Jan, 1994 95 out of 100 95
Hobby Consolas Jul, 1994 90 out of 100 90 Dec 31, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Apr 06, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85 Feb, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Total! (Germany) Apr, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Video Games Feb, 1994 76 out of 100 76
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 2000 B- 67


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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.


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.


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.


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.


According to publisher Capcom, Mega Man X has sold 1.16 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

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.
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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.)
Satoshi Kunsai (1805) added Mega Man X (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002
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