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Mega Man X4
Mega Man X4 PSX
Developer Capcom
Publisher Capcom
System(s) PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PC
Additional Systems PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation Network
Series Mega Man X

Mega Man X4 is the fourth installment of the Mega Man X series released in 1997. It was the first game in the series specifically made with 32-bit hardware in mind, allowing for more colorful and detailed graphics, smoother animations, higher quality sound effects and music, and anime cutscenes complete with voice acting (even if the English dub is . . . less than stellar). In addition, this is the first time you can truly play as both X and Zero, as each have their own storyline (in contrast to X3, where Zero is mainly used for emergencies only, and if he dies once, he cannot be selected again).

X4 tells the story of the Maverick Hunters' encounter with the Repliforce, a group who wishes to make a brighter future for Reploids everywhere. Unfortunately, their tactics prove to be very harmful for the human race. As such, the Repliforce are considered Mavericks by the Maverick Hunters. Now it's up to X and Zero to stop the Repliforce from causing any more chaos. However, the leader of the Repliforce, General, seems to be taking orders . . .

The game was released for PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and Microsoft Windows. It was later included in Mega Man X Collection for PlayStation 2 and GameCube; this version features shorter loading times.

Completion Requirements[]

  • Beat the game as both X and Zero.
  • For both playthroughs, collect all 8 heart tanks, all four armor pieces, both sub tanks, the weapon tank, and the EX tank.
  • If you would like, you can beat the game again as X with the Ultimate Armor cheat.

Master Run Ideas[]

  • Speed Run
  • No Death Run
  • Minimalist Run: Beat the game with no upgrades.
  • Buster/Z-Saber Only Run: Do not use any weapons collected from Mavericks; go through the entire game simply using your X-Buster or Z-Saber.

Completion Tips[]

Unlike the previous games, you can save your progress in the final stage. Any time you get the "Mission Complete" save screen, you will return to that spot when you quit the stage.

X has two Buster upgrades in the same room: one that lets you shoot four smaller charged shots, and one that lets you shoot a big charged shot. You can only choose one of these upgrades, but if you don't like which one you picked, you can go to the other capsule and switch to the other upgrade, even if you leave and return to the stage it's found in.

Unfortunately, the area preceding the final battle does not have an easy way to charge up your sub tanks like in X1 or X3. Before you go the final stage, go back to an earlier stage and charge up your sub tanks. On the plus side, collecting any energy pellet will fill your sub tank, even if your health is not full.