After much anticipation I’ve finally come out with my review for the game that is called Mega Man X for the Super NES. Mega Man X was the first installment in the Mega Man series on the Super Nintendo. In my opinion Mega Man X was revolutionary, not only for Mega Man games, but also for Super Nintendo games as well for its time. I mean we’d seen 2D side scrollers before, but we hadn’t seen it like this before. This game had great graphics, great 16-bit music, crisp controls, a pimp character and a pretty good story line. What more could you ask for in a Super Nintendo game. Mega Man had already won our hearts on the original Nintendo, but this new revamped Mega Man X won our hearts all over again. All in all, Mega Man X is just a great game and I recommend it to all gamers. If you’d like to continue to read you can do so. More details will be provided below about this wonderful game.
Mega Man X was first debuted in Japan in 1993, but shortly was released in North America the following February in 1994. This game was received with great success. The Mega Man X series was the second series of Mega Man introduced by developers Capcom and games usually introduced by Capcom are pretty good.
The plot behind this new Mega Man game is quite exciting and enlightening to those who have played the previous Mega Mans on the NES. The plot in the previous Mega Mans was that Mega Man and Dr. Light were in constant battle with Dr. Wily. Mega Man would go through a series of levels and bosses and eventually face Dr. Wily in an epic battle to the death in which Dr. Wily would never be killed off. Well in this new Mega Man it is very similar, but it is supposedly far into the future. The new character is this new Mega Man game is a new prototype of Mega Man that is called Mega Man X or for short “X”. Dr. Light had been working on a this type prototype for some time. The new prototype would be a free thinking robot or as they call it a Reploid. Dr. Light thought that humans wouldn’t be very understanding of this new type of technological advancement. So he spent about 30 years doing tests on X to make sure he would choose good in order to help the human race. Dr. Light eventually passed away and X was still in containment. Almost 100 years after X’s creation a new scientist/archaeologist Dr. Cain found X.
Dr. Cain and X decided to create replications or Reploids of X to better mankind. Things were fine for a while, until a virus started infecting these new Reploids and chaos spread. The Reploids started to attack humans and peace was no more. These new evil Reploids were labeled as Mavericks. Now this is were we start the game. X and Zero(Zero being the leader of a Robot/Reploid resistance group) fought against these renegade Mavericks. X and Zero were called Maverick hunters. The Maverick hunters fought against Sigma and his infected Reploid armies. The story is somewhat complicated and what I just wrote about was the paraphrased version. There’s also background information involving Zero being a robot created by Dr. Wily a long time ago, but Zero turned to the good side. Also the virus that infected the Reploids had originated from Dr. Wily himself, which was implanted in Zero which was transferred to Sigma later. Sigma originally was good, but changed either because of the virus or others reasons we know not of. Anyways, the foundation of the plot is that X and Zero are fighting armies of Reploids which are being lead by a Maverick by the name of Sigma. So that’s basically the story behind Mega Man X.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way we can talk about gaming mechanics and other such related information about Mega Man X. The controls in this game are extremely crisp. Whenever I play a game and I feel that the controls are not holding me back, but my own ability then I know the game has great controls. In addition, just like any other game on the Super Nintendo, left and right move X left and right. You can jump and shoot your X-buster like before. A new addition to this game is his ability to slide down walls which is great. Also throughout the levels you can find enhancements to your robot suit which Dr. Light conveniently placed so many years in the past. I guess Dr. Light knew that something like this would happen which seems kinda odd, but whatever I’m happy to get these enhancements from him regardless.
The music is classic. Just the usual great 16-bit music that everyone loves from the Super Nintendo and Sega days. The graphics are great as well. I remember always thinking X was one of the coolest looking super heroes. I always wanted to have an X-buster for myself. Maybe one day I can get my hands on one of those X-busters. I just have to meet Dr. Light and have him turn me into a Reploid and I’ll chill in containment for 100 years till an archaeologist finds me and then I’ll have an X-buster for myself and I’ll be pimp. Rolling around the world pimping it up with an Arm Gun. Of coarse only using it for good and being such a pimp purposes. Lolz Jk, but seriously an X-buster would be sweet. Continuing, the game has 8 bosses/Mavericks you fight and in the end you fight Sigma which you could have guessed. So nothing too much out of the ordinary.
All in all, Mega Man X was a great game and a forerunner for its type in this new Mega Man series. Nothings better then getting that last suit enhancement and shooting your charged up beam at enemies. Its one of the better things in life. I had a great time playing this game when I was a kid and had an equally great time now. I love all Mega Man games and award Mega Man X its 5 out of 5 rating for its great crisp controls, graphics, music, story line, and for being a great game that has stood the test of time. Every gamer knows the name of Mega Man and many Mega Man fans, hands down will choose Mega Man X as one of their favorites. No wonder Mega Man X goes up to Mega Man X10 and above because its a great series. So if you’ve got some extra time on your hands pull out your Super Nintendo, blow the dust off and get your hands on Mega Man X and have one great evening blasting away evil Reploids.