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|INFORMATION /
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TITLE:     Mega Man X4 FAQ/Walkthrough
GENRE:     Action / 2D
CONSOLE:   Sony Playstation.PSX.
AUTHOR:    AN0MY
VERSION:   2.05
UPDATE:    07.15.07
FORMAT:    79 Characters Per Line
FONT:      Curier New/Regular/10pt.
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|- Update History :::::::::::::::::
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3.22.08: Oi.. Must of been drink'n
         on the last update. More
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7.15.07: Updated contact 
         Fixed errors.
8.12.05: Version 1.0 Complete.
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|-TABLE OF CONTENTS ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////|
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I.   INTRODUCTION........................................................X4_WI
II.  STORY...............................................................X4_WS
III. CHARACTERS..........................................................X4_WC
IV.  TECHNIQUES & CONTROLS...............................................X4_WT
V.   WALKTHROUGH FOR X...................................................X4_WX
     //.SKY LAGOON.......................................................X4_SK
     //.VOLCANO-MAGMA DRAGOON............................................X4_VD
     //.SNOW BASE-FROST WALRUS...........................................X4_SW
     //.MARINE BASE-JET STINGRAY.........................................X4_MJ
     //.SUPPLY TRAIN-SLASH BEAST.........................................X4_SS
     //.MEMORIAL HALL-COLONEL............................................X4_MC
     //.AMAZON-WEB SPIDER................................................X4_AS
     //.BIO LABORATORY-SPLIT MUSHROOM....................................X4_BL
     //.CYBER SPACE-CYBER PEACOCK........................................X4_CC
     //.AIR FORCE-STORM OWL..............................................X4_AO
     //.ITEM & UPGRADE CHECK.............................................X4_IU
     //.SPACE PORT-COLONEL...............................................X4_SC
     //.FINAL WEAPON STG1-????...........................................X4_F1
     //.FINAL WEAPON STG2-????...........................................X4_F2
     //.X SUMMERY........................................................X4_1S
VI.  WALKTHROUGH FOR ZERO................................................X4_WZ
     //.SKY LAGOON.......................................................X4_ZL
     //.AMAZON-WEB SPIDER................................................X4_ZS
     //.BIO LABORATORY-SPLIT MUSHROOM....................................X4_ZM
     //.VOLCANO-MAGMA DRAGOON............................................X4_ZD
     //.CYBER SPACE-CYBER PEACOCK........................................X4_ZC
     //.MEMORIAL HALL-COLONEL............................................X4_ZH
     //.AIR FORCE-STORM OWL..............................................X4_ZA
     //.SNOW BASE-FROST WALRUS...........................................X4_ZW
     //.MARINE BASE-JET STINGRAY.........................................X4_ZJ
     //.MILITARY TRAIN-SLASH BEAST.......................................X4_ZB
     //.SPACE PORT-COLONEL...............................................X4_ZP
     //.FINAL WEAPON STG1-????...........................................X4_Z1
     //.FINAL WEAPON STG2-????...........................................X4_Z2
     //.Zero SUMMERY.....................................................X4_ZQ
VIII.MINI GUIDE..........................................................X4_MG
IX.  PARTS & ITEMS LOCATIONS.............................................X4_PI
X.   SECRETS.............................................................X4_SX
XI.  FAQ.................................................................X4_FQ
XII. CLOSING NOTE........................................................X4_CN |
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|I.INTRODUCTION /////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_WI /|
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Welcome to the most awesome thing you've ever blessed you vision balls with.
This is the peniscle of my writing forte.  I don't happen to be a very talented
writer but..  I manufactured this fine peice of literature over two years ago.
I think I started it when I was drinking.  Alas it was eventually finished.
I worked on this off and on for six months when I first started.  I did over
half of this then my old pc.o.s broke.  Yes it was gone..  la - poof.  But then
a gleaming light glissened upon my depressed and sociopathic dementia riddin
self.  I had uploaded it on my file server.  My genious once again, prevailed.

I have though about writing for other games or even smearing a review on some
digital white paper written in editpad lite.  I picked this game just because
of the one reason that I simply had it down to numbers.  It's simply and not
so rudely complex as a trying to exlpain a 3D game.  I wouldn't know where
to begin.  This is simple a I didn't have to write entire articles explaining
what the new part of chip does for your character.  Like in X5 or X6.  I did
like X6 though.  It was good fun.  But after X4 they just became even more
silly with the names.  I mean, come, Toaster Man...  He is next.   Beware
the singe of hot butter toast.  I think the have completely hammered this
franchise in the the mudd though.  Crapcom will have to generate some new
ideas for the story if they want to drive on with it.  But i'm a Resident
Evil fan too.  I play a good game of RE4.  I might write more stuff some
day.  But I'm far to busy for these excersizes in futility.

My record time for beating both scenarios back to back is 4:20... and some
change.
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|II.STORY ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_WS /|
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|-What Story!?  There is more to X's story then it appears. :::::::::::::::: /
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In the era 21XX a one Dr.Cain discoveres a mysterious capsule, this capsule 
was the tank that was containing the hope of the future.  This hope was not
ment for the destiny which it has been given but chooses to do what it must
for the sake of humanity and reploids alike,  this hope is X.  Created by
Dr. Thomas Light a brilliant scientist and mechanic.  Dr.Light who most
know him by created X over a 30 years ago in 20XX.  He feared that X may
or may not follow his programming.  Reason being Dr.Light also gave him the abi
lity to think for himself, in other words will.  He thought it was safest
to contain him in hope that his abilities would be more useful and he could
live a life of peace which Dr.Light intended for him.  Alas if he chose to dis-
obey he could be contained easier in the distant future if something happen to
go wrong.  In 21XX he is discovered by Dr.Cain and released, He becomes a
Maverick Hunter and is aqainted with his partner Zero.  Who is somewhat similar
to X in more ways then it appears. And so begins the Maverick riots which the
two must stop for the sake of humanity and existence itself.                   |
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|- MEGA MAN X ///
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Most know him by the name X although his full ID is MEGA MAN X.  Created by 
Dr.Light in 20XX he is now a Maverick Hunter in 21XX.  His goal is to rid earth
of the Maverick threat and bring peace to the world.  He hates the fact that he
must fight but also knows that he has to.  Although he hates fighting and
destruction he does not hold back under any circumstances if put in to 
a situation which would cost his own life.  He will not hesitate to end your
life, But he may try to talk you out of your foolish decision.

IE. "PLEASE!  THERE IS NO SENSE IN FIGHTING!"

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|- ZERO ///
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Zero is quite a mysterious figure, With no real past and an unclear future.
He is the leader of the Maverick Hunters and X's closest friend.  Zero is
almost a direct opposite of X as far as personalities.  He doesn't tell
you what you are doing is wrong, he isn't the second chance type and does
enjoy dueling for any means.  While he used his plasma cannon in previous 
appearances he has decided to yield his saber with pride.  His skill with his 
saber is more than impressive as he punishes those who oppose him.

IE. "You will die.. Do you understand?"                                        |
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D-PAD:  Moves selected character in direction pressed.

START:  Enter status screen which displays characters special techniques &
        items that have been found.

SQUARE: Normal attack, For X press and hold for several seconds for his charged
        blast.  For Zero tap the button several times for his combo.

X:      Press this to jump.

TRI.:   This button is used to perform special attacks.

CIRCLE: Press this to dash across the ground and later dash in mid-air.

L1/R1:  Scroll back and forth between X's special techniques.

R2:     Perform GIGA Attack with either character when received.

L2:     No use.
SELECT: No use.                                                               |
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This isn't really a technique but some friendly advice, ALWAYS KEEP THE       |
X-BUSTER CHARGED! I am not going to type "Keep the X-Buster charged." Every   |
other sentence through this guide just remember this if anything...           |
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Dash Jumping: The dash jump is the basics of the basics.  Dashing which there
              are two methods of doing, either press circle or press the left
              or right direction on the D-PAD twice quickly. Onward, To dash
              jump, dash+jump in any horizontal direction.

Wall Dash:   Similar to the dash jump but ascending a wall or going back and
             forth between two walls. Dash+jump+Direction.  for instance if you
             want to go up a wall faster than just jumping up it you would want
             to dash jump and press the direction you want to go.  If you wish
             to stay on the same wall press against it with a diagnol up posit-
             ion.  Like left+up. Same goes for going towards the opposing wall.

Hang Time:  This technique I came across through my many years of playing this
            series.  If an enemy is at the top of a ledge or close to it you
            can fire on him with X, Sorry Zero users he has his own field of
            techniques.

                                  X2___E___
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                                   (|//////
                                  X1|//////

            X1 represents X's starting position and X2 represents him in air
            at that time you should begin firing on the enemy (E). The (
            represents the jump(s). Do not go onto the edge just shoot while
            you are "floating" for the few seconds. Simple.  You can also
            charge his cannon before hand for a more devastating blow.

Turtle:     Hide in a nearby pit or hang on a ledge.  After the enemy has
            done its attack cycle.  Begin the assualt or begin the hang time
            technique.  This applies for Zero also, If enemy is reachable.

Ghosting:   If an enemy is partially showing on the edge of the screen.  Charge
            X's cannon to destroy it before it can initiate an attack or notic-
            es your presence.

Fury Slash: Zero has an attack, or perhaps a glitch..?  I entitle this move
            Fury Slash.  Others know of it but call it by another name.  I pref
            er this name for it.  To perform this attack press in the prefered
            direction multiple times quickly, half way dashing, and press the
            attack button multiple times quickly at the same time. Zero will
            slash faster than the eye can see and obliviate any opposer.  This
            is why he is such a bad-ass with a blade.  He could kill you with
            a plastic butter knife with ease.

Zero Info:  Zero has many hidden abilities that you can discover your self.
            they are far to hard to explain so just experiment with him.  Make
            him fluent to you.  This includes many special weapon combos. I'd 
            rather not tell you them because it would plain take the fun out of 
            him. Just experiment, you will enjoy it.                           |
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|- Alrighty! ENOUGH OF THE FORMAL CHITTY CHAT AND ON WITH THE ACTION!!! >:)   /
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|As the above statement shows I'm going to be less formal now. The way I type|
|and my choice of select words may be different.  This is all about ripping  |
|this game a new ASS!                                                       /
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Alright, We're in, HURAH!  As you teleport in proceed down the path. Destroy
the units your way.  You will come to a road block and the Mecha Dragon 
appears.  If you wish to fight it you may, I'll give further strategy on that 
at Option A.  If you choose to flee which is Option B is reasonable.
Run until you come to a full wall on the road.  The dragon will persist in
destroying you.  Dodge its attacks and continue blasting the wall.  It will
eventually fall and you will be able to proceed to the next area.  In the next
area go down the ramp destroying any enemies in your path. The tanks that have
the spike wall trowel look intimadating but are easily dealt with.  At the 
bottom of the path proceed through the vault doors.  Here you meet Magma 
Dragoon, an ally to the Maverick Hunters.  He informs you of the situation and 
X teleports to AREA 2.


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|- OPTION A ///
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My option, Nice to see you don't run from fights too.  When you encounter the
Dragon proceed until you come to the complete wall blocking the road and stop.
Do not destroy the wall yet, focus on the dragon.  Watch its pattern, It will
try to smash you and get its claws lodged into the road. This is your time to
initiate an attack.  Keep your plasma cannon charged and wait for the opportun-
ities to attack.  After a few turns it will lower under the bridge.  It may 
attack from there and sometimes it will appear in the lower left corner, when 
this happens climb the wall to avoid its blasts. If possible shoot it before 
you climb the wall.  Just keep the pattern going in this fashion and he will 
retreat. It can be done in 4 to 5 charged blasts.  Continue down the path until 
you reach the vault doors.


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|- Area 2 ///
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As you warp into this area notice the difference in terrain.  You are in the
lower city.  Which terribly has been demolished because the generator was
destroyed on the Sky Lagoon and it fell to this area and turned it into a
parking lot.  Ok, run down the path. There are two types of enemies here.
One is the Mech Hornets which are easily disposed of.  The other are the wall
turrets which brake out of the walls and shoot at you the closer you get.
Just shoot whatever gets in your face and proceed.  Also be careful of your
footing, some of the ground areas collapse as you step on them or before you
get right on them. Some of the blocks overhead drop,  keep an eye out.  Once 
you get into a room that seems blocked off you can destroy the middle of the 
formation.  Three or so units are in this section also, destroy the bottom one 
then the one on the upper left, the top right one is up to you, blast the wall 
and keep going forward.  You will come to a section where the ground collapses 
as you are walking on it.  At the bottom of this pit is a full-life recharge 
capsule and spare life, collect both and dash jump back to the surface and 
proceed.  Here you will encounter the Mecha Dragon once more.


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|- Mecha Dragon /// X-Buster ]
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This freak just can't take a hint.  The above strategy is void do to the fact
that he changed his pattern, yay.  But it is still easily destroyed.  Just keep
the cannon fully charged or even half charges work.  Keep blasting on its torso 
area.  When it flies towards you quickly dash under its legs to avoid getting 
cornered or smashed. If you are cornered it gives you the pimp hand.  It will 
also shoot a row of blue plasma orbs towards you.  Right before the first one 
hits you and can dash jump over the entire row, easily done.  Just continue 
this pattern and it will be done.  Sad entry fight.                            |
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After the fight you meet Colonel, The stephord kid from the army, I hate him.
After their convorsation X teleports to HQ and learns that a total of 8 rep-
loids have turned Maverick (Who would of guessed) and that Repliforce has also.
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|- 1x H.Tank - Upgrade Capsule -/
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Proceed down the path until you come to the descending ramp.  As you go down 
hill you will have to jump up to the upper ledges to avoid the flaming rocks
rolling down the hill.  There is also spike wheels rolling up the hill.  Just
hang onto the ledges until there is a pause between the former and upcoming
batch of falling boulders and drop down and dash down the hill.  Now you have
to dash jump across the pits and dodge the falling rocks.  You will encounter
a few easily destroyed enemies, metools, bats and one rocket unit.  To destroy
the rocket unit wait until its firing sequence is over and open fire on it.
You have to jump over its missile and dodge its tracking rockets.  Dodge the 
falling rocks and continue to the end of the path, blast on the door and 
proceed. 


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|- AREA 2 ///
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This part is a little more difficult, of course. You must dash jump with haste
across the pit going from platform to platform.  Be fast because these 
platforms will be destroyed after being hit twice with the flamming rocks. Now 
you come to another ramp, ascending, yay!  Like the former ramp you have to 
hang from the above ledges to avoid taking damage; meet you topside.  You will 
eventually encounter a repliforce ride armor unit.  He will attack you if you 
get to close to him.  Stay by the edge and fire on him, he is easily ruined.  
Watch out for the falling comets.  Topside dash jump to the left side of the 
screen and grab the upper ledge and climb up to obtain your first HEART TANK.  
Once down seven to go.  Proceed down the path.

Further down the path after the two rocket units you will find a ledge in the
upper corner, there is a wall which you cannot destroy.  We will come back to
this later. For right now hop into the ride armor, the ride armor is tolerant
of high temperatures so it can go into the lava.  Proceed down the path and
destroy all enemy units and the Repliforce ride armor units. Stay on the bott-
om path all the way to the end, you will come to a path where the floor area
is lava and the roof area has blocks.  These blocks can be destroyed with the
ride armors weapons. Destroy them and continue to fight MAGMA DRAGOON with the
ride armor, making this fight considerably easier. He is quite alot more
difficult without the ride armor.


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|- MAGMA DRAGOON /// TWIN CYCLONE ]
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Use the Ride armors charged attack.  Attack him as hard as you can but avoid 
his attacks if possible.  You can stay in the pits to the right or left of the 
fighting area to avoid most of his attacks.  If he throws the red orb in the 
pit you are in dash to the other side. If the ride armor is destroyed or it was 
destroyed before hand read option B.


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|- OPTION B ///
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Jump over his fireballs and dash under him when he does his dive kick towards
the ground.  When he hunches over and opens his mouth dash jump to the closest
wall and wait until his attack is over and continue firing on him until he
resumes that position.  Occasionaly he will raise his hand and a red orb will
fly into one of the nearby pits to the right or left.  Avoid that area because
a pillar of lava shoots out of the pit for a few seconds.  He then will resume
his former cycle while this is happening.  His desperation attack is quite
difficult to avoid taking damage.  He is covered by a red dome that is pene-
trable with plasma shots.  Avoid the raining fire and continue firing on him
and avoiding his attacks.

You obtain RISING FIRE from Magma Dragoon                                      |
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|- SNOW BASE.FROST WALRUS ///////////////////////////////////////////// X4_SW /|
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|- 1x H.Tank - EX Tank - W.Tank & E.Tank and Extra Life refill zone!!! -/
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Start by dash jumping up the wall to your left and then dash jumping to the
wall to your right and going up the ledge and through the right path.  This
area is a good place to re-fill E-Tanks and your W-Tank later in the
game.  For now go back down to the area you teleported too.

Continue down this path destroying the enemy units.  The large gorrila like
units deal moderate damage so avoid being hit by them.  The little punks are
quite irritating and require a large blast to be destroyed.  Proceed down the
path and watch the roof, you will eventually see a block of ice visibly stick-
ing from the roof, position yourself under it and use Rising Fire to destroy
it, You will get HEART TANK #2.  Continue now going down into a pit and dest-
roy the enemy units and climb up the wall. If you had an eye out you would
of spotted the SPARE LIFE on a ledge on the upper left wall.  Snatch it and
proceed.  Go towards the right until you come to a wall, use the appearing
ladders to ascend up the pit and then get to the top ledge.  Be careful as
the forming ladders and platform will kill you if you happen to get in a
spot where they appear, interesting.  Here you will have to continue right
destroying enemy units going down the path.  You'll eventually come to an
area that looks like a slide.  You may see the spike pits under the slides,
now, these slopes desenigrate so dash jump over the skiers and continue 
dashing.

Dash jump over the enemy units and continue down the path.  You will come to
a wall, dash jump up this wall.  You will see an item, it's the EX-TANK, it
gives you a 2x spare life boost for the rest of the game, so instead of
having 2 spare lifes you will have 4.  This can't be obtained right now so
slide down and proceed down the lower path.  Once you get to the end of the
second slope dash jump to the left wall and climb up, destroy the enemy units
and grab the full life charge and return to the bottom of the pit.  Go down
the right path and destroy whoever gets in your way.  You will eventually
come to a ledge, this is rather easy. Jump down and dash from ascending ice
block to ice block,  it's not difficult, be fast though. Once you reach the
end dash jump to the edge on the right and proceed through the vault doors.


===-------------.........
|- MID BOSS /// X-BUSTER ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''
Just blast the hell out of the eye and dodge its attacks and the falling ice.
...Pathetic.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Ah, I love the soundtrack in this issue.  Proceed through the lower path blast-
ing the ice blocks.  You will see two things inside these blocks, one is a
bomb, which you can shoot and it will explode and make a blast go vertically
in both directions destroying whatever it may.  The other things are metools.
Continue through the lower path blasting the ice blocks and enemies.  Stay on
the lower path until you can't go any further in that direction.  Check and 
make sure there isn't another block of ice leading to another lower path.
Once you get as far as you can you will come to a path going up.  Ascend the
wall and dash to the left side.  You will see another area of blocks.  This
area was the upper path, the lower path is faster and makes it easier on all
of us.  Anyway, you should see an item frozen in one of the nearest blocks on
your side of the screen, blast the block and grab the item, it is the W-TANK.
The W-Tank is a energy storage device like the E-Tank.  Go back towards the
right path jump across the gap we crawled out of and continue.  On this path
you will encounter numerous enemy units.  Every few screens you will encounter
swans that will render the area frozen, not you nor enemies, just the 
surroundin area.  Blast them before this happens to make it easier on yourself.
Continue through this path and you will eventually come to a Vault Door leading
to fat ass I mean Frost Walrus.



===-----------------............
|- FROST WALRUS /// RISING FIRE ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This guy, this guy.. Is really really pathetic m'kay.  He's very slow
and weak.  Although you have to get quite close to him to use Rising Fire
it's not that difficult.  Use a combination of your cannon and rising fire
to quickly slice some bacon of his back.  When he starts sliding pop a
few normal shots or a mid charge in him and dash up a wall then dash jump
over him and repeat.  Get in close and light him up, rinse and repeat.

You receive FROST TOWER from fat ass I mean Frost Walrus...  I mean fat ass.   |
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|- MARINE BASE.JET STINGRAY /////////////////////////////////////////// X4_MJ /|
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|- 1x H.Tank - E.Tank -/
---------------------''
Yay ride chaser... It's actually quite hard.  I can't really tell you where to
go, Just shoot the enemy units that get in your way.  Occasionally you'll see
a row of bombs on the floor jump or jump air dash over them.  AFTER the second
pit you will want to just ride of the ledge of the third pit to go to the
block of ground and get a HEART TANK and then quickly jump back up to the
former level.  Continue down the path shooting enemy units and jumping holes.
You will see walls blocking the path, you must shoot these to avoid crashing.
This level is very fast moving so keep a sharp eye.



===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
You'll have the privledge of meeting Jet Stingray before actually having to
fight him, he's quite bothersome.  You can dash him and he will go away.
On the third ramp, its the one that drops back off into the water you'll
actually want to jump to a seperate platform infront of it and then air dash
to the next platform.  You'll crash through some crates and obtain the first
E-TANK!  Once you hit the water again jump and air dash to avoid death.
This item is very helpful, you will get one more later.  Once off the Ride
Chaser continue on right, get the full-life charge and keep going.



===-----------------............
|- JET STINGRAY /// FROST TOWER ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This is one tough ass fish...  When he stops above the water on either side of
the screen you will want to jump up and use FROST TOWER to deliver the maximum
amount of damage.  His attack cycle is quite vivacious also.  The little sting-
ray he lets out are quite hard to hit with X.  So jump up and use Frost Tower
fast as possible to cancel his attack.  After he does that once or twice he
will either do his desperation attack or his whirlpool att, the cyclone dash,
which is what I call it, not "them", is impossible to cancel.  Just dodge him
and wait until the cycle is over.  The whirlpool attack can be by using Frost
Tower, jump behind him and use it.  I prefer baked trout..m'yes...

You receive GROUND HUNTER from Jet Stingray.                                   |
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|- SUPPLY TRAIN.SLASH BEAST /////////////////////////////////////////// X4_SS /|
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|- 1x H.Tank  -/
-------------''
My favorite boss be here.  This is a pretty fun level I think.  Lots of enemy
units here.  Just proceed down each segment of the train.  You can jump on the
links unless the grenader unit destroys them.  If this happens dash jump to the
next platform.  The turrets arn't as bad as they look, just avoid the giant
beam they shoot and you'll be just fine.  Watch the skies, the bats will drop
explosives on you, they can be taken out via a few shots from trusty cannon.
Continue blasting your way through and you will eventually encounter the fun
mid boss.



===-------------.........
|- MID BOSS /// X-BUSTER ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''
This one is actually quite difficult because you are also cornered, for now.
You will want to jump over the middle lance, while shooting the top lance.
The rail will not harm you just the head of the lance, the spike.  You want to
concentrate on the middle one then the top one then the bottom one, after you
destroy the upper two you can feel free to hope right on down to that platform
and blast the bottom lance.  After thats taken care of destroy the pesky turret
operator.  You will then warp to AREA 2.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 /// 
''''''''''''
Proceed up the conga line destroying the metools and other enemies.  You will
encounter the Repliforce Ride Armor units here.  These guy are a little harder
since you don't happen to have a ride armor laying around at the moment.  Some-
times they may just stand there, open fire on them and proceed.  If they do 
attack it's almost a defenit you will get hit with the first attack. Just blast
away at them and do the best you can to avoid taking to much damage, nobodies
perfect y'know.  Continue down the way and you will finally get yourself a
ride armor.  With this you can destroy the metal crates and the segments of the
train.  Continue on the path destroying the segments of the train.  Keep an eye
out for the HEART TANK.  It will be on top of one of the segments of the train
don't worry if you accidently destroy the segment it's on because it will fall
to the floor and you still have an opportunity to get it.  Once you get to the
end of the train it slows down and comes to a stop.  Watch your back because
three enemy units come trucking behind you as soon as the train stops, turn
to your six (9) and blast them, hop off and proceed.

You'll be jumping over some holes, blasting some foes, the usual.  Continue
down the path shooting the enemy units and the bomb bats and you will reach
another train.  Grab the full life charge and get on.  Destroy the enemy
gunners and the bomb bats on the path and turrets on the path and you will
reach the one and only Slash Beast.


===----------------..............
|- SLASH BEAST /// GROUND HUNTER ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
With Ground Hunter, the beast bites off more then he can chew.  Just dash jump
over him and fire a Ground Hunter at him, he will bust his ass on the floor.
He quickly gets up and continues his attack.  Just repeat this sequence; don't 
give him time to breath.  As soon as he dashes into the next wall dash jump 
over him fire one, climb the wall, dash jump over him, fire, easy. I on the 
other hand use another strategy.  Because I have more respect for such a bad-
ass opponent.


[ ALT. STRATEGY ]
With this strategy you will use the X-Buster.  Dash jump over him when he dash-
es across the floor and fire a full charged blast on him, remember, always go
in with a max charge into every area, and in boss fights.  When he raises into
the air he is going to fire three blades on the side of the screen you are on.
One goes straight horizontaly and the other two go diagnoly.  So stay on the
floor in the corner and dash jump over the bottom one between the two and
fire on him quickly.  His desperation attack is seriously dangerous.  Avoid
getting hit by this like avoiding a shot in the pills.  He will dash back and
forth extremely fast and phsyqo like.  So it's easier to stay on the ground
because if he hits the wall you just fall to the floor and get hurt very very
bad m'kay.  Just keep your cannon charged and fire on him when it's opportune.
This is why I choose to do it this way, this fight is quite exciting.

You receive TWIN SLASHER from Slash Beast.                                     |
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|- MEMORIAL HALL.COLONEL ////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_MC /|
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|- Four stage intermission, Item & Upgrade Check point. ----------------------/
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This isn't going to be easy, but then again this is the way I play the game
remember?  This fight is all about timing.  His attack cycle is as follows.  If
he disappears you will have to time a jump to avoid being hit.  He will be open
for a few seconds when you hit the ground again, so you can quickly fire a
blast.  Remember to keep your X-Buster charged!  Then he will retire to either
side of the screen and fire three beams.  You can jump over each of them, even
the high one.  High, low, high, thats how he shoots them.  When you jump over 
the first one and hit the ground again, shoot.  Jump over the second one, hit 
the ground, shoot, repeat repeat.  Give yourself a good pat on the back once 
it's over. :)


From this point on we are going to be collecting the Upgrades and the rest of
the items.  But before you go any further go back to the Snow Base and fill
your E-Tank.                                                                   |
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|- AMAZON.WEB SPIDER ///////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_AS /|
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|- 1x H.Tank - Upgrade Capsule -/
------------------------------''
Jump down off the waterfall into the creek, proceed down this path killing the
winged fish and the fish-men.  Continue down the path until you come to a pit.
Jump down the pit and into another.  Go to the right wall and you can pass
through the water into a cave.  This cave contains the Leg Upgrade, with it
you can hover for a few seconds, hey, X likes them.

Exit the cave and go down the chasm to the left and continue right. Along this
path you will encounter the same groups of enemy units you previously dealt
with.  Just blast them and continue through.  You will come to a ledge and see
a water-fall.  The object of this challenge is to jump from log to log without
falling to your death, simple ^_^.  And what do we have next, oh you have to do
it again! YAY!  After that you have to ascend up to the upper level of the
area.  You will encounter more of the same enemies so destroy them as you
encounter them.  Once your topside proceed to the right.  Here two of the fish
guys perform a pincer attack! UH OH! Just deliver them and blow down the door 
big bad wolf.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
This area holds a few new enemies to obliterate.  The electric spider-webs can
be dealt with by shooting the two spiders on it.  Watch out for falling serp-
ents along the way.  You'll come to a ledge jump on the wall infront of you and
slide down and continue along the path.  Keep going left and you will come to
another ledge, jump down and proceed right.  Here you will see the hornet 
hives.  These are easily taken out with a charged blast and most of the hornets 
are also destroyed.  Continue along the path and descend down the chasm 
destroying any enemies you come across.  Once you get to the bottom there is 
platform jumping to be done.  The wood part in the pillars holding the 
platforms can be burnt with the RISING FIRE sub-weapon.  The second one you see 
contains a HEART TANK.  Proceed through jumping from platform to platform until 
you reach the vault doors to face Web-Spider.


===---------------.............
|- WEB SPIDER /// TWIN SLASHER ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This guy is quite easy.  Dodge the webs he throws by climbing a nearby wall and
dash jumping over them.  Watch for the spot which he will descend from via the
falling leaves.  The mini spiders he dispatches are easily taken out by the
Ground Hunter sub-weapon if you run out of Twin Slasher.  His desperation
move is more or less the same he just stays in the middle of the room, wait for
him to resume his cycle and continue firing on him.

You Receive Lightning Web from Web Spider.                                     |
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| A little backtracking.  Go back to the Snow Base to obtain the EX-Tank now  |
| that we have Lightning Web we can get to it.  Fill your E-Tank if it happens|
| to be empty.  Continue through the level as you would until you reach the   |
| ski slope area, at the end of the first slopes dash jump and climb up the   |
| wall.  You should remember this item from last visit, I did point it out.   |
| Use lighting web to create a wall so you can dash jump onto the ledge and   |
| get the item.  This Item will give you a 2x bonus on spare lives, giving you|
| a total of 4 instead of 2. Handy item.  REFILL ALL ENERGY TANKS.            |
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|- BIO LABORATORY.SPLIT MUSHROOM ///////////////////////////////////// X4_BL /|
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|- 1x H.Tank  -/
-------------''
Ahhh, I love the soundtrack in this game.  Once you warp in start going up the
spiral staircase delivering any enemy units you come across.  The shielded
enemies are quite a hassle, I recommend just going past them.  Continue up the
path until you reach the teleporter, hop in to warp to another area, not AREA
2 though.  Proceed down this path until you reach an area.  You must climb up
this path.  The enemies on the wall respawn but are also easily destroyed.  
It's easiest to be quick through here since you may get swarmed with the beetle 
like enemies and then on top of those the respawning wall lasers.  Further up 
the path you will have to time yourself wisely or be crushed between the two 
shooting spikes.  There are a few rows of these, along with some enemy units.  
Be hasteful but careful.  Meet you at the top ;P.  Once at the top prepare for 
a Mid-Boss.  Oh.. Run to your left to the next area...


===-------------............
|- MID BOSS /// FROST TOWER ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This is the leader of the other beetle like units I guess..  This one can be
tricky if you don't know what you are doing.  It will jet right and left from
your position several times then stop and prepare an attack.  It's attack is
easily avoided, but it also destroys the part of the platform you are/where
standing on.  I would say start at the right most part of the platform and work
to the left.  It will be destroyed before you get to the side anyhow.  Before 
it shoots up towards you deploy Frost Tower so that it will jet up into it.  
This sub-weapon seems to cause most damage.  If you happen to die you warp back
right at this fight so no worries.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Another spiral staircase, This enemy group a bit different.  Time where the
spike wheels will land and continue up the staircase dashing.  That be the
quickest way.  Once you reach the top a teleporter is in place for your
transpo' to the next area.  In the next area you will see a HEART TANK.  The
spike jets will drill each side of the portion of the hallway you are on 
causing it to fall.  Quickly move to a solid part to avoid death.  Afterwards 
air dash back across the pit then back once more to your origional location. 
that as you should of seen made the jet spikes descend into the pit trying to 
end your existence.  Now use LIGHTNING WEB to create a wall so you can jump to 
get the HEART TANK.  Sorry if that was to wordy.  Now continue down the path.  
In the next area you will be put on an elevator.  This part of the level can be
difficult, just be careful.  The first section is simple, the wall mounted
enemies will shoot out of the walls on bars laced with spikes.  Destroy them
and the elevator will destroy the mounts they are on.  Further up aerial units
will come in, just avoid their fire.  THEN you will have to dodge chunks of
destroyed platforms, timing is the key.  When the elevator stops prepare for
a fight with SPLIT MUSHROOM


===---------------..................
|- SPLIT MUSHROOM /// LIGHTNING WEB ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Split Mushroom is extremely easy with Lightning Web in hand.  When he jumps to
either wall he will deploy several copies of himself.  Shoot him with Lightning
web before he can deploy to many, Lightning Web stuns him.  Afterwards he will
jump to the alternate wall.  Just repeat the last step and he will be easily
delivered. On the other hand he can make a solid copy of himself. You will have
to figure out which is the real copy and shoot him with lightning web.  His
desperation move is quite irritating but if you are quick enough he will not
have time to do it. The spores do not cause damage.  Just use the above
strategy and he will be easily overcome.

You recieve SOUL BODY from Split Mushroom                                      |
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|- CYBER SPACE.CYBER PEACOCK ///////////////////////////////////////// X4_CC /|
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|- 1x H.Tank - E.Tank - Upgrade Capsule  -/
-----------------------------------------''
Before you jump into this area it is a must to fill all energy tanks, weapon
tank is a must.  This level is all about timing.  Be as fast as possible going
through AREA 1.  Once you step on the platform infront of X a timer will start.
It's best that you avoid all enemy units and just dash and jump as fast as
possible.  The YELLOW ORBS can be destroyed with SOUL BODY.  They are destroyed
instantly so DO NOT STOP to wait for it to disappear from the screen.
BE QUICK!!!  YOU MUST GET S RANKING ON THESE THREE AREAS IN AREA 1 TO GET THE
ITEMS AND THE UPGRADE MODULE.

! 1st. Test: HEART TANK
! 2nd. Test: E.TANK
! 3rd. Test: UPGRADE CAPSULE


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
This area is simple, no need to rush.  In this area just go down the paths
stepping on the orange buttons on the floor, it's clockwork really.  You will
come to a section where the purple orbs must fall to the floor from the ceiling
to destroy a portion of the floor so you can continue.  If it is already as it
should be continue, if not backtrack to a previous button and step on it and go
back to your previous location and proceed.  At the end continue through the
warp gate to face Cyber Peacock.


===---------------.............
|- CYBER PEACOCK /// SOUL BODY ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
You want to use SOUL BODY on this boss.  The easiest way to do this is to cling
to a nearby wall and wait for him to appear, deploy soul body and dash/jump in
his direction and hit him/it with it.  With the new module you should have it
easy.  It's best to stay on the walls until he appears.  If you happen to be
on the floor he will appear at or close to your location and you will more than
likely receive damage.  This fight is somewhat like Colonels.

You receive AIMING LASER from Cyber Peacock.                                   |
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|- AIR FORCE.STORM OWL /////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_AO /|
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|- 1x H.Tank - Upgrade Capsule  -/
-------------------------------''
Proceed down the right path, you will encounter enemy air ships which you can
destroy.  Also, you can jump on the silver portion of the ships and jump over
the rest of the ship, watch out for their fire.  Continue forward and hop into
the RIDE ARMOR.  This model has the ability to fly and has a charged blast
available for your use.  Mounted turrets and Rocket units await you.  They are
no challenge though.  Further down this path you will reach a ramp.  At the
bottom is a HEART TANK, you must quickly dash jump to its location.  Which is a
stack of obsolete air ships being destroyed.  And quickly dash off the stack
you are on.  The large air ship or machine above head will destroy it and
yourself if you are not fast enough.  Continue down the path destroying the
enemy units.  Your ride armor may get destroyed, no matter.  Continue down the
path.  You will reach another few stacks of obsolete ships.  Either wait for
them to be destroyed or dash jump across.  You will come too a dead end and
teleport to AREA 2.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Strut down this path, once in the room quickly dash jump to the right wall.
Below is an enemy that shoots a very large and powerful beam.  After its attack
is over drop down and deliver a blast and quickly jump back up on the wall,
Repeat.  Once it's destroyed continue through to a room full of them! Y E A H!
Quickly destroy the units forward from you.  Don't worry about the units above
for they are harmless, take cover if needed.  At the end of the room destroy
the two units and wait for the platform to come to you.  Hop on and ride it
over the spikes.  At the end jump and air dash over the spike wall.  Above
you can see a tunnel with spikes on both sides.  In that area you can recieve
one of two X-Buster modules.  

To get up there use LIGHTNING WEB to creat a wall over the spikes, dash jump
to the web and jump up to the nearby ledge.  It may take a few tries, no 
worries, you can continue at the start of the area if you happen to fail.  Once
in the above room you have two options, One capsule will give you 4 smaller 
blasts, Option A.  Option B which is most of you which have played this would 
choose.  Option B gives you what I prefer to call the ULTIMATE BLAST, THE
RECKONING ect.. If you want option B you must go to the back of this room and
get it.  Once you get it Jump over the first capsule because if you step into
it' changes it back to Option A, so avoid that.  If you do want the four mini
blasts do so, it makes the game alot harder.  Once you make your choice drop
down and air dash into the pit with the vault doors, go through to face a
MID-BOSS.


===-------------............
|- MID BOSS /// X-BUSTER    ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
The object is to shoot the "eye" of this generator.  The room is filled with
the previous type of enemy units.  The second X-Buster module makes this fight
extremely easy.  The charged blast leaves behind spare plasma charges on the
eye so it will damage it when it opens and you can still defend yourself
against the enemy units.  With the other X-Buster module you should do fairly.
Once its destroyed proceed to the next room and up the ladders to face
STORM OWL.


===--------------.............
|- STORM OWL /// AIMING LASER ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This Maverick can be quite tough.  Use aiming laser to lock onto him and then
hit him with it to deliver the max amount of damage.  Avoid getting close
to him or he will swoop down, grab you, and smash you onto the ground.  Use
the corsair to direct the beam, it locks on.  Aiming laser is quite powerful
against him so direct it, fire it, repeat.  You can now charge all your
weapons to max potential.

You recieve DOUBLE CYCLONE from Storm Owl.                                     |
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|- ITEM & UPGRADE ROUND-UP POINT!!! ////////////////////////////////// X4_IU /|
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|- List of possibly overlooked goods. -/
-------------------------------------''
We need to go back to the Volcano now,  Go through the level to where the ride
armor is, use it to get to the above ledge that I mentioned in that portion of
the walkthrough.  Use a charged TWIN SLASHER to destroy the wall.  Proceed
through to the upgrade capsule to get the BODY MODULE and the NOVA STRIKE.

Now I'm going to list all the Items and Upgrades that you may have missed.

- 8x Heart Tanks Through The 8 Stages.

- Leg Module- Amazon:       Area 1
- Arm Module- Air Force:    Area 2.
- Body Module- Volcano:     Area 2.
- Head Module- Cyber Space: Area 1.
- E.Tank- Marine Base:      Area 2
- E.Tank- Cyber Space:      Area 1.
- W.Tank- Snow Base:        Area 2.
- EX.Tank- Snow Base:       Area 1

If you think you missed a heart tank, your life bar should be even with your
weapons energy and touching the weapon icon tab.

With all of this X is 100% complete.  From here you will finish the game.      |
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|- SPACE PORT.COLONEL //////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_SC /|
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|- Round Two with Colonel. -/
--------------------------''
When you teleport in go right, force your way though the grenade and shooter
units.  Dash and jump over the pits and from platform to platform.  Once you
get into the bunker areas continue through.  Spike wheels are numerous so just
watch yourself.  Continue through and you will eventually have to start 
climbing up.  At the top of the area check the top left corner for energy.
Go through the Vault doors to face Colonel.


===------------............
|- COLONEL /// FROST TOWER ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This round is somewhat similar to your last encounter.  His attack pattern now
includes a move which he will resolve in the center of the room and thrust
his saber upwards.  Stay in between the green tiles and jump over the initial
sparks, you will not be harmed by the lightning bolts.  Hover over Colonel and
drop FROST TOWERS on him to deliver max damage.  You will want to hover alot in
this fight.  When he disappears he may reappear below you, drop a Frost Tower 
on him and he will be done.                                                    |
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|- FINAL WEAPON STG1.???? //////////////////////////////////////////// X4_F1 /|
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|- Going in shooting, Don't Know about you guys..  -/
---------------------------------------------------''
This Area is straight forward.  Go right blasting the enemy units and you will
reach a wall, at the top are the boss doors, go through to fight DOUBLE.


===-----------..........................
|- DOUBLE /// X-BUSTER / DOUBLE CYCLONE ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This guy can be frigin' hard.  You want to avoid contact with his attacks.
Dash over and under his physical attacks. DESTROY - DEVA SLASH - DEVA SLIDE,
seems to be his pattern.  This fight is another which you can use timing to
avoid all of his attacks.  DOUBLE CYCLONE make the fight much harder, but
faster.  When you hit him with double cyclone he deploys aerial units that
fire laser at you, making it that much more difficult.  You would want to use
max plasma charges to fight him.  This way is alot longer, but you will live.
And you want to live do you not?  I had to use an E-Tank :(.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Go striaght, drop down, avoid the enemy unit, drop down once more, Destroy this
unit, drop down again and continue up the ladder.  Now you have two paths, the
pit is the prefered path, which I am going to take.  The other is actually
ment for your partner.  Drop down and continue forward.  Dash jump from 
platform to platform, destroy any enemy units that get in your path.  Once you 
see the missile unit destroy it and drop down.  Jump to the left wall and slide 
down just a little bit.  A bottomless pit, Capcom tries to keep it interesting 
no?  Hover or air dash across and continue.  On the next platforms you will get 
a Ride Armor, take it or leave it and continue.  Release any units in your way
and proceed up to the doors in the upper right corner and prepare for the boss
fight in this Area.



===------------........................
|- GENERAL /// X-BUSTER / TWIN SLASHER ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Keep your Plasma Cannon charged...  Climb the left wall, once at the top fire
your max charged blasts at his head, You will have confirmation if his health
descends.  Once he rises into the air he will release his hands.  These fly
around the room, avoid them.  They will also release blue plasma cells that
damage you.  If his hands get to close to you slide down, once the coast is
clear ascend up the wall once more to deliver another blow.  With Twin Slasher
You would want to do the same more or less but you will have to jump on his
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|- FINAL WEAPON STG2.???? //////////////////////////////////////////// X4_F2 /|
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|- Still gunnin and runnin!!!  -/
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This level more straight forward than the last, you will have to fight all 8 of
the Mavericks again, no hard task.  Use the above strats if you have any
problems.

  
Web Spider                             Magma Dragoon

 Cyber Peacock                       Storm Owl
                     INACTIVE 
  Jet Stingray                    Frost Walrus

    Split Musroom               Slash Beast

There is also a life energy and weapon energy capsule in the room.  After you
defeat the 8 Mavericks once more the golden teleporter activates.  Get on it
to teleport to the next area and meet the final boss.



===-----------------............
|- REAPER SIGMA /// RISING FIRE ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This part of the fight, yes there's another round(s), is easy.  He will move
back and forth across the room.  Climb the wall and dash jump over his dashing
scythe attack.  afterwards when he appears above you use RISING FIRE.  No other
weapon works in this fight.  This fight is very simple.


===----------..............
|- SIGMA /// LIGHTNING WEB ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Use LIGHTNING WEB to inflict the most damage.  You can also use it to evade
most of his attacks by using it to dash to the proceeding wall.  Just pumble
him with it, it's a rather quick fight.  When he throws his Scythe into a wall
he will retire to the opposite.  Use lightning web to dash jump above him and
onto the wall.  Until his attacks over stay high.




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|- DUO SIGMA(S) /// SOUL BODY.GROUND HUNTER ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
You will face two forms this time, in the same fight, along with some heads
that use three elements in their attacks.  For the Form of Sigma thats mounted
on the wall you will want to use SOUL BODY.  When this form of him appears dash 
to the left most wall and hitch a ride on the heads towards him, don't worry. 
If you can manage to get on top of the head it can't hurt you.  Once the heads
stop you will want to climb up them and then dash jump and deploy SOUL BODY and
hit him with it in the head or upper area.  In between the cycle of the two
forms the three heads will have their own set of attacks.

Red Head: This head will appear on the left side of the room.  You would want
          to jump to the top of the other set up heads and drop down and climb
          back up avoid the waves of fire.  You will learn its pattern.

Yellow Head: It will appear in the upper center of the room and shoot electric
             orbs towards your direction, avoid these.  Once the make contact
             with the floor or wall they will convert into lightning bolts.

Blue Head: This one will appear on the right most side of the screen and move
           left blowing a wave of ice, this one is the easiest to evade. Just
           move left and hop over it.

The form of Sigma that sits in the left lower corner is quite hard, you will
want to use GROUND HUNTER	on this form.  It will either perform two attacks
a blowing action, v_v. To avoid being thrusted into the spike wall dash toward
it while trying to fire ground hunters in it mouth area.  If it does the
sucking action, ^.^ , dash away if possible.  Avoid the blue head with the
spikes by the way, that things not fun at all trust me... This trategy should 
suffice.  I can't do it for ya'.                                               |
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|- X SUMMARY ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_1S /|
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So you've beaten the game playing through as X following my advice.  Well ask 
yourself, Are you satisfide? WELL ARE YOU!?!!  Just kidding. I hope you enjoy-
ed playing through this session with X.  Now I'm happy that it's over and I'm 
done writting for right now... Oh wait, there is still Zero! Hehe, I didn't
really forget, just messing around. Ok punks lets do this again but Zero style!


**Real Summary**  I believe X's game is far easier than Zero's.  With X you
have range and quite alot more power, and that nova dash, phew.  But with my
walk-through you should of got all the items if you were paying attention.
I prefer Zero's session more, because he's just the superior of the two; and
not such a whinner.  Like I said in the Bio's,  He is the direct opposite of X.
Let us begin shall we?                                                         |
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|- Zero's session , No upgrade tanks, pure combat.                         --/
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|- SKY LAGOON //////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZL /|
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|- Slice and dice the mice.  -/
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Now we're talkin'.  With Zero's abilities you will be going alot quicker.
Proceed right using the Z-Saber to dispatch enemy units.  Zero is a melee
oriented character, As I stated above in the techniques section learn Zero's
abilities as you progress through the game.  Back on subject, the enemy units
in this area are no threat.  Once you get through the tunnel you will encounter
the Mecha Dragon.  You can run or fight it (Option A/B).

===-------------
|- Option A ///
''''''''''''''
If you choose to fight this thing continue down the path juming over the road
blocks.  Once you reach the full wall stop here to commence combat.  It's
attack pattern is simple.  It will slash and get his claws lodged into the 
road.  When this happens jump slash its hand.  It will also go under the bridge 
and attack from the bottom.  When it retires to the lower left corner climb the
wall to avoid its fire.  Once it's defeated destroy the wall and proceed.

===-------------
|- Option B ///
''''''''''''''
Run.  Oh look your trapped, have fun.  Nah, I wouldn't do that to ya'.  If you 
choose to flee run down the path.  You will come to a full wall blocking the 
road.  It can be destroyed by attacking it.  Avoid the Dragons onslaught and 
continue beating on the door, it will fall.  Continue down the path.


Once in the next area you will encounter a tank with a large spike trowl
infront of it.  It will start moving towards you, it looks more intimidating
than it is.  A few jump slashes are needed, continue forward.  Going further
down are a few more units, dispatch them and continue down and through the
vault doors.  After the convorsation Zero teleports to AREA 2.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Proceed right, enemy units break through the wall when you get to close.
Jump slashing these is the best way to dispose of them.  The wasp units are
also easily dealt with.  Watch out for falling debri. In a few screens you will 
get in a spot that seems like a dead end.  The middle part of the block infront 
of you can be destroyed.  You will also face a few units, quickly destroy the 
wall and continue forward.  You will reach an unstable platform and it will 
collapse, grab the spare life and energy charge and quickly dash jump out of 
the pit before it closes.  Continue forward to face the boss.


===-----------------........
|- Mecha Dragon /// Z-Saber ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Stail old antics of the old green dragon...  Jump slash its torso area to
deliver maximum damage.  When it takes flight dash under its legs to avoid
being cornered.  If you get cornered you get the pimp hand.  When it takes to
the right or left portion of the screen you can jump over its beam attack right 
before the first orb hits you, dash jump over the entire row.  It's easily 
defeated.                                                                      |
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|- AMAZON.WEB SPIDER ///////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZS /|
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|- 1x H.Tank  -/
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Jump off the water fall down to the lower area, start hiking right.  You will
encounter winged fish and some Mermen/Fishmen weilding tridents.  I go through
this portion dash-jumping while slashing, this disposes of most units clearing
you a path.  Once you reach the end drop off into the chasm.  Descend down the
path destroying the enemy units.  Once you reach an area with a water fall on
the right wall go through it into an empty cave, here you can get X's Leg
Module in his session.  Exit the cave and go down.  Continue to the right, here
you will face more of the same enemy units.  Going forward you will reach pits,
the winged fish dart out of these and try to attack you.  Once you reach a
water fall you will have to jump from log to log to cross the pit, Loads of
fun eh.. Once across go forward, you get to do it over again, fun fun fun,
Continue onward.  Here you have to climb up. If your at the top of a ladder you
can attack an enemy if you can reach it without have to climb all the way up.
You will fight the fishmen some more, they fight in groups a little further on,
Hurah.  Continue up and then once topside to the right.  You will reach a dead
end here.  The mermen will drop on both sides and attack,  Just smite them
mighty smiter.  Destroy the fake wall and continue onward.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
The terrain here is similar to the previous area.  Proceed to the right, snakes
are taken out with a good combo, like most enemy units.  The electric spider
webs are taked out by destroying the spiders on them.  At the end you will
reach a ledge *** To days broadcast, Mostly raining snakes with a chance of
death.*** Just dash off the ledge into the chasm.  Oh look a lone slinky unit
on the ceiling, how sad, poor thing, Now kill it!  KILL IT!  In the next area
you will encounter wasps, and some more wasps.  Destroy them and drop down.
Hives of the hornets await you.  These are destroyed with a jump slash.
Continue onward until you reach an area which you, YES YOU! have to descend.
Go down this section and drop to the floor, grab the energy charge to your
left and turn around and go right.  Nearing the boss now.  The spider webs are
in this area.  See the dark brown tree portion between the platforms?  These
can be destroyed later on with a special weapon, for now continue right.  You
will see a full-life charge in the lower left corner of the next area, go
around and pinch it.  Go forward to face the boss.


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|- WEB SPIDER /// Z-Saber ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''
I hate spiders... His attack pattern is pretty simple.  Dash under or over the
webs he deploys, you may have to climb a wall to avoid them.  You can get two
good swipes at spider while he is visible, watch for where he will drop via
the falling leaves.  Eventually he will start releasing 5 or 6 small spiders,
these are taken out by a combo.  His desperation attack makes this fight
a bit easier.  He will be visible at all times so let him have it.

You receive RAIJINGEKI from Web Spider.                                        |
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|- BIO LABORATORY.SPLIT MUSHROOM ///////////////////////////////////// X4_ZM /|
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|- 1x H.Tank  -/
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A spiral staircase, neet music,  continue forward. the enemy units in this area
are a bit irritating because of the staircase.  A shielded group and some
aerial units, easily taken out.  Once you reach the end a teleport is waiting
for you, hop in and warp to the next area.  In this part some aerial units
fly into the screen rather fast so make yourself have good reflex.  Moving on
go through the wall into the next area.  Here you will have to climb, so start
climbing.  Here you will encounter mounted wall turrets that respawn shortly
after being destroyed, that stinks... You will also see giant mechanical bugs.
As if the real ones weren't irritating enough...  They are also easily defeated
by a combo.  Further up the path you will reach an area which spinning spikes
jet out of the walls and collide with each other, unfortunatly they do not
destroy each other and you have to time it and quickly get between them to the
next ladder, have fun.  A few rows of these and you will be at the top.  Once
topside continue left to fight the Mid-Boss.


===-------------...........
|- MID BOSS /// RAIJINGEKI ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This fight is simple and quick.  As soon as the fight starts and you can
control Zero dash to the right end of the screen.  It will come to your loc-
ation, below you.  After it stops it would be wise to move to the left. Turn
around and hit it with RAIJINGEKI.  It will take of a huge chunk of its energy.
Now, The portion which you where on was destroyed by it.  It will move to your
new location and do the same thing, so when it stops move to the left and
shoot it when its a good time.  If you get trapped your pretty screwed, better
luck next time, no worries.  If you fail you start right before this fight.
After it's over go left and up through the door to AREA 2.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Another spiral staircase, continue forward.  Spike wheels are coming your way.
Jump slash them and time their drops.  Further up aerial units and a large
shielded enemy unit get in your way.  The shielded enemy isn't really a threat
if you are quick.  Dash and jump to the top and hop into the teleporter.  Once
in the next area you will start in a hallway.  You will see some hovering
spikes, once you move these will crack the ceiling and cause the whole column
to fall.  Dash to a solid portion to avoid falling as well.  Now turn around
and dash jump to the other side, this will cause the spikes to jet into the pit
trying to destroy you.  Since they are out of the way we have room to operate
now.  Now look up, you can see the HEART TANK ya?  Do you think we can get it?
Hmmm... Yup.  See the orange tiles? Well, you can jump ontop of the highest one
of them, the little wall.  Hang on it and dash jump to the ledge that the
H.TANK is resting on.  Keep trying, it can be done, pat yourself on the back.
Drop down and dash/D.Jump through to the next area.  In the next area we have
elevator fun.. This is an irritating part.  As its going up and you will have
to destroy enemy units.  The group that respawned from before has come along,
but now are mounted and rails with spikes that shoot out of the wall.  Along
with some fun aerial units.  Timing is everything.  Further along you will have
to dodge old formations while the elevator destroys them.  The first set is
passible once the largest block is destroyed, dash to its former position to
avoid being killed.  The next part the spike rails will jet out of the walls
at you.  Go inbetween them,  Keep your eyes open for the open spots.  Continue
upward to meet Split Mushroom.


===------------------............
|- Split Mushroom /// RAIJINGEKI ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
He will jump to either wall and deploy several holograms of himself, these are
destroyeed with RAIJINGEKI.  Wait until the 4th or 5th copy drops to use this
attack so he will fall into the attack as well.  If you miss he will leap into
the center of the room and create a solid copy of himself, the fake will flash
when the two seperate and go to the right and left.  Attack the real copy with
RAIJINGEKI, the two will alternate positions, keep your eyes on the real copy.
You can also get a few swipes in while he's deploying the hologram units.

You recieve SHROOMS from Split Mushroom... I mean KUUENBUU/KUUENZAN.           |
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|- VOLCANO.MAGMA DRAGOON ///////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZD /|
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This level is up and down.  When Zero teleports in go forward.  At the hill 
going down you will have to jump up to the top ledges and cling to them.  Wait 
for a clear spot and drop down.  Quickly dash down the hill.  Here you will 
have to jump over holes,  The same flaming rocks are shooting out of the holes, 
time your jumps wisely.  Further on you will have to avoid the magma shooting 
out of the ground, these shoot at an ark so avoid being hit by them.  Some bats 
and a rocket unit or two await you.  The bats will drop bombs on you so watch 
the sky.  The rocket units shoot rockets and the tracking missile, jump over 
both and then attack.  Continue forward until you reach a dead end.  Avoid the 
rocks and destroy the door and continue into AREA 2.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
This part is a little more difficult, of course. You must dash jump with haste
across the pit going from platform to platform.  Be fast because these 
platforms will be destroyed after being hit twice with the flamming rocks. Now 
you come to another ramp, ascending, yay!  Like the former ramp you have to 
hang from the above ledges to avoid taking damage; meet you topside.  You will 
eventually encounter a repliforce ride armor unit.   Get in close, try to avoid 
getting to much damage.  Use KUUENZAN to destroy him easily.  Watch out for the 
falling rocks.  At the top use KUUENBUU to get to the left ledge.  Climb up and 
get the HEART TANK.  

Get back to the other side and conitune on the former path.  You will encounter 
a few enemy units.  Use the same strategy for the rocket units as before.  Once 
you reach a ledge you can KUUENBUU to an upper ledge with an undestroyable
wall.  The area contains X's Body Module.  Jump down and get in the Ride Armor.
The Ride Armor is tolerant of high temperatures, So don't worry about the lava,
just the lava thats shooting over the platforms.  On this path you will have to
fight the pesky Repliforce units.  With the ride armor you can use the charged
attack.  Once at the end of this path you will reach an area where it drops off
into the lava, overhead you will see brown blocks.  These can be destroyed by
attacking the with the Ride Armor.  Continue forward to fight Magma Dragoon.


===------------------......................
|- MAGMA DRAGOON /// KUUENZAN / RAIJINGEKI ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
If you had lost the Ride Armor before you got here or lose it in the fight go 
to option B.  When the fight starts you may be able to charge the main attack 
to deliver a stronger blow.  You can use jump attacks also, the Ride Armor has 
great air control so you can fall back to avoid his attacks.  There is no real 
avoiding his fireballs so try the best you can.  Dash and attack while he's on 
the ground.  You can also stay in the lava pits to the right or left of the 
fighting area to avoid most of his attacks.  If he throws the red orb into the 
pit you are in jump out and dash to the other side.

===-------------
|- Option B ///
''''''''''''''
Use RAIJINGEKI while he is in his red dome or in a prone position.  Use 
KUUENZAN as much as possible.  He will throw three fireballs, high, low, high.  
You can jump all of these.  He will also do a few melee attacks.  When he 
raises into the air he will quickly kick towards the ground.  You can dash 
under him or run back to avoid this.  He will do an uppercut also, this is 
easily avoided.  When he raises his hand a red orb will go into one of the 
nearby pit.  Avoid the side it goes to.  When he bends over dash to a nearby 
wall and climb up to avoid this attack, it is very damaging.  Continue 
attacking with Raijingeki and Kuuenzan to defeat him.

You recieve RYUENJIN from Magma Dragoon.                                       |
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| platforms I pointed out in that portion of the walkthrough to get your      |
| Heart Tank.                                                                 |
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|- CYBER SPACE.CYBER PEACOCK ///////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZC /|
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In this level you have to rush through.  As soon as you step onto the platform 
infront of Zero a timer will start.  This timer determines your score and the 
prize you get.  You want to get RANK S to get all the items.  Use KUUENZAN to 
destroy the yellow orbs.

! 1st. Test: Spare Life
! 2nd. Test: Heart Tank
! 3rd. Test: E.Tank


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
This part of the level is simple.  Continue forward stepping on the orange 
buttons.  These make the purple balls drop and roll to different spots.  
Sometimes you have to step on a button to make the ball roll to a position 
where it will drop onto the purple blocks blocking your path.  You will come to
spots where the purple balls are dropping from the pits you have to go through.
Find the button and push it to make them stop.  Continue through here to reach
Cyber Peacock.

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|- CYBER PEACOCK /// RYUENJIN ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Peacock will appear next to you.  Dash away from him and then approach him and 
use RYUENJIN.  He will then appear at a different location, do the same as 
before.  He sometimes will appear in the air somewhere to the right or left.  
Quickly dash to him and use RYUENJIN again.  If you fail to hit him in time he 
will use tracking rockets if in air.  If he is on the ground he will do an 
attack with extremely wide range.

You receive RAKUHOUHA from Cyber Peacock.                                      |
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|- MEMORIAL HALL.COLONEL ///////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZH /|
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|- Intermission. -------------------------------------------------------------/
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|- AIR FORCE.STORM OWL /////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZA /|
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Proceed down the right path, you will encounter enemy air ships which you can
destroy.  Also, you can jump on the silver portion of the ships and jump over
the rest of the ship, watch out for their fire.  Continue forward and hop into
the RIDE ARMOR.  This model has the ability to fly and has a charged blast
available for your use.  Mounted turrets and Rocket units await you.  They are
no challenge though.  Further down this path you will reach a ramp.  At the
bottom is a HEART TANK, you must quickly dash jump to its location.  Which is a
stack of obsolete air ships being destroyed.  And quickly dash off the stack
you are on.  The large air ship or machine above head will destroy it and
yourself if you are not fast enough.  Continue down the path destroying the
enemy units.  Your ride armor may get destroyed, no matter.  Continue down the
path.  You will reach another few stacks of obsolete ships.  Either wait for
them to be destroyed or dash jump across.  You will come too a dead end and
teleport to AREA 2.


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|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Go right into the next room off the flight deck.  You will here a charge noise.
Quickly jump to the upper right wall to avoid the enemy units beam.  Once the 
beam is gone drop down and give the door a combo and quickly jump back up to 
avoid another beam.  Drop down and destroy the unit.  Go forward into the next 
room.  You will be in a room full of the previous unit.  Destroy the group 
infront of you and continue forward.  You can use Kuuenbuu and Kuuenzan to 
destroy the units faster.  At the end wait for the lift  and jump on.  Ride it 
over the spikes and go across.  Kuuenbuu over the spikes wall and continue 
forward.


===--------..............
|- MID BOSS /// KUUENZAN ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''
You have to move fast in this fight.  When the eye opens in the middle of the 
machine jump up and attack it.  The former units are filling the room as you 
fight so quickly dispose of the ones that could harm you.  Continue this to 
destroy the generator.  After the fight continue through and up the ladders to 
fight Storm Owl.


===--------------..........
|- STORM OWL /// RAKUHOUHA ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''
RAKUHOUHA is the prefered weapon of the fight.  It's not going to be helpful 
for very long m'kay.  You can use is four to five times and it will be 
completely depleted.  But also refills as you take damage.  I use it when the 
bird gets to close.  If he gets close enough he will grab you and hammer you 
into the floor, not very fun.  His attacks are easily avoided.  You can also 
KUUENZAN him after you use Rakuhouha for more damage. 

You receive TENKUUHA from Storm Owl.                                           |
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|- SNOW BASE.FROST WALRUS //////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZW /|
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|- 1x H.Tank - EX Tank - W.Tank - E.Tank and Extra Life refill zone!!! -/
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Start by dash jumping up the wall to your left and then dash jumping to the
wall to your right and going up the ledge and through the right path.  This
area is a good place to re-fill E.Tanks and your W.Tank later in the game.  For 
now go back down to the area you teleported too.

Continue down this path destroying the enemy units.  The large gorrila like
units deal moderate damage so avoid being hit by them.  The little punks are
quite irritating and require a combo to be destroyed.  Proceed down the
path and watch the roof, you will eventually see a block of ice visibly stick-
ing from the roof, position yourself under it and use RYUENJIN to destroy
it, You will get a HEART TANK.  Continue now going down into a pit and dest-
roy the enemy units and climb up the wall. If you had an eye out you would
of spotted the SPARE LIFE on a ledge on the upper left wall.  Snatch it and
proceed.  Go towards the right until you come to a wall, use the appearing
ladders to ascend up the pit and then get to the top ledge.  Be careful as
the forming ladders and platform will kill you if you happen to get in a
spot where they appear, weak.  Here you will have to continue right
destroying enemy units going down the path.  You'll eventually come to an
area that looks like a slide.  You may see the spike pits under the slides,
now, these slopes desenigrate so dash jump over the skiers and continue 
dashing.

Dash jump over the enemy units and continue down the path.  You will come to
a wall, dash jump up this wall.  You will see an item, it's the EX.TANK, it
gives you a 2x spare life boost for the rest of the game, so instead of
having 2 spare lifes you will have 4.  This can be obtained by using KUUENBUU 
in mid air to grab the ledge.  Once you get it drop down and go down the lower 
path.  Once you get to the end of the second slope dash jump to the left wall 
and climb up, destroy the enemy units and grab the full life charge and return 
to the bottom of the pit.  Go down the right path and destroy whoever gets in 
your way.  You will eventually come to a ledge, this is rather easy. Jump down 
and dash from ascending ice block to ice block,  it's not difficult, be fast 
though. Once you reach the end dash jump to the edge on the right and proceed 
through the vault doors.


===-------------.........
|- MID BOSS /// RYUENJIN ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''
Use Ryuenjin while it's open for attack.  It will fly up and disappear from the 
screen.  It will then drop to your position, dash out of the way.  It changes 
forms, one more damamging than the other.  When it collides with a surface the 
ice sickles drop, dodge em' mate.  Keep using Ryuenjin whill its open for an 
attack.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Proceed through the lower path destroying the ice blocks.  You will see two 
things inside these blocks, one is a bomb, which you can shoot and it will 
explode and make a blast go vertically in both directions destroying whatever 
it comes into contact with.  The other things are metools.  Continue through 
the lower path slashing the ice blocks and enemies.  Stay on the lower path 
until you can't go any further in that direction.  Check and make sure there 
isn't another block of ice leading to another lower path.  Once you get as far 
as you can you will come to a path going up.  Ascend the wall and dash to the 
left side.  You will see another area of blocks.  This area was the upper path, 
the lower path is faster and makes it easier on all of us.  Anyway, you should 
see an item frozen in one of the nearest blocks on your side of the screen, 
blast the block and grab the item, it is the WEAPON TANK. The W.Tank is a 
energy storage device like the E.Tank.  Go back towards the right path jump 
across the gap we crawled out of and continue.  On this path you will encounter 
numerous enemy units.  Every few screens you will encounter swans that will 
render the area frozen, not you nor enemies, just the surroundin area.  Blast 
them before this happens to make it easier on yourself.  Continue through this 
path and you will eventually come to a Vault Door leading to lard ass I mean 
Frost Walrus.


===-----------------.........
|- FROST WALRUS /// RYUENJIN ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
So lard ass approaches you pretty slow.  Use RYUENJIN and a combination of 
KUUENZAN to damage him.  When he does a belly slide kuuenbuu and kuuenzan over 
him at the same time for added damage.  When he raises up start a 
Ryuenjin/Kuuenzan combo attack.  Keep it up guy!

You receive HYOURETSUZAN from Frost Walrus.                         ...fat ****|
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|- REFILL E.TANKS -|
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|- MARINE BASE.JET STINGRAY ////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZJ /|
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|- 1x H.Tank - E.Tank  -/
----------------------''
Yay ride chaser... It's actually quite hard.  I can't really tell you where to
go, Just shoot the enemy units that get in your way.  Occasionally you'll see
a row of bombs on the floor jump or jump air dash over them.  AFTER the first
pit you will want to just ride off the ledge of the third pit to go to the
block of ground and get a HEART TANK and then quickly jump back up to the
former level.  Continue down the path shooting enemy units and jumping holes.
You will see walls blocking the path, you must shoot these to avoid crashing.
This level is very fast moving so keep a sharp eye.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
You'll have the privledge of meeting Jet Stingray before actually having to
fight him, he's quite bothersome.  You can dash him and he will go away.
On the third ramp, its the one that drops back off into the water after you 
encounter Jet Stingray once more you'll actually want to jump to a seperate 
platform infront of it and then air dash to the next platform.  You'll crash 
through some crates and obtain the first E.TANK!  Once you hit the water again 
jump and air dash to avoid death.  This item is very helpful, you will get one 
more later.  Once off the Ride Chaser continue on right, get the full-life 
charge and keep going.


===-----------------.............
|- JET STINGRAY /// HYOURETSUZAN ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
When the fight starts he will go to the left or right above the water.  Quickly 
dash to him and use Hyouretsuzan behind him to freez him.  You will want to 
press away while making contact with this attack as you get very close to him.  
You may receive some damage using this.  Use a combo of that and kuuenzan.  
After that he may do his desperation attack, which is hard to avoid.  Dash back 
and forth to avoid getting hit by him.  When he stands under water quickly dash 
to him and jump up and come down with Hyouretsuzan again while falling back 
from him.  When he dashes across the floor kuuenzan over him to get some extra 
hits.

You receive HIENKYAKU from Jet Stingray.                                       |
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|- REFILL E.TANKS -|
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|- SUPPLY TRAIN.SLASH BEAST ////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZB /|
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|- 1x H.Tank  -/
-------------''
The crates can be destroyed with a combo, except the metallic ones.  Continue 
forward destroyed the enemy units, watch out for bats.  Further down you will 
encounter the mounted turrets from the air base.  These are dangerous if you 
get a direct hit.  You can jump on the barrels of them by the way.  Once their 
attack is over give the a good combo and kuuenzan to destroy them.  Once you 
reach the end of one of the segments a grenader unit will come out and destroy 
the link between the two segments of the train, quickly dash jump to the other 
segment to a Mid Boss.


===-------------.........
|- MID BOSS /// KUUENZAN ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''
I'm pretty reckless with this fight.  If you have full life dash jump over the 
top two rails down to the platform the boss is on.  Once down there use the 
Fury Slash technique from before to quickly destroy the bottom lance.  Use 
Kuuenzan on the upper two.  

If you do not have extra life jump over the lances and use RAIJINGEKI to 
destroy the heads of the lance.  Jump down and use it on the third.


===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
'''''''''''''
Same idea as the last area.  Continue forward destroying the enemy units and 
crates.  You will eventually encounter a Repliforce unit, which is no threat 
with Zero's new abilities.  Dispose of them and continue forward to fight more.
You will eventually get yourself a Ride Armor and then the fun starts.  You can 
now destroy the metallic crates and also segments of the train.  Three or four 
cars up you will see the HEART TANK on top of the segment of the train.  Do not 
worry if that segment is destroyed because it drops to the floor of the car.  
Further up you will have to ditch your armor and climb up.  The train will then 
stop.  Dash forward turn around and use Raijingeki on the three stooges, hop 
off and continue forward jumping over the pits and killing enemy units.  Jump 
on the new train and keep the same theme going.  You will eventually come to 
Slash Beast.


===----------------..............
|- Slash Beast /// O H  Y E A H! ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Just up a can of beat down on him.  His attack pattern is quite random.  Use 
Kuuenzan and Hienyaku to avoid his dashing attack.  He later will growl and 
leap toward you, if he grabs you he will smash you into the wall.  You can stay 
on the floor the entire fight.  He will do an attack where two crescent beams 
go in two directions, one horizontal and the other up diagnoly.  You can 
kuuenbuu over the bottom one. Keep up this theme, Have fun.

You receive SHIPPUUGA from Slash Beast.                                        |
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| Checkpoint:  You should have all items and heart tanks for Zero.  2x E.Tanks|
| and the W.Tank.  Eight Heart Tanks,  If you think you are missing one your  |
| life bar should be even with your weapons energy and touching the weapons   |
| icon tab.                                                                   |
|                                                                             |
| HEART TANK LOCATIONS:                                                       |
| No.1 - Amazon:         Area 2    No.5 - Air Force:    Area 1                |
| No.2 - Bio Laboratory: Area 2    No.6 - Snow Base:    Area 1                |
| No.3 - Volcano:        Area 2    No.7 - Marine Base:  Area 1                |
| No.4 - Cyber Space:    Area 1    No.8 - Supply Train: Area 2                |
|                                                                             |
| The Two E.Tanks: One is in Marine Base AREA 2 and the other is Cyber Space  |
| AREA 1.  The EX.Tank is in Snow Base AREA 1 and the W.Tank is AREA 2.       |
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''


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|- REFILL E.TANKS -|
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|- SPACE PORT.COLONEL ///////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZP /|
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|- You get to fight this punk for keeps this time.  -/
---------------------------------------------------''
Force your way through destroying the grenade units, you can dash and kuuenzan 
through the entire level.  Jump and dash from platform to platform until you 
reach the bunkers.  The bouncing spike wheel units are everywhere in here.  
Kuuenzan through and keep dashing.  Jump up and destroy the shooter and 
continue through into the next bunker.  Same old hubcaps trying to stop you, 
kuuenzan through and up the ladder.  Three more hubcaps are bouncing around, 
destroy them and continue climbing.  Once at the top jump to the upper right 
corner for a energy charge, continue through the doors to fight Colonel.


===------------.........
|- COLONEL /// KUUENZAN ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''
You can get through this fight without getting a single hit.  I literaly beat
the living **** out of Colonel and only got hit once.  I beat him in about 45
seconds seriously.  You can to use all of Zero's abilities in this fight and
Kuuenzan on top of that.  When he disappears kuuenbuu and then kuuenzan while 
you are falling towards him.  Just get all over him with Kuuenzan.  When he
thrusts his saber up jump over the sparks and stay inbetween the green tiles.
You will not receive any damage.  Use the ability to climb to your advantage.  |
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|- FINAL WEAPON STG1.???? //////////////////////////////////////////// X4_Z1 /|
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|- Like warm butter.  -/
---------------------''
Dash dash dash, dash dash dash, dash yo' bootay! To the boss doors punk.

===---------..................
|- IRIS /// RYUENJIN/KUUENZAN ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Give the trader a peice of what Zero has to offer.  You want to use RYUENJIN 
and KUUENZAN on her until the purple crystal appears.  Attack this with the 
same techniques.  Once it falls below the floor and stops following you dash 
j0' ass off to the closest wall and climb to the top and cling for life.  Once 
that attack is over return to combat.  As you attack her other units come out 
out of her armor so avoid trying to hit her directly as you attack the diamond.

Zero screams like a little girl.

===-----------
|- AREA 2 ///
''''''''''''
Continued after the fight with Iris.  Go forward and hop down, Avoid the units 
if possible and keep going and climb up the ladder, over the hole and through 
the doors.  Kuuenbuu over the wall and keep going.  Destroy any units that get 
in your way and keep truckin'.  You will encounter multiple units.  At the end 
grab the full life charge and go through the doors.  Drop down and go right.


===------------..........................
|- GENERAL /// Another can of beat down. ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
This can be a tough fight.  Use his hands to get up to his head.  These hands 
also will hurt you if you get hit with the flames.  He can climb all of them so 
don't worry to much.  To avoid the blue orbs use the walls.  When he is 
approaching you use the walls and if he starts raising up slash his head.  Just 
keep this attack up and keep hitting his head.                                 |
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|- FINAL WEAPON STG2.???? //////////////////////////////////////////// X4_Z2 /|
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|- No sense in turning back now eh?  -/
------------------------------------''
Here you have to fight the 8 fun boys again.  No hard task, use the strategies 
above if you do encounter problems.


Web Spider                             Magma Dragoon

 Cyber Peacock                       Storm Owl
                     INACTIVE 
  Jet Stingray                    Frost Walrus

    Split Musroom               Slash Beast


Thats how the layout is in the level.  Once you defeat the eight mavericks 
again the golden portal opens.


===-----------------..........
|- REAPER SIGMA /// RYUENJIN ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
When he appears above you use RYUENJIN to destroy him.  After he does this once 
or twice he will appear opposite side of you.  Climb the wall and dash jump 
over him to avoid his attack.  Reapeat this and he will be easily overcome.  
Prepare for another round, yay yay.............


===----------...........
|- SIGMA /// Whoop ass. ]
''''''''''''''''''''''''
When he starts throwing the scythe scale a wall, when it gets close to you drop 
down.  It should get stuck in the wall.  If it gets stuck on the floor its 
going to be pretty damn impossible to avoid the boomerang like things and the 
eletricity bolts at the same time.  When it gets lodged in the wall drop down 
and dash to the other wall.  Get in an attack like a combo or kuuenzan on 
Sigma.  When he jumps back to one of the walls climb on of the free ones to 
avoid his eye laser attack.


===-----------------.........................
|- DUO SIGMA(S) /// TWO CANS OF WHOOP ASS!!! ]
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
You will face two forms this time, in the same fight, along with some heads
that use three elements in their attacks.  For the Form of Sigma thats mounted
on the wall you will want to use KUUENZAN.  When this form of him appears dash 
to the left most wall and hitch a ride on the heads towards him, don't worry. 
If you can manage to get on top of the head it can't hurt you.  Once the heads
stop you will want to climb up them and then dash jump and KUUENZAN and
hit him with it in the head or upper area.  In between the cycle of the two
forms the three heads will have their own set of attacks.

Red Head: This head will appear on the left side of the room.  You would want
          to jump to the top of the other set up heads and drop down and climb
          back up avoid the waves of fire.  You will learn its pattern.

Yellow Head: It will appear in the upper center of the room and shoot electric
             orbs towards your direction, avoid these.  Once the make contact
             with the floor or wall they will convert into lightning bolts.

Blue Head: This one will appear on the right most side of the screen and move
           left blowing a wave of ice, this one is the easiest to evade. Just
           move left and hop over it.

The form of Sigma that sits in the left lower corner is quite hard, you will
want to use everything you have	on this form.  It will either perform two 
attacks a blowing action, v_v. To avoid being thrusted into the spike wall dash 
toward it while trying to attack in it mouth area.  If it does the sucking 
action, ^.^ , dash away if possible.  Avoid the blue head with the spikes by 
the way, that things not fun at all trust me... This trategy should suffice.  
This fight is a bit hard with Zero.  Just stay sharp and stay ready for the 
next attack. Think on your feet and go with your gut.                          |
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|- ZERO SUMMERY ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZQ /|
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Well, Not much to say.  I enjoy Zero's session much more than X's.  Zero is the 
superior of the two in many ways in the issue.  He just seems to go through the 
game faster.  Although upgrading X is fun being able to pick it up and just 
hack -n- slash to the end is a bit fun.  Along with his close range style of 
fighting I dig the guys attitude most of the time.  X is quite naive as the 
characters through the series quote.  He is such a whinner.  Zero on the other 
hand doesn't hesitate.  He may give you that second chance but he will not 
repeat himself.  Stay on the mans good side.                                   |
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|-VIII.MINI GUIDE ///////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_MG /|
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|- Here's a Mini walkthrough I constructed. ---/
----------------------------------------------''................................
|ABBREVIATIONS: H.T. = HEART TANK  /  E.T. = ENERGY TANK /  W.T. = WEAPON TANK/
''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

===-----------------------
|- MINI X WALKTHROUGH ///
''''''''''''''''''''''''
(1) Volcano. Magma Dragoon:-===-[MOD:Body]-====-[WEAK:X-Buster/Double Cyclone]
    Items: 1x H.T.                              [WIN: Rising Fire]

(2) Snow Base. Frost Walrus:-=======----=======-[WEAK:Rising Fire]
    Items: 1x H.T. - EX.T. - W.T.               [WIN: Frost Tower]

(3) Marine Base. Jet Stingray:-======----======-[WEAK:Frost Tower]
    Iems: 1x H.T. - E.T.                        [WIN: Ground Hunter]

(4) Supply Train. Slash Beast:-======----======-[WEAK:Ground Hunter]
    Items: 1x H.T.                              [WIN:Twin Slasher]

(*) Memorial Hall. Colonel:-=======-----========[WEAK:X-Buster]

(5) Amazon. Web Spider:-=======-[MOD:Legs]-====-[WEAK:Twin Slasher]
    Items: 1x H.T.                              [WIN:Lightning Web]

(6) Bio Laboratory. Split Mushroom:-=====-=====-[WEAK:Lightning Web]
    Items:1x H.T.                               [WIN:Soul Body]

(7) Cyber Space. Cyber Peacock:-[MOD:Helmet]-==-[WEAK:Soul Body]
    Items: 1x H.T. - E.T.                       [WIN:Aiming Laser]

(8) Air Force. Storm Owl:-====-[MOD:X-Buster]-=-[WEAK:Aiming Laser]
    Items: 1x H.T.                              [WIN:Double Cyclone]

(9)  Space Port:-============------============-[WEAK:Frost Tower]

(10) Final Weapon STG.1:                BOSS 1. [WEAK:X-Buster/Double Cyclone]
                                        BOSS 2. [WEAK:X-Buster/Twin Slasher]
                                         |
(11) Final Weapon STG.2:                BOSS 1. [WEAK:Rising Fire]
                                        BOSS 2. [WEAK:Lightning Web]
                            CYBORG HEAD BOSS    [WEAK:Ground Hunter]
                                  MECHA BOSS    [WEAK:Soul Body]              |
===---------------------------------------------------------------------------'
|- MINI ZERO WALKTHROUGH ///
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''
(1)Amazon. Web Spider:-==========---===========-[WEAK:Z-Saber]
   Items:1x H.T.                                [WIN:Raijingeki]

(2)Bio Laboratory. Split Mushroom:-====----====-[WEAK:Raijingeki]
   Items: 1x H.T.                               [WIN:Kuuenbuu/Kuuenzan]

(3)Volcano. Magma Dragoon:-=========---========-[WEAK:Z-Saber/Raijingeki]
   Items: 1x H.T.                               [WIN:Ryuenjin]

(4)Cyber Space. Cyber Peacock:-=====------=====-[WEAK:Ryuenjin]
   Items: 1x H.T. - E.T                         [WIN:Rakuhouha]

(*)MEMORIAL HALL

(5)Air Force. Storm Owl:-========------========-[WEAK:Rakuhouha]
   Items: 1x H.T.                               [WIN:Tenkuuha]

(6)Frost Base. Frost Walrus:-=======----=======-[WEAK:Ryuenjin]
   Items: 1x H.T. - EX.T - W.T                  [WIN:Hyouretsuzan]

(7)Marine Base. Jet Stingray:-=======----======-[WEAK:Hyouretsuzan]
   Items: 1x H.T. - E.T                         [WIN:Hienkyaku]

(8)Supply Train. Slash Beast:-=======----======-[WEAK:Z-Saber/Kuuenzan]
   Items: 1x H.T.                               [WIN:Shippuuga]

(9)Space Port:                                  [WEAK: A Can of Whoop Ass!]

(10)Final Weapon STG.1:         BOSS 1. [WEAK: Another Can, ATT. The Orb]
                                BOSS 2. [WEAK:Kuuenzan, ATT. The Head]
                                 |
(11)Final Weapon STG.2:         BOSS 1. [WEAK:Ryuenjin]
                                BOSS 2. [WEAK:Kuuenzan/Rakuhouha]
                    CYBORG HEAD BOSS    [WEAK:Kuuenzan]
                          MECHA BOSS    [WEAK:Kuuenzan, ATT. The Head]         |
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|-IX.PARTS & ITEMS LOCATIONS ////////////////////////////////////////// X4_PI /|
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|- List of all the parts and items in the game. ---/
-------------------------------------------------''

I'll start with the HEART TANKS then move onto ENERGY TANKS and then X's
upgrade modules.

===------
|- X ///
'''''''
No.1 - Volcano:      Area 2      No.5 - Amazon:         Area 2
No.2 - Frost Base:   Area 1      No.6 - Bio Laboratory: Area 2
No.3 - Marine Base:  Area 1      No.7 - Cyber Space:    Area 1
No.4 - Supply Train: Area 2      No.8 - Air Force:      Area 1


===---------
|- ZERO ///
''''''''''
No.1 - Amazon:         Area 2       No.5 - Air Force:    Area 1 
No.2 - Bio Laboratory: Area 2       No.6 - Snow Base:    Area 1
No.3 - Volcano:        Area 2       No.7 - Marine Base:  Area 1
No.4 - Cyber Space:    Area 1       No.8 - Supply Train: Area 2


===---------------
|- 2x E.Tanks ///
''''''''''''''''
No.1 - Cyber Space: Must get Rank S on Test 2.
No.2 - Marine Base: Area 2.


===---------------------
|- W.Tank & EX.Tank ///
'''''''''''''''''''''''
Snow Base: Area 1, End of top level ski slopes.  Climb the right wall.
Snow Base: Area 2, At the end of the ice blocks in the top of the last row.

===-------------------
|- UPGRADES FOR X ///
''''''''''''''''''''
Leg Module:  Amazon      : Area 1
Body Module: Volcano     : Area 2
Arm Module:  Air Force   : Area 2
Head Module: Cyber Space : Area 1                                              |
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|-X.SECRETS /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_SX /|
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|- o.O; A few cheat codes and some misc. stuff.   ---/
---------------------------------------------------''

Ultimate Armor: While at the character select screen highlight X.
                Press Circle 2x, Left 6x, Hold R1 & L1 and Press START.
                Continue hold R1 & L1 unitl you are in the game.  You should
                notice X has a darker tint.  After you finish the Sky Lagoon go
                to Web Spiders level and go to the location of the Leg Module.

Black Armor Zero: At the character select screen highlight Zero.
                  Press and hold R1, Right 6x and release R1.  Press and hold
                  Cirlce and press START.  Continue holding circle until the
                  game starts.

This isn't a cheat code.  There is a translation error on Magma Dragoons 
profile when you select his level.  It says "He betrayed the Irregular Hunters 
and hid himself in a volcano."  This is a translation error.  Irregular Hunters 
are what the Maverick Hunters are called in the Japanese version of the game.  
As you should guess the Mavericks are called Irregulars.                       |
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|-XI.FAQ ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_FQ /|
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|- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS... ---/
----------------------------------''
Q. Oh AN0MY you're so awesome.  Will you teach me how to FAQ?
A. Maybe.

Q. Are you interested in a joint-deal on a FAQ?
A. Maybe.

Q. How long did this take?
A. It's been a terrible procession.

Q. Whats the best character to use in MegaMan X4?
A. I prefer Zero. I like close range combat!  With X you have range and more
   power and you get to upgrade him.  Flip a coin.

Q. You suck!
A. Whatever, fellow.   

Q. Why didn't you reply to my email!?
A. My former account was deactivated because I never checked it!
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|-XII.CLOSING NOTE //////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_CN /|
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|- Closing --/
-----------''
- 2008: Corrected errors in my one and only succesful Walkthrough.  If it were
        so easy to create?  I updated the contacts once more.  These are stable
        and should not be going anywhere anytime soon.  I lack the proper
        motivation to start any projects like this right now.  Maybe in a year
        or two!

        Later, guys and gals.


- 2007: My bad on all the errors.  My e-mail was deactivated a long time ago.
        I simply forgot about my little peice of gamefaqs right here until a
        few days ago!  So I fixed what I could!  Life gets pretty complex 
        later on, kids.  I really love GAMEFAQS.  I'm not even kissing ass.
        It's a great community.  Sorry about that whole e-mail thing.  I 
        may write more stuff eventually.  I started several but life and my
        job kind of get in the way.  

        Cheers!


- 2005:  So ends this guide!  I would like to thank you for reading it. If
         I have left out anything or made an error feel free to inform me. 
         Thanks to Capcom, You guys just keep pumping them out and I keep
         playing. I would like the thank CJAYC for creating a great website
         for helping others.
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