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    |Anomy's Mega Man X4 Walkthrough                                              |
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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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    - An0my                                                                        |
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    |- Update History :::::::::::::::::
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    3.22.08: Oi.. Must of been drink'n
             on the last update. More
             info in - X4_CN
    7.15.07: Updated contact 
             Fixed errors.
    8.12.05: Version 1.0 Complete.
    8.31.05: Version FINAL            |
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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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    |III.CHARACTERS ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_WC /|
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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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    |IV.TECHNIQUES & CONTROLS ///////////////////////////////////////////// X4_WT /|
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    |CONTROLS /
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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.
    
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                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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    |V.WALKTHROUGH FOR X ////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_WX /|
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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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    |- SKY LAGOON ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_SK /|
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    |- This intro stage is very very linear, but also good practice. -/
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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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    |- VOLCANO.MAGMA DRAGOON ////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_VD /|
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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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    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. ----------------------/
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------''
    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.
    
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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.
    
    
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    |- 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.
    
    
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    |- 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 :(.
    
    
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    |- 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.
    
    
    
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    |- 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
    hands to gain leverage on him to deliver the blows.  Remember, shoot his head. |
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    |- Still gunnin and runnin!!!  -/
    ------------------------------''
    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.
    
    
    
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    |- 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.
    
    
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    |- 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 /|
    '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
    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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    |VI.WALKTHROUGH FOR ZERO ///////////////////////////////////////////// X4_WZ /|
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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.  -/
    ----------------------------''
    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.
    
    
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    |- 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  -/
    -------------''
    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  -/
    -------------''
    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.
    
    
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    |- 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.
    
    
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    |- 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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    |- 1x H.Tank  -/
    -------------''
    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.
    
    
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    |- 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.
    
    
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    |- 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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    | Go back to Area 2 of the Amazon level.  Burn the brown parts between the    |
    | 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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    |- 1x H.Tank - E.Tank  -/
    ----------------------''
    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
    
    
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    |- 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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    FMV, Ok attack him with kuu... nah nah :P
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    |- AIR FORCE.STORM OWL /////////////////////////////////////////////// X4_ZA /|
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    |- 1x H.Tank  -/
    -------------''
    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 ///
    ''''''''''''
    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.
    
    
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    |- 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.
    
    
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    |- 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!!! -/
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------''
    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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    |- 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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    |- 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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    |- 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. ---/
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    |ABBREVIATIONS: H.T. = HEART TANK  /  E.T. = ENERGY TANK /  W.T. = WEAPON TANK/
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    |- 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]              |
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    |- 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]
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    (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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