From: "Anubis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: rec.games.video.sega Subject: Rockman X4 FAQ Version 1.0 Date: 2 Aug 1997 07:18:15 GMT This is just the beginning of the faq I am writing. I thought I would go ahead and post it to help anyone who needs it. Please feel free to email me with any Q's. -- Anubis email@example.com Mini-Guide for Rockman X4 By Anubis (firstname.lastname@example.org) *Items* -Heart Containers - Heart containers increase the available life Rock and Zero have during the game. There are a total of 8 heart containers scattered throughout the 8 boss levels. -Energy Tanks (E Tanks) - E tanks are spare energy tanks that, when filled up, can refill the energy of Rock or Zero. E tanks fill up as you collect energy capsules while your life meter is at max. There are a total of 2 E tanks in the game. -Weapon Tank (W Tank) - The W tank is exactly like the E tank except it refills the energy of all your weapons. These is a total of 1 W tank in the game. *Upgrades* **Note**: Only Rockman is able to collect the body upgrades -Leg Upgrade - The leg upgrade gives Rock the ability to Dash while in the air and hover. 1) Dash in Air - Jump then push the Dash button while in the air. If jump and Dash are pushed together, Rock is able to do a super long jump 2) Hover in Air - To hover, first jump then while in the air push the jump button again. -Helmet Upgrade - So far the only use I have found the Helmet does is give unlimited normal shots of the acquired weapons. -Arm Upgrade - Normally the X-buster has 3 different levels of charge. The first being the normal shot, the second being a charged shot, and the third being a super shot. Surprisingly there are 2 different arm upgrades that can be acquired in the game. Unfortunately you can only have one upgrade at a time. The 2 are: 1) 4 Shot X-Buster - This upgrade allows you to power up your X-buster and shoot out 4 level three (super shot) shots. 2) Energy Ball X-Buster - This weapon is REALLY cool. Instead of having the level 3 super shot you have a huge blast that comes out and when it hits something changes into an energy ball and sits there for a couple seconds. This is one weapon you have to see to believe. Sometimes I even call it the Black Hole weapon because in some aspects it reminds me of one. -Armor Upgrade - The Armor serves the same purpose as it does in past games. It reduces the amount of damage done and gives you an extra weapon in your arsenal. In this game, the extra weapon is a super power dash. You can only use it when the energy of the weapon is completely full and it uses all its energy during discharge. So don't count on it being a normal use weapon. *Enemies and Location of Items* This info is good for both characters. Here is a complete list of enemies and the order to defeat them, the weapon to use, the weapon they give you and the items in their stage. I explain each boss in the order they appear in the map below. Here is the way to go: ------------------------------------ | 4 | 6 | 7 | 8 | ----------------------------------- | 2 | 5 | 3 | 1 | ------------------------------------ 1) Frost Kibatodos Use: X-Buster or Rising Fire (if already acquired) Get: Frost Tower Items Located in Stage: -Weapon Tank - Found in the second area towards the top of the stage incased in an ice block -Heart Tank - Take the bottom path from the start of the stage. You will come to an area where you go up a ladder then go straight down again. Before you go down, look above and you will see an ice block. You must use the Rising Fire weapon to break the ice. 2) Jet Stingren Use: Frost Tower Get: Ground Hunter Items Located in Stage: -Energy Tank - Easy to locate in the second area of the stage. -Heart Tank - This is also easy to locate in the first area of the stage. 3) Slash Beastleo Use: Ground Hunter Get: Twin Slasher Items Located in Stage: -Heart Tank - Use the robot armor in the second area to destroy the train cars. One of them carries a Heart T. 4) Web Spidus Use: Twin Slasher Get: Lightning Web Items Located in Stage: -Leg Upgrade - When you start going down for the first time you will notice that one of the ledges you jump to has an opening on the right. Go in to find the Leg upgrade. - Heart Tank - In the second area, part of the trees can be burned. Once you have figured out which part is vulnerable, you will come to an opening big enough to fit you through, but has a drop off to the right. You will notice on the far right that the tree has a burnable part. Jump over to it, burn it and get the Heart T. At this point you will have a little conversation with the football robot and then you will transport to an area where you fight the soldier guy from the intro. The best weapon to use is the X-Buster. His pattern isn't hard to learn and once you get it down he is real easy. 5) Split Mushroom Use: Lightning Web Get: Soul Body Items located in Stage: -Heart Tank - This one is in plain sight. Jump up to it and get it before the floor drops away. 6) Cyber Kujacker Use: Soul Body Get: Aiming Laser Items Located in Stage: -Energy Tank, Heart Tank, and Helmet Upgrade - You attain these by finishing the section of the stage with a rank of "S". You are timed to finish the section. Finish before the words "Hurry Up" appear below you. Once you see down arrows flashing next to you, it means you are being ranked down. 7) Storm Fokurul Use: Aiming Laser Get: Double Cyclone Items Located in Stage: -Heart Tank - Located on the first set of floating platforms that gets destroyed by the space ship lasers (remind you any of Independence Day?). -Arm Upgrade (2)- Located on the spikes leading up just before you enter the door to the boss. You have to shoot a Lightning web at the spikes and use it to jump up to the above area. You have to do it fast because the web doesn't last long. Both Arm Upgrades are located up there. One right after the other. 8) Magmard Dragoon Use: Double Cyclone Get: Rising Fire Items Located in Stage -Heart Tank - You will come to a part where the ledges become like steps and there is a soldier from the intro on one of the ledges. When you reach the top of the steps, jump back to the left and you will see a ledge that you have to dash to. The Heart T is on the ledge. -Armor Upgrade - When you reach the robot armor use it to help you to the ledge just above where it was sitting. You will find a huge wall that can't be broken. Switch to the Twin Slasher and power it up. Once it's fully powered, release it. You should break the wall and get the Armor Upgrade. This should help everyone out for awhile. I want to make it clear that I wrote this very fast and it's the first version. I will be making additions to it and changing some of the explanations. If you find any items I am missing please send me the name and location of the item and I will include it in this guide with full credit given to you. I am also wanting any info as to the story in the game (i.e. the cinema's, conversations, etc.) If you have any info about this, send it to me and I will include it along with credit for you in this guide. Again, I know I am missing the Final Weapon bosses and all of Zero's path so please don't send me any info for these subjects as I am already beginning to add them. Thanks and enjoy!