Mega Man Xtreme (Rockman X: Cybermission in Japan) is a Game Boy Color game in the Mega Man X action platformer game series. It was released in Japan on October 20, 2000, in North America on January 11, 2001 and in Europe on August 24, 2001. The game was followed by Mega Man Xtreme 2 in 2001.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Mega Man Xtreme is an action-platform game that features the same gameplay as the Mega Man X games on non-handheld game consoles. As the titular protagonist, the player is tasked with completing a series of selectable, side-scrolling stages in any order desired. X has the ability to run, jump, scale walls, and fire his chargeable "X-Buster" arm cannon to overcome enemies in each stage. These stages consist of various obstacles, enemies, and a boss at the end. As the player progresses, helpful power-ups such as health, weapon energy and extra lives can be found or dropped from slain foes. Permanent power-ups include special tanks that extend the player's life bar, storage units that allow for surplus health energy to be saved for later use and armor parts that grant X new abilities such as improved damage resistance and ability to dash-jump off walls. Fully depleting the health of the end-stage boss will clear the stage and allow X to add the boss' weapon to his arsenal. As each boss is weak to another's weapon, the player can defeat the bosses more easily by choosing to complete the stages in a specific order.
Like the portable incarnations of the original Mega Man series, Mega Man Xtreme borrows content from its home console counterparts released on the Super Nintendo. The game is composed mostly of elements from Mega Man X and X2, as well as new content made specifically for the game. Mega Man Xtreme contains three difficulty levels with Normal and Hard mode making up the game's main narrative and featuring only four of the eight main bosses in each, while Xtreme mode acts as a bonus scenario with all eight bosses available to fight from the beginning.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Mega Man X
- Dr. Light
- Chill Penguin
- Spark Mandrill
- Armored Armadillo
- Morph Moth
- Magna Centipede
- Wheel Gator
- Flame Stag
- Zain - is a Shadow Hunter that helps hack the Mother Computer System along with his partner Geemel. He has a large sword, which he uses to try to crush X, or can use it as defense.
- Geemel - In Normal Mode, he will escape after his partner Zain's defeat, saying he will avenge him. The player can only fight against him in Hard Mode and Xtreme Mode. He attacks using a large shuriken, and rides a kite.
- Middy - He was a gifted programmer who managed the Mother Computer throughout the game. His twin brother, Techno, was manipulated by Sigma, and attempted to hack into the Mother Computer by uploading himself into the mainframe. Sadly, when X destroyed Techno's terminal to prevent Techno from hacking the Mother Computer, he also destroyed Techno's CPU, and because Techno's CPU was linked to Middy's, Middy too was killed.
- Techno - The elder twin of Middy, Techno was a skilled hacker, who was manipulated by Sigma into using his skills for evil. He hacked into the Maverick Hunters' Mother Computer mainframe, and sent eight viruses into it based on Mavericks from the past. He died with his twin.
Story[edit | edit source]
Mavericks Zain and Geemel have hacked into the mother computer, and are using old Maverick battle data to distract the Hunters. X must go into the mother computer, destroy the battle data, and stop the hackers.
Credits [Staff][edit | edit source]
Programmer: Hana Yoshimura, Asagiri3, Wada, Kenoh-Vaio
Back Ground: Ryutaro's Mama, Yoshio Misaki
Character Design: K23-7219-Toda, K.Miyahara, K.Ando, Sensei
Sound: Toshio Kajino, Saori Maeda
Test Player: Hashimoto Murata
Special Thanks: Sadamoto, Inafking, Niida, Komiya, Ozaki Roi
Producer: Tatuya Minami
Exe. Producer: Yoshiki Okamoto