Mega Man X | Full Access Playthrough

People unfortunate enough to hear my opinions on a regular basis know where I stand on Mega Man 9 and 10. Even if you’re just looking at them as nostalgic fellatio, I still find it irritating that all Capcom’s main takeaway from Mega Man’s stellar NES legacy was that it was hard sometimes. Capcom then created two intensely cruel, ball-breaking throwbacks as if unrelenting difficulty was the only thing that defined the series.

Above: This was, and still is, more like it!

We’d recommend the first three Mega Man X games over 9 or 10 any day of the goddamned week, and you can finally get it on the Wii’s Virtual Console, and at a reasonable price no less. The first game is arguably the best, but more importantly, it has a far better grasp of what makes a great Mega Man game.

Above: The real Mega Man 10! 

It stays true to the spirit of the original series, it’s pretty as all hell, and an outstanding evolution in its own right. Gorgeous 16-bittery, upgradable abilities, hidden secrets that make revisiting levels awesome, an epic soundtrack, and perhaps best of all, A FAIR AND REASONABLE DIFFICULTY!

Above: Storm Eagle is a bastard 

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  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - April 28, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    Damn that Dr. Wiwy
  • manateesta - April 22, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    Huge fan of this game, like others I have played this game more times than I can count. The music is great too.
  • Siion - April 22, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    Thanks, was entertaining.
  • Shinespark428 - April 21, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    Oh, right sorry, "Maverick's stages". Anyways, bought it on the VC. Played through it. Beat it. Hopefully will also speed run it even if I don't know if I can manage to beat Sigma without dieing. It will be hard, but hey, adds replay value.
  • Shinespark428 - April 21, 2011 11:34 p.m.

    WOOOO! Megaman X!!!! One of my favorite games EVER. I frankly think it ages better than even Megaman 2, and is even MORE fun (should've made greatest games list). Granted, it probably wouldn't have been without those epic final stages and the Sigma fight (which is stupidly hard, but man those bragging rights). Seriously though? Fair difficulty?! What do you can Sigma. The guy's the most cruel, sadistic, stupidly hard boss I've faced next to Mike Tyson. Granted, the first 2 parts of the Sigma boss fight are really easy once you get used to him. But yeah. Megaman X. The Robot Masters' stages are fairly easy, and then it gets a little harder, and then it gets crazy. Like, Super Meat Boy hard. I didn't find 9 to be unfairly hard though. I've beaten it without using a continue.
  • super0sonic - April 21, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    About an SNES capture card. I have the Dazzle 100 but really anything should work because you can plug the N64 Composite cables into the SNES. Also I love thise FAPs i have watched all but the portal 2 one.
  • PooPSock - April 21, 2011 9:05 p.m.

    This was podcast-level awesome. In comparison to current-gen games, however, it's not that they were "more difficult" specifically but that it takes a different type of cognitive processes for movement between 2D and 3D and the fact that there are limitations as far as movement and control in 2D games. But honestly... Megaman X is pretty hard. How could you guys scoff at that penguin?!?!?! That bastard took me 8 different level attempts!! And I had nowhere near as much trouble with even some of the end game bosses... Fucking penguin.
  • foxyexplosion - April 21, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    This was really cool, mmoar faps!
  • gmknoble - April 21, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    I fuckin' love this game!
  • Taxtm - April 21, 2011 2:09 p.m.

    This always was my favorite of the Megaman series of games, just these first few. They beat the hell out of all the others to me, and since I didn't have a Super Nintendo growing up, the only time I ever got to play them was at my school's extended day program. They're definitely in need of some good recognition.
  • philipshaw - April 21, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    Glad to hear you guys also love the Mega Man X, I have still got that PS2 collection that Chris is talking about. I loved Chris's swear of "Bithces and balls"
  • OtterPopAfterbirth - April 21, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    man, FAPS are coming in fast and hard. That's fantastic--how about a daily feature? and maybe longer faps? i'd park it here for an hour every day or so.
  • InfinityPrimo - April 21, 2011 8:33 a.m.

    Also You guys are killing me... This game is by far the only game I have mastered and you are going through it like its just outrageously difficult... But its cool, and MegaMan X is one of the best games I've played, a classic I tell you, CLASSIC!!!
  • InfinityPrimo - April 21, 2011 8:23 a.m.

    To get the "Hadoken" you need to get all the upgrades and hearts and sub-tanks. Then you go to Armored Armadillo stage lose all your lives (up to five) at the last chasm. Then on around the fifth try "Hadoken" upgrade appears. It awesome and you can only use it at full health. Also MegaMan X was remade on PSP in the early life of PSP.
  • Kage_No_Shi - April 21, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    I actually got an eBay copy of the X collection for the PS2. I only ever owned the original X game on SNES, and I beat that sucker over and over again (most played game at the time, very probably). I tried a demo of Megaman 9 and really didn't like it at all. I'm hoping I like the X sequels a lot.
  • DirkSteele1 - April 21, 2011 7:06 a.m.

    Just won an eBay auction for a mint condition SNES copy of Megaman X. Really looking forward to cracking on with it.
  • garfunkling - April 21, 2011 5:31 a.m.

    Yay. I got my wish of more faps! On a related note I'm still waiting on my misadventures of tron bonne sequel capcom.
  • Leghar - April 21, 2011 4:42 a.m.

    But... but... you missed the helmet upgrade!!
  • RebornKusabi - April 21, 2011 4:04 a.m.

    Besides Mega Man 2, this is definitely my second favorite Mega Man game, with Legends being third. X was amazing when it came out and even to this day, holds up extremely well in my opinion. I think the last couple of sentences are why I love Mega Man 2 and X so much: they're difficult, sure, but their difficulty is not as fucking uneven and as punishing as Mega Man 9 and 10's were.
  • Yaro - April 21, 2011 2:37 a.m.

    Yup, I probably never enjoyed watching several men fap more....moar plox.

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