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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mega Man X for Super NES (1994)

Mega Man X for Super NES advertisement

Original ad published in the January 1994 of EGM (no. 54)
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A triumphant 16-bit debut for Dr. Wily and Co. 

Mega Man X (1994) was a very successful game released by Capcom for the Super NES. In an already stand out series, this game featured a perfect balance of difficulty, gameplay and entertainment level. A true 16-bit classic.

It must be noted that this was not the tenth released of the game. The “X” series started a whole new timeline for the series on the more advanced consoles from the Super NES onward. The original series would remain on the NES for a few more years.

I remember long Summer afternoons of Mega Man X sessions. There are few experiences that convey the level of precision Keiji Inafune and his team at Capcom achieved with this game. It’s not only better that previous games for the NES, it’s also tighter, more conductive to an entertaining experience. And it’s also very polished. Everything works as it should. Everything is quick, but not frantic. Everything just flows until the harder last levels of the games. 

The box-art for the game is replicated for the print ad you see here. A wise choice, following the steps of Mega Man 3 and Mega Man 4. Clean lines and nice actual game screens provide everything the gamer should know before the purchase. 

Mega Man X for Super NES print ad copy

This couldn’t wait till the 21st century.

The “X” generation of Mega Man adventures is here.
For the first time on the Super NES

As his last great creation, Dr. Light developed “X”—the first thinking, decision-making robot. Years later, Dr. Cain modifies his design to make thousands of supposedly “harmless” Reploids. That is until Sigma, the most intelligent Reploid of all, decides to lead the others in eliminating all humans from the planet. Now “X” must hunt down Sigma using his all-new arsenal, including the X-Buster, and the awesome Emergency Acceleration System. It’s the Mega battle of the next century, found only on the Super NES. 

  • “X” uses his X-Buster to save Zero, the leader of the Maverick Hunters from the evil Vile.
  • When the robotic amoeba glues “X” to the ground, either be shoots or he’s stuck.
  • “X” destroys an enemy submarine fuel tank and things get extremely explosive.