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PSX Mega Man X4

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Stars][Fastest Completion]PSX Mega Man X4 (USA) "Zero" in 36:30.1 by Bernka.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2012-05-09)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 168.06 MB, length: 40:10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 162.60 MB, length: 40:10)
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Submission #3591 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1439 (36:42.63)
Rating: 8.1 (12 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
In previous Mega Man X games, X would do all the real fighting while Zero would say he was off to destroy power sources and do other such unverifiable tasks. Zero even had the audacity to tell him that one day X would be as strong as him.

This time, X lays back and lets Zero put his money lightsaber where his mouth is, leaving Zero to fight off an entire army as well as Sigma. Zero does such a good job showing how much better he is than X that the series has been transformed for TASVideos to be a Zero series from here on out.

This submission improves the previous run by 12.53 seconds primarily through precise optimization of boss battles.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Mega Man X4 (USA) "X, 100%" in 39:45.0 by sparky.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2011-07-14)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 200.81 MB, length: 43:27)
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Submission #3219 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (18 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
X decided he's fed up with being in the shadow of Zero and shows him how it's done, beating Sigma and his army and collecting all of the items in the process.

If you still want to get your Zero fix, you can check out the run which aims for fastest time without collecting any items.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]PSX Mega Man X4 (USA) "Zero" in 36:42.63 by Atma & FractalFusion.
PCSX movie (.pxm) (date: 2010-01-06)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 183.27 MB, length: 41:02)
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Submission #2528 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (17 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform

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In the past in Mega Man X games, X used to do all the real fighting, while Zero said he was off to destroy power sources, and other such unverifiable tasks. Zero even had the audacity to tell X that one day he'll be as strong as Zero.

This time X lays back and relaxes while letting Zero go put his moneylightsaber where his mouth is. This leaves Zero to fight off an entire army, as well as Sigma. Zero does such a good job showing how incompetent X is, the series has been transformed for TASVideos to be a Zero series from here on out.

#17161463148977107 - Mega Man X4 Iris&Boss Sound Glitch
mmx4irisglitch.pjm (153kB pjm movie [PSX])
Uploaded 2014-09-03 20:28:41 by kusoman (22 files)
For PSX Mega Man X4 (2 files)
In 01:16.73 [4604 frames], 0 rerecords)
7309 views, 511 downloads
this glitch happens when you press start at the title screen too fast to make this happen you must reset the game 2 time (which I did in this) then press start EXTREMLY fast and you will hear the title theme then the game says "Web Spider" then you will Iris say "Ill do it!" and hear the bosses Japanese voices
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#17161132936813598 - Mega Man X4 IntroStage Test Run
megamanx4zero.pjm (290kB pjm movie [PSX])
Uploaded 2014-09-03 20:07:16 by kusoman (22 files)
For PSX Mega Man X4 (2 files)
In 02:25.68 [8741 frames], 22 rerecords)
7251 views, 532 downloads
the Japanese version doesn't work with PSXjin so I needed to use USA version
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The purpose of this page is to document all known tricks and other interesting information of the PSX Mega Man X games. These include Mega Man X4, Mega Man X5, and Mega Man X6.

Tricks

SDC (Slash Dash Cancel)

This is the trick that makes Zero superior to X in most stages. It destroys most bosses incredibly quickly, and also works well on regular enemies if necessary.

This trick is performed by pressing the attack button to slash on the ground, then dash to cancel the slash animation. The dash can be cancelled by another slash, so slash again as soon as possible. The first two hits of Zero's triple slash do not trigger invincibility on bosses, so every slash will cause damage.

Turnaround SDC (X6)

Zero's sword physics have changed in X6, making this trick possible. First, be as close to the opponent as possible, and have your back faced towards him. Then slash, and when the slash hits, turn around towards the boss. This will instantly make you start the second slash of the three hit combo. Then press dash and the other direction, so you face away from him again. Slash again, and repeat.

Guard Shell trick (X6)

When Zero has his Guard Shell (Shieldner Sheldon's weapon) out, slashing will make his Saber hit multiple times for each slash. This is a valuable asset in unassisted runs, but selecting Guard Shell is generally too slow for a TAS.

Boss information

Bosses with abnormal invincibility

Usually, bosses have 60 (X4) or 30 (X5, X6) frames of invincibility after getting hit from attacks other than Zero's first or second slash, or attacks they don't take damage from. But some exceptions exist:

  • Magma Dragoon (X4): Has only 30 frames of invincibility after each hit, rather than 60 frames like all other bosses from this game.
  • Web Spider (X4): Gains invincibility after getting hit by Zero's first and second slash.
  • Cyber Peacock (X4): Gains invincibility after getting hit by Zero's first and second slash.
  • Frost Walrus (X4): Gains invincibility after getting hit by Zero's first and second slash.
  • Blaze Heatnix (X6): When hit, regardless of which attack, will always trigger a "stunned" state, stopping his attack and giving him a long period of invincibility. This only doesn't happen when he does certain attacks. During these attacks, he has normal invincibility when attacked.
  • Infinity Mijinion (X6): When hit by a saber (either by X or by Zero), he'll always trigger a "stunned" state and gain invincibility.

Z-Saber regular Air Slash vs. Kuuenzan (X4)

Defeating Split Mushroom as Zero gains you Kuuenzan, which replaces Zero's air slash. However, Kuuenzan isn't always better against certain bosses.

Bosses against whom regular Air Slash is better

The following bosses take 3 damage from Air Slash, but 2 from Kuuenzan:

  • Split Mushroom
  • Cyber Peacock

Bosses against whom Kuuenzan is better

The following bosses take 2 damage from Air Slash, but 3 from Kuuenzan:

  • Web Spider
  • Frost Walrus

The following bosses take 1 damage from Air Slash, but 2 from Kuuenzan:

  • Magma Dragoon
  • Slash Beast

Bosses for whom this doesn't matter:

The following bosses take 2 damage from both Air Slash and Kuuenzan:

  • Storm Owl
  • Jet Stingray


See also: Mega Man X damage charts for a damage chart for Mega Man X4.


See also