View Full Version : The Final Countdown - Let's Play Megaman X5!

January 23rd, 2012, 11:49 PM
"...Get up... ...Wake up now... ...Do you forget... what you should do? ...Destroy it now... ...You can do it! ...You're the best of all my works... ...Wake up..." - [Doctor Albert W. Wily]

Hello, everyone.
KAIZA here, and I welcome you to my first LP ever! (It's actually my second, but I deleted the first
a long time ago, even before I joined the forum :P)
So, for my (not so) first foray into the LP business, and because I want to lighten my mood before
exams (in a week or two), I chose to play this game.
Ahh, Megaman X5. One of my favorite games from the PSX era, and the highest point of the X series.
Many people consider it a great climax to the story, some think the series jumped the shark with X4, and others
simply don't believe X6-8 don't exist.

For me, it's the best game in the series. Sure, there are other Megaman games which are arguably better than
this one (Megaman Zero 4, for example), but I still prefer this one. Simple, easy-to-get-used-to controls, good
level designs, an awesome soundtrack, and, it has been confirmed, this was going to be the end of the
X series.

Yep. Keiji Inafune, the series' creator, said that X5 was intended to be the last entry of the X series, before
he moved to the Zero series. 4 games were spent building up some behind-the-scenes plot lines (like Zero's past),
and it was all supposed to be culminated with this game.

Unfortunately, like many other Capcom series, once it started making money, the higher-ups didn't want it
to end. So, even though the series was all but concluded here, they green-lighted a sequel, Megaman X6. I've
played that game. It's nice and all (although nightmarishly hard), and is in-fact the first X game I ever
beat. But it just doesn't live up to the previous game. Not to mention it has a few plotholes, especially
regarding our good friend Zero.

Since then, 4 more Megaman X games have been released (2 sequels, an RPG, and a collection of the first
6 games), and...that's it. The X series has kinda been forgotten since then, although some call backs to it are
made in the Zero games, and, of course, X!Zero has appeared in other Capcom games (like the Vs. Series).

Well, I've talked enough, so let's get cracking!

Oh! A little reminder, though. I tried recording my run through the game, but for some reason, my temp laptop hates
me, and refuses to record audio (and the video quality is...questionable). As such, this LP will be screenshot based.
Though, I'll try to upload videos of cutscenes, boss fights, and other highlights, adding the soundtrack through
editing (though sadly, no sound effects).

As mentioned, I believe the soundtrack is awesome. Unfortunately, even though I have the
soundtrack available, the anti-piracy message at Tindeck really got through me, so I won't
upload it. Luckily, the entire soundtrack is uploaded on Youtube, at TheOSTation's Channel!

So, here's the playlist! You should check it out! (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOSTation#grid/user/482C7792B9D2EF40) (TheOSTation's account just got terminated. Great.)

EDIT: So! I checked, and the playlist is missing a few tracks. Luckily, I found another playlist,
this one complete!

Here's the new playlist! (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF5B7EEDF09322E11)

I'll be also posting links to the appropriate songs during the LP, for reference's sake.
And, since this game was supposed to be the end of the series, it is chokeful of call-backs
and references to previous games, up to the Classic series. Whenever I spot a reference,
I'll point it out. Do correct me if I get something wrong, or point out anything which
I may have forgotten.

One more thing. I'll try to aim for 100% completion, obtaining all armor parts, heart containers, upgrades,
and whatnot. I'll also try to show all 3 endings, as possible.

Okay, now let's begin...


Episode 0: He Was Right There All Along! (Part 1) (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=580190&viewfull=1#post580190)
Episode 0: He Was Right There All Along! (Part 2) (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=582544&viewfull=1#post582544)

Episode 1: Under the Sea - Obliterate the Battleship! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=584982&viewfull=1#post584982)
Episode 2: Everything's Worse with Bears - Chase the Truck! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=591302&viewfull=1#post591302)
Intermission: Throwing Your Sword Always Works - Protect the Enigma! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=612947&viewfull=1#post612947)
Episode 3: Air Jousting - Destroy the Time Bombs! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=615500&viewfull=1#post615500)
Episode 4: Shock and Awe - Electric Trap! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=619369&viewfull=1#post619369)
Episode 5: Frickin' Laser Beams - Fortress Lab Infiltration! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=625706&viewfull=1#post625706)
End of Part 1: Hope Spot - The Enigma Fires! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=626591&viewfull=1#post626591)
Intermission: Flying Firepower - Obtaining the Falcon Armor! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5%21?p=626804&viewfull=1#post626804)

Episode 6: Lethal Lava Land - Red-Hot World! (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/1623-The-Final-Countdown-Let-s-Play-Megaman-X5!?p=752354&viewfull=1#post752354)
Intermission: Magical Security Cam - Protect the Shuttle! (Coming Soon)

January 23rd, 2012, 11:50 PM
Episode 0: He Was Right There All Along! (Part 1)

Music: Opening Theme (http://youtu.be/JJAORXqQ8iU)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_1.png
And so, our adventure begins!
But first, watch the intro! (http://youtu.be/vLj_6opnOxI)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_2.png
Anyhow, before we begin, let's adjust a couple of things...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_3.png
Like the Auto-Charge and Rapid Fire! Now X will always shoot a stream of shots, and he will automatically charge his buster.
Overall, it makes things easier for me in the long run.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_4.png
But enough of that! Let's start the game. You'll notice a "Training" option in the menu. Yeah, it's a tutorial, I already know
how to play the game, so I'm not doing it. It basically teaches you a few things, like clinging to ropes or crouching. It also
has an end boss, a weaker version of Magma Dragoon from X4. You're not missing much.

Music: Character Select (http://youtu.be/o51zJWyDA3k)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_5.png
Anyhow! The character select screen! Now, I'll be choosing X for the intro stage. Unlike X4, where you chose a
character and played as him for the rest of the game, X5 let's you chose who to play each stage as. You can even choose
which armor X will use. Oh, yeah, didn't mention. There are a grand total of 4 armors in this game.
Anyways, I'm choosing X for reasons that'll become apparent later on.:saber:

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_6.png
And so, the story begins in the year 21XX, on a space station orbiting the planet.

We open to a scene of carnage and destruction. Here we meet a mysterious reploid...appropriately named "???".
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_7.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug.png: "Yes, it's ready... Piece of cake. ...The Colony is still alive... I can let it fall at any time... Please let me do it now. I'm getting bored. All I have to do is... go back to the Earth and scatter the Virus."

Suddenly, a mysterious voice who is obviously Sigma begins talking to our new friend.
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_8.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug.png: "You're doing a good job... hee hee hee..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug.png: "Nobody dares to fight against you, except those stupid Maverick Hunters. I'll do anything for you, anything..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug.png: "So, if you would like me to...y'know...I could always find them and..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug.png: "The hell are you talking about now?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug.png: "Nothing! Nothing, sir..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug.png: "Good... I'm going to Earth to execute our plan. Stay where you are and await further instruction."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug.png: "But I don't think you need to do it personally. Are they really a threat? Are X and Zero really so strong that you can't let someone else do it?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug.png: "These are the same Hunters who have defeated me and ruined my plans 5 times in a row. Why would I ever consider them a threat?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug.png: "Point taken, sir, no need for sarcasm. I assume, then, that I am to remain useless for the duration of your trip."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug.png: "Hee hee hee... Yes, in a manner of speaking..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_10.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug.png: "and who your true enemy is... Hee hee hee. Bwah ha ha ha ha!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug.png: "You're laughing like a maniac again, sir."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug.png: "Shut up!!"

Music: Opening Stage X (http://youtu.be/CI_tY7r1tl8)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_11.png
So, after that little intro, we start the game proper. Now, here is why I wanted to choose X first...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_12.png
The Force Armor! This is X's armor from the previous game, complete with all of its enhancements. I'll explain how this
works. Both characters have a "unique" weapon when they start the game: X has the Force Armor, and Zero has the Z-Buster.
Why is this important? Wait till we get to the boss...

We immediately receive a call from Alia, our Navigator.
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_13.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "Can you hear me, X? Sigma appeared suddenly and moved toward the statue which is under construction. We lost his trail and haven't picked up any readings since..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "What about Zero? I thought he was already..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "I've lost contact with Zero, too. Where would he go?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Heh...knowing him, he probably got sidetracked by a hair salon or something. You know, make his hair all pretty and stuff!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "What?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "You can reach the statue by going straight in that direction."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Stay alert! Several machines, even some deserted taxis..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_14.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Whoa, whoa, hold on..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "What is it?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Taxis? As in 'grab a cab' taxis?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Yes, what about it?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "How the hell does that even work?! Were the cabs driven by an A.I., or what?! They can't ram me, I would simply dodge, so what are they going to do?! Charge me extra for the ride?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Let's...let's try not to think about that...Just go and find Sigma, ok?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_15.png
After Alia's (unskippable) call, we finally start playing. Let me say that the Force Armor is...kinda broken in the early game.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_16.png
Like in X4, it comes with an Air Dash function (which normal X lacks). Not only that, but he can also hover for a few seconds.
This is godsend during platforming sections, especially later in the game.
The Force Armor is also equipped with the Plasma Shot, which is basically a bigger, more powerful buster, with the added
bonus of leaving a damaging orb whenever it hits an enemy. The body armor also reduces all damage by half.

Sure, it's technically a downgrade from the X4 version (No helmet nor Nova Strike), but, remember, the armor is usually
endgame material. Having it this early, with all its enhancements...yeah.

So, what does Zero get? A buster shot as an added long-range attack?

I rest my case.:ciel:

Continuing ahead, we find a wrecked highway...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_17.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "The highway's been badly damaged... We've got to find Sigma before he destroys anything else, or we'll be in very serious trouble."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "No shit, Sherlock."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_18.png
So, yeah, Alia's calls are kinda redundant. And they're unskippable. I guess it's one of the weaker aspects of the game.:neco_arc:

So, remember how Alia mentioned something about taxis...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_19.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WHY THE HELL DO THE TAXIS HAVE F*CKING CHAINSAWS IN FRONT?!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_20.png
As we continue, we come across a derelict building. Sure, build a giant statue to overlook the city, no need to spend city funds
on repairing some old buildings. No, sir.

Yes, Alia did point out the building was collapsing, why do you ask?
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_21.png
Now, Alia mentioned the walls could fall any second, and to take advantage of the terrain. This translates to...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_22.png
Triggering the ceiling to collapse, and have the chunks of rock fall on top of enemies! Clever use of the terrain, indeed!:neco_arc:

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_23.png
It's even better at the exit of the building. Notice those 2 little gaps on the floor?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_24.png
Go to the right one, and crouch. Standing on the right one triggers the ceiling...

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:sader:: "I regret nothing!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_26.png
BWAHAHAHA! Now, that was fun.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_27.png
Yeah, this stage is pretty short, actually. There is one (very small) platforming section after the building.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_28.png
Just jump to the right platform, forget Alia's call, jump to the temporary platform, and jump again and catch the

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_29.png
Just FYI, you grab ropes by pressing up. That's it. Crouching is by pressing down.
If you've already played any Megaman X game before, those 2 things are the only new stuff you learn in the tutorial.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_30.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Yeah, I finally reached the several-foot-tall statue that can be seen from miles away, no need to point that out..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "I lost the traces of Sigma and Zero somewhere above you."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "That's it? They climbed the statue and disappeared? And wait...didn't you tell me you lost contact with Zero? Why not simply tell me he was at the statue too?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Look, I'm just reading what's on the screen. There's two blinking lights pointing at the statue; one says 'Zero', the other 'Sigma', okay? I don't question it, neither do you."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Tch!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_31.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Fine, you win! I'm climbing..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_32.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Stupid Alia, with her stupid screen, and stupid calls...thinks she's smart..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_33.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "But remember: The guard system of the construction site is malfunctioning as a result of the Sigma Virus. Kick the guard walls quickly and climb them!
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_34.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "I'll show heWait, the who on the whatsthat?
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_35.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "DAMMIT, ALIA!!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_36.png
So, yeah, this section is actually easy...but it's just as easy to screw up if you're not patient. Seriously, even if I go through the entire
stage undamaged, I can still stupidly die here because I stuck to the wrong wall and didn't realize it until too late.:rin:

Let's try this again, shall we...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_37.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Stupid walls...think they can crush me..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_38.png
So, this time, I make it to the top. Ready for the first boss? I know, it's exciting.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_39.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Stupid Sigma...now you're going to pay..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_40.png
Oh, the old "WARNING" alert, how I missed it. Yep, this is definitely a boss fight.

Zero teleports in
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_41.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_42.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Finally! Some back...!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_43.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Oh...it's just you, X..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Glad to see you too, Zero."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Are you alright?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "...I'm okay. Just a bit of a bruised ego."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "...Not to mention a broken leg...and my arm lying right next to me...not that you'd care..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Anyway, where is Sigma?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "He took off. Alia is looking for him now, but she can't pick up any readings."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "He is a virus... ... he can't be seen or analyzed correctly like other data. You have to feel his evil energy. That's the only way to find him."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "I see..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: Note to self: Zero has gone insane, play along to avoid conflict.
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_44.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "...the base, Zero. You can't fight him in this condition. I can feel him... Sigma is close by."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "I'll leave here so as not to disturb you, but... I'll check the surrounding area before I go. I can feel him, too. Sigma is very close to us! Be careful, X..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_45.png
Suddenly, the head of the statue begins to crumble revealing...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_46.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_47.png
Why, Sigma, of course! He was right there all along!
Although, how did he get into the statue?
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "Hee hee hee... Stupid Maverick Hunters! You will all feel the true Maverick power... right before you die!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Wait! True Maverick power? Shit! Don't tell me we're at the end boss now! I left all my weapons back at the base, so...wait...Oh, crap! Okay, I forgot where my old weapons are, but still, isn't it too early to fight the end boss?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "X, I'm tired, wounded, I can pick my own freaking arm with the other, and it's all this bastard's fault. Shut up and fight."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "But..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "For once, I agree with Zero. Shut your trap and fight!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_48.png

Welp, update's getting kinda long, so, I'm gonna split it in two parts.
Well, see ya in part 2!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/music.jpg
Megaman X5 Opening Theme (http://youtu.be/gNS3zaInV5E)
Monkey, by Mosquito-Milk (Japanese Opening) (http://youtu.be/UqmqNGO-BgQ)
Opening Theme (http://youtu.be/JJAORXqQ8iU)
Character Select (http://youtu.be/o51zJWyDA3k)
Opening Stage X (http://youtu.be/CI_tY7r1tl8)
Opening Stage Zero (http://youtu.be/rc1qgfA-AN0)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/videos.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Misc/megaman3wg.png
Megaman X5 - US Opening (http://youtu.be/vLj_6opnOxI)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Misc/NoMonkeys.gif
Rockman X5 - Japanese Opening (http://youtu.be/8aiBf4b8U5Y)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Misc/evilplan.jpg
Sigma's Evil Plotting (with guest ???) (http://youtu.be/JRCWlUvOUFI)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/trivia.jpg
-The Opening Theme music is a remix of "Variable X (Demo)" (http://youtu.be/pcU1ZMGKRTU) from Megaman X and "Get a Weapon" (http://youtu.be/z7xtspFdhNg) from Megaman 3.
-Showtaro Morikubo, the voice of X from X5-7 in Japanese, is also the vocalist of Mosquito-Milk. He also sang the
opening themes for X6, "Moonlight" and "The Answer", and the ending for X7, "Lazy Mind".
-The early areas of the stage (wrecked highway, those flying green enemies) are reminiscent of Central Highway,
the first stage of Megaman X.
-The wall-crusher sequence could be a reference to a similar sequence in the intro stage of Megaman X2.
-As mentioned, the Force/Fourth Armor first appeared in Megaman X4, although with more features, and two
different choices for the buster. The version in this game is a replica made by Alia, explaining its downgrade.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/artwork.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Artwork/x1.jpg
Megaman X Artwork

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Artwork/zero1.jpg
Zero Artwork

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Artwork/forcearmor.jpg
Force Armor Artwork

Chaos Greyblood
January 24th, 2012, 12:37 AM
How do you even record videos? I wish I could do LPs, but without the voice commentary because I hate my unmanly and terrible voice on mikes.

January 24th, 2012, 12:57 AM
If it's on the computer, I used CamStudio for the Fortissimo video walkthrough. Others use Camtasia (I think that's spelled correctly) and I know there's other software out there.

Chaos Greyblood
January 24th, 2012, 01:13 AM
What other stuff works well with emulators that don't make much slowdown?

January 24th, 2012, 01:13 AM
If it's on the computer, I used CamStudio for the Fortissimo video walkthrough. Others use Camtasia (I think that's spelled correctly) and I know there's other software out there.
I'm using CamStudio, too, but it seems either my drivers or my sound card hate me, as they won't allow it to record sound from speakers (I keep getting an error message).

Thus, I'm left with no audio for the videos (I could record from a mic, but...I'd rather avoid using voice commentary for now).

If only I had my Mac...Snapz X Pro was inmensely useful for these kinds of things

Currently editing the Episode 0 post, by the way!

Chaos Greyblood
January 24th, 2012, 01:37 AM
Eventually I'll do vids of my own.

What other programs are out there?

January 24th, 2012, 01:39 AM
Unfortunately, those two are the only ones I know of. -_-
Wikipedia does have a list of programs, though.

Although I think some emulators let you record what you're playing.

Chaos Greyblood
January 24th, 2012, 01:45 AM
I just hope the footage doesnt suck with slowdown.

I almost think I either need to fix my old PC or somehow clean up my laptop.

January 24th, 2012, 03:17 AM
Episode 0 is up!
Now, I'm going to sleep.
Part 2 will be up tomorrow.
See ya.

January 24th, 2012, 08:39 AM
I'm using CamStudio, too, but it seems either my drivers or my sound card hate me, as they won't allow it to record sound from speakers (I keep getting an error message).

It's quite a pain sometimes. Go to Audio Options, than Audio Options for Speakers and try setting the Soundcard Device to "Stereo Mix (VIA High Definition).
Than go back and set it to record Audio from Speakers, than finally go to your speakers themselves and enable Stereo Mix in your Recording Devices area (With Windows 7 I just right-click the audio button down in the taskbar trey) as the Default Device by highlighting it than pressing the "Set Default" button.

You should be able to record audio from speakers now, so give it a test with say a 5 second clip from a song or w/e on your compy. No need to do the whole song and such for a test.

January 24th, 2012, 01:53 PM
It's quite a pain sometimes. Go to Audio Options, than Audio Options for Speakers and try setting the Soundcard Device to "Stereo Mix (VIA High Definition).
Than go back and set it to record Audio from Speakers, than finally go to your speakers themselves and enable Stereo Mix in your Recording Devices area (With Windows 7 I just right-click the audio button down in the taskbar trey) as the Default Device by highlighting it than pressing the "Set Default" button.

You should be able to record audio from speakers now, so give it a test with say a 5 second clip from a song or w/e on your compy. No need to do the whole song and such for a test.

Well, I tried that, but no matter what I do, it seems my laptop simply doesn't have Stereo Mix. I tried everything, although some sites do tell this was apparently intentional (anti-piracy and whatnot).

From what I see, I have a Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221 driver/sound card/don't know, and the laptop is an HP Pavillion dv6000.

As soon as I get my Mac back, I'm replaying the game and re-recording all videos... -_-;
Even if it takes months to be repaired

January 24th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Oh hey a Megaman X(5) LP I never played the games so it should be good to know what I missed.

But before:

Sure, it's technically a downgrade from the X4 version (No helmet nor Nova Strike), but, remember, the armor is usually
endgame material. Having it this early, with all its enhancements...yeah.

So, what does Zero get? A buster shot as an added long-range attack?

I rest my case.:ciel:

So X needs all the hand holding while Zero can go and kick everyone's ass with just a sword and a buster. :neco_arc:

January 24th, 2012, 02:21 PM
So X needs all the hand holding while Zero can go and kick everyone's ass with just a sword and a buster. :neco_arc:
Sword and a buster?
Hah! He can do it with the sword alone! Which probably will happen because I chose X first, thus no Z-Buster.
Also, Zero needs no Ultimate Armor! Gets a paint job, and he starts kicking ass with double the power!:rin:

January 24th, 2012, 02:32 PM
You almost make me want to grab my MMX Collection disc (GameCube) that as a true fan to the series I just had to import. xD It never released here in the Netherlands. =/ Freeloader for the win though. Neither did they release the Megaman Anniversary disc for that matter! It's like we're being forgotten almost on purpose. =X

In X5, I personally prefer Zero over X though. Even if the bosses are just a slight bit harder with Zero than with X in terms of avoiding damage. Heck, in a sense I prefer Zero over X, almost full-stop. Zero with all his attacks and skills just gains such insane offensive strength, that he just trumps X big time. The only time that X really comes close is if you unlock his full set of upgrades and armors in X6 and take him out for a ballgame with Shadow Armor + Ultimate Buster. lmfao.

Well, if you really want over-the-top Zero, the only thing you have to do is play MMX8... seriously, too broken there. Black Zero for double damage dealt and taken, S-Blade for double damage dealt, plus insane range while still retaining high speed and access to all slashes and special skills. Uh yup... 4x damage, sure, take 2x as much damage, but the damage he cranks out is just ... way crazy. xD

Will likely check this out a lil' bit, just for old time's sakes. =]

January 24th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Glad you enjoyed this :)
It's truly sad that Capcom seems to neglect Europe, you miss out on many games.

Well, about using X or Zero: I guess that I use mostly X out of custom. It's the character I know how to play the most as, and I'm used to playing as him for the last 7 games (X7 doesn't count). That, and I didn't want to lose the Force Armor for 100% Completion. And, in any case, it's fun to Nova Strike my way through stages once I get the Ultimate Armor.:ciel:
Still, Zero is the stronger of the 2, the only disadvantage being lack of projectile attacks, thus more risky to fight bosses. Not that I can't play as him, considering I beat X4 with both characters. But, yeah, Zero in X8 FTW. Rasetsusen + Σ Blade = Almost nothing survives. Add Black Zero, and...:neco_arc:

Also, Episode 0 Part 2, today, coming soon!

January 24th, 2012, 03:24 PM
It's truly sad that Capcom seems to neglect Europe, you miss out on many games.
Well... imported games... sorta work. Bit of a hassle with the freeloader, but oh well, just 1 extra discswap on boot-up. ;] Same disc I used for Tales of Symphonia, which I finished before the first preview even came up in magazines here. lawl - even then they were so f'n wrong about the game... Bit off-topic though.

Well, about using X or Zero: I guess that I use mostly X out of custom. It's the character I know how to play the most as, and I'm used to playing as him for the last 7 games (X7 doesn't count). That, and I didn't want to lose the Force Armor for 100% Completion. And, in any case, it's fun to Nova Strike my way through stages once I get the Ultimate Armor.:ciel:
They released an X7? Really?... oO Afaik they just forgot 7 and went straight for 8 tbh. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, of course. ;]
I do agree with you though that X just feels more like the habitual choice. Sometimes I do think that certain levels really are more made for X than for Zero. X is more flexible, especially with the multiple armors. And well... it's a Megaman game, and X is of course 'Megaman' so... heh, bit more of an obvious choice for some. I just feel that with Zero, you just don't need those armors X gets, you get the important parts of all sorts of armors just given to you for free - and with Zero the game just turns way more fast-paced. Kind of easier to get into things for me.

Still, Zero is the stronger of the 2, the only disadvantage being lack of projectile attacks, thus more risky to fight bosses. Not that I can't play as him, considering I beat X4 with both characters. But, yeah, Zero in X8 FTW. Rasetsusen + Σ Blade = Almost nothing survives. Add Black Zero, and...:neco_arc:
X feels more robust on the bosses, you can easily just take them down due to his versions of the weapons being safer and/or easier to put into play due to their ranged nature. Totally agree with you there. Still, like almost all MMX bosses, once you find the pattern and force the bosses into it, it's a done deal. Doesn't really matter anymore who you play with. =D So then it really is a personal choice. =)

January 24th, 2012, 11:12 PM
Episode 0: He Was Right There All Along! (Part 2)

Welcome back, guys! Sorry for tardiness (college...)
Here's the 2nd part of Episode 0!

Last time...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_47.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "About time you showed up..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "Can we get this over with, I have a world to destroy..."
:neco_arc:: "Oh, right, big boss battle. Hehe..."

Music: Sigma 1st (http://youtu.be/7pwGUpEU3xg)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_48.png
:fight:~BOSS 1: SIGMA HEAD~:fight:
So, the first boss of the game is...Sigma's giant floating head. Huh, is it really that late in the game?
You may have also noticed in this screenshot, and in the previous update, that Zero is missing an arm.
Well, remember how I said each character has a unique skill/weapon? Well, when you choose a character
for the intro stage, the other character's unique weapon is damaged/destroyed.

Thus, for the duration of the game, Zero will not have the Z-Buster. Similarly, if I had chosen Zero instead,
the Force Armor would be lost forever. It doesn't matter much if you stick to playing as one character. But
to be honest, losing the Force Armor is much more crippling for X, since Zero can hold up on his own with
his sword. X, not so much.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_49.png
Sigma Head's attacks are quite simple. For the first stage of the fight, he will use one of 2 attacks. One, seen
here, is a burst of energy pellets. Simply crouch to avoid. You can also try to take a potshot at him before he

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_50.png
Sigma's weakpoint is his mouth, which should be shot anytime it's open. Like after the energy burst, in which
he stands there, mouth open, like a moron.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_51.png
For some reason, Sigma almost exclusively used the burst attack during the fight. Seriously. He attacked
me almost 7 times, and 4 of those were burst attacks.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_52.png
His second attack is summoning two sparks and sending them towards you.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_53.png
This attack is avoided if you wait until just before they start going towards you, and then wall-jumping over them (Sometimes,
just wall-climbing will suffice).

After the attack, Sigma will charge towards you, mouth open. He stops when he's close to you, so jumping down
from the wall will make him miss, leaving him open for more attacks.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_54.png
After he's left with a third of his health, Sigma gains a new attack. He opens his mouth (again)...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "I'mma firin' mah lazor!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Wait, wha...?"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_55.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "BLAARGH!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "HOLY SHIT! JUMP! JUMP! SAVE ME YHVH!!"

And shoots a purple laser. Wall-climbing is your friend here. If you're lucky, you can hit him before he fires.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_56.png
And, of course, he's vulnerable after the attack, too.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_57.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "It's over X! No gods can save you now!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh, crap! Oh, crap! Oh, crap!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "DIE EX...!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_58.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "BALRGFHSOSFHFHIOHHSNSARRGHH!!!!!!!!!!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Ooohh..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "The hell was that?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Thanks, YHVH!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Misc/YHVH1.jpg
"No problem, X."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_59.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: "I...should've seen that coming...CURSE YOU, X!!!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "You know what? Battle's over, so I'm not gonna question what just happened. I don't think my head can take it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/sigmamug2.png: *BOOOOM!!*

And thus, Sigma is once again defeated, and X and Zero have saved the world...
Now go and rest our heroes!





Music: Sigma 1st (http://youtu.be/7pwGUpEU3xg)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_60.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Oh, no! The Sigma Virus has been leaking out..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "I can't believe I said that with a straight face. The mental images are so unwanted..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "It must have spread all over and could cover the Earth by now... All of the Reploids are getting severely damaged!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "I don't even know how that works, but...in any case...Zero!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Zero?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "That...THAT BASTARD!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "...Zero?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Sigma! He lost to us on purpose..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "He trolled me! How DARE he troll ME!! When I get my hands on him..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_61.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "This is Hunter Base. Do you read me? Are you all right? Any damage?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "ZERO!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "WHAT!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Alia's calling."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: >: (
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_62.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "The entire Earth has been thrown into a panic because of the Sigma Virus. It's dangerous to stay there. Report back to the Base!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "IT WAS X'S FAULT!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WHAT?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Guys..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "You were the one who blew Sigma up!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "That was YHVH, and even then, you were the one who told me to fight him!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Guys..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "And which moron listened to me?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "And which moron got his Buster broken by a head with no arms!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "GUYS! You want back or not?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Fine...We have to evacuate immediately. Just let me pick my arm from the TRASHCAN."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Guys, leave the bickering for later, we have more important issues at hand..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_63.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Even if we fight, what good will it do? A battle won't solve the problem."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: You started.
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: DID NOT
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: BOTH OF YOU! TELEPORT! NOW!!

Back at the Hunter HQ...
Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_64.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Sigma's explosion has spread the Virus all over the Earth. It's affecting both people and Reploids."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Psst...Alia! How can a computer virus affect...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Shhh!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "What's worse, the Space Colony, Eurasia, is heading straight toward us. At this rate, it's going to crash into the Earth... in 16 hours. Everything... including Reploids and the entire human race, will be... ... annihilated..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Ain't that convenient."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "We have no choice... For the sake of the world, we must destroy the Colony!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Ooh! Ooh! I know!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "What is it, X?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "How about using nukes to break it apart and change its trajectory? I saw it in a movie once...we can call my friend YHVH! He has a friend...Thorman, I think, who can get us some..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "X?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Yes, sir?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Please shut up. Alia, you were saying?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: *clears throat*"Well...we could destroy it with one of our weapons."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_65.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "the Hunter Base that still works is... ... The Enigma... And it's very old."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "How old are we talking here?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Oh, just...67 years..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "We also have a space shuttle. But, it's been affected by the Virus, and the Auto-Pilot function doesn't work... So we need someone to fly it to the Colony and let it collide..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Alia..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "It's almost certain death, but we have no other choice!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: "So, it's either a decades-old cannon which will probably fail, or a suicide rush using a small shuttle. Against the moon-sized colony."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: *gulp*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_66.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dougmug.png: "On a scale from 1 to 10? We're screwed."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dougmug4.png: "Look, I know it's bad, but there's still hope!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dougmug.png: "In order to use the Enigma, we need to build it up with some devices."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "What if we were to use it right now?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_67.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: *sigh*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Under the influence of the Sigma Virus, a lot of Maverick Hunters have become Mavericks, and only a few hunters remain normal. Let's join forces with the rest of our brothers and complete the Enigma!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "And by that, I mean X and Zero are going to find the required parts by themselves."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh, man...!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Wee. I'm excited."

Music: Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_68.png
Under 2 minutes! Yay! :illya:

Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_69.png
So, now, we're at the Stage Select screen. Did you notice that counter in the previous screencap? The big yellow 16?

That's our timer before Eurasia crashes. I'll explain how that works.
Each time we enter a stage, the timer decreases by 1 hour. No, stages are not timed, don't worry.
You can stay as long as you want in a stage. Even if you are killed, and don't die, the timer will
not decrease.

However, as I said, that's as long as you remain on the stage. Unlimited continues and all, but if you
leave the stage, and choose another (or even the same one), it's another hour spent. Sure, our heroes
can teleport and all, but, they don't bother going directly to the boss, they won't bother here. Let's
assume each stage takes them an hour to complete.

In any case, mild spoiler, there are 8 Maverick stages, and 2 intermissions. Best case scenario, you only
have to do 5 stages (4 Mavericks, 1 intermission), worst case scenario, you have to do all. So, it's best
to manage your time, unless you want a 1-way ticket to the bad ending.

In any case, here are our options. The Mavericks who hold parts for the Enigma:
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_70.png
Grizzly Slash, large robot bear, huge claws, easy boss overall.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_71.png
A f*cking whale. :mad:I hate him...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_72.png
Squid Adler, Squidward's robot cousin, Ride Chaser stage.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_73.png
And Izzy Glow, genius Doctor of Engineering, goes cuckoo from the virus.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_74.png
They are insignificant. For now, at least. I'll be sure to pay them a visit later, regardless of results. But unless
the Enigma fails (hint: it probably will), they're optional.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_75.png
Strictly speaking, all bosses are irrelevant. If I so wanted, we could fire the Enigma right now. But, without
the parts, it's probabilities of success are...excessively low (but not impossible).

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Intro Stage/stg0_76.png
In any case, here's the little gimmick for this LP...

You're gonna choose which stage I will go to, which character/armor I should use, and which weapon to use
on the boss.

That's right. All choices will be made by you, Beast's Lair!
With 3 exceptions, you can choose where I go, who I play as, and what I use. I'll consider it like a self-imposed
challenge. You could even tell me, for example, to use normal X, use nothing but the Buster, and
take on the f*cking whale Duff McWhalen!

In any case, post your votes, and after a day or two, I'll count the votes, and go with whatever is winning.
Each option's vote counts separately, so:

-1 for stage
-1 for character
-1 for weapon

Well, I hope you enjoyed the beginning! This is just the prologue, there's lots more to come!:ciel:
See ya next update!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/music.jpg
Sigma 1st (http://youtu.be/7pwGUpEU3xg)
Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/videos.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Misc/sigmatroll.jpg
Sigma Head Boss Fight (http://youtu.be/H8cCcVZWGrs)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Misc/colonydrop.jpg
Sigma's Plan Revealed! (http://youtu.be/TB-be3iYr6Y)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/trivia.jpg
-Each of the Mavericks is named after a member of the band Guns N' Roses in the English version.
I'll mention who's who when we visit each of them.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/artwork.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Artwork/aliax5.jpg
Alia Artwork

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Artwork/douglasx5.jpg
Douglas Artwork

January 24th, 2012, 11:31 PM
Votes for me~

+1 for Theo Grizzly Slash
+1 for X. I'd prefer we keep this a single character walkthrough, although I won't mind if Zero shows up.
+1 for Normal X. I actually try and avoid the Force Armor after the intro stage because I feel it lessens the challenge. Also since it's the armor from the previous game...GTFO of here you goddamned relic!

January 24th, 2012, 11:33 PM
You are using Zero to fight the whale. You can probably count all of my votes as Zero+worst option for you.

Because that's what a LP is all about, the let's player suffering.

January 24th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Votes for me~

+1 for Theo Grizzly Slash
+1 for X. I'd prefer we keep this a single character walkthrough, although I won't mind if Zero shows up.
+1 for Normal X. I actually try and avoid the Force Armor after the intro stage because I feel it lessens the challenge. Also since it's the armor from the previous game...GTFO of here you goddamned relic!

You're voting twice for using X ^^;
I guess it can pass, considering I don't have any weapons yet.

You are using Zero to fight the whale. You can probably count all of my votes as Zero+worst option for you.

Because that's what a LP is all about, the let's player suffering.

0_0...The f*cking whale...

Very well. I'll keep the count. For now it's simple, since I only have 3 character choices, and no weapons.
Worst case scenario, next time, I'll be fighting every boss with a useless [Dark Hold]. Yes, weapon name is spoilered.
Dammit, now I'm giving ideas...

January 24th, 2012, 11:58 PM
Ah, my bad. I kinda assumed weapon=armor which wasn't right rofl. But yeah, just plain ol X for whatever happens next is my vote. :D

January 25th, 2012, 12:48 AM
Zero and the Whale.

I've done it, now you have to too.

January 25th, 2012, 04:27 AM
*jumps bandwagon*

Zero on Whale action :ciel:

Been a while since I played this. I'd prolly be asking you to use Shadow everytime after you get it though.

January 25th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Been a while since I played this. I'd prolly be asking you to use Shadow everytime after you get it though.
Erm...As cool as it is, Shadow Armor is from X6...
But, there's still other options! I just have to find the parts for those...

Now, it's almost been a day, so voting's closed for now.
By popular demand, next update will have some Zero on Whale action.
Why do I find this unsurprising...?:rin:

Episode 1, Zero vs. Duff McWhalen, coming soon!

January 26th, 2012, 12:50 AM
Erm...As cool as it is, Shadow Armor is from X6...
But, there's still other options! I just have to find the parts for those...

... I confused Force for Falcon and thought of the wrong game. OTL

Gaea is just as cool though!

Chaos Greyblood
January 26th, 2012, 12:57 AM
I was actually going to vote Normal X vs Grisly Slash, since his weapon will actually help you out A LOT against Duff McWhalen, especially if you use Zero in his stage. It makes him look like a complete wimp.

Special note No 1: All of the Mavericks have names after rock stars. (ie: Grisly Slash is named after Slash, Axel the Red is named after Axel Rose, Izzy Glow is named after Izzy and so on.) Notice a pattern here?

Special note No. 2: There was a theory that if you actually let the hours run at least 7 hours by entering a stage and die on purpose, there could be chance for the Enigma Cannon to destroy the Eurasia colony successfully. Not only this, but the bosses themselves get a level up for every hour that passes by. That being said, you should use the last 5 hours in defeating the boss and obtaining the items while you do this. I don't remember if fighting Dynamo takes 1 hour, so I'm setting this method like that just in case. You don't have to follow it to the letter because the odds of the Enigma Cannon succeeeding are totally random and I managed to do so at least twice even with this method or without it as you proceed normally. Yeah, I don't get the random factoring either.

Oh, and one more thing. The Xtreme difficulty is disappointingly bad. Not that it's a hard game, it's because it's almost the same as Normal mode. It's just that the bosses get a level up from this, but the general difficulty for the entire game still sucks because it hasn't changed that much, so you can still breeze through the game easily. Believe me, I've finished that game a long time ago and I remember how terrible they didn't ramp up the difficulty as they should have.

Arguably, X5 is the easiest out of all the Megaman X games and you'll see why.

January 26th, 2012, 12:59 AM
Running down the clock = better items.

Chaos Greyblood
January 26th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Running down the clock = better items.

Oh yeah, the special power-ups. That's a big reason why I adopted the method I told you earlier.

January 26th, 2012, 01:47 AM
Special note No 1: All of the Mavericks have names after rock stars. (ie: Grisly Slash is named after Slash, Axel the Red is named after Axel Rose, Izzy Glow is named after Izzy and so on.) Notice a pattern here?
Yep, and not just any rock stars. They're all members of Guns n' Roses. And it was mentioned in the update.:neco_arc:

Special note No. 2....
Well, I don't really know what actually affects the Enigma's probabilities (besides the items). Sometimes, even with all 4 items, it can still fail. But, really, it doesn't matter. I plan on visiting every stage, and canonically it fails, so I don't really intend for it to work. As for the bosses...

Running down the clock = better items.

Oh yeah, the special power-ups. That's a big reason why I adopted the method I told you earlier.
:ciel:Precisely. I'll explain that in more detail in the update.

Oh, and one more thing. The Xtreme difficulty is disappointingly bad. Not that it's a hard game, it's because it's almost the same as Normal mode. It's just that the bosses get a level up from this, but the general difficulty for the entire game still sucks because it hasn't changed that much, so you can still breeze through the game easily. Believe me, I've finished that game a long time ago and I remember how terrible they didn't ramp up the difficulty as they should have.

Arguably, X5 is the easiest out of all the Megaman X games and you'll see why.
No worries. It's still fun, regardless of difficulty (like Symphony of the Night). And, hey, you can always handicap me with your votes!:neco_arc:

By the way, currently working on the update (Writing the extra dialogue and posting the screencaps takes long). Already had the footage ready before you posted this. Guess you beat me to it!. ^^;

Well, back to the update.

January 26th, 2012, 01:58 AM
Writing the extra dialogue and posting the screencaps takes long.

Ha! You are not transcribing Fate/EXTRA (or any JRPG for that matter) you can't complain.

I do hate myself, thanks for asking.

January 26th, 2012, 02:03 AM
Ha! You are not transcribing Fate/EXTRA (or any JRPG for that matter) you can't complain.

I do hate myself, thanks for asking.
Not complaining, just explaining why I'm not posting yet.:ciel:
Though, I do get what you mean. I guess I'm lucky platformers don't
have that much dialogue.

:neco_arc:I can only imagine...

January 26th, 2012, 06:11 AM
So, new update! And it's a big one!
This one came quick, although, since exams are coming next week,
later updates will slow down for a while.

Current Enigma Status:

Anyhow, according to votes, you asked for Zero on Whale action,
you shall get Zero on Whale action.

Episode 1: Under the Sea - Obliterate the Battleship!

Maverick Hunter HQ
Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Zero, we need Hydrogen to power up the Enigma."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Okay, what does that have to do with me?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Our Hydrogen Converters aren't working anymore, so we need to extract hydrogen directly from water."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "So? Go get water. There's plenty around: some dispensers sell bottled water, there's the harbor, lots of water in the ocean. Hell, you could even use the bathroom sink!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Zero, we don't have bathrooms here. Second, we can't extract water from the ocean without a permit."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Why the hell not? Isn't there a crisis going around? No need to follow those rules, chief. If the colony crashes, then..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Alia!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Zero, the Environmental Protection Act of 207X strictly forbids..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "All right! You're gonna nag me until I go, aren't ya?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Whatever happened to X, anyways? Shouldn't he be able to go just fine?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "..."

10 minutes ago...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "WOOOHOOO!!! Look, everyone! No hands!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "...Uh, oh..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "He's...currently unavailable."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Look, you just need to find Duff McWhalen, the head of the Oceanographic Museum. He's in charge of guarding the ocean around the city."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Fine. Look for McWhalen, get paper. That it?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Yes...that'll be all."

So! Zero won 3-to-1. He's quite the popular guy, I hear.:neco_arc:
You may have noticed that my doom-clock is now at 10 hours. Well, with each hour that passes, the bosses level up. I'll explain that
when we get to the boss fight. Just pointing out, this was very intentional, as it has its benefits.
Well, in any case, I'm a little bit rusty on my Zero skills, but I should be fine.

Music: Stage Start (http://youtu.be/xv0MOcJXfoA)
...or maybe not. :sakura:

Music: Tidal Makkoeen Stage (http://youtu.be/3_mltl-jLik)
OK, let's get this over with.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Well, I'm here, so where's that Whale guy?"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "There''s nobody here, so what..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "THE HELL?!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Alia...the hell's that thing?"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "U-555" is coming right at you! I don't believe it. It belonged to a marine museum. What an incredible influence the Sigma Virus has!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Alia, I called for an analysis, not your gushing. I'll destroy it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "You can't! It's a relic! A piece of history! It's..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Is it infected?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Wha...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "I said, is it infected?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Well...yeah, but..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Good. I'll scrap it then."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "But...!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Alia..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "So be it"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "we have no choice but to fight against the "U-555"."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Now, that's what I'm talking about."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "complicated terrain."
Okay, so here's this stage's gimmick...

It's a glorified sub-boss fight. The U-555 will stalk us throughout the stage, and we're forced
to maneuver through the stage while being attacked by the battleship/submarine and other enemies.
The fight is divided in 3 stages, each with a different area of the battleship.

The first part of the battle is against its head. The head has 4 small cannons, which will shoot
at Zero constantly with phase-through-walls shots. I recommend taking out the cannons as a priority.

When you destroy them, they will regenerate after a while. But, if you destroy them enough times, they
will be gone for good. You'll notice once the U-555 has smoldering holes where they used to be.

Also, throughout the stage, you'll encounter these blowfish robots. Fans of the series will recognize
them from Launch Octopus' stage from Megaman X. These guys are extremely annoying. Let me

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Damn, it's getting closer. Gotta get away..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Huh? Oh, shi-"

Yep. They will suck you in, and then eat you whole. If you're trapped, then you have to wiggle your
way out. Time consuming, and annoying, considering the stage is littered with these guys.

Another thing the U-555 can do is spew out 3 small enemies. These will spread out, and then
turn around and rush towards you. Easy to destroy, if you keep attacking the U-555's mouth.

Occasionally, it may also spew out a wounded reploid. These guys, if touched, will give you a
health recovery and a free 1-up. Kinda useful.

So, when Alia mentioned complicated terrain...she wasn't lying. Things can get a bit cramped,
especially if you don't take out the cannons.

Eventually, you'll come to an area with gaps in both floor and ceiling.

Here, our friend gains a new attack...

A frickin' laser beam. What else did you expect?

So for this section, you have to make your way through narrow hallways, while clinging to walls or
crouching whenever you see the U-555 ready the laser.

Eventually, you'll reach an open area. Guess what's coming next.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Ha! You missed me!"

Now, we must do battle with the battleship's face!

The U-555 will use the same attacks it has on the way here. That is: shoot laser, spew 3 enemies, or shoot with cannons.
Of course, the last one is rendered useless if you destroyed the cannons early.
Did I also mention that the laser will not hit you, since it goes above your head?

All in all, it goes poorly for the battleship. It's just a matter of slashing away, while destroying
the occasional 3 enemies.

Afterwards, the damaged ship proceeds to swim away in defeat.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Phew. Glad that's over. Now, where's that damn wha..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Alia..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Yes, Zero?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Is...is the battleship mooning its ass at me?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Zero, I don't think that's how..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Okay, now I'm pissed..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "HOW DARE YOU MOON ME!!!"
So! Ready for Round 2? We now fight against the battleship's tail.
Same as before, it has 4 cannons, though this one shoots torpedos. You can destroy
them, too, though unlike the previous stage, these will always regenerate.

Now, this stage of the fight isn't so bad. In fact, it's arguably the easiest. There's few enemies,
there's some health pellets around, and the cannons die quickly. You can even destroy them
just as they regenerate.

Like before, the objective is to make your way to the end. After descending to the bottom of
the shaft, it's battle time.

Same attacks, same strategy. Avoid the torpedos, destroy the cannons often, and keep
slashing at it until it dies.

After the fight, the U-555 escapes once again. We follow it, and...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Alia, the hell happened to the water?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Are you in an old sunken ship?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Who cares?! Why's the water suddenly gone?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Look, I don't know."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "The "U-555" is trying to escape. It went deep in this direction."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "The large battleship? It went through here?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Yes, what's...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "The damn thing shouldn't even fit in here! This doesn't make any sense!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "It's not my problem. The thing's getting away. Go do your job."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Grrr..."

So, welcome to the sunken ship! This is the last stretch of platforming before the end of
the stage. The place is littered with these little enemies (which remind me of the Ground Hunter from X4),
but they're killed with just a few hits.

There's also the occasional spike pit, but overall, this is just a breather for what comes next...

By the way, you see that hole in the ceiling, with the spikes and all?

We better remember it for later. There's certainly something up there, but it's unreachable
because of the spikes. If only we had a way to fly up there, or resist the spikes...

Well, there's no other way to go, so it's down for us.

Oh, come on! At least hide it! Don't tease me with something so close yet so out of reach.
So, yeah, we need to blow that bomb to get to the capsule. Buuut, we need Duff's weapon
to do so.

So, we'll be revisiting this stage later. *sigh*

In any case, let's continue. Only way left is right...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Oh, hey! The water's back."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Oh, come on!!"

Welcome to the hardest section of the stage. We now fight against the battleship's back. The
battleship (again) has 4 cannons in its back, and once again shoots phase-through-walls shots.

However...destroying the cannons is made more difficult because they're in the f*king floor.
Without a certain grizzly's weapon, I need to do 1-2 full combos to destroy them. Not only
that, but these regenerate fast. They also have rapid-fire. They will shoot non-stop, and since
the shots come from the floor, sometimes I get hit just because I happen to be standing there.

So, destroying the cannons is out of the question.

So what do we do? Why, run away, of course! The objective is to reach the top, while
avoiding instant death from being crushed.

Oh, did I mention that the screen auto-scrolls during these sections? It's non lethal in the
first and second one. Here? You can get crushed between the ship and the platforms.

So, it's all a matter of jumping to the top, while avoiding instant death and the ship's cannons.
Whose shots come from every direction.
Isn't this stage FUN?!

Oh, we can't forget the enemies. The annoying ones, at that.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Oh, shi-"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "GET YOUR EVIL FISH LIPS AWAY FROM ME!!!"

So! After finally making it to the top of the stage, we can finally see the boss door. But, before that...

We must fight the goddamn ship. Wee.

Now, unlike the others, you can't just hit the ship for damage. No, sir. This time you have
to attack this crystal on its fin.

A combo or 2 should be enough to break it, and doing so will disable the ship's core's shield.

Now we can do some damage. But, don't think it doesn't put up a fight.

The cannons will keep shooting non-stop, and the blowfish robots will start pouring from both sides.
If you're not careful, you will be overwhelmed.

My best strategy is to remain next to the crystal, and slash away. Facing whichever side has
more enemies/cannons. This way, I keep the enemies at bay, and I can damage the core along
the way.

Of course, it's also a good idea to keep moving to avoid the laser shots. But, taking a few hits
ain't so bad. However...

Guess what happens when you die.


By the end of this I'll be a frickin' expert.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "NOT AGAIN!"

Here we go again...

Did I mention touching the core hurts you? No?

Well, touching the core hurts you. A lot.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Wait, what the-?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: *muffled screams*
So, after many attempts, I finally beat this guy. Finally.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "SEE YOU IN HELL, YOU DAMN SHIP!!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Just find McWhalen! It's gonna be easy!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Just get the permit! No hassle! F*cking whale..."
Y'know, 0 lives and barely any health...yeah, this bodes ill.

FINALLY, BOSS FIGHT (Instant death spikes...this can't be good.)

Duff McWhalen swims into the arena
So, finally, Duff McWhalen shows up. Can I kill him yet?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Cut the crap, McWhalen. I'm tired, battle-broken, covered in fish fluids, AND MY TEMPER IS THROUGH THE ROOF."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "So...I'm gonna ask this nicely..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Give me the DAMN PERMIT!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "Nice to know your language has become more colorful, Zero."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "hydrogen... so you must want the ocean in order to produce hydrogen..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Whoop de f*cking doo! Yeah, that's precisely what we need to save our collective asses."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "You want me to give you permission to use the ocean, Zero?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Or else I'll be forced to introduce the pointy end of my sword into your blowhole"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "That's very rude of you..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Like I f*cking care; I'm saving the world here."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "Very well, then. I shall give you the permit..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "FINALLY!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "...on one condition."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "MOTHERFU-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "I've already been infected"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Fight? Right now? Didn't you hear? A F*CKING COLONY IS GOING TO CRASH INTO EARTH! THERE IS NO FU-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "Come on, it's just a duel. One last wish, please?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "You know what? F*ck it. You're infected. I'll scrap you. End of story."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "Then come and face me!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "...for the last time!"


Music: Boss (http://youtu.be/7MJi2llXaiE)
And so, the duel to the death with ol'McWhalen begins. Let me say from the start that the
fight was...kinda anticlimatic, for all I thougt.

Now, notice the small number below his health bar? That's Duff's level. Currently, he's level 9. So, here's
how this works. Whenever an hour passes, the bosses' current level also rises. As bosses level up, they
become stronger: attacks do more damage, defenses improve and they gain more health.

Obviously, Lvl. 9 Duff is more difficult than Lvl. 1 Duff. But, I advanced the clock for a reason, which
I'll show when the battle's over. Anyhow...

Old Duff begins the battle by floating up and down, creating platforms of ice. He will continue to do
so for a while, and, of course, you have to move over the ice in order to reach him.

And...that's basically it for the first section. Just go through the ice platform and keep attacking.
Unless you touch him, he can't damage you...yet.

After a while, Duff will stop creating the platforms and shoot out his special weapon: the Goo Shaver.

This things will fall from the sky, and when they touch the floor, they will keep going, along walls or the
floor. Depending on how the platforms were positioned when Duff fired, they can come from the left, right,
or both sides. He always fires 3-4 shots.

Although not seen in this fight, after shooting the Goo Shaver, he will bring the platforms back. So, now,
you have to make your way back through the platforms, while Duff fires homing torpedo-bots towards you.
Oh, did I mention the platforms have changed, and some may have spikes? Or ceilings? Well, they do.

Unfortunately, the battle doesn't last long enough. I managed to deplete 2/3 of his health before he
could even fire the Goo Shaver.
Thus, this brings us to stage 2 of the fight.

When left with 1/3 of health, all ice platforms will break.

And Duff will swim to the left side of the screen. Hey, remember those spike in the right?

Well, for stage 2, Duff will quickly align himself with Zero, and proceed to rapid-fire ice
blocks at you. These things come fast, and due to floaty underwater controls, it's a wee bit
difficult to maneuver yourself out of the way. If you fail to get away in time, you're immediately
sent into the instant death spikes.

Or, at least, that's what's supposed to happen.

I only had a silver of health left, and I thought I was gonna die in this section. However...

Before I knew it, I had already depleted Duff's health. I hadn't even noticed I beat him until the
ice platforms broke! I managed to turn the fight around!

I guess I can beat Duff McWhalen. Unless he has lots of health to drag out the fight to his advantage.
Or I stupidly try to Nova Strike him to death (hint: doesn't work).

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dwmug.png: "AAARRRRGGHHHere's the signed permit, ZeroaaagggHHHHHH!!!!"


Music: Stage Clear Zero (http://youtu.be/W2lgYKcbMj8)
And with that, finally, the stage is over.

Music: Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)
Almost 10 minutes...*sigh*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "have just defeated! From this DNA data, the special weapon has become yours!"
Why, yes, Alia is telling us basic Megaman gameplay mechanics.

Ah, this is what I meant about benefits. Let me explain how the Parts system works.

When you beat a boss, you get not only his weapon, but also an upgrade. You get to choose either
life or energy (A.K.A. health vs. weapons). However, as Chaos Greyblood and ratstsrub mentioned,
if the boss was at least Lvl. 8, then, you get a bonus item. That's a part.

By advancing the clock (guess how I did that, I did show how), I increased the boss's level. Since
a boss' level is also tied to your rank (higher rank, higher level), I simply had to leave the clock
at 11 hours for Zero (who starts with Rank SA).

I'll go into more detail about how parts work and equipping them when we actually get it. It takes
2 in-game hours for them to be completed (translation: 2 stage visits). Each boss has different
parts, and you get a different part depending on whether you choose life or energy.

For Old Duff, the options are:

Weapons + Life + Super Recover: You'll receive more energy when your character picks up an energy capsule. It will also fill up your energy tanks faster than normal.
Weapons + Energy + W-Energy Saver: This part decreases the energy use of any Special Weapon or Technique, allowing your character to use a weapon / special technique for much longer than normal. This part decreases WE usage by 25% if your character wears an armor or defensive upgrade, and 50% if they wear none.

I'm aiming to get 8 parts equally (so, 4 life + 4 energy), and for now, I'll be taking
the Life Upgrade.

So, our rewards are the Goo Shaver for X and the Flying Splasher for Zero.
We also receive a bottle of cool, nice Hydrogen™ for the Enigma.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "...ocean. If only the Hunter Base worked... then we wouldn't have to take water from the ocean..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Don't start with the environmental crap, Alia. Not in the mood."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Please return to Hunter Base... You have another mission to complete."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Yeah, that would be finding Signas. For making me do this, I'm gonna take this sword and shove it right into his..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Zero, shut up and teleport."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Yes, sir"

Back at HQ
Music: Dynamo (http://youtu.be/AJumfLjNcOw)
Oh, look. It's ???, from the prologue.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "...sources unknown."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Who's this? I've never seen him..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "X! Is this one of your friends?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Nope. Never seen him."

??? takes of his visor
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Nice to meet you too, Mr. Stranger!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "X, what did I tell you?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Never pop an Air Wheelie on a Ride Chaser?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "No, the other thing."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Shut up?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Precisely."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "What is it that you want"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Oh, I have no hard feelings toward you, but this is my mission... "
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Base..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Wait, why are you telling us your plan?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Foreshadowing a future boss fight..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Aw, are Mr. X and Mr. Zero there?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: *glare*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Who, me?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: *judo chop*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "GAAH!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: *thumbs up*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: *thumbs up*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Don't worry! We'll fight like true sportsmen, hee hee hee."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "I think I need an adult..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "Wait, how are you still conscious?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Robot"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "I am Dynamo. See you soon..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "That's gotta be the most idiotic attempt at a threat I've ever seen."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "How dare he... at a time like this?! Should we even attempt to fight against one so arrogant?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "I'd say no, but, I'm sure it won't even matter."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Can somebody take me to the medical station? I think my arm is falling off again..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: *sigh*

Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
Welp, that's it for today. Y'know, keep voting. Remember, 1 for stage, 1 for
character, and 1 for weapon!

Big update. *yawn* So tired...
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need some sleep.

Current Enigma Status:

Stage Start (http://youtu.be/xv0MOcJXfoA)
Tidal Makkoeen Stage (http://youtu.be/3_mltl-jLik)
Boss (http://youtu.be/7MJi2llXaiE)
Deep Sea (http://youtu.be/mzHDBB1EDYc)
Stage Clear Zero (http://youtu.be/W2lgYKcbMj8)
Dynamo (http://youtu.be/AJumfLjNcOw)


U-555 Fight (http://youtu.be/j2t-7lRUh58)

Duff McWhalen Boss Fight (http://youtu.be/Bffo88qoRZo)

Dynamo's Challenge (http://youtu.be/Cc4YXYV6TYE)

-Duff McWhalen is named after Duff McKagan, former bassist of Guns N' Roses.
-Duff McWhalen's Japanese name is Tidal Makkoeen. A literal translation would be Tidal Whale.
-U-555's Japanese name was Death Avenge (no, I don't know why).
-U-555 is named after the U-55 German submarine.
-In Japan, the Goo Shaver was called Gel Shaver, and the Flying Splasher was called Hisuishou (Flying Water Flight).
-Duff's stage music is a remix of Bubble Crab's stage music (http://youtu.be/DOe3baIm3Ys) from Megaman X2
-Duff's stage music was originally going to be an original theme, "Deep Sea" (http://youtu.be/mzHDBB1EDYc). It's still included in the soundtrack.
-Fun fact: He is the only boss whose mugshot doesn't face straight.
-Duff was originally going to appear in X4, but was vetoed, because, according to the developer, it was difficult to design a boss-like whale. He wasn't humanoid enough, thus, not boss-like. He was also supposed to be as large as Frost Walrus (http://images.wikia.com/megaman/images/3/38/Mmx4frostwalrus.jpg), from the same game.


Duff McWhalen Artwork

Duff McWhalen Concept Art

Chaos Greyblood
January 26th, 2012, 03:12 PM
Just so you know and because it makes more sense, destroying the armor plating on the U-555's face and tail does make sure the cannons don't have anywhere to repair to.

Oh yeah, the Crescent Slash is broken beyond belief when you use Zero. You'll probably be using it a lot.

My votes.... Hmmmm....

- Grizzly Slash as the next boss
- Normal X if you prefer
- X-Buster. Goo Shaver won't do much good against Grizzly.

January 26th, 2012, 03:21 PM
That contained less suffering than I expected. It had more badass tho.

Anyway saying again that Zero + Worst option.

January 26th, 2012, 03:28 PM
Just so you know and because it makes more sense, destroying the armor plating on the U-555's face and tail does make sure the cannons don't have anywhere to repair to.
Well, the face, yeah, I did that. The tail? I tried, but it seems like it doesn't work at all. The armor isn't destroyed. So, I guess either I didn't break it enough times, or I needed a special weapon.

Oh yeah, the Crescent Slash is broken beyond belief when you use Zero. You'll probably be using it a lot.
Crescent Sword would have been so useful in this stage...

My votes.... Hmmmm....

- Grizzly Slash as the next boss
- Normal X if you prefer

All right! But, should I use the Goo Shaver or X-Buster?
I don't care if I have to use tactically-suicidal options! :neco_arc: Like [Dark Hold]

That contained less suffering than I expected. It had more badass tho.

Anyway saying again that Zero + Worst option.
Yeah, it surprised me, too. I really expected worse.

So, Zero + Z-Saber + ??? (Probably Adler, because Ride Chaser) it is!

Chaos Greyblood
January 26th, 2012, 03:35 PM
I edited my post.

About the tail, my mistake. But at least it still worked out in the end.

Also, I chose Slash because the first capsule is in there. It's not so hard to reach if you know how to do the Wall Dash Jump.

January 26th, 2012, 09:28 PM
I edited my post. (X-Buster)

Also, I chose Slash because the first capsule is in there. It's not so hard to reach if you know how to do the Wall Dash Jump.
Duly noted. Slash is always a good option to start the game with. He's the Chill Penguin of this game. :neco_arc:

Also, after checking McWhalen's boss video, I have found the reason why this update had less suffering than

It was Zero. Not only are his attacks strong, his Air Dash helped maneuver in the water. Zero's attacks were
also a lot faster than X's, and left McWhalen with little Mercy Invincibility. Thus, his health went down in seconds.

If I had used normal X? I had no Air Dash to avoid the ice blocks. Instant Death Spikes.
Force Armor? Hover by accident while avoiding ice blocks. Instant Death Spikes.

Zero turned out to be the better choice here. Who knew?:ciel:

So X needs all the hand holding while Zero can go and kick everyone's ass with just a sword and a buster. http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/images/smilies/tsukihime/neco_arc.gif

Sword and a buster? Hah! He can do it with the sword alone!
Somehow, this is Hilarious in Hindsight. :neco_arc:

Well, in any case, keep voting! Voting will probably end tomorrow, and the update will probably
come sometime this weekend.

January 27th, 2012, 08:42 PM
I rember playing this when I was younger. Ah fond memories.

Don't diss X for being the Gunner Man.

X buster

January 27th, 2012, 09:07 PM
Hehe, I loved reading everything there. I assume you're going to go back and nab the Armor part before continuing on if you select X though, so you can run the clock down further. :P Now as for my pick, it'll be the same as last time since I lost. :P

Normal X
Grizzly Slash

January 27th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Well, almost 2 days have passed, so voting ends by tomorrow morning!
Tomorrow, I'll go count the results, I'll record the gameplay and the
update may be up by tomorrow night or Sunday.

I rember playing this when I was younger. Ah fond memories.

Don't diss X for being the Gunner Man.
Yeah, this game truly brings back memories.
And no dissing X, just my bad luck at hovering at the wrong time. Or Nova Striking headfirst into the spikes.

Hehe, I loved reading everything there. I assume you're going to go back and nab the Armor part before continuing on if you select X though, so you can run the clock down further. :P

Glad you liked it. :)
About going back to get the armor...well, I'll probably won't for the time being.
I already cut about 5 hours, which leaves me with just enough to complete all
stages, and all bosses will be of high enough level. Once the clock is no longer
an issue, I will go revisit all stages looking for anything I might have missed.

I will, however, obtain any armor piece, heart container, or tank which can be
obtained on the first try (like Slash's Armor and Sub-Tank or Adler's Armor).

So, after the next update and the intermission, I'll take a short
break due to exams. It'll be only a week, week and a half tops, so
don't worry. :p

EDIT: Okay! 11:45 AM over here, so voting's over!

January 29th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Well, I counted the votes, and the winner is...No Armor X!
And he'll be fighting against Grizzly Slash!

Sorry if the update is a bit late. Realized too late that
TheOSTation's account was terminated, so I had to rewrite
all music links.
Also, I fell asleep since I pulled an all-nighter yesterday, plus
studying for exams, but that's unrelated...

Anyhow, here's Episode 2!

Current Enigma Status:

Episode 2: Everything's Worse with Bears - Chase the Truck!

Maverick Hunter HQ
Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "So...X! How's your arm holding up?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Doing fine, sir! Although I think it's still a bit stiff..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Meh, you'll survive. In any case, I have your next assignment."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Oh! Oh! Do I get to use the Ride Chaser again?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "...X, you're strictly forbidden from even touching one of those again."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Aw, man..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Anyways, you're mission is to find Grizzly Slash. He's a weapons broker, and he might have the Crystal Ball we need for the Enigma."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Oh, I know that guy! Zero had a squabble with him a few years back. Think he poked his eye out, or something."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: "...Which is precisely why I'm sending you to negotiate with him."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Oh, well. Can't be that bad. So, how do I find him."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "We picked up a signal from a caravan of trucks, they supposedly are transporting goods to his secret warehouse."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "So I just have to stow away in one of those, get into the base and steal the Ball?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Hmm, something along those lines, yes. Now go. We don't have time to waste."

Music: Stage Start (http://youtu.be/xv0MOcJXfoA)
So! I mentioned how Grizzly Slash was the Chill Penguin of this game. I wasn't lying.
Just check the Trivia section. Even the developer thinks that!

Music: Crescent Grizzly Stage (http://youtu.be/hJQAMuhmpi8)
And so, our mission begins on the back of a speeding truck. Appropriate.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Then you'll be able to reach the security warehouse."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Wait! Wasn't I supposed to follow these trucks back to the warehouse?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "What do you mean?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "If I destroy them, won't I simply become stranded here? What's the idea? Why the-?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Look, Signas' orders. If he now wants you to wreck those trucks, you do it, 'kay?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "It still doesn't make sense to me."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Me neither."

So...new mission! Instead of stowing away in one of the trucks to reach the secret warehouse, we now have
to destroy them! Which somehow will lead us into the warehouse. Not sure if I'm following...


Now's a good time as any to test our new weapon: the Goo Shaver.

It's basically the same attack Duff (almost) used. X shoots a small glob, which, upon touching the floor,
will continue going until it hits an enemy or a wall. Our version can't climb walls, though.

The weapon is somewhat useful, especially against ground enemies. Sadly, there are very few of those in
this stage, and some can even jump over it. So, X-Buster it is!

Anyhow, this stage is very simple. We have to make our way across several trucks,
in order to reach the head car. Obviously, enemies are there to protect it.

Remember the Maverick Taxis? Well, these are their cousins, the Maverick Trucks.
As such, they're equipped with missile launchers. They are a bit annoying, since the
missiles usually come out just as you're making your way to the front.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "weak point. If you destroy it, the truck will begin to explode."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "...Um, isn't it a bit too..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "But you'd better jump to the next truck before this one blows! Then head to the end of the line."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: ";_;"

Did I mention the trucks have laser eyes? Well, the trucks have laser eyes.

Now, as Alia mentioned, the glowing blue eye is the truck's weakspot. Simply shoot at it with
a fully-charged shot.

The eye will constantly shoot lasers, so all you have to do is keep crouching and time your shots
to avoid the lasers.

After a couple of shots, the truck will begin exploding. You have 5 seconds to get away. Obviously,
you don't want to stay there, so jump to the next one.

And...that's it. For the early part of the stage, you just have to continue from one truck
to the other, and blowing up the core. Simple as that.

Although occasionally...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WEEEEEEEE-!!!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "-EEEEEWOAHWOAHWAITSTOPSTOP!!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "...Phew!
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "What a jerk!"

A word of advice, though. If you neglect to look out for your health...it's actually very easy to
die, since the lasers and missiles come at you from all sides. I can't believe I died here...

Making my way back from the beginning...
In any case, a few trucks later, and you'll find yourself in the halfway point: this large pair of trucks.

So, let's climb in to continue. Take notice of the spikes up there.

The truck is a simple platforming area, with some enemies here and there.

Oh, and the Taxis' grenade throwing cousin.

In any case, notice this gap between the trucks?

So, we can go to the trucks' roof. Or at least we could, if we had some way of walking on the spikes.
Another stage we'll have to revisit later.

Anyhow, the second truck has a large spike pit with a rope hanging above it. So, hang on to the rope
and continue.

I should mention; do not let go of the up button. Even if you're shot. You don't want to accidentally
fall off. If you really want to kill that enemy, wait for it to float to your level before shooting, or
jump and shoot, but don't let go of up!

So...we can't see what's below...
Oh, well! Here goes nothing!


...IIIThat was anticlimatic...let's continue.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Alia, I've been wondering"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "What is it?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "These trucks are all in a line, aren't they?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Sure, what's-?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "And they all attack me with that laser, which comes from the front, correct?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Yeah, but I don't-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "So, shouldn't that laser, whenever it fails, hit the next truck? Shouldn't they be damaged or something?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "X, just continue the mission..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Fine. Hey, what's...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "explode!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "See? I told ya so."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "Just hurry and move to the next one!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Sheesh! What a sore loser..."
So, for the last stretch of trucks, they are already exploding. We have to quickly make our way
to the next one before we die. Easy, right? There's a few obstacles, of course...

First one has some enemies, like the taxis. Don't bother attacking, just zip through them.
If I had the Air Dash, I could actually go over them, but since I don't...

The next section has several walls, with drills coming out of them.

I won't try to make sense as to where the drills are coming from, but if you're good with the dash jump...

...it's a simple matter of jumping from wall to wall, bypassing the drills altogether. Be quick, though,
since at the end...

...is a little reward. Our first Sub-Tank!

This little gizmos have been here since X1. They replaced the E-Tanks from the Classic series. Unlike
the E-Tanks, you find one of these, and it stays with you forever no matter how many time you use it.
A full tank equals one full life-bar, but you can use it even if it's not full. Not only that, but it's also
rechargeable, so you don't have to worry about having to find more if you run out of energy for it.

On the other hand, you need to recharge it. This thing starts empty. Not only that, but unlike
the E-Tank, which you could have up to 9 of, there's only 2 of these in the game (4 in X1-3).
Still, this is an improvement. Sub-Tanks are lifesavers in some very tough situations,
especially boss fights in the late game.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Whoa, a Sub-Tank! Haven't found my old ones...Hey, that truck's not exploding!"

Hmm...truck's not exploding. No defenses...wonder what's that about...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Hey, what's that light over there..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "HOLY SHI-!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WAAAAAAAAAAAA-!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "UGH!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "I think something broke...and it wasn't my legs..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "I can't tell..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "You...you can't tell? Then why did you send me here with those trucks?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Signas' orders. Besides..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "there ARE strong energy readings... We're getting even stronger energy readings from deep inside!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "You sure it's him? I don't even know where that explosion knocked me into..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "You see any other way? No? Then go."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: ";_;"
Well, that went well. In any case, this is the last area of the stage. But before continuing, let's
take a look at that hole in the ceiling.

With some good wall jumping skills, we find...

Our first armor capsule! We're really progressing now. Good thing Dr. Light foresaw impending disaster and
chose to hide one of his capsules in an secret warehouse.

Approaching the capsule, a hologram of Dr. Light appears
Music: Dr. Light (http://youtu.be/IdUYhYhjJDU)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "serious trouble again... It's like a nightmare for Reploids, with the virus everywhere."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Wow...wait, weren't you a hologram?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Yes, I am a prerecorded message left here many years ago."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "But how could you..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "I could answer your questions because I foresaw you would ask them."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Now..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "for enhancement as soon as you pick one. Therefore, I'll give you a data program for parts."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "But why? The virus doesn't affect me immediately, so..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "main memory in a secure area. Then complete the Armor."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "But how do I...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "For security reasons, the program is divided into 4 segments."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "The same as always?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "the armor will be complete."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Couldn't I just...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Nothing happens unless you have all 4."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Wait, how did you...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Foresight."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "She can analyze the data and let you upload it... Anyway, here is the program for legs."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "fly through the air, and you are also invincible while flying! Collide against the enemy to destroy them!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Why tell me this if I can't equip it anyways?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Shush!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Yes, dad..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Gather all of the four programs, and complete the armor!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Oh, well...might as well get the armor data."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "BLLAAAASSHFIUDBSSUFHFSHGGHHHH!!"
And so, we now have the Falcon Leg Parts! Of course, as Dr. Light just said...this means nothing, as
we can't equip them anyways until the armor is completed.

Oh, well. Let's go back and finish the stage.

There's a couple of enemies here, as well as a couple of falling spike balls, but that's it. It's only a
small climbing section before the boss door.

See? That was quick.

Ah, the Warning alert. Never gets old.

Grizzly falls through the roof.
Oh, hey, it's Grizzly! Guess we were blasted into the secret warehouse instead of some random
area since we had no idea of where we were going since we were destroying the trucks instead of
following them back. How convenient!

He also slashes the air, of course, since he's all "big and tough"!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "Hunter... I never expected to see you..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "Where's your pal, Zero?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Oh, hai, Grizzly. Zero was...unavailable for the mission."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "It's a shame. Wanted to settle some old scores with him..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "You mean about your eye?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: *eye twitch*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "...Sorry."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "Don't press my buttons, X."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "me the Crystal Ball..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "The virus is already taking control of me... Soon I'll become one of the Mavericks..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: ""Yeah, that's great and all, but we..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "We are destined to fight anyway... Fight me while I'm still conscious! I don't want to waste you when the Virus has taken control!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "don't have time! Please understand!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "There's a moon-sized colony falling towards Earth. I f we don't stop it, we all go boom!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "X, I've heard the news. That, and the panicking voices of my employees."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "But I thought you lived in a cave..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: *eye twitch*
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "...Sorry again."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "can escape their destiny... I'm sure you know that, too."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Actually...I think I've screwed destiny a couple of times now."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "What?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Yeah! Some nonsense Sigma was spouting. Me having to fight Zero or something. Turned out to be a fake black Zero in the end."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "But...*reads script*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Actually, I was just supposed to follow some trucks. Then I had to destroy them. Then I had to find you and...Oh, yeah! Ask you for the Crystal Ball. So...you have it, right?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png"Look, don't ruin my speech and foreshadowing."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png:"Now! Fight me, Maverick Hunter!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: *sigh*

Music: Boss (http://youtu.be/7MJi2llXaiE)
And thus our fated battle against Grizzly Slash begins. Grizzly is quite the easy boss, actually. His
pattern and attacks are simple to memorize, and if you know what you're doing, the fight doesn't last long.

During the early stage of the fight, Grizzly will attack by using the Crescent Shot. They can
be avoided by crouching in one of the gaps in the floor.

Other than that, Grizzly will jump from platform to platform. Most of the time he follows X, but
sometimes he just jumps for the heck of it.

This stage of the fight is as simple as shooting him whenever you can, jumping away from him
if possible, and evading C-Shots.

Well, shit. My life's running low. Better use that Sub-Tank...

Dammit! I forgot to recharge it...Welp! I'm screwed.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Hey, where did he go?"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "HOLY MOTHER OF-!"

So, after a third of his health is down, Grizzly will jump away, and drill his way underground.
For the second stage of the fight, Grizzly will now pop up from the background and attempt
to slash X.

He's still vulnerable, but I would recommend not staying in one place. Keep moving to avoid
damage. Once you're safe, then take a shot at him, and move again.

He may also occasionally attack from above again, trying to fall on top of X. Again,
keep moving and you're safe.

He will also pop up from the gaps in the ground, and try to stab you with his drill.

If you move as farther away from the gap as possible, the attack won't hit, and you
get a free shot at him.

So, after enough damage has been dealt, Grizzly comes back for stage three. What's stage
three? Oh, it's the same as stage one, with a minor difference...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "OH SHI-!"

He will now use the charged version of the C-Shot.
Well...um...shouldn't have neglected health. Kinda underestimated him there...

Let's try this again, shall we.

Fighting my way back to stage three...
Now, those large C-Shots are a problem. He always shoots 2 (one after the other): one goes high,
the other low.

The high one is avoided by crouching on the gaps, the low one by dash/wall jumping over it.

Problem is, which one comes first is random. So, you gotta be alert and see which one is coming
your way in advance.

Other than that, this stage is the same as stage one. He jumps around and attacks, you jump
away and shoot back.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "On second thought...this wasn't a very good idea..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/gsmug.png: "I REGRET NOTHING!"

Music: Stage Clear X (http://youtu.be/ExucjIFiFiQ)
Well, that wasn't so bad. Let's go see what we got!

Music: Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)
5 and a half. Not bad, not bad.

Again, level 8 boss. So, these are the options for Grizzly:

Weapons + Life + Shock Buffer: When your character takes damage, they won't be stunned for as long as they normally are. Also reduces damage by half. Does not stack with any armors or defensive upgrades.
Weapons + Energy + Hyper Dash: When your character dashes, they'll go further than normal, it also allows the character to perform longer jumps.

I'll take the defense upgrade, thank you.

So, our rewards for this stage are the Crescent Shot for X, the Crescent Sword for Zero,
the Leg Parts F for later, and a nifty new Crystal Ball for the Enigma (although it's less of
a ball and more like an oval).

We also receive the Life+ upgrade from the previous stage. Yeah, they take some time to be made.
We'll get our first part next stage.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "This should greatly increase the striking ability of the Enigma."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Wait! So you weren't 100% sure he had one?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Erm...I'll ask another Hunter to do the recovery operations so you can return to the Hunter Base."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Don't ignore my..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "X, just teleport back."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: ";_;"

Well, that takes care of everything. So, voting will...

Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
Oh, what now?!

Well, I guess we have to take care of this now...

OK! So, next update will be the intermission. However, I have exams this week. So, for this
week, there will be double voting!
You can vote for which character goes into the intermission (and which weapon I use against Dynamo),
and you can vote for the usual stage/character/weapon that will come afterwards.

Just remember, whichever character doesn't win the intermission vote will do the next intermission.
No questions asked.

Well, hope you enjoyed this update. Now, back to studying!

Current Enigma Status:

Crescent Grizzly Stage (http://youtu.be/hJQAMuhmpi8)
Dr. Light (http://youtu.be/IdUYhYhjJDU)
Stage Clear X (http://youtu.be/ExucjIFiFiQ)


Grizzly Slash Failure (or "How I failed to prioritize health and evasion") (http://youtu.be/oV9xRbf-rFU)

Grizzly Slash Boss Fight (http://youtu.be/4xVoxz8BR-Q)

-Grizzly Slash is named after Saul "Slash" Hudson, the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses.
-Grizzly Slash's Japanese name is Crescent Grizzly.
-The Crescent Sword was called Mikazukizan ("Crescent Moon Slash" or "Three-Day Moon Slash") in Japan.
-Grizzly was originally going to be a pig with poison gas based abilities. However, certain implications (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarin_gas_attack_on_the_Tokyo_subway) made the developer scrap the idea.
-According to the developer, he wanted the first boss to be "big and impressive, but all bark and no bite". They settled on making him a bear, and went from there.
-Grizzly, despite his name, is also partially based on the Asian black bear (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Black_Bear). Notice the white mark below his neck?
-Fun Fact: The map places his stage in Russia. What a coincidence!


Grizzly Slash Artwork

Grizzly Slash Concept Art

January 29th, 2012, 08:40 PM
Hm... I guess you should go with Zero again. A nice X-Z-X-Z pattern seems cool.

January 29th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Let's go with X for intermission and Zero + Worst Option.

Chaos Greyblood
January 29th, 2012, 09:09 PM
X with Force Armor just for the hilarity when he goes against Dynamo.

January 29th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Yo, X! Someone's looking for you! Wear something nice and go greet him!

January 29th, 2012, 11:01 PM
...Yeah, go with X with Force Armour

January 29th, 2012, 11:28 PM
For Dynamo:

Force Armor X

For the next stage:

The Skiver
F-Shaver, since its easy to fuck up and do the Crescent Slash, especially since the bastard will keep making you jump.

January 30th, 2012, 12:09 AM
For Dynamo:

Force Armor X

For the next stage:

The Skiver
F-Shaver, since its easy to fuck up and do the Crescent Slash, especially since the bastard will keep making you jump.

Okay, I keep screwing up my votes, so I'll just vote for what this guy said.

January 30th, 2012, 01:37 AM
Dynamo force Armor X kick his as.

The next boss Zero Full arsenal Rape.

January 30th, 2012, 01:04 PM
Let's go with X for intermission and Zero + Worst Option.
Assuming Normal X, since worst option.

X with Force Armor just for the hilarity when he goes against Dynamo.

Yo, X! Someone's looking for you! Wear something nice and go greet him!
Okay, this cracked me up.:neco_arc:

For Dynamo:
Force Armor X

For the next stage:
The Skiver
F-Shaver, since its easy to fuck up and do the Crescent Slash, especially since the bastard will keep making you jump.

Okay, I keep screwing up my votes, so I'll just vote for what this guy said.
You know, I was wondering when this would happen. After all, I never said the other 4 Mavericks were off-limits,
I simply ignored them per plot. Hmm...Interesting. I wonder how this will affect the plot and/or future lineups. There's
something I want to try in The Skiver's stage, too...

Dynamo force Armor X kick his as.

The next boss Zero Full arsenal Rape.
...and with Zero winning the votes, I might be able to do it.:ciel:

Anyhow, quick question: should I keep the failure video from the last update? I don't really know why I
posted it, other than having 2 videos. The only thing it has going for it is perhaps the unedited X/Grizzly
dialogue (not that it matters much), and the fact that I lost to the easiest boss in the game.
And, in case I keep the video: Should I post other failure videos in case I lose to the other bosses?
Just wondering.

Well, keep voting guys (although you already voted...), there's still like a week left!

Black Sword
January 31st, 2012, 01:48 PM
Against Dynamo, X with Force Amor.

Next stage, Zero against Squid Adler. Dash into him for maximum damage!

February 11th, 2012, 03:53 AM
Hey there, everyone!
Sorry for the late update...exams were hell, and on top
of it all, I still have to finish a programming project...
Let's just say I don't want to see Minesweeper again, at
least for the next 10 years.

In any case, I've been worn out, but I have footage for this and
the next update (The Skiver won!). This update will be short, since
it's only an intermission, and the next will probably come during the

Once again, I'm really sorry for the late update!:sakura:

Intermission: Throwing Your Sword Always Works - Protect the Enigma!

At the Maverick Hunter HQ...
Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300001.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Hey, Signas, what's with all the ruckus?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300002.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "So what? He's just one guy, against the entire Hunter forces..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Zero, with the Crisis going on, many of our forces have been infected."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Then how many...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: "Just you and X."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "*sigh* Anyhow, how the hell did he get past our defenses?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Alia..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "Hey, don't look at me! I'm just the navigator."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300003.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "In any case, we must fight back..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Hey guys, I'm back! What's with all the alarms?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Say, X...remember that stranger who called us an hour ago?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Who, Dynamite? Yeah, I remember him. Seemed like a nice guy."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Although somewhat creepy..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Yeah...about him..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Hey X, the guy came here looking for you. Why don't you go outside and greet him?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Really?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300004.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Y-Yeah! Oh! And why don't you wear something nice, like your Armor? First impressions are important, after all!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Very well. I'll go get the Fourth!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Is he really that gullible?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Meh, doesn't matter. As long as I don't have to go."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "..."
Music: Stage Start (http://youtu.be/xv0MOcJXfoA)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300005.png
Welp, time to start the intermission. This stage is short.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300007.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300008.png
And by short, I mean we skip straight to the boss fight. Nice view of the Enigma, by the way.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300009.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300010.png
Dynamo proceeds to teleport into the arena. Wasn't he attacking the base already or something?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300006.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "you?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Yep, that's me! Nice to meet you too, Mr. Dynasty!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Dynamo."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Dynomutt. They told me you were looking for me. Why are you attacking the Enigma, mister?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Oh, that..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Well, to stretch a point, I want to disturb what you are doing."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Huh?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300011.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Stay away from me, you sick-!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "No, no, I don't mean it like that, I meant sabota-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Stranger danger, stranger danger! And I thought you wanted to be my friend!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Look, I'm just doing my job. Besides..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "I don't intend to kill you..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Well, that's..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "But you wish to fight to the death, don't you?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "0_0"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300012.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "What kind of sadistic bastards do you think we-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "You committed genocide upon the Repliforce not long ago...last time I checked, they weren't actually Mavericks."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Um...well..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Hell, not even me wiping out everyone at the Eurasia compares to the civil war you guys started! Didn't your former commander quit after that fiasco?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "That...you...Shut up! It was Sigma's fault!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Haha! You know what? I think we've talked enough..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300013.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "I'll get you for this, you meanie!"
Music: Dynamo (http://youtu.be/AJumfLjNcOw)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300014.png
:fight:~BOSS 4: DYNAMO~:fight:
So, the intermission begins. A boss fight against Dynamo, mercenary who single-handedly wiped out
the population of the Eurasia Space Colony, set it in a collision course towards Earth, Sigma
collaborator, and part-time DJ. This guy holds an SA Hunter rank, meaning he's on par with Zero.
So, this promises to be a tough fight, right?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300015.png
Nah. The guy's a pushover. The intermission stages are simply breather levels during the halfway points.

This battle is very simple, especially since it's the first one. Dynamo has a grand total of 2 attacks for the fight.
The first one, shown here, is basically throwing his dual-blade at X. It comes back like a boomerang, so jump to avoid.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300016.png
In between attacks, you can take a potshot at him. However, you have to be quick, otherwise Dynamo will
use his blades as a shield as soon as you shoot.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300017.png
For his other attack, Dynamo will jump towards the opposite side of the arena...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300018.png
And slashes the entire side. Funnily, this attack is called Tsubame Gaeshi.

Dynamo developed the technique when he tried to cut down a robo-swallow during the attack
on the colony. You see, robo-swallows are able to detect alterations in the environment, thus, a
single strike is not able to hit them. The technique utilizes a Multi-Dimensional Refraction phenomenon
order to allow him to strike the entire area in front of him, cutting off the swallow's escape.

Fortunately, Dynamo's version is not impossible to avoid, it just needs timing. Simply dash at the
right time, and he'll go right over you. You can shoot him before he lands.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300019.png
And...that's pretty much everything he has. The fight's not supposed to be difficult (Dynamo himself says so in the
pre-fight conversation).

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300020.png\
Although, I did get hurt often. Probably because I underestimated him, or because I stopped playing
for over a week and screwed up often.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300021.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Come here, my little swallow!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WAAAHH! GET AWAY FROM ME!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300022.png
In any case, most of the damage he did to me came from Tsubame Gaeshi, and most of the time he simply
threw his sword at me. So, jumping around and shooting is the best strategy, with the occasional dash to
avoid his blade.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300023.png
And thus, Dynamo is defeated.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300024.png
Ignore the fact that I only have a third of my health left. I'm really out of my game.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300025.png
Well, that's the last we'll see of-

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300026.png
Oh. He's not dead. Well...that's fine, I suppose.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300027.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "*pant pant* I guess Sigma wasn't kidding when he said you beat him 5 times in a row."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "What? Haven't watched the news?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "*pant* Nah. Just thought I could have some fun with you."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "How the hell was this any fun?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "Hey, chill man. Just doing my job. Gonna leave now, my chest is leaking. Go ahead and do whatever you want."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300028.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/dynamug2.png: "you'll die from all the stress. Well then. Adios, amigo!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Hey, wait!"

Dynamo teleports away...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300029.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "I'M NOT YOUR AMIGO!"

Music: Stage Clear X (http://youtu.be/ExucjIFiFiQ)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300030.png
Well, that's the end of the intermission.

Music: Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300031.png
See. A minute. Yet I still can't increase my rank. Oh well.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300032.png
And with two hours passed, we get the Super Recover from our first mission. And a Life+2. Yay!

Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Protect the Enigma/stg0300033.png
So, that concludes this update. So, I counted the votes for the next stage, and it seems we're gonna
go out of order, for next we'll be fighting The Skiver!

Don't worry. I already have footage for that. Next update will come this weekend, but you can start voting now if
you'd like.

Thanks for watching/reading, guys! :p

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/videos.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Misc/doragun.jpg
Dynamo Boss Fight (http://youtu.be/hNBAdHhzhM0)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/trivia.jpg
-Dynamo was created because the developer thought the game would be lonely without any rival characters (originally, because of the setting, there wasn't gonna be any).
-Dynamo is voiced by Showtaro Morikubo, who also voices X.
-Fun fact: Dynamo uses an exclusive attack depending on which character fights him. He uses Tsubame Gaeshi against X, and an attack called Trick Shot against Zero. We'll see that in the next fight.
-His design was inspired by mounted cavalry and western movies. Hence, why his buster looks like a revolver's cylinder.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/artwork.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Artwork/dynamo.jpg
Dynamo Artwork

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Concept Art/chara05_2.gif
Dynamo Intro Concept Art

February 11th, 2012, 07:23 AM
I have to say, this is really well done. Keep up the good work, man!

February 11th, 2012, 11:14 PM
I have to say, this is really well done. Keep up the good work, man!
Heh, thanks! Very glad you like it!

Also, some news, although next update will come tomorrow, Episode 4 will probably come
around Wednesday (due to...outside circumstances and the Fanfic Contest).
Since I already have footage for Episode 3 ready, you can start voting now if you'd like.
That'll help me get the footage ready by then.
Remember! Stage/Character/Weapon!

February 12th, 2012, 01:09 AM
Well Skiver is next with Zero and the F-Shaver, so...Time to be evil.

Normal X

Enjoy Lava Land ^_^

February 12th, 2012, 01:11 AM
Zero + Worst option as always here

February 12th, 2012, 01:32 AM
Normal X


February 13th, 2012, 07:16 AM
Well, it's time for Episode 3!

I'll be honest; I recorded this update along with the previous one, but...
after watching it again, I realized it wasn't very good. It was basically 7 minutes
of me goofing off trying to sequence break to obtain the Gaea Body Part,
and failing at that. Repeatedly.

Not only that, but, although the boss fight was actually good, it went
against my own rules. I didn't use the most voted weapon, and for that,
I scrapped that video, and re-recorded the entire stage. It wasn't a total
loss, though. But I didn't get the Armor Parts.

In any case, I may be busy this week, but if voting goes right, I will be able to get
the next update done by Wednesday. In any case, I don't know what consequences going
out of plot order will have, but who cares?We're here for the fun!:neco_arc:

Sorry about the update being late, but I FINALLY finished that programming project for college.
No more Minesweeper for me!

Episode 3: Air Jousting - Destroy the Time Bombs!

Maverick Hunter HQ...
Music: Stage Select (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Zero, we have a new mission for you!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Again? What happened to X?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "He's still recovering from that fight with Dynamo. Besides, I think this assignment will be in your best interests!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "*sigh*...What is it?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Remember your old pals at the Repliforce?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Are you shitting me...?"
Well, before we go on, let me explain how the Parts system works. By obtaining Parts from bosses, we
can add certain bonuses to our characters.

Each character (X/Zero/Armors) can have a certain amount of Parts equipped. In this case, Zero
can have up to 4 Parts equipped. Certain Armors and upgrades may come with pre-equipped effects,
some effects stack-up, others don't.

For the time being, we don't have to worry much about those, since we only have one Part. In
any case, I'll equip it. Super Recover will be useful to fill up our Sub-Tanks!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Those guys hate our guts. They hate my guts. Hell, I killed their Colonel. And you intend to send me right into their Air Base? Why is this such a good idea?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Well, you know your way around, and you're the only hunter-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Yeah, yeah, I get that. But why am I going there? Wasn't I supposed to find parts for the Enigma?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Just go already."
Music: Stage Start (http://youtu.be/xv0MOcJXfoA)
Welp, it's time to go...do...stuff!

Music: Spiral Pegacion Stage (http://youtu.be/WLjCu6Xnn5k)
Welcome to the Repliforce Air Base. One of their few places left over after the previous game's war.
Seems like the Repliforce wasn't 100% wiped out after the Final Weapon's destruction. They simply
fell out of grace, what with the attempted coup d'etat and all.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "This place brings back memories. Not very pleasant ones, but memories nonetheless."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Zero, focus on the mission."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Yeah, about that, what exactly am I supposed-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "infected by the virus..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "So, we need you to take care of them."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "You sent me here to finish them off?! What is wrong with you?! I killed almost all of them last time! No wonder they hate us when-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Well, Signas was the one who gave the order..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "To finish what we started?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "risk. You should leave the area as soon as possible."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Yeah, that's what I-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "something on the sensor..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "OK, what now?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "There are survivors. Rescue them and help them escape!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "You know what? Fine. At least I want some of them to stay alive."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Iris..."
Welp, seems we have to rescue the non-infected Repliforce members. Didn't the mission say
something about time-

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Bombs? What bombs? You knew about this?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Alia..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Signas had them installed a few months ago. He said it was a security measure."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Is that why they were suing us for abuse of authority?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Yeah...pretty much."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "No need to tell me twice. Seriously, what is wrong with you, guys?!"
Well, now the mission statement makes sense. For the first part of the stage, each room will have
a time bomb set to explode in 5 seconds. Obviously, it's a priority to destroy them. Doing so will
also open the way to the next room.

So, the survivors Alia was talking about are the same Wounded Reploid Guys from Episode 1.
Well, it's nice and all, but as I mentioned, destroying the bombs takes priority.

Don't worry, the enemies can't harm them. And since you're bound to be wounded trying to destroy the bombs,
these guys give you a free heal (and 1up!), so it's best to leave them for last.

Each room grows progressively more complicated, so my advice is to make a straight dash to the
bomb and focusing only on it.

This one is actually tricky. Making a straight dash towards the bomb won't work, since the enemies
will slow you down.

The best way I find to destroy that one is to attack it from below the plattform. Oh, and wanna
know what happens if you don't destroy a bomb?

Why, they explode, of course! And they take a large chuck of your health too. They still open the
path to the next room, but it's a bit harsh, especially since this one has no Wounded Reploid to
replenish our health.

Well, in any case, we have to make our way upwards.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "destroy them!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Can't hear you, Alia, my reciever got toasted after that last explosion."
So, there's a 5 second time bomb above us? Well, for the next section we have to make our
way up these hallways. There are exactly 4 enemies: 2 of these blue robots, and 2 of the
missile launcher type.

Best solution? Attack them from below. At least the missile guys; although the blue robots tend
to be annoying with their attacks.

And there's our time bomb. No, don't worry, there's no urgency. No matter how long you take,
you'll still have 5 seconds to destroy the last bomb.

Although it still hurt me when I destroyed it. That's weird.

Well, that's the end of the time bombs for now.

So who's ready for some elevator action?!

:): "♪Wanna take you for a ride!~♪"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
:): "♪Wanna take you for a ride!~♪"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "This is boring."
Welp, the elevator's too slow, so let's jump down and see what we can find!

Well, there was an enemy here. Now it's gone. But, we still have to wait for the elevator to destroy
that damaged floor.

Same deal with the next area. However, this time, let's stand on the floor. So, we wait for the
elevator to break the floor...

Well, what do you know! It's the Weapon Sub-Tank! It's the same dealie as the Sub-Tank, but this
one works for weapon energy. Also, there's only one of them. Well, it's...kind of useful, I guess.
Never used it much personally, though. *shrug*

With that done, let's hop back on the elevator and take care of the enemies. I should mention, if
you don't hop off the elevator to grab the Tank (or take too long to do so), when the elevator comes,
it will break the floor, sending the Tank into a bottomless pit.

So, let's hurry and- is that the boss door?! Really?! Wow, this seems a little bit early for the-

Oh. We're outside. Wonderful. By the way, is the base floating in the sky? I'm sure we were going up,
but it wasn't that much, and then the elevator ride down...Meh.

So...remember that thing I wanted to try and show ya? I failed. I tried sequence breaking to obtain
the Gaea Body Part with Zero, something which normally cannot be accomplished. After watching a
video demonstration, and several attempts to replicate it (not to mention continues...), I finally gave
up. I simply don't have the mad skillz to pull it off. The video I mention is down there in the video section.

The trick involves these guys. Meet the Sigma Virus, floating, purple, ghostly, mini Sigma Heads.
They will slowly float towards your character and infect him. See that counter on the lower left
corner? That's the infection meter. A character can be infected only 4 times before succumbing to
the virus. The meter goes from Normal, to Caution, to Danger and finally Virus.

When finally infected, each character starts suffering from side effects. X starts getting randomly
damaged, due to the virus going against his programming, thus, the failsafes kick in to prevent him from
going berserk. It's annoying.
Zero, on the other hand, spoilers, .

The thing is, it's difficult to make Sigma Viruses spawn here. Usually, you just need to go offscreen and
back. But...that's not possible here, since, as soon as the platform moves, the lower boundary moves too.
Which means there is no way of going back. Even if you can still see the floor.

In any case, we have stay on the platform. No enemies to disturb you here, but I would recommend
carefully sticking to the right wall.

Because of the spike bed over there. You can also move to right edge and crouch, but I won't
take my chances.

I just know I'll have to come back here for the Armor part. And I'll need the other Armor, to boot!

Well, let's continue; who's ready for more elevator action!

:): "♪Wanna take you for a ride!~♪"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "They seriously have no taste..."
For the last stretch of the stage, the time bombs are back! There is one catch, though.

First, let's take care of the time bomb, shall we? Wow, two 1ups in a row.

Now, the catch? The elevator will not wait for you. So, you have to hurry to both destroy the bomb
and get back to the elevator before it leaves you behind.

As we go up, we find the mandatory Spiked Platforms™, which we have to avoid.

I forgot to mention, the place is loaded with enemies and Sigma Viruses. Anyways, next stop holds
our next Heart Container!

So, more platforms and enemies are all that's left before the boss.

Unlike my first run (the failed sequence breaking one), this one went fast. This stage wasn't so

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Finally got to the end of that. I think that's all the survivors I could find. Well, one more room and I'm outta-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "her-...what...the..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "FUUUUUUUU-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "-UUUUUOh."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Phew! Good thing this Repliforce jet was flying by just as I was falling."
Well, look who's here! The Skiver floats down to the plane. So...was he flying around all this time?
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Hey there, Sky. Um...sorry about those bombs. Err...how you doing?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "situation such as this..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Not my fault. Big colony falling towards Earth and asshole Commander; both out of my hands."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "Soon the Virus will take full control of me...When that happens, you'll have to retire me."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Actually, I was kinda trying to avoid that scenario."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "Fool! It's your destiny to destroy the Repliforce! You will finish what you started, or die."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "*facepalm*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "I want to fight you for the Colonel... And that's what the Colonel would want."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Well, on that one I can agree...I think."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "I'll take that as a yes."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "No, look...I...*sigh*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "because I'm bored. Seriously; two elevator rides? Come on! And who the hell makes a door to oblivion?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "I'm not an architect, Zero. Besides, *flaps wings*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Neither am I, but who cares anyways..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "I'll kick your ass so hard, you'll kiss the moon!"
Umm...yeah...that didn't go as planned...

Let's try this again, but properly this time.

Music: Boss (http://youtu.be/7MJi2llXaiE)
:fight:[B]~BOSS 5: THE SKIVER - AIR FORCE PRINCE~:fight:
So, time to face The Skiver. Now, The Skiver's attack pattern will be recognizable to any Megaman X
fan. Or at least to those who have played the first game. But first, let's start with his attacks.

For the first part of the fight, The Skiver will try to ram against Zero. Jumping to avoid is recommended,
but since we obtained the F-Splasher earlier (and since you requested it) we can air-dash into him for

What this means is that the first third of the fight becomes an air jousting match as both Zero
and The Skiver try to ram into each other. Zero has invinsibility frames during the attack, so
using it will allow you to avoid taking damage while also hurting The Skiver.

Of course, I should mention that the F-Splasher does very little damage to him. So, this little
contest will take quite a while. And no, I refuse to use the Z-Saber.

And so, the Air Jousting continues. It's a battle of attrition, but at least it's not that hard.

After some of his health is gone, The Skiver will begin using the special techniques. Shown here is the
Wind Shredder. It creates an afterimage of The Skiver in front of him. And of course, it's damaging.
It's kinda similar to Soul Body from X4, in that regard.

So, after half his health is gone, The Skiver will proceed to fly off the plane.

He then proceeds to strike from all directions. Seem familiar? Why, of course! The Skiver's pattern
is based on Storm Eagle, from Megaman X.

The only difference is that The Skiver can also try to hit you from the sides or from below, instead
of only diagonally. I should mention, this attack is quite damaging. Not only that, but it has great knockback, which means
that if you're not careful, he will send you off the plane.

His pattern is quite unpredictable, too, so it's really difficult to keep up to him and attack. It's
better to try and avoid him if possible. Dashing is good if he comes diagonally or from below,
otherwise, air dash over him.

What I hate is when I try to air dash to hit him and he suddenly comes from behind me. Truly

After his barrage is over, The Skiver will float down and start using the Wing Spiral. He flaps his
wings creating these little tornados.

I recommend you jump over them as soon as they hit the floor, for they start growing as they slide
across the plane. Be careful, however, since The Skiver tends to shoot them one right after the other,
which means I air dashed right into them. Several times.

After a while, he will resume his dashing attack, and it keeps cycling until you defeat him.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "SHORYUUKEN!"
:sader:: "*blargh*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "Whoops! Sorry, Dave."

I'll admit, this battle wasn't easy. I actually needed to use the Sub-Tank to stay alive.

But in the end, air-dashing, yo!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tsmug.png: "Okay, I didn't expect this!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Oh, shut it, at least you could fly. I spent half the time trying to break the laws of physics to not fall off."

And that's the end of The Skiver.

Music: Stage Clear Zero (http://youtu.be/W2lgYKcbMj8)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Well, glad that's over...Wait, if the pilot's dead, who's piloting the-?"

Music: Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)
And the stage is over. For reference, the first recording had a clear time of 11 minutes.

So, our options are:

Weapons + Life + Jumper: Your character can jump much higher than normal.
Weapons + Energy + Speedster: This increases the speed of your character's movement. You'll move around about 50% faster than normal.

I'll take Jumper, thank you.
We also receive the Wing Spiral and the Wind Shredder!

So, for finishing off the Repliforce, we get a shiny new wing for our space shuttle; one that
we'll probably never use, since we have the Enigma, and nothing could go wrong!

The Shock Buffer Part is also complete.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Zero...reporting in...requesting backup..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "Zero, what happened?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Oh, the plane I was riding on crashed. Think The Skiver accidentally killed the pilot..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "against the Reploid Force again."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Don't you mean...Repliforce?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Who?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "*sigh*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "In any case, most of the Force members have become Mavericks... It was inevitable, I guess..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "But...you sent me here...on purpose...And what about my backup?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Well, there's this big, shuttle sized wing that came off the plane. It's currently crushing my leg, but it seems to be in good condition."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "A device for the Shuttle... Anything is better than nothing."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Actually, I meant my-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "It won't be safe there anymore. Come back to Hunter Base."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "But my leg-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Bye-bye! *cuts transmission*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "*sigh* Zero out..."

Music: Stage Select (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
So...we still have to finish the Enigma. But, it never hurts to be prepared.

Well, that's all for this update, guys. Remember to post your votes, voting ends tonight, so I
can try recording on Tuesday and have the update by Wednesday.

Thanks for watching/reading!:ciel:

Spiral Pegacion Stage (http://youtu.be/WLjCu6Xnn5k)


The Skiver Boss Fight (http://youtu.be/GZWqVHc7LKk)

The Skiver Boss Fight (1st Recording) (http://youtu.be/fjVBBvsZJEQ)

Obtaining the Gaea Body Part with Zero (not by me) (http://youtu.be/FFoDbLjDgIU)

-The Skiver is named after Michael "High in the Sky" Monroe, who collaborated with Guns N' Roses on several occasions.
-The Skiver's Japanese name is Spiral Pegacion.
-The Wind Shredder was called Shippū ("Hurricane") in Japan.
-All the enemies in this stage come from/are based on enemies from Megaman X4. Appropriate, since you're fighting the remnants of the Repliforce.
-The Skiver is the only boss in the game who bears the Repliforce symbol (it's on his forehead). It's not displayed on his life bar, though.
-The Skiver is one of two bosses in the entire X series based on mythological creatures. The other is Magma Dragoon from X4 (who, coincidentally, also appears in this game).
-According to the developer, he based his attack pattern on Storm Eagle's on purpose, because he was also working on Megaman Xtreme at the time.
-The designer was listening to Captain Tsubasa's theme while drawing him (Tsubasa=wings, get it? :P). He also said that, while he liked the design, he would like to redo his wings.


The Skiver Artwork

The Skiver Concept Art

Chaos Greyblood
February 13th, 2012, 02:36 PM
I'll go out with it now. You're gonna regret choosing the Jumper over the Speedster, even if it's for the sake of the Life power-up. With Zero, sure it enhances it a bit, but with his double jump it seems kinda redundant and sure, it's fine for normal X but Speedster TOTALLY enhances the flight capability for the Falcon Armor and even helps you exploit it on some tough parts. Basically, you're granted a rocket engine worth the millage instead of a jet engine. Mastering the extra speed isn't a big issue if you know what to do.

Now for the votes:

- Force Armor X (You'll probably need it for the stage I choose. Also, Ride Chaser hilarity galore!)
- Squid Adler.
- Normal Goo Shaver (Using the charged version may detract from the challenge and the normal version makes it interesting, even if you can still kill Adler with it.)

If you want the next armor piece, I suggest you practice the Ride Chaser sequence at the begining of the stage. There's a special item available specifically for the opening of the chamber where the Armor piece rests. The item in question is set on sections of the sequence which require some dexterity and speed to obtain them.

February 13th, 2012, 04:54 PM
I have no idea about anything, but I'll vote that you use X for the next mission. Zero deserves a break (what with a plane falling on him and all that).

February 13th, 2012, 07:34 PM
I'll go out with it now. You're gonna regret choosing the Jumper over the Speedster, even if it's for the sake of the Life power-up. With Zero, sure it enhances it a bit, but with his double jump it seems kinda redundant and sure, it's fine for normal X but Speedster TOTALLY enhances the flight capability for the Falcon Armor and even helps you exploit it on some tough parts. Basically, you're granted a rocket engine worth the millage instead of a jet engine. Mastering the extra speed isn't a big issue if you know what to do.
Well, to be honest, this is the first time I've played using Parts in X5. Usually when I play I simply course through the game, only obtaining the Armors, Tanks and Hearts, and I almost never notice Parts. However, for the LP, I just couldn't do that. So, basically, I'm sort of winging it when it comes to choosing Parts (which is why I mention both options). Only thing I have set are certain Parts (like Ultimate Buster), and that I want 4 Life+ and 4 Energy+. So, yeah... ^^;

Well, voting ends tonight. By the looks of it, next stage will be Squid Adler, with Normal X
and X-Buster. Welp, we all know how well that went last time...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "WOOOHOOO!!! Look, everyone! No hands!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "...Uh, oh..."

And obtaining the Armor in that stage...there's gonna be a lot of resets.

Chaos Greyblood
February 13th, 2012, 10:25 PM
Do you get the votes on PM?

February 13th, 2012, 10:55 PM
Do you get the votes on PM?
Um...no, votes have all been posted here.
I haven't received any by PM.

Here's the current tally, by the way.

Mattrex |
Normal X |||*
X-Buster ||
Zero |
Addler ||
Force Armor |
Goo Shaver|
Worst Stage |**
Worst Weapon |**
*Bloble didn't vote for stage or weapon.
**Laith's vote, since it's unspecified, may be used as a tiebreaker. In
this case, they would go to Mattrex and X-Buster.

Chaos Greyblood
February 13th, 2012, 11:59 PM
Wait, if those votes weren't on the thread, why would they count for the next update? It strikes me as a bit shifty.

February 14th, 2012, 12:46 AM
All of the votes he listed were in the thread, at least by my count.

February 14th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Okay, just to clarify: All votes are in the thread. Voting started at the
intermission, and is now closed.

So, for next stage, we'll be fighting Squid Adler, and, of course, as
much as I would like to suffer in Lava Land, we could get a new Armor
Piece, since Adler's may be easy to get. With practice. I expect lots of resets.
Don't worry, we can still go to Lava Land next update. If everyone wants me
to, that is.

February 14th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Force armor X Squid boy X buster if Squiddy is the Second on the left.

February 15th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Just a little warning: this update contains a bit more gratuitous swearing than usual.
Other than that, please enjoy today's episode!

Episode 4: Shock and Awe - Electric Trap!

Current Enigma Status

Before we begin, let's equip our new Shock Buffer. Super Recover too, for fun. :)

Maverick Hunter HQ
Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Well, now that the Repliforce has been wipe-I mean, taken care of, we must continue to look for parts for the Enigma!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Commander, how's Zero doing?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Well, he'll get better. His leg is already recovering."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Although he won't stop swearing whenever I approach."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Eh, it happens. So, any new assignments?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: "*sigh* There is...one..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Please be the Ride Chaser...Please be the Ride Chaser..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "I want you to go visit Dr. Izzy Glow and obtain his Laser Device."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "YES! I'LL DO IT!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "WAIT, NO! I wanted to find Squid Adler!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Sorry X, but after last time, I don't want you near a Ride Chaser ever again."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh, man!"

Minutes later...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Psst! Alia!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Hmm? X, what are you-?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Alia, I need the keys to the Ride Chaser."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "What?! Are you crazy? Signas ordered-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Yeah, yeah, I know. But this time I won't fail! I know I can drive the Ride Chaser!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "You sure? Last time you slammed into a wall. Three times. In a row."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Come on! Pretty please?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "X, you're not gonna-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "*puppy eyes*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Damn it, why must I like him..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Fine, I'll give you the keys; but please, don't screw up this time."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WOOHOO!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Signas is going to have our heads for this."

Music: Stage Start (http://youtu.be/xv0MOcJXfoA)
Time to start our mission! Ride Chaser...can't be that bad, right?

Music: Volt Kraken Stage (http://youtu.be/XjjYt0RGIH8)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!"
So, let's explain the basics of the Ride Chaser. First of all, you can't stop. This means the stage
is on auto-scroll until you get to the end. You can still move left or right, though.

Controls are simple: you can still jump, shoot and dash. Dashing also counts as attack, but there
is a small amount of lag after the dash animation ends. Air dashing at the right time is useful to
bypass obstacles and platforms, but the lag time can kill you. You'll see what I mean.

Scattered throughout the Ride Chaser section are these blue energy balls. I'm gonna make myself
clear: If you want the Armor Part for this stage, you have to collect every single one. There
are 8 blue spheres. And since the stage auto-scrolls (and fast), if you miss one, kiss the Part goodbye.

Oh, and let's not forget that if you get stuck you die. A staple of auto-scrolling stages.

Well, as I was mentioning, missing even one of those spheres means we won't get the armor.
It's not required to continue, but if you really want to get that Armor Part, there is only one
way out...

Killing yourself. Yep. When you die, at any point during this section, you go back to start. It all
boils down to trial and error, in order to learn where the spheres are and how to get them.

Let's just say we're gonna be seeing this screen a lot of times in this stage...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "This is so much fun! Signas must be overreacting, I'm fully capable of doing this-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Hey, I missed that blue thingie!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Uh oh..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Gonna make it, gonna make it..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Ah, crap..."
Dammit! Missed one...


Okay, not gonna miss any, not gonna miss any...








*grumble grumble*



Oh! So I had to jump onto the platform, then air dash to make it? Well, at least that's over.
We're getting close to the end!

Damn, there's a lot of walls, I can't see a thing...



Ok, at least I know how to get the others, getting back is no problem. I'll get it this time for sure.





*sob sob*

Okay, no more Mr. Nice Guy! You're mine!!


Hey, I got it! After my 5th try...

Holy shi-! Lots of walls! Please make it, please make it...

Just a little bit more...


http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Up and over!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Wow. Who knew the Ride Chaser was rigged to explode like that. Gotta give it to Signas and his odd security measures."

I counted. I died 33 times during that section. It also took me 8 minutes to get here. That section is
supposed to last 20 seconds only (That's what it took me in the last attempt).

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "And how convenient, the way is now opened! Good thing I jumped out in time. That could have been messy."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Huh? Alia? Yes, I made it to the end..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "*sigh* Thank goodness you're safe..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "A-Ah, I mean, that's good!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Signas rigged the Ride Chaser to explode again. As much as I loved that ride, why couldn't I just come here by myself?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "You couldn't walk here because the terrain is too badly damaged. Even the Ride Chaser nearly didn't make it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh, yeah. Think I died a couple of times on the way here...Nah, that's just silly."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "are energy items along the way?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "You mean the blue thingies? Yeah, spent a lot of time getting those."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Those energy items and the door in front of you seem to be corresponding..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "the door. Then the door may be opened."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "You sure? I mean, they're so shiny..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "X...just try."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Awww...Ok..."
And so, X shoots all the energy spheres he collected. One by one. If you failed to collect them all,
the door simply won't budge, and Alia will mention how you missed some and need more to open
the door.

If you collected all 8, the door explodes. Of course!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "The door has been broken!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "...Why did I shoot down the door again?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "I wonder what is inside..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Oh. Curiosity. Sure."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Proceed with care..."
Well, we spent all that time collecting the energy spheres, let's not let all that effort go to waste.
What could be waiting for us inside Mystery Door #1?

Why, the Falcon Head Parts, of course! In an old Factory. Dr. Light sure had great foresight.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "the Falcon Armor. Analyze and upload the data to your main memory in a secure area. Once you upload all 4 of the programs, the Falcon Armor will be complete."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "*yawn*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "use your special weapons using less energy. Now, take advantage of your enhanced special weapons and triumph!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Yeah, yeah, just give me my Armor, Pops!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "I hope this doesn't hurt like-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "FGJABHGBUIABUAGAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!"
That makes two Armor Parts. Two more to complete our first Armor!

Well, let's not procrastinate and get on with the mission.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Scientist? Where? All I see is the same Generic Reploid we've seen like 10 times already."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Save them and let them escape."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "*sigh* Fine. But I better get a cookie for this!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "There might be some cartridges in this laboratory that still work... We want to obtain one, don't we."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Sure, but what does that have to do with-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Just go!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
So, new mission (or not): save the "Lab Scientists" held hostage. And by scientists, we mean the
same Wounded Reploid model from every other stage. At least X6 had different designs based on
the stage you were on.

Well, it's a free 1up, so there's at least that.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "broken. If you attack the lock system, it will give power to it. You can possibly open the shutter this way. However..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "broken, the circuit will soon break again. Please keep aware of the amount of time you will have to open the shutter."
So, we have the gimmick for this stage (besides the earlier Ride Chaser). These locks must
be shot until they join all the way, opening the door. However, the locks won't stay still
for long, so you have to keep shooting, or if they are already joined, hurry through the door
before they separate again. Crushed by a door is not a pretty way to die.

The first one is easy, but that's just the beginning of it all.

Inside, we find a small platforming section with some enemies. Those electric barriers will move
up and down the platform, so time your jump correctly.

And here we have the second lock. Vertical, but works the same.

Just hang on to the rope and fire away.

Why, yes, I am shooting at the robot's crotch. Why do you ask?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "The color of the shutter and the lock system correspond to each other."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Yeah, thanks for the tip..."
This is where it starts to get complicated. We now have two doors and two locks. Each one is
independent, which means we'll have to time our shots to open both at the same time.

What I recommend is to shoot one at time. Shoot the one in front of you, then jump into the
platform and shoot the other. Drop down, and repeat the process.

If you don't do that (like me, in the screenshot), you end up having one door opened and the other

So, when you go to open the other lock...

The first one separates, closing the door. There is very little time between opening the lock and
the lock separating again.

With the recommended process, you'll open both locks one after the other, so there's no worry
about the time it takes.

Welp! Let's continue down...

Some more barriers and enemies...nothing of much interest.

Aha! Another double lock. Like the first one, you wanna time your shots so you shoot them
equally. It's a bit harder than the previous one, due to the electric barrier in the middle.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh shit, oh shit, the locks coming undone...!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WAAAAAHHHH!!"
Narrowly made it.

Oh come on! Well...at least we get 3 more lives.

I honestly don't know how to get to this guy without getting hit. I assume it involves sliding on
the wall or something.

Well, let's just continue with thi-

Woah Nelly! *phew* That was close.

So, to ramp up the difficulty, we now have to open double locks. While riding a moving platform.
Over a pit of spikes. Yeah...

The strategy is basically the same, except now you have to time your movements with the
platform in order to avoid falling into the spikes. It's a good thing the locks stop moving if
you shoot them.

More of these guys? Well, after losing 33 lives, I guess it's a nice gesture.

We're actually at the last room of the stage. We just climb the ladder and open one more lock
and we're done.

Well, lookie here! A single lock! Let's look what's in here first.

Um...Yeah, we're gonna have to come back here later. We need something that can break those blocks,
and walk in spikes.

Well, no use lamenting over future backtracking, so let's go fight the boss.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "I wonder how old Squidy is doing. Haven't seen him in ages."

Huh...I guess we're at the factory's power core.

Squid Adler enters by flying down with his rocket boosters. Yes, the squid has rocket
boosters on his back.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "You see, there's this Space Colony thingie that's falling towards Earth, and it's going to kill us all. So, since this place has lots of energy cartridges, and since you work here, could you please give us one, Squid?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "This is how you greet me after so long? No "Nice to meet you again", or "I'm sorry"... not even a "Hello"."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Come on, Squidy, pretty please? *puppy eyes*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Yeah, no. That's not gonna work on me."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Oh, son of a bitch. You know how long it took me to get here?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "How rude. You have not changed at all."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Look..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Octopus!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Who?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "His name was Octopus, ya nincompoop!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "*sigh* Calm down...remember what the doctor said..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "story. You destroyed him because you are a Maverick Hunter... It's your duty... your mission..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Really? Glad to know that. Not that I felt particularly guilty."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "jobs, that's why I quit, not because of Octopardo."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Pussy..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Please don't start X."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Fine..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "You are free to take such a worthless thing..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Okie dokie!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "But what a simpleton you are."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "HEY!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Even if you get it,"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Every Reploid has been infected by the Virus"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Not really, there's the guys back at the HQ, oh, and those Yellow guys I've seen around!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Idiot! It's only a matter of time before you become infected too!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Actually, I've been infected before. Not much effect, I must say. Must be immune."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Grrr...Don't you see?! It's the end of the world! No one is safe, s00n you'11 realiz3 when
y0ur b35t fr13nd b3c0me5..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Huh?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Squidy, you're scaring me..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "MaVEri...Mav.."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Although in hindsight, this was kind of predictable."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Wooooo!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "I feel so alive"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Squidy, you okay?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Maverick hunter? You will be terminated! Just like you did to Octopardo!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Didn't you say-?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "DIE!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "*sigh* Not again..."
Adler then proceeds to charge himself with the factory's power. Now, let the battle begin!

Music: Boss (http://youtu.be/7MJi2llXaiE)
It's time to fight the electric tentacles! No, despite his title, he is 100% male. In any case, Adler
is a bit tricky to fight, since the guy is fast.

For the first part of the fight, Adler will fire a constant barrage of Tri-Thunder. Those electric
beams will shoot in three directions (up, front and below), and as soon as they make contact
with a wall, floor or ceiling, they will turn into blue spheres that will travel across its surface.

For this section, it's best to simply jump over the electric beam and spheres as they come.
Preferably from the wall, since you can jump farther. Don't forget to keep shooting.

As I mentioned, Adler moves around a lot and he's pretty fast. Whenever he's not shooting,
he'll constantly try to ram you. Don't stay in one place for long.

After a while, Adler will start summoning these floating cubes. Most of the time, they're
electrified, which means they'll damage you upon contact. These can be annoying if you
have to make you're way across the room from the walls. Why not simpy walk on the
floor, you ask?

After enough damage has been dealt, Adler will jump down to the floor, charge electricity in his hand...

...and he'll electrify the floor. This restricts our movement severely, as now we have to maneuver
from wall to wall.

That's why the block is such a nuisance. The electric floor is temporary, but
it lasts long enough to be annoying. Jumping is made difficult because of the block, unless
we climb all the way up, and Adler just keeps attacking.

Fortunately, X has some mad jumping skillz. This is without Jumper, though.

In the end, it's just a matter of timing your jumps while avoiding Adler and his attacks.
Of course, his attacks tend to take away a lot of room.

Ocassionally, Adler may summon a non-electrified block. This one is more helpful, as you can
actually stand on it. It also helps block Adlers attacks. The electric ones do so, too, but those
hurt you, so no dice.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Come feel my tentacle love!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "WAAHH! Why am I always stuck with the creepy ones?!"
Once Adler's health has been depleted enough, he uses his most powerful technique...

Springing both tentacles up and down, he charges electricity...

And fires 6 simultaneous Tri-Thunder in your direction. The attack has a safe spot where
Adler is floating, so to avoid the attack, just jump through the opening.

And that's all there is to the battle. The last phase is simply Adler trying to ram you, and
ocassionally firing the 6 Tri-Thunder.

This, of course, proves to be an unsucsessful tactic.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "RAAAARRRGGHHH!...Huh?...Octopus...i-is that you..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Just shut up and die already."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/samug.png: "Finally...I'm coming...AIBOU!!!!"

Music: Stage Clear X (http://youtu.be/ExucjIFiFiQ)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Okay. I regret my decision. Signas was right. No more Ride Chaser for me."
And with that, we conclude this mission.

Music: Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)
12 minutes. The recording says 18 minutes. And look at that damage...999? Wow. I'm lucky to still
be Rank B.

Well, bosses just keep getting stronger, so here's our options:

Weapons + Life + Quick Charge: This allows X to charge his weapon faster than normal; it greatly helps when heaps of enemies are around.
Weapons + Energy + Z-Saber Extend: Zero's Z-Saber can reach out a little further than normal. Slash out and you'll notice the small yellow beam extension.

Well, since I'm already using Auto-Charge, and Ultimate Buster will render Quick Charge obsolete, I'll take the Extension.
We also get the Tri-Thunder and Electric Blade!

After *twitch* some practice, we obtain the Head Parts F. We also got that Energy Cart(ridge) for
the Enigma!

And a Life bonus. That's...that's good.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Thanks to you, we now have a precious Energy Cart."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Yeah, please send somebody to pick that up. I want to get outta here fast."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "become a Maverick. It must have been hard for you even though it was your mission..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Actually, I'm glad he's dead. *shudder*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "W-Why, what's wrong?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "N-Nothing. The tentacles..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Uh-huh...Let's restore the peace for him..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Yeah...X out."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "*sigh*"

Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
Well, we're one step to completing the Enigma! One stage left and we'll be ready to fire that
sonuvabitch, and save the Earth from that Space Colony!...right?

Okay, so, now, the usual, vote for which stage you want me to do next. Kratosirving recommended
we visit the Mattrex, which may be interesting. And maybe sadistic. Haven't seen that stage
in a long time, so who knows. We can also go pay a visit to good ol' Dr. Glow, and get the final
Enigma part. Or, you know, you can choose whichever stage you want.

Just remember, make sure to vote for Stage, Character (or Armor), and Weapon.
Post you're vote by Friday, and next update may be up this weekend.

Well, I hope you enjoyed!:neco_arc:

Current Enigma Status

Volt Kraken Stage (http://youtu.be/XjjYt0RGIH8)


Squid Adler Boss Fight (http://youtu.be/S9M3hH8qj9A)

-Squid Adler is named after Steven Adler, former drummer of Guns N' Roses.
-Squid Adler's Japanese name is Volt Kraken.
-The Electric Blade was called Denjin ("Electric Blade") in Japan.
-"Octopardo" is a mistranslation. The original Japanese, "Okutoparudo", can also be translated as "Octopuld", as in, Launcher Octopuld. Known in America as Launch Octopus, another Maverick-Hunter-gone-Maverick from Megaman X.
-In the original Japanese version, Adler was Octopus' brother. In the American version, they were only friends.
-Zero's pre-fight dialogue is basically him telling Adler to shut up and hurry ("You don't need me to explain any more, do you?", "I just have a hard time listening to you babble..."). This was because the developer got worried/sick of the pretext he wrote for the fight, and expressed that through Zero.
-Fun fact: Squids have 10 arms/tentacles. The designer though Adler would look too pulpy-looking if he gave him all, so he has 2 arms, 2 legs, and only 2 tentacles out. Two more are stored in his shoulder pads (see artwork below), and the thing below his waist gives the impression of two tentacles bundled together.
-There is another weapon called the Tri-Thunder in the X series. X3's Volt Catfish's weapon, the Triad Thunder, had its name contracted in Megaman Xtreme 2. However, this is only in the American version, and the weapons are in no way related. Funnily though, it's Launch Octopus's weakness in that game.


Squid Adler Artwork

Squid Adler Concept Art

February 15th, 2012, 07:33 PM
Seeing all of this brings me so much nostalgia...though I've only played one of the Megaman X games. ;w;

February 15th, 2012, 07:43 PM
Same as always, Zero + Worst option + Worst Option

February 15th, 2012, 08:01 PM
X is probably gonna be in big trouble for disobeying the commander dude, so let's go with Zero and whatever you want on him, to get the last Enigma part!

February 15th, 2012, 08:03 PM
I say Zero and the Bat...who I always forget the name of. XP

February 15th, 2012, 08:05 PM
Saber Combo

Reasons for the weapon is that C-Slash is ez, E-Blade will just get you killed by running into that giant fucking dinosaur, ditto for the F-Splasher, and W-Shredder is damn difficult to do right on that guy for some reason, I find.

If I was really cruel I'd make you do Normal X, Mattrex, and X Buster, because that guy is an ass without the Wing Spiral in Normal modo.

February 15th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Saber Combo

Reasons for the weapon is that C-Slash is ez, E-Blade will just get you killed by running into that giant fucking dinosaur, ditto for the F-Splasher, and W-Shredder is damn difficult to do right on that guy for some reason, I find.

If I was really cruel I'd make you do Normal X, Mattrex, and X Buster, because that guy is an ass without the Wing Spiral in Normal modo.

You can be as cruel as you want; after all, I'm here to entertain! (and a little challenge can't hurt, right?)
By the way, by Saber Combo, do you mean the standard, standing combo? As in, no jumping while attacking?

February 16th, 2012, 01:07 AM

Chaos Greyblood
February 16th, 2012, 03:52 AM
Izzy Glow
Z-Saber (Anything goes, combo, jump attack, whatever)

February 16th, 2012, 07:26 AM
Aw, you guys are no fun in wanting to blast the colony already :p

And yes, meant just the standing combo :)

February 17th, 2012, 11:42 PM
Zero Last Enigma Part. Full Arsenal. Hit at least four times with everything.

February 19th, 2012, 11:02 PM
Okay everyone, votes were counted, and Zero won by overwhelming majority.
Not only that, but it seems most of you want to finish the Enigma quest...
Very well! Today, we'll finish the last episode of Part 1, with the finale and
one intermission coming afterwards. So, triple update, coming soon!

Episode 5: Frickin' Laser Beams - Fortress Lab Infiltration!

Current Enigma Status

As always, equipping Parts now!

Maverick Hunter HQ
Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "You two have disobeyed my orders!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.pnghttp://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png:"Yes, sir..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "I specifically told you, X, not to do that mission, and yet you go behind my back and do it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "And you, Alia. I trusted you to keep the keys away from him, but you let your feelings get the best of you!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "*blush*Hey, I don't-!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Silence!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "The only reason I don't give you a more severe punishment for insubordination is because you-!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Are our only navigator left, and you-!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Meep!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Because you're one of the few competent Hunters left. I don't want this kind of incident to be repeated ever again. Do I make myself clear?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.pnghttp://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Yes, sir..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Good. Zero!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Huh?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Here's your next assignment. You'll infiltrate Dr. Izzy Glow's laboratory, and find a Laser Device for the Enigma."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Isn't that tresspassi-?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Zero, I'm not in the mood, just go and do it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Sheesh! Fine, I'll do it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "As for you, X. Go to your room! You're grounded."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Aw, man..."
Music: Stage Start (http://youtu.be/xv0MOcJXfoA)
It's time to begin the final mission of Part 1!

Music: Shining Hotarunicus Stage (http://youtu.be/l_-vAIky4DU)
For a laboratory, this place sure looks like a castle.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Hmm? Are they sure this is the right place? Doesn't look like a lab to me..."

Well, let's not waste time. Giant falling colony, and all that.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "just from looking at this laboratory..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "...an eccentric prick?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "He is the world leading authority on laser technology. Therefore, the laser he created will be great use to the Enigma."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Oh. Well, I was close."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "to us, but..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "But?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "...I heard he is a very stubborn person so this might not be easy."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "How stubborn are we talking?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Last person who tried to convince him got vaporized by a giant laser."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Oh."
Ok, let's not waste time and break in already!

Hmm...you know, I believe there was something down there, IIRC. A Heart Container, I think.

Well, let's check it out! The screen scrolls down, so there's definitely something hidden down-!


I can reach it, I can reach it!

Welp! We're gonna need to come back later.

Spike pit aside, the entrance holds a few corridors with enemies.

Also part of the defense system, we have falling spiked platforms. I think the old man really doesn't
want people entering his home.

Well, Alia told us to time our movement, so, that's what we're gonna do. There's a bunch of these
platforms for the majority of the first area.

Well, lookie lookie! That thing up there seems important.

:(: "Hey! Is somebody out there? Please, help me!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Huh?"
:(: "I've been stuck here for 5 months, you got to get me out of here!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Uh...sure. I guess."
Unfortunately, our weapons can't damage those pieces of wood blocking the way. That's the EX Item,
by the way. It increases the amount of starting lives from 3 to 5.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Welp, didn't work. Bye!"
:(: 'Hey, wait! Don't leave me!"
So, we continue making our way through the castle laboratory.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Really? I never would have guessed..."
Oh, yeah, I think this place is supposed to be where we first meet the Sigma Viruses, since these guys
appear a lot in this stage.

In any case, you should avoid standing on the platforms as they make their way to the ceiling.

You don't die instantly as in some other games, but it still hurts like crap.

Fortunately, there's a couple of the Yellow Guys lying in case of emergency.

At the end of the first section, we find the way blocked by a door.

Well, it's just a matter of breaking and entering. One combo takes care of it.

Oh, mid-level loading screen! I hadn't seen these since X4.

Holy pre-rendered backgrounds, Batman!

For the second section of the stage, Zero has to make his way to the top of the spiral staircase.
Of course, the way is loaded with enemies.

A bit of the way up, and we find these fireflies. They will constantly appear and swarm around
Zero. They die quickly, but it's better to ignore them.

Once we make our way to the top, it's time to fight a mini-boss! This one is the Prism Guardian,
one of Izzy's defense system against invaders and robbers.

4 ropes are laid out on the screen, and from 3 descend these cannons. Notice the one that's black?

Well, each one will get into position and charge their attack. They will always position themselves
at random, in such a way to cover almost all the screen (top, middle, bottom).

In order to avoid the attack, you have to destroy the black cannon. That's the boss' weakness.
The other cannons are indestructible, so it's either destroying the black one, or getting behind
a laser if possible.

Once the black one is destroyed, you're safe to hang yourself to the rope to avoid the lasers.

That's pretty much everything for this sub-boss. The E-Blade is quite effective, a full hit destroying
the cannon in one shot. Do remember to hit the crystal eye, though, otherwise, there's no damage.

Repeat ad nauseum, until the boss is defeated.

Notice how, once I got to the teleporter, the virus counter reset. Yeah.

In any case, let's finish this; we're already at the last leg.

So, after that spiral staircase, we find more stairs?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "It attacks you with powerful plasma. If you have some kind of weapon, you may be able to neutralize it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "And which weapon would that be?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "The hell should I know?"
Well, for the last leg of the stage, we have to avoid the Doctor's Plasma Defense System™.
Of course, our weapons do nothing against it.

Those things shoot out these little plasma balls. They hurt you if touched, you can jump over them.

So, after some accidental experimenting, I found which weapon is the one that hurts them

Turns out it was the C-Blade. There is no much reward to destroying the cannons, but, hey, if
you want to do so, then go ahead.

Anyways, let's keep going up. It's a long way up from here.

Hmm, what's this? Plasma coming out from a hole in the ceiling? I can't see what's above? Time
to check what it is! That's what years of Castlevania have taught me.

Oh, it's just another plasma cannon. What a surprise.

Uhh...secret room?

I swear, I found this one by accident.

Music: Dr. Light (http://youtu.be/IdUYhYhjJDU)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "the Falcon Armor."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Holy shit, a holographic old man!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Analyze and upload the data to X's main memory in a secure area. Once X uploads all 4 of the programs, the Falcon Armor will be complete."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "You know X?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Sure. I'm his creator, Dr. Thomas Light. Pleased to meet you, Zero."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Holy shit, the hologram knows my name!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "attack with the original shot, but he can't charge the special weapons. As this armor specializes the mobility, if he wants to enhance his attack power, he should use other armor. Please give this message to X."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Uhh...sure. I'll tell him."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Or maybe not. I wanna see his face when he tries charging up his weapons. Heheheh..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Hahaha! It tickles!"
Ok, that's 3/4. Only one left, and we know where it is, and how to get it. :)

This place is swarming with Sigma Viruses. In fact, here I would be able to show you the effects
of infection.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Ugh...that virus...I feel weird..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "ARGH!"
We're now in Danger status. One more virus, and we'll be infected.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "There are several plasma defense devices installed on the way to the room."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Ok...so, what do I do?"
Okay, the boss room is above, but first...

Well, how convenient. We left a virus back there!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "ARRGGHHH! Wha-WHAT IS THIS!? THIS...THIS POWER!!"
Once infected, Zero begins to glow an unhealthy purple, and is now completely invincible. This
can be very useful in certain situations. Although, it can't be abused, since it's very difficult
to make Sigma Viruses spawn.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "RAAAAAARRRRRGH-!!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "-huh?!"
Of course, the effects are temporary; it only lasts a few seconds. But, hey, it's better than what
happens to X (constant damage for a few seconds)!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "...what the hell was that...?"
Foreshadowing aside, it's time to finish the stage. Keep climbing, but alternating from left to
right to avoid the plasma balls.

At the top is the boss door. Let's say hello to the ol' Doctor!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Okay, I don't know what happened back there...let's just finish the mission, and get back to base..."
Ya know...for the leading authority on lasers, I've seen very few of them. Only the second area
had any lasers.

Oh, look at the pretty lights-!
Oh, it's just Dr. Glow teleporting in.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "We need a Laser Device to finish the Enigma. So, if you want your sorry ass to stay alive, please cooperate. I have other methods of...persuasion in case you refuse."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/igmug.png: "My work is not for Maverick Hunters. I've never trusted your approach."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Oh."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Crap, then."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Oh, come on! There's a giant colony falling towards Earth, do you really want to die?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/igmug.png: "Not really, actually."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Then why-?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/igmug.png: "However... I find you fascinating... No one has ever managed to analyze the infamous X and Zero..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "...You have some really skewed priorities, old man."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/igmug.png: "It's for science!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/igmug.png: "But it's too late..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/igmug.png: "Soon, I'll be one of the Mavericks..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Yeah, yeah...that's nice, Doctor, but-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/igmug.png: "It's time... I'll have to learn about you through battle."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "*sigh*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Must every single moron on the planet demand a fight whenever I approach?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Sure, sure. It's not like there's some urgency to the matter."

Music: Boss (http://youtu.be/7MJi2llXaiE)
It's time to put the old geezer out of his misery. Now, like Grizzly Slash before him, Izzy Glow was
one of the earliest designed bosses. This means he just as difficult as fighting an actual bug.

His first notable move is to teleport in and out, flickering all the while (which is impossible to capture).
He goes usually from top to bottom, though it's a little bit random with that.

Of course, it's still possible to hit him, if he's within striking distance.

The only downside is that he may teleport right on top of you, for a bit of damage. Also, the standing
combo is just impossible on this guy. You know, since he's never on the ground, he can't be hit properly
unless he teleports to the very bottom, and even then, he moves towards you, more than likely hitting you.

After teleporting for a while, Izzy moves to the corner of the room, and fires the Firefly Laser. This
summons a small firefly robot with a laser trailing it. It moves like the game Snake.

The attack is slow moving, and the firefly can be destroyed by attacking it. He fires maybe two
of them before teleporting anew.

Now, while using the Cressent Blade is good and all, I want to give more variety to my attacks,
specially since I can't use the standing combo.

Well, the E-Blade is very effective in this fight. Actually, the E-Blade is the Doctor's weakness.

Once hit, it deals a lot of damage, and it stuns him, sending him to the ground.

Now I can hit him with the standing combo, although the damage is very little, due to mercy invincibility
and all that.

After recieving quite some damage, Izzy begins charging energy from his butt.

And, of course, he shoots a laser. From his ass.

The attack sweeps from top to bottom, and the only way to avoid it is either dashing at the right
time, or ducking.

You can hit Izzy during the attack, but unless the attack is the E-Blade, and it connects, I don't
recommend it, since the attack will continue regardless.

After the Butt Laser, Dr. Glow will resume the previous cycle of teleporting and Firefly Laser.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "MY FACE! MY BEAUTIFUL FACE!"
When he's on his last throes, Izzy will begin using a vertical version of the Butt Laser.

This one is completely unavoidable, unless you get behind him before he fires it. Didn't get on time?
Tough luck.

Wittling down his health, I finish the fight with the Wind Shredder.

I used every sword technique available, at least once. *shrug* It's close enough. I'll be honest,
I forgot about the F-Splasher. Well...it isn't a sword technique, at least, so it doesn't count.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/igmug.png: "NO! THE POWER OF SCIENCE HAS FAILED!!!"
Music: Stage Clear Zero (http://youtu.be/W2lgYKcbMj8)
And the stage is over. That's 4 out of 4 Mavericks we had to take care of. It's time to celebrate,
for the Crisis is over!

Music: Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)
Not bad, not bad. Don't mind the amount of damage, that's my death by spikes at the beginning.

Okay, here's our options for Parts:

Weapons + Life + Burst Shots: X can fire many more shots than normal. The player will be able to shoot off a maximum of five shots at a time, giving X a much better rapid fire rate.
Weapons + Energy + Shot Eraser: Zero can block energy beams with his Z-Saber. When an enemy fires an energy bolt, the player must slash at it to destroy it.

Again, Ultimate Buster, and as nice as rapid fire sounds, mercy invincibility ruins it all. Besides, Shot Eraser
is a nice improvement for Zero.
We also obtain some new weapons; the Firefly Laser for X, and the Chaos Flasher for Zero.

We also have the Arm Parts for the Falcon Armor, and the phallic-looking Laser Device!

In the Parts department, we have the Energy Up from 2 stages ago, and Jumper.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "but the inside was in complete ruins. The Sigma Virus has caused total disorder everywhere..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Actually...it was pretty nice inside. Not ruined at all. In fact, I think I caused more property damage than the Virus."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "In order to fix the situation... we need to make good use of Dr. Izzy Glow's Laser Device."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Yeah, yeah. Can I take some of these and keep them? I mean, my Z-Buster is busted, so maybe..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Zero, leave those lasers alone."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Device back to the base."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "Fine. Keep the laser for yourselves. Sheesh."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Thank you for your help. We'll meet you at the Hunter Base."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Yeah, cram it, Alia."

Welp! That's a wrap. Now that all stages are finished, we can-

Music: Dr. Light (http://youtu.be/IdUYhYhjJDU)

A screen mysteriously turns on.

An image of the Sigma Virus is displayed
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "a long time... It is the virus that causes all Reploids to transform into Mavericks. The most dreadful virus to ever exist."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "I wonder why I'm not harmed? Instead, I feel energy growing within my body... What on earth is happening to me? I have a bad feeling about this..."

Meanwhile, at Signas' office...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Zero has fought Sigma several times, I believe he has the Virus antibodies."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lsvrmug.png: "Sir, we're talking about a computer virus. It doesn't work-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "This is the same computer virus that can affect humans and which spread throughout the planet in minutes."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lsvrmug.png: "Touché. In that case..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lsvrmug.png: "It's possible... He doesn't react negatively to the Virus..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lsvrmug.png: "He becomes invulnerable. Battle-crazed. It's unlike anything seen before."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: "Do you have any idea what this could mean?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lsvrmug.png: "For the most part, the body systems of X and Zero remain mysterious. I can't predict what will happen... I suggest you take measures..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lsvrmug.png: "His power is growing with the virus... It's too dangerous to keep them loose!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "...are you suggesting we cage them?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lsvrmug.png: "Um...no, sir, that's not-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Please shut up, Doctor. I don't want anyone to know about this. Especially X. That's an order."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lsvrmug.png: "Please... at least do something about Zero... before it's too late!"

Uh-huh...that was something. What could that have been about...


Anyways, where was I...oh!

Ladies and gentlemen...

Demo (http://youtu.be/doLnQ4p-1Ps)
The Enigma Cannon is finally complete.

Tune in next time for the season finale!

Shining Hotarunicus Stage (http://youtu.be/l_-vAIky4DU)
Demo (http://youtu.be/doLnQ4p-1Ps)


Prism Guardian Fight (http://youtu.be/Dc1YwmHG0wI)

Izzy Glow Boss Fight (http://youtu.be/uAdYzhpIBiY)

Zero and the Virus (http://youtu.be/x8qZbAAcyXc)

The Enigma is Complete (http://youtu.be/azyQOjXz6So)

-Izzy Glow was named after Izzy Stradlin, former guitarist of Guns N' Roses.
-Izzy Glow's Japanese name is Shining Hotarunicus. A literal translation would be Shining Firefly.
-In Japan, the Firefly Laser was called "Will Laser", and the Chaos Flasher was called Messenkou ("Destructive Light").
-The very final section of Izzy's stage (climbing the walls, with plasma cannons on both sides, and plasma balls falling) is similar to the very last section of the Intro Stage from Megaman X3 (in that one, spiked balls were falling, so you also had to alternate climbing from left to right).
-Originally, Izzy's designer had made him all black (since fireflies are blackish). However, in order to avoid people confusing him with a cockroach, he decided to change his color scheme.
-The designer had three choices for color: red, yellow or white (like a doctor's coat). The developer wanted yellow, but, for "crazy" reasons, had him accidentally designed with the red scheme, and didn't notice until late in development.
-Normally, the "Zero and the Virus" cutscene is shown after the Enigma fires, after defeating one Maverick. However, since we defeated The Skiver out of order, the cutscene was shown early.
-Coincidentally, we got the Virus cutscene right after the first time we reached the infected status. Odd...


Izzy Glow Artwork

Izzy Glow Concept Art

Signas Artwork


Lifesavor Artwork

Chaos Greyblood
February 19th, 2012, 11:56 PM
- Before everyone rages, I vote for Mattrex (Especially since you already beaten The Skiver.)
- X in Force Armor
- Anything goes, ANYTHING.

February 20th, 2012, 02:44 AM

February 20th, 2012, 03:55 PM
It's the beginning of the end guys...at least, of the first third of the game. :p

End of Part 1: Hope Spot - The Enigma Fires!

Maverick Hunter HQ...
Music: Demo (http://youtu.be/doLnQ4p-1Ps)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Sure, we wasted almost 10 hours on that Ride Chaser fiasco..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "...and getting ri-I mean, stopping the Repliforce. But no more excuses."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "We are going to launch the Enigma. The fate of the Earth depends on it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "everything is clear."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Hey, guys, while fighting Dynablade, I noticed a few wires that were cut and-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Not now, X. Alia?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "We're ready for fire, sir."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Did you really have to repeat yourself three times?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Silence!!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "AARRGH! Don't shout in my ear! I'm right here, you asshole!"

Meanwhile, in space...
The Enigma Laser hits the Eurasia with full force. Notice how the laser is not going through the
colony. You know what that means?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Negative! We destroyed only 62%!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "What?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "I knew those cables were important..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "and delayed the time of impact..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "So...all that effort...and the laser simply 'pushed' the colony?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "How does that even work? It's a frickin' laser!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Don't ask me, I'm no physicist."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dougmug4.png: "The Engima was not successful?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "No, Douglas, the laser destroyed the colony and everythi-of course it didn't work!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dougmug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "But we have a back-up plan. Let's concentrate on our next move!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "All right! We will execute the Shuttle Operation!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Wait...Shuttle?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Don't give up hope! The future of the Earth depends on us!"

Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "'The Space Shuttle Operation.'"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Is this really necessary? I mean, can't we just fire the Enigma again?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Zero, the Enigma failed, it wouldn't destroy the colony. Besides, we don't have enough power left in the base for that."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "But that's not true! We still have plenty-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Zero. Shut up. Alia?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "The shuttle will approach and fly into the colony... The pilots will eject at the last minute."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Am I the only one who thinks this may not be a good idea?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "get sucked into the blast."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug4.png: "That's what I mean. It's suicide. Can't we just-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Zero. Your opinion holds no weight in the matter."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "You know, X?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "What is it?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "I think your idea with the nukes is starting to sound more interesting..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "just like the Enigma."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "...you're not helping, Alia."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Sorry..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "We need to gather as many devices as we can to strengthen the shuttle's power."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Another fetch quest. Great."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "But the auto-pilot function doesn't work..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "Yes...we've already established that..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/dougmug.png: "We'll try to upgrade it from here. This is the last chance for us..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "At this point, I'm beyond caring..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: "I know this mission is hard for you all, but the important thing is for us to stay optimistic..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Oh, cram it, Chief."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "And by that, I mean X and Zero are going to find the required parts by themselves."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh, man...!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "What? That was kind of a given."

Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
Okay, so the Enigma was a complete waste of our time. But, we still have one last shot at the Eurasia
with the Space Shuttle.
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Zero, why are you so opposed to the Shuttle idea?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "I just..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "*sigh* Trust me, X. I just have a bad feeling about this..."

In any case, let's meet our opponents for Part 2.

Axle the Red, mutant Reploid, kleptomaniac, his stage may be a Guns N' Roses reference.

Mattrex, a big fuck-off dinosaur. Lives in a volcano.

The Skiv- Oh, right, he's dead. Scratch that.

And Count Dracubot a giant vampire bat with a monocle.

Same as before, we can launch the Shuttle prematurely, but unlike the Enigma, the Shuttle with all
its parts collected has a lot more probability of actually destroying the colony.

And so, we begin Part 2.

As always, vote for whichever stage you want me to visit, with which character, and what weapon
to use against the boss. I must add, there's still one intermission coming today. I know some of you
already voted, but I'd like to mention: the Falcon Armor is now complete. I will show it next intermission,
so, if you want, we can use it for any of the stages. Of course, there's only 3 left...

Well, I hope you've enjoyed the LP so far. Thanks, guys!



The Enigma Fires (http://youtu.be/RykuZv2f1Vw)

-The reason why the Mavericks have Guns N' Roses related names in the American version is because of Alyson Court (AKA the voice of Jubilee in the old X-Men cartoon and Claire Redfield from Resident Evil), who was involved in the game's localization. Her then-husband was a Guns N' Roses fan, so when he asked her to localize their names, she used Guns N' Roses references (https://twitter.com/#%21/acourtroom/status/64106589019312129). More info here (http://www.gamesradar.com/guns-n-rosesmega-man-x5-mystery-solved-by-claire-redfield/).
-The Enigma Cannon has a very small probability of succeeding, even when all parts are collected. Of course, this is intentional, perhaps to ensure the player does not skip the other 4 stages simply because the final stages are opened. Of course, this means the Enigma has the same probability of succeeding with or without the parts. With enough luck, you can actually get to the final stages without even stepping into any of the 8 Maverick stages.


Douglas Concept Art

Signas Concept Art

February 20th, 2012, 04:05 PM
I vote Axel the Red with Zero...not sure what weapon. X needs to be grounded longer. =P

February 20th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Zero + Worst Option + Worst Option.

Also Capcom + Logic = does not compute.

February 20th, 2012, 05:13 PM
I honestly think we're favoring Zero a little too much now, and since he's going to be used in the intermission following this stage anyway (since X fought Dynamo the first time) I'll go with

Falcon Armor X
Anything, but kill him with the Giga Attack

Chaos Greyblood
February 20th, 2012, 05:47 PM
Changed my vote on account of Zero going to fight Dynamo next.

February 20th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Okay, so Part 1 has come to an end. Appropriately, I also managed to obtain the
Falcon Armor after the 4 Mavericks were defeated.

So, here's a little intermission to show the 4 capsule locations. This will be a small recap
and guide for obtaining the 4 Armor Parts for the Falcon.

Intermission: Flying Firepower - Obtaining the Falcon Armor!

Leg Parts
Location: Grizzly Slash's Stage
Requirements: None

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Chase the Truck/stg0200050.png
The first armor part is found in Grizzly's stage. This one is not too difficult to obtain. You find
it in the final section (the cave after the trucks), by going into the hole in the ceiling.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Chase the Truck/stg0200051.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Chase the Truck/stg0200052.png
All you require are some good wall jumping skills.

Head Parts
Location: Squid Adler's Stage
Requirements: Dexterity and Patience, Obtain the 8 Blue Spheres

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Electric Trap/stg0500008.png
This one's the most difficult of the four, and you'll need a lot of patience. To obtain this part, during the Ride
Chaser section of Adler's stage, you need to collect all Blue Spheres scattered throughout the area. It may take
a lot of tries and practice, but once you get used to the pattern, it becomes trivial.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Electric Trap/stg0500053.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Electric Trap/stg0500058.png
If you've collected all 8 Blue Spheres, you'll be able to open the door to the capsule at the end of that section.

Arm Parts
Location: Izzy Glow's Stage
Requirements: C-Shot or C-Blade

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Fortress Lab Infiltration/stg0600054.png
Another easy capsule to find. During the final section of Izzy's stage (with all the plasma cannons), you'll find one
hidden in a hole in the ceiling.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Fortress Lab Infiltration/stg0600055.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Fortress Lab Infiltration/stg0600057.png
Simply destroy the cannon to find the hidden capsule. You'll need Grizzly's weapon to destroy the cannon, though.

Body Parts
Location: Duff McWhalen's Stage
Requirements: Goo Shaver (X)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Obliterate the Battleship/capsule00001.png
You'll find this one during your first visit to Duff's stage, as it's impossible to miss. However, it's also
impossible to get until after you beat Duff.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Obliterate the Battleship/capsule00002.png
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Obliterate the Battleship/capsule00003.png
To get the Part, you need to play as X and have Duff's weapon (the Goo Shaver), in order to destroy the wall. Simply
shoot at the right distance, and the gel will activate the bomb, opening the way.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Obliterate the Battleship/capsule00004.png
Once you beat a stage, you don't have to replay it entirely to leave; simply exit the stage through the pause
menu. Once all parts are collected, the Falcon Armor will be complete.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Obliterate the Battleship/capsule00005.png
And it's now ready to use.

Hope this guide helps you find the capsules.
See you all in Part 2!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/videos.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Misc/White_flying_bird.jpg
Capsule Location Guide - Falcon Armor (http://youtu.be/w0jNegd6U_M)

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/trivia.jpg
-Unlike all the other designs in the game, the Falcon Armor was not designed by Haruki Suetsugu. Instead, it was designed by Ryuji Higurashi.
-The Falcon Armor was designed to resemble a bird; it has a beak-shaped chest piece, wings coming out of the back, and a talon-like arm cannon.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Headers/artwork.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Artwork/falcon.jpg
Falcon Armor Artwork

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman X5 LP/Concept Art/falconconcept.jpg
Falcon Armor Concept Art

February 20th, 2012, 09:05 PM
I vote for fighting Mattrex with X, preferably using the Falcon armor so it's less of a pain to get the armor piece in that stage.

February 20th, 2012, 11:39 PM
*jumps the bandwagon*

Mind if change my vote from:

Zero, Mattrex, --


Falcon!X, Mattrex, GA finisher?

February 21st, 2012, 02:05 AM
Voting Falcon Armor X, Mattrex, whatever.

Chaos Greyblood
February 21st, 2012, 03:20 AM
Using Buster Plus and Speedster totally improve the Falcon Armor into a better one. Gaia is nice, but it's a bloody shame it doesn't use equip slots.

Also, did you know that the amount of time to finish a stage, destroying enemies and the amount of damage taken actually have an influence on your Hunter Rank? As you know, Zero has SA rank and X has B rank (This is actually canonical in accordance to Maverick Hunter X) so you'll notice a subtle difference on levels with the Mavericks. For instance, if you face Izzy Glow with X, he's got level 6. If you go up against him with Zero, he's got level 8. Therefore, they're a bit harder against Zero than with X and you can increase the ranking by breezing through the stage, destroying enemies and not taking a lot of damage (Yep, that means no dying with the death spikes. That actually skyrockets the damage counter A LOT O_o). Once you finish you should have your rank increased and it goes up to GA rank.

Good luck!

February 21st, 2012, 03:42 AM
Very well, I'll start counting the votes today after sleep, and I'll have to account for all the
vote changes. Update may come Wednesday or Thursday.

As for the Ranking System...yes, I am aware of it, which is why I wasted time
until I had only 11 hours left, so the levels were adjusted for Zero (who had first stage).
If I had used X, I would have had to waste an additional hour. Of course, with all the time
I waste on stages, or the amount of damage I let myself get, I managed to lower
Zero's rank to A. Surprisingly, despite finishing Adler's stage with 999 damage, X's
rank was still B. It hasn't changed from start.

Maybe once the clock is gone, I might try to raise their Hunter Ranks. :ciel:

And about the Gaea: don't forget the lack of special weapons!

Chaos Greyblood
February 21st, 2012, 01:44 PM
Well, the 'lowest' rank is B, so it isn't possible to go lower than that. :P I tried.

Also, Gaia's special attack totally rips off Chun Li's Kikousho! :D

February 21st, 2012, 02:20 PM
Well, the 'lowest' rank is B, so it isn't possible to go lower than that. :P I tried.
Is that so? I must have gotten confused with X6. Then again, it's easier to rank up in that game.
Just beat the crap out of Dynamo with his weakness.

Also, Gaia's special attack totally rips off Chun Li's Kikousho! :D
Same company, it's not a ripoff, it's a reference! :p
Although I'd like to see that attack again. I haven't used the Gaea in years.

February 21st, 2012, 05:26 PM
The falcon Rides high

across the endless blue Sky.

The land dragon dies.

Falcon Armor X Matterex Full Force Gigan Finish

X:I will show the depth of my potential. In the name of Peace I AM WAR!.

March 9th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Busy with college entrance exams, Kaiza?

March 9th, 2012, 01:10 PM
Oh, no, sorry, it's just...
A lot of things happened last week, including a (failed) job interview and a few issues from college (involved some paperwork and my TOEFL), which kept me from updating. And then came the fanfic contest, of course...

The sad thing is, I have the footage for the next update ready.
I still have to get the screencaps, though.
I'll try and see if I can update soon, and I apologize for not updating. There's simply no excuse.

March 9th, 2012, 01:48 PM
It's okay, take your time, I was just wondering what you were up to.

May 11th, 2012, 08:27 PM
I do apologize for the...unintended hiatus.
I got sidetracked by PS3 games, plus many other things, so...I apologize.

This episode is brought to you by a Mod Decree.
Please not the hammer, RB ;_;

Episode 6: Lethal Lava Land - Red-Hot World!

Current Shuttle Status

OK, for this mission, let's install the Shock Buffer and Jumper.

Maverick Hunter HQ...
Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: "Well, that was a complete waste of our time. Zero!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Now what..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "I want you to find Mattrex's secret warehouse, and obtain the Rocket Booster."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Secret warehouse? How am I supposed-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "Don't worry. We found its location. It's built deep within Sunhouse Mountain."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Sunhouse? As in, the freakin' volcano? And deep within, as in inside?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "...Yes, that's what-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "I'm not going."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Zero, as your commanding officer-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug3.png: "Oh, no, don't try that. I won't risk my life for another failure."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug4.png: "I'm sorry, but we have no other choice."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "Who would be stupid and desperate enough to go inside a volcano anyways?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "Go bring him."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug3.png: "And so all you have to do is find the Rocket Booster."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "So all I have to do is ask him nicely?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "*snicker*"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "...yeeeeaaah. Nicely."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "OK! Then let's do this! And this new shiny Falcon Armor is perfect!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Glad you liked it. I made sure fine-tune it just for you."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "N-not that I care."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Sorry, can't hear you, gotta go!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/zeromug2.png: "Ha-ha!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."

Music: Stage Start (http://youtu.be/xv0MOcJXfoA)
A fire-breathing robot dinosaur. How better can it get?!

Music: Burn Dinorex Stage (http://youtu.be/0uypnzVgSeo)
Man, this shot reminds me of my current weather. So hot...

I have to ask: Who builds a warehouse inside a volcano?

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "this lava area. Watch out for the lava and proceed with care."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Lava? I thought this volcano was inactive."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "Er..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug2.png: "There's still some lava flowing throughout, but don't worry. There's no risk of an eruption."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Oh. Ok then."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "instantly vaporized!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Thank you, Captain Obvious"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."

Welcome to Sunhouse Mountain! The first section of the stage consists of going down the volcano's
mountain of fun's crater. Several platforms and some enemies await on the way down.

Let's talk about the Falcon Armor. As Dr. Light mentioned, X cannot charge weapons. His charge shot
become a straight laser, which goes through enemies and walls.

Along the way you'll also find this dragon heads that shoot fire. Again, can somebody tell me what this
things are doing here in the first place? In any case, time your movements so that you can avoid their streams
of fire.

Welp, we made our way to the very bottom, time for the volcanic section.

But a little platforming first.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Upsie-daisy!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "WOAH-GET AWAY GET AWAY!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Phew, I ma– wait, what the-"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "I smell toast..."

Further down the road...
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "What is it Alia? Can't you see I already have severe burns on my face?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "There's a lot of lava below us."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Didn't Signas say there was little lava left in here?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "About that..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Damnit, not again..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "We have no choice but to proceed this way."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "But the lava!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "The lava comes at fixed intervals, be mindful of the timing and proceed."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh man..."

Well, time to proceed to the dangerous part. Oh, hey, look, its a Pararoid. You may remember this little
bugger from Megaman X2.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "How can I watch hot?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Wait until the lava has gone, then go down."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Thank you, Captain Obvious."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."

I might as well mention the other function of the Falcon Armor. Namely, it allows X to fly, by pressing the
jump button twice. While flying, you can move X in any direction, and his aura damages enemies on contact.
However, he can't attack while flying, and he's knocked out of flying mode upon damage.

It's still useful for moving through the platforming sections quickly.

Yeah...like Alia said, it's better to wait for the orange Kool-Aid lava flow to stop before going down.

After the lava stops, jump down to the next area. Before proceeding, let's follow Metroid's advice
and go to the left instead.

Well, what do we have here, a conspicious hole! Let's see what's inside...

Why, it's the Heart Container and an extra life. Good thing the lava flow stops while we're in this
room. I think.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Nice! Now, where was I..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Oh, right! Find Matthew and the rocket thingamajig."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Uh...that doesn't sound so good- wait, why did I stop?!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "ALIA!!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHI- DAMMIT ALIA!"

Yeah...let's not do that again.

I guess we received that call a bit late since we flew over the event flag or something, but anyways,
we proceed to the right for another call.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Yes, I'm standing on top of one. Can we hurry, I can see the lava coming..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "The temperature is lower then the other side of the rock. If you take advantage of the rock you may be able to avoid the lava."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "I'm...sure that's not how convection works, but who cares by this point."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Wait behind the rock when the lava comes, then proceed with care."

To summarize: see those black openings on the wall?

As long as you stand there, the lava will not hurt you. Just watch when the rocks start coming, hurry
to the rock and stay behind it until the lava passes. Anyways, let's continue.

Welp, a dead end. Our weapons can't break this wall. However, all we have to do is get behind that
rock on top...

And the lava takes care of it. This is pretty much what we have to do for this section.

Only difference for the next two walls is that there is less cover for each. We're not done with
this section, however.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Dammit, I hate these bugs!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Uh-oh, lava flow. Bye-bye, Hopper!"
:sader:: "BZZ! I regret nothing!"

Yeah, enemies aren't immune to lava either.

The last section of this area is a series of corridors with small crevices for you to avoid the lava flow.
Just continue until the end, but don't forget to duck!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Then you'll be able to proceed to another area."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Really, Alia, what is it with you today?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "N-nothing's wrong! S-shut up."

Let's get the hell outta here, guys.

Well, isn't this nice. We're now deep within the volcano. Again, why did they build a warehouse in
here? In fact, I haven't seen anything resembling one so far...Maybe the lava has something to do
with that.
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Alia, where the hell am I now?!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "like the sea of lava."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh, no! Please don't tell me I'll have to beat a koopa king to get to Mattias!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "...Please stop thinking of Mario 64."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "The Probe Ride Armor could probably endure the heat of the lava."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Oh, yeah! It's been a while since I've seen those."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "or you can take the other way below...If you go down, you'll have to go through the lava area."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Nah, I hate lava. Anyways, can I take this baby for a ride through this way?"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "lava but..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "But...?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug3.png: "You can't proceed with the Ride Armor because a huge rock blocks the way."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "Which way will you choose? The decision is yours..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "DAMMIT!!"

Welp, relieving the days of X4's Magma Dragoon stage would be fun, but I'll take the right path. There's
a little call back in this route.

Normally I'd have to use the Ride Armor, then ditch it with a well timed jump in order to make it to the
first plattform. However...I kept falling down. Good thing the Falcon Armor can simply fly over the pit.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Holy crap, it's a dragon!"

Meet the Pteranoid, the stage's sub-boss, only found in the upper route. The thing will stay at the left
of the screen as we move to the right, destroying platforms upon contact.

It also shoots fireballs ocassionally, but as long as your platforming skills are good, you won't have
much trouble with this section.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "front of you. Destroy it so you can move on!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Must I repeat myself again?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "..."

Another obstacle in this section are rocks blocking our way. There are a few of them, but they can
be destroyed by a charged shot or two. I think the Pteranoid's fireballs can also destroy them.

As we go forward, the platforms become trickier to traverse, plus enemies become more numerous (and
some of them even carry bombs). Luckily, flying makes this section a piece of cake.

During the last sections, you'll also have to maneuver through ropes. Also, there will be less platforms
for each section you traverse. Flying!

At the end of the route, it's time to finally face the Pteranoid. Our only ground will be two floating
platforms that move up and down.

The Pteranoid itself will float on the left side of the screen, following X vertically as the platforms
move. You can pretty much shoot it while it does this.

After a while, the Pteranoid will attack with the same fireballs as before. The thing is...its fireballs
cannot phase through the platforms, and they explode upon contact. So, for most of the fight, they
fireballs end up hitting the front platform, leaving X safe.

It does have another attach, in which it readies itself...

And slams straight towards X. Unlike its fireballs, the Pteranoid can phase through the platforms.
The attack can be avoided with good timing, although it is difficult to do so, what with the platforms
moving constantly. And since it stays there for a few seconds, the platform may even send you
towards it, causing collision damage.

Now, the Falcon Armor may be useful for platforming, but in regards to damage...let's just say that
beating the Pteranoid will take a while.

Still, using the Falcon's Flying mode, it's easier to avoid the Pteranoid's rush, and the Falcon Buster
can both destroy its fireballs and hit it, due to its phasing properties.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Okay...this may take a while."


http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "*huff* Okay...*huff* just...one more..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "FINALLY!! That did it."

With the Pteranoid dead, the door to the right finally opens. Hmm...this looks like a boss corridor.

Nah, just kidding. This is where the two paths meet.

However, there's a few ropes here to climb. Or, we can forget that, and fly with the Falcon Armor.

Well, whaddya know. The boss is right there. However, there's one more thing left in this stage.

Oh look, the Ride Armor. Glad to see it made it through that lava section.

Another capsule! It's a good thing that Dr. Light knew X would make his way inside a volcano, fight his way
through several enemies, and enter a secret, illegal warehouse, skip the boss fight, and find him in an
isolated island not too far from the boss door.

Music: Dr. Light (http://youtu.be/IdUYhYhjJDU)
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Oh, hey Dad. Wait, why is there-"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "the Gaea Armor. Analyze and upload the data to your main memory in a secure area. Once you upload all 4 programs, the Gaea Armor will be complete."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "I can't, Dad."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Silence, boy, I'm not done yet."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "With the arm part equipped, you can Attack with the Gaea shot! While the range of the Gaea shot is short, it's powerful and it can neutralize the enemies' energy bullets. Also, you can break a certain brick!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "A brick?"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Yes."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Just one."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/lightmug.png: "Oh, you know what I meant, just hurry and save the world."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Actually, I don't. But, then again, I'm having a discussion with a hologram."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "THE PAIN! WHY DOES IT HURT?!"

Well, that's one Gaea Part now. 3 more to go...

Let's just make our way back to the boss room. If memory serves me right, without the Falcon, you
had to time your jump from the rope and air dash to the island. The Ride Armor was for making your
way back.

Long corridor is looooong.

I repeat: I haven't seen anything resembling a single warehouse, illegal or otherwise, or any weapon
so far.

Oh my god it's a dragon! Wait...no, it's just Mattrex jumping down into the room.

Complete with a fireworks display. What a show-off.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "I need a Booster Engine, my boss told me I could find one here, so, could I have one? Pretty please with sprinkles on top?"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "Really?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "No, kiddo."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "But you said-"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "That's what you expect to hear from me, right? You know nobody will obey like that, don't you."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "Oh..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "my boss said you would."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "So why don't you fight as always and force me to give it to you."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "But this Falcon Armor is brand new! I don't want to scratch it."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "Tough luck, kiddo."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "Yes."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Does anybody get the 'end of the world' thing going on right now?"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "*sigh* Here we go again..."

Music: Boss (http://youtu.be/7MJi2llXaiE)
And so begins the fight. Mattrex, despite having a grand number of two attacks, has a large variety of
uses for them. Also, he's a freaking dinosaur. He's awesome by default.

Mattrex moves around by jumping, usually once or twice, before attacking. His jumps are rather quick,
but also rather short.

His first attack is a ramming attack, using the flame spikes on his back to hurt you. Only way out
is by jumping over him. However, it's difficult to predict when he'll use this attack, so be prepared
to jump at any time.

His other possible attack is using Ground Fire against you. He shoots a fireball towards you, and when
it touches the ground or wall, it will stay there for a couple of seconds.

Obviously, the fire hurts you, but before disappearing, it will shoot out two tinier fireballs to its sides.

During this early stage of the fight, Mattrex will shoot two of these in rapid succession, so the best
way to avoid it is to quickly dash towards the wall and jump away. Stay away until the fires disappear.

Best way to get rid of him is to keep atacking and immediately clinging to a wall. Most of the time
he'll be using Ground Fire, so you'll only have to look for when he jumps or rams you.

One thing I noticed as I tried to avoid him is that you can fly through him with the Falcon Armor.
This made evasion a bit easier for me. It doesn't hurt him, though.

From time to time, Mattrex will jump and cling towards the wall. When he does this, make sure you
are ready to jump or dash.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh, crap..."

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "AHH!! I'M ON FIRE! I'M ON FIRE!"

This is because he will follow with either another ramming attack, or launch 4 Ground Fires even faster
than before (although these don't stick). Only occasionally, will he simply jump down.

Anyhow, let's try to mix things up. At least the buster does more damage to him than to the Pteraroid.
We just so happen to have his weakness.

Ok, I didn't think this through.

As said previously, Wing Spiral is his weakness. Upon contact, he's sent flying upwards.

He'll be stunned for a couple of seconds, while he bounces in place. Not much you can do, though, due to
mercy invincibility.

His expression is priceless, though.:neco_arc:

However, using the Wing Spiral against him has...some flaws.

First of all, it has a very short range. It barely extends past X before it goes floating upwards. It's
very difficult to land a hit on Mattrex, even with his size. Speaking of...

More often than not, you end up hurting yourself due to contact with Mattrex! The weapon's short range,
combined with Mattrex's size, means that every time I hit him with it, I get hit too. You can avoid this by only
allowing the actual Wing Spiral to hit him, but it's very difficult to time (again, due to its short range). This
weapon is like the Top Spin of X5.

So, I guess it's good ol' fashioned X-Buster for me. Works way better than Wing Spiral, at least the
uncharged version (I can't charge, remember?).

When he's low on health, Mattrex will start using his final attack. It's basically a combination of the previous
two. He starts by lighting the entire floor on fire...

Immediately followed by a Super Ramming Attack...

And to finish it, flames sprout from the floor. What a show-off. Best way to avoid the attack is to jump
on the walls the moment you see him light the floor, and jumping down into one of the gaps between the
fire pillars.

All in all, a very entertaining fight, as it requires you to be alert at all times due to his unpredictable
pattern. Welp, time for the last blow.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "COME HERE, LEMME EAT YA!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "STRANGER DANGER! GET AWAY"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug3.png: "GIGA ATTACK!!!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "I'M COMPLETELY SHOCKED BY THIS UNEXPECTED TURN OF EVENTS!"

Yep, that's the Falcon Armor's Giga Attack. A screen wide attack, shown here as a bunch of lasers
shooting up and down. It's good for clearing the screen from enemies.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/tmmug.png: "NO!! NOW MY SECRET WEAPON STASH! HOW...WILL...!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Well, I'm glad that's over."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug2.png: "..."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "...Wait. Secret weapon stash?"

Music: Stage Clear X (http://youtu.be/ExucjIFiFiQ)
And with that, we conclude this mission.

Music: Mission Report (http://youtu.be/AXLSkIZ2HGQ)
7 minutes. 7 minutes is all I could spare to play this stage.




Wait, why does my timer say 3 hours? Wasn't it 4 when I entered the stage?

Okay, our choices for tonight are:

Weapons + Life + Speed Shot: This increases the flying speed of energy blasts from the X/Z-Buster - they'll fly across the screen faster.
Weapons + Energy + Buster Plus: This increases the damage caused by the X/Z-Buster, useful against strong enemies and bosses.

For reasons I can't remember, I chose Speed Shot in here. However...since I want Ultimate Buster,
I'll have to replay this stage in my old save to get the Buster Plus...Oh, well.
We also obtain the Ground Fire and the Quake Blazer!

The Gaea Arm Parts have been found, plus our horribly misplaced, magma-powered, shiny new Rocket Booster.

And our previous Shot Eraser is complete!

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug2.png: "Now the striking power of the Shuttle will be increased. There seems to be some more useful weapons lying here."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug.png: "Sweet! Now come to Papa X!"

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug4.png: "to investigate."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "What?!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/aliamug.png: "Evacuate before you get sucked into the lava!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "B-but, the weapons! They're right there!"
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/signasmug.png: "X, teleport. Now."
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj534/KAIZA2002/Megaman%20X5%20LP/Mugshots/xmug4.png: "Oh, man..."

Well, I guess this is the end of the-

Music: Stage Select 1 (http://youtu.be/qOlwBVP5bLE)

Not this clown again...

See ya in the next intermission guys.

Current Shuttle Status


Burn Dinorex Stage (http://youtu.be/0uypnzVgSeo)


Pteranoid Fight (http://youtu.be/rVgudebP5LM)

Mattrex Boss Fight (http://youtu.be/_WCIhxpScpc)


-Mattrex was named after Matt Sorum, former drummer of Guns 'N Roses.
-Mattrex's Japanese name is Burn Dinorex.
-In Japan, the Quake Blazer was called Danchien ("Severing Earth Flame").
-The Pteranoid section is a nod to the Mecha Dragon from Megaman 2, complete with a chase across platforms, and the fight at the end.
-The volcano, despite going unnamed during the game, is called "Sunhouse Mountain".
-Mattrex is a former member of the Repliforce. He was part of the disaster prevention unit, but he illegally created weapons that used magma energy and hid them in his secret warehouse. All without the Repliforce's knowledge. So, yeah, the Repliforce was screwed before Sigma messed things up.
-According to the developer, Mattrex didn't have enough "capacity" for attacks, which caused trouble with the designer, so instead, they gave him a lot of attack patterns.
-According to the designer, giving him fire coming out of his back, as well as his name, made him a lot cooler. http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/images/icons/icon6.png


Mattrex Artwork

Mattrex Concept Art

May 11th, 2012, 08:57 PM
Update, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Do we still get to vote? If so I'm voting for Zero to fight Dynamo in the next update.

May 11th, 2012, 09:03 PM
Yes, you can still vote, but it was already decided that Zero would do the next intermission (during the previous one). :)

May 11th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Megaman boss stun faces are always entertaining, but that was amazingly shocked.

May 11th, 2012, 09:29 PM
It's alive, ali- wait you made this joke. Fun stuff.

Also it should be Admin decree and not mod. Just saying.

May 11th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Sweet, update. Btw, it's true that the Wing Spiral is normally a pain to connect with on this guy, but there's a little trick that you can do that took me a while to realize. If you use the Wing Spiral while dashing, the tornado thing will actually extend as you dash, and it'll keep going forward slightly if you stop dashing prematurely. Using that, you can extend the range of your attack so that you don't take body damage because of Matterex's fat ass.

May 12th, 2012, 01:28 AM
Also it should be Admin decree and not mod. Just saying.
Actually, RB specifically said "Mod Decree" :3

Btw, it's true that the Wing Spiral is normally a pain to connect with on this guy, but there's a little trick that you can do that took me a while to realize. If you use the Wing Spiral while dashing, the tornado thing will actually extend as you dash, and it'll keep going forward slightly if you stop dashing prematurely. Using that, you can extend the range of your attack so that you don't take body damage because of Matterex's fat ass.
...Ok, that will help. I'll have to fight him again when I replay the stage, so I'll give it a try. Thanks.

May 12th, 2012, 01:42 AM
You can test it out on random enemies too if you want to get the timing and feel for it down, of course :D

May 12th, 2012, 06:09 AM
Looks like we can spare the hammer, after all~

In any case, a great update.

As for voting, I'm going Dark Dizzy, Zero, Worst Option