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Mega Man 4

a.k.a. Mega Man IV / Rockman 4: Arata Naru Yobō!! / ロックマン4 新たなる野望

created and published by Capcom in 1991-12-06, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: platformer, shooter
genre: Science Fiction
series: Mega Man
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
4.1/5

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Description
Title means "Rockman 4: A [Evil] New Ambition!!"
(Zerothis) - # 2008-09-27 21:38:10
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For much of MM4, it looks as though Dr. Wily has finally gotten the message - your antagonist is identified as Dr. Cossack (a bad Russian stereotype, in case it's not obvious). However, by the time you finally get to Dr. C, it's revealed that Wily was the one pulling the strings all along - and so, with a sigh of 'Here we go again,' you plunge into yet another Skull Castle en route to yet another showdown with Wily. This was probably the first game that showed signs of wear-and-tear in the Mega Man series; the whole premise was getting rather shopworn and predictible, yet the Blue Bomber *himself* remained as popular as ever, so Capcom kept churning 'em out. MM4 featured the first appearence of the Mega Buster - the charged-up version of Mega's default pea shooter - as well as Flip-Top.
# 2006
(From the Instruction Manual)
INVITATION TO DOOM!

A year after the destruction of Gamma, a mysterious message arrives at Dr. Light's lab ...

Good evening, Dr. Light. Allow me to introduce myself -- I am Dr. Cossack. You may not have heard of me, but soon the world will know my name.

Over the years, you have been hailed as the greatest robot designer in the world, while my robotic creations have been totally ignored. I cannot allow this to continue. The world must be made aware of my genius!

From my Siberian citadel, I've sent eight of my most powerful robots to destroy that titanium troublemaker, Mega Man. Once they have obliterated him, I will place his broken body on display for the entire world to see. Only then will I be allowed to take my place as the greatest robot designer of all time! --Dr. Cossack


THE BATTLE BEGINS!

Wave after wave of mindless metal machines march toward you. Summon the full power of the Mega Buster and melt them down to size. Pick up energy pellets and weapon capsules to keep up your strength. Keep an eye on your energy meter in the top left corner of the screen. Because once your energy is gone, so is your life! Run, jump, and climb through the mazes of twisted corridors to the lair of the robot master. Once you arrive, it's going to be a cybernetic slugfest and only one of you will survive. Keep on pounding the robot master with your weapons until his energy is depleted. Once he's been deactivated, grab his weapon and add it to your arsenal. Now you're ready to take on another of Dr. Cossack's crazy creations.

MEGA POWER!

At Mega Man's command is a host of high-tech weapons including the miraculous Mega Buster! You can view your weapons box at any time by pressing the START button. Inside the weapons box you will see all the weapons, energy tanks and extra lives you have collected so far. Press the control pad in any direction to select the weapon you wish to activate and then press the A button. When you return to the action, Mega Man will be armed with that weapon. In every area, Mega Man must battle his way through an endless array of anarchistic androids. As he blasts these robotic rebels to oblivion, Mega Man may find a variety of special items to aid him in his journey.

ENERGY PELLETS: These pellets increase Mega Man's energy level.
WEAPON CAPSULES: These capsules increase the energy level of Mega Man's current special weapon. They have no effect on the Mega Buster.
ENERGY TANKS: These handy tanks of liquid energy replenish Mega Man supply. Mega Man can store these tanks until needed.
1-UP: 1-UPS give Mega Man one more life.
BALOON ADAPTER: The balloon adaptor allows Mega Man to launch out small floating platforms.
WIRE ADAPTER: The wire adaptor allows Mega Man to fire up to a ledge or ceiling. Once attached, the wire will pull Mega Man straight-up.

A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS

Mega Man is more than a match for Dr. Cossack's metal munching maniacs. But even a cybernetic super-hero needs a little help now and then. So, Dr. Light has sent Mega Man a couple of robotic reinforcements -- just in case. Rush, Mega Man's canine companion, can be summoned using the weapons box and transformed into a variety of mighty machines.

RUSH COIL: Rush turns into a springboard to catapult you over obstacles.
RUSH MARINE: Rush transforms into a submarine message arrives at Dr. Light's lab ...
# 2006
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