Mega Man Xtreme, known as Rockman X: Cyber Mission (ロックマンＸ サイバーミッション?) in Japan, is a spin-off title in the Mega Man X game series, developed by Capcom for the Game Boy Color. Mega Man Xtreme is said to chronologically take place in between Mega Man X2 and Mega Man X3, although gameplay-wise it is mostly a remix of the first two games. The game was followed by one direct sequel, Mega Man Xtreme 2, also for the Game Boy Color. The graphics and music are downgraded to 8-bit NES quality, due to the Game Boy Color's limits. The game and its sequel have been praised for giving gamers a glimpse at what the Mega Man X series would have been like on the NES. This game is currently available for download on the 3DS Nintendo eShop.
The game features similar gameplay as its predecessors. An action-platformer, players attempt a series of stages, collect various power-ups, and defeat the boss of each stage, assimilating its signature weapon. Mega Man Xtreme also features stages, enemies, and bosses from both Mega Man X and Mega Man X2.
It is the year 21XX, where humans and Reploids coexist. Peace returned to the world thanks to the efforts of the Maverick Hunters. But one day, the Mother Computer of "Hunter Base", the Maverick Hunters' headquarters, has been hacked by an unknown source. All of its data was overwritten in an instant, and the resulting fake data has sent the whole world spiraling into chaos. The command center sends X out to face the as-yet unidentified enemy, who has resurrected Maverick data from the past.
|Chill Penguin||Shotgun Ice||Speed Burner|
|Spark Mandrill||Electric Spark||Shotgun Ice|
|Storm Eagle||Storm Tornado||Spin Wheel|
|Flame Stag||Speed Burner||Storm Tornado|
|Wheel Gator||Spin Wheel||Magnet Mine|
|Magna Centipede||Magnet Mine||Silk Shot|
|Armored Armadillo||Rolling Shield||Electric Spark|
|Morph Moth||Silk Shot||Speed Burner/Rolling Shield|
Extreme Mode: Contains all eight Mavericks.
|Serges||Speed Burner/Rolling Shield|
|Sigma||Electric Spark/Speed Burner|
|Wolf Sigma||Spin Wheel/Rolling Shield|
As a last minute decision by Capcom, the Japanese version of the game made its initial, inconspicuous debut as a playable demo at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May of 2000. The game was later shown again at the Tokyo Game Show the following fall.
Haruki Suetsugu was the sole artist responsible for the game's character designs and cover art. The entirety of the game's cover illustration was done in Painter, forgoing the usual cell painted look of central figures, as Suetsugu wanted to give the whole image "a sense of summary as well as luxury." His only regret regarding the piece was that he didn't use crisper colors. The twins Middy and Techno were designed so that if one's helmet was turned 90 degrees, its shape would mirror the other's. Additionally, Middy was illustrated with soft, round lines, and Techno was given sharper, pointed angles, to better reflect their personalities. Going by his instructions to make "armor" characters, Suetsugu designed Zain and Geemel in contrast to one another by giving them heavy and light armor plating, respectively. Initially, he felt their illustrations would be too complex for the Game Boy Color's graphical capabilities, but he was greatly impressed with the outcome, praising the skills of the game's graphics designers.
- List of Mega Man Xtreme enemies
- Mega Man Xtreme walkthrough
- Mega Man Xtreme Damage Data Chart
- Mega Man Xtreme Script
- Mega Man Xtreme 2
- Erroneously, Vile was referred to as his Japanese name, "VAVA" in the North American version. This error was not corrected in the Virtual Console re-release.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Mega Man X Official Complete Works, UDON Entertainment Corp. 2009. pg.78-79. Retrieved on September 15, 2011.
- ↑ Harris, Craig (May 22, 2000). "Mega Man Xtreme". IGN. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
- ↑ GameSpot Staff (August 14, 2000). "TGS Third-party Lineup". GameSpot. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
|Mega Man Xtreme|
|List of Mavericks|
|Chill Penguin • Spark Mandrill • Storm Eagle • Flame Stag • Armored Armadillo • Morph Moth • Magna Centipede • Wheel Gator|
|Vile • Zain • Geemel • Bospider • Serges • Sigma|
|Mega Man X's Special Weapons|
| Shotgun Ice • Electric Spark • Storm Tornado • Speed Burner • Rolling Shield • Silk Shot • Magnet Mine • Spin Wheel |
Hadouken • Shoryuken
|Zero Scramble Programs|
|Dash • Rising • Earth Gaizer • Final|
| - Mega Man X -|
|Damage Data Chart • Game Script|