- Transformations offer a range of different abilities — players can also transform into new Model X types like Model HX, Model LX and more
- Play as either a male character named Vent, or as a female named Aile — Vent is bigger and more powerful, while Aile is smaller and more agile
- Unlock additional areas of the map by using different Model X forms’ powers
- Real time info system engages both screens of the DS system
- Biometal is the key – strategically attack bosses without damaging its Biometals, so Vent and Alie can absorb its power with no degradation
Mega Man ZX Description
Biometal is the key – strategically attack bosses without damaging its Biometals, so Vent and Alie can absorb its power with no degradation..
Reviews By Lestor neeker Wong : Date September 20, 2006
Mega Man ZX is, technically, Mega Man’s first action venture onto the dual screens of the DS. Yes, I know we’ve a Mega Man Battle Network port before this, but that’s more of a RPG, and doesn’t exactly re-enact the type of frantic side-scrolling adventures so commonly associated with the series’ games of the past. ZX, on the other hand, works like previous GBA Mega Man Zero (and before) titles, and continues to provide a sterling challenge for fans of the series with its easy-to-master, hard-to-execute platforming gameplay.
Playing either as Vent (male) or Alle (female), your character is a delivery personnel working for Giro Express, a courier company. Giro, the boss of the company, actually has the secret identity of being a Guardian, who has been fighting against the evil Mavericks for quite a while. Early in the game, you’re tasked to delivery a biometal package to the Guardians, but ended up being attacked by the bad guys. The biometal then merged with you, and you gained the powers of a Mega man prototype form known as Model X. Model X provides you with increased speed, mobility and firepower, which you used to perfection in removing the immediate threat. However, Giro has gone missing during the melee, and your immediate task is to go for his rescue.
Playing as Vent or Alle has little differences to the plot. Some dialogues are different, but the premise remains identical. What’s important is the introduction of Model X in the scheme of things, because it’s what you’d need to transpire the various platforms and death traps in the game in your bid to uncover the evil schemes of the Mavericks and their perpetuator. As you progress, you’ll unlock different forms of Model X, granting you more powers to transverse the large map that several challenging level designs. The LX, for example, allows you to move freely underwater. The HX, on the other hand, gives you the ability to hover, which in turns allows you to access previously non-accessible areas. You’ll also have the option of reverting to human form as and when required – this is useful when you need to crouch under low areas, which is not possible when you’re in your biometal costume.
The mission structure in Mega Man ZX has some free-roaming elements. The map is enormous, spanning over 60 unique levels, and each level has its own missions for you to undertake. It’s entirely up to you to decide what you want to do first, which is a great idea for what’s essentially a 2D platformer. However, despite the freedom to choose, the idea is not exactly well executed.
Reviews By Kyouryuu : Date October 3, 2006
Other reviews for this game speak at length about the plot and new mechanics, so I won’t ramble on about those. ZX is a solid platform game that successfully brings polished Mega Man action to the DS. However, while fans of Mega Man will enjoy it, the game does have some issues that can make it frustrating for newcomers.
One of the big differences between ZX and previous Mega Man games is how it adapts more of a sprawling, open-world layout similar to the Metroid or recent Castlevania games. While it’s fun to explore everything the game’s massive world has to offer, there are frequent times when missions you accept are not clearly defined. For example, one mission might require you to investigate strange happenings at Area H, an abandoned amusement park. But there are no hints on where Area H is located. Instead you just wander aimlessly and stumble upon Area H in Area A, the forest (huh?). And Area L, the secret munitions depot? That’s not connected to Area M, it’s connected to Area H (go figure?).
Reviews By Syphers : Date October 12, 2006
Mega Man ZX has a lot varieties for you to play. There are six biometals you need to collect and used before you can procede to your next destinations.
Sound: COA removed most of the Japanese voiceover dialogues when your selected character is interacting with other sprite characters in the game, except for the anime cutscene. By the way, whenever Vent or Aile morph into their Biometal form, they say “Rock On!”, despite what the game manual said “Megamerge!”.
Note: “Rockman ZX” has all of the Japanese voiceovers for all of the characters.
It is a little blurry to be played on Nintendo DS, but overall most of the cutscenes run okay in my opinion.
Better than I expected to be than “Mega Man Zero” series hard rock music.
Good- Fun and entertaining when selecting your preferred Biometals on some missions. There are time when you have to select the right biometal in order to procede your destination, such as flying over spikes w/ Model HX or eliminating boulders that block your path by using Model FX.
Bad- You can get lost on where you are going on your selected missions.
The game is fun and entertaining, but the main point is that I am really disappointed with exception of the voiceover dialogue that have been removed. Plus it does not make any sense when the credit starts rolling, it shows all of the Japanese casts and most of them are not heard in this version, such as the character named Prairie.I would like to give it an overall five star-ratings if COA hired Ocean Group to act on for the English voiceovers or leave it in Japanese instead.
Note: If you want to get the original version, it’s called “Rockman ZX.” But the price is higher than this version because of its high game quality, unless you are a hardcore fan of the Mega Man or Rockman series.