Lack of time and scanner issues means a
fast and dirty replacement special treat! Enjoy this web page translation from Capcom Japan’s Official Rockman X4 site.
This time we’re going all the way back to 1997, and the release of Rockman X4 for Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn. The success of Rockman X’s hobbyist products like the Mega Mission card series and Mega Armor toy line led to the establishment of a new marketing cross-fusion X-travaganza: the Rockman X4 Special Limited Pack. Included with the game for your system of choice was a brand new Mega Armor model of Rockman X, touted as the most powerful of X’s armors ever to be invented. This “Ultimate Armor” was even featured as a secret unlockable inside the game, where players could input a code and get to see X’s newest duds in action. The model itself was to be available only and exclusively through this pack, although years later it would be sold on its own with the Mega Armor series re-releases, in plated and non-plated versions. What makes the ultimate armor so great? As this page explains:
ULTIMATE ARMOR’S CONFIGURATION
|This is the ULTIMATE ARMOR!|
The Ultimate Armor even appears in the game!
The method for unleashing them is revealed!
“Kuro Zero” just literally means “Black Zero”. It’s only my personal opinion but I think it has a nicer ring to it.
Of course, I think we all know how to unlock Ultimate Armor and Black Zero in X4 by now. What they don’t make clear on this page but did in the next is that all of the features mentioned for the Ultimate Armor description are for the toy only; the energy blade, the ride unit, and the free flight capabilities don’t appear in the game version. Some think this is why Dr. Right mentions the armor is incomplete in his speech.
Perhaps the game developers didn’t have time to implement it all. Or maybe they thought unlimited Nova Strikes was broken enough? I think it would have stood out even more for me if they had given it more of those features though, blade especially. What do you guys think, is the Ultimate Armor really the ultimate armor? Sound off!