Mega Man X7
Note: This game is also titled Rockman X7.
To unlock X, save 64 hostages/robots.
Alternately, defeat two Bosses to unlock X.
You will unlock Zero as you progress with Axl.
Successfully complete the game and choose the "New
Game+" option to begin with your previous chips, X, and his
X has full armor:
Hold Select when choosing X at the character
Hint: Jungle stage: Extra lives:
There is an extra life at the beginning of the stage.
Immediately when Megaman/Zero/Axl warps into the stage, zoom behind
you to get it. After completing the stage, keep coming here, exit,
and repeat to get the maximum number of lives.
Hint: Alternate ending sequences:
In order to change the ending sequence of the game,
attack Sigma until he only has a few hits remaining. Then, switch
characters and deliver the final blow. X's and Axl's ending sequences
are almost identical. Zero's does not make much sense.
Hint: Alternate X appearance:
Hold Select and choose X at the character selection
screen to see him with all his armor.
Hint: X's Ultimate Armor:
Find the large blue things for the parts of X's Ultimate
Armor (as in the previous games in the series).
"Lava" stage: Look low for it in the first phase of
"Airplane" stage: Look in the maze-like room in the
second phase of the stage.
"Computer" stage: Use the portals to reach it in the
second phase of the stage.
"Jungle" stage: After the "spike" area, there
will be two stone spitting rocks, one on top the other. Use these
two rocks to jump up top to the left area on a tree branch to
get the blue pod containing the boots.
Hint: Defeating Flame Hyenard:
Have Zero and X. First, with Zero, jump on the horse
without having to shoot its legs. Use the back leg to get up.
Then with his water weapon, use the thrust to hit Flame Hyenard
when he moves after summoning his clones. If Zero gets low on
energy, switch to X and use Splash Laser. When that runs out,
use Snipe Missile.
Using Zero, run up to the Mechaniloid's front leg and jump up
it. Then, use X's or Axl's Volt Tornado to hit the horns so there
are no more missies. After that, stay on the machine's left or
right shoulder and fire X-Buster or Axl Bullets and dodge his
flame attacks. Note: This may require some practice.
Hint: Defeating Red:
Use X's Explosion or Axl's Explosion/G-Launcherb (press
Special Attack) when he is near you. When he is far, use
X's Buster or Axl's Explosion/G-Launcher (press Attack).
Finish him with Giga Crush.
Hint: Defeating Sigma's first form:
Sigma is very easy in his first form. Use X and Zero.
Sigma mostly jumps around and shoots a pink laser. Stay down when
he is firing the laser and blast him with the X Buster and Volt
Tornado. Slash him as he jumps around with Zero's Saber, but try
not to get hit. Then, finish him off with the Giga Crush. If done
correctly, you will not need to use any sub tanks or lose any
As soon as Sigma appears, switch to Zero and equip the Wind Cutter
Boomerang you obtained from Wind Crowfang. Pick a corner and every
time he appears, shoot him with it. If done correctly, he will
disappear each time you hit him, leaving you with all your health.
Hint: Defeating Sigma's final form:
When Sigma's final form uses its Green Ball attacks,
use Zero's Green Charged shield (hold Square). Zero will
charge into Green Energy, and it will bounce the attack back to
Sigma. When Sigma uses its Force Charged Punch, dash to right
side then counter its attacks.
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Go up to the second highest rock to the left, and hide behind
the highest rock. By doing this, Sigma cannot hit you with anything
except the pink laser. Stand there and blast away with anything
long range and you will kill him eventually.
Stay in the crack between the two top platforms. None of his attacks
will be able to hit you. The punch will go past you and his fire
balls will hit the platforms before they hit you. However, the
laser can still hit you.
When facing Sigma's final form, he will act differently when he
uses an attack.
Stands with hands in the air: He will use his green ball attack.
Spins: He will shoot fire balls.
Approaches close to you: He will use his laser.
Approaches very close to you: He will shoot fireballs from his
Stands motionless for a few seconds: He is preparing to punch
Use Zero to deflect Sigma's long range attacks. Use X when Sigma
appears directly next to you, and rapid fire him when he tries
hitting you with fireballs. This is a great way to hack Sigma's
life down quickly. Stand on the side of a platform instead of
the center. This will leave you room to move when Sigma throws
his punch. Do not get punched by Sigma; as this will take away
at least a quarter of your life. When Sigma tries to punch you,
move quickly to the side and use Zero to hack away at Sigma's
fist. When Sigma's life is half-drained, his head will explode,
revealing a smaller head. His attacks stay the same, however.
Hint: Defeating Soldier Stonekong:
Jump over the shield he throws and dodge the boulders
by standing directly opposite of him. Sometimes he may not ever
summon a boulder if you use Zero to slash or stun him, then Axl
to just fire away.
Hint: Defeating Splash Warfly:
Note: There are two ways to defeat him. At the start
of the battle, make sure you have Zero out and have Vanishing
Gungaroo's power. When the battle starts, immediately press Triangle
to do a Flame Sword move to stun him for one or two seconds. Then,
switch to Axl and equip the explosion move. Fire a normal attack,
which is actually a Flame Rifle. Splash Warfly will either attack
you or jump into the water. If he attacks with a water gun, hover
until he stops then shoot him. If he attacks with his spear, jump
and hover. He will dash past you and pause for a moment. Take
this opportunity to stop hovering and shoot him. He can also twirl
his spear around and chase you. Just hover in the air. His attacks
cannot hurt you when you are in mid-air. The second way to defeat
him is much easier. Have Zero out and make sure you have Tornado
Tonion's ability. At the start of the battle, go up to Splash
Warfly dashing. While you are dashing towards him, when you think
you are close enough press Triangle to perform a tornado.
He will then jump into the water and go to a different location.
Repeat this process until he dies. Note: To do the tornado move
with Zero, you must press Triangle while dashing.
Hint: Defeating Palace Road Boss:
When you get to fight the annoying roller boss on the
Palace Road, switch to Zero. When it comes close, press R2
to do the fireball attack. After about two blasts, his drum will
explode, exposing a drill. Continue to slash him with the saber.
When your life is low, switch to X and finish it off with the
Hint: Defeating enemies:
To easily defeat an enemy, use Zero's Tornado Slash,
It is very effective and is able to blow up any enemy.
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Hint: Ride Boarski stage: Weapons Energy
A Weapons Energy tank is behind one of the Reploids
that you have to save.
Hint: Flame Hyenard stage: Shortcut:
If you have the leg part for X, you can skip the entire
second half of Flame Hyenard's stage. When you start, turn left
so you can see the far platform. Jump and glide over to it. When
you get directly against it, press Jump to climb up. If
done correctly, shoot a few enemies and walk to the transporter.
Note: This may take a few attempts.
When you are at the first 3D part of the level, use Glide Armor
to glide to the other half of the area. Note: This will cause
you to miss some Reploids.
When you reach the second part of the level, switch to Axl. Use
Axl's Copy Shot on the flying enemy. Then, just glide over the
lava, go past the giant robot, and leave the room to Flame Hyenard.
Hint: Vanishing Gungaroo stage: Life Energy
In the area where you have to fight several Ride Armors,
before you destroy them all, climb to the top of the pillars in
the room. Search the top of each one. There is a Life Energy tank
on top of one, and a Heart tank on another. There are also Reploids
to save around that room.
Hint: Roll while dashing as Axl:
Press Circle again while dashing. The best thing
about this maneuver is that all shots that are fired upon Axl
while he is rolling will miss him, resulting in less damage and
possibly a higher Hunter grade.
Hint: Hover as Axl:
Hold Jump (default is X) to hover. When
you are hovering, you can stay in the same place or move around
(with the D-pad or the Left Analog-stick) for a
limited time. When you are hovering, you can fire Axl Bullets
with the Normal Attack (default is Square). You
will know that the hovering time is almost up by a slow decrease
in altitude. This is a good trick to use when you cannot get to
a place without a farther jump, such as Zero's Double Jump, or
when you need to be in the air or need some height to kill an
Hint: Extended Air Dash as Zero:
At the end of an Air Dash with Zero, attack with your
Z-Saber. If timed correctly, Zero will go forward a few more inches.
Hint: Always use Dash Jump:
As any character, hold Circle. While holding
Circle, every jump (X) will be farther and faster
than normal. This is the same as pressing Circle + X,
with less timing involved.
Hint: Rapid fire and auto-charge:
When you are at the Boss selection screen, press L1.
You should see three choices. Go to "Options", then
to "Game Options". Confirm the "Auto Repeat"
and "Auto Charge" options.
Hint: X's Buster equipment:
X's Buster equipment is on the Lava Factory stage,
directly below the second fire-spitting dragon head in the first
Hint: Recommended Boss order:
Soldier Stonekong, Tornado Onion, Splash Warfly, Flame
Hyenard, Snipe Anteator, Wind Crowfang, Vanishing Gungaroo, Ride
Hint: Use Z-Saber without decreasing ability
When you get a few of Zero's abilities, pause game
play and put the pointer on as many of them as you desired, but
do not select them. Look in a box below the energy tanks to find
out how to use it. With that information, resume game play with
the Z-Saber. If you use the ability (except his Fire Pound ability),
it will not use any ability power.
Hint: Boss weaknesses:
Red: him with X-Buster or Volt Tornado
Sigma 1: Splash Laser ( or Zero's D-Glaive special move)
Sigma 2: Sniper Missile ( or Zero's Hieijin Skill )
There are several bosses in this game you can defeat without any
special weapons, given time and patience. They are Tornado Onion,
Ride Boarski, and Stonekong. However, some are more challenging
than others. Instead of giving a recommended order, the following
lists each Boss' weakness when playing as Axl/X. It is not too
difficult to figure out Zero's version. These were determined
by looking for the traditional Mega Man series Weak Point Indicator.
That is, when the Robot Master is hit by their respective weapon
they usually, in most games, pause for a moment or lose large
chunks of life quickly. Using this method, the last two Robot
Masters on the list seem to have the same weakness, but it was
not determined which used which weapon.
Tornado Onion: Gaea Shield
Ride Boarski: Circle Blaze
Vanishing Gungaroo's Armor: Unknown, but it is easy enough to
defeat with default blaster. Save your weapon energy, or at the
very least do not use Wind Cutter.
Vanishing Gungaroo: Wind Cutter
Splash Warfly: Volt Tornado. Zero's version is easier to use against
Flame Hyenard: Splash Ray. Zero's version is a much better choice
because it does not run out of energy. As this weapon works best
on hitting the real Hyenard, this allows you to miss more often
Wind Crowfang: Sniper Missile
Soldier Stonekong: Explosion
Snipe Anteator: This seems to be the token Robot Master that has
no clear weakness. However, Explosion does measurable damage.
For normal weapons, the X-Buster and Axl being powered up by Explosion
do good damage as well.
Note: Either Stonekong or Anteator are supposed to be weak to
Moving Wheel, but because Anteator does not show any sign of it
being his weakness, and Explosion actually triggers a pause in
Stonekong it is not possible to say which is weak to Moving Wheel.
Palace Rode Boss: Volt Tornado takes it down a few levels quickly
enough to be its weakness, but there may be a better weapon.
Red: Explosion, and after that is used up try the trusty X-buster.
Sigma first form: Wind Cutter, when used up then Sniper Missile,
then X- Buster. Wind Cutter is the weakness, but you will used
up wither X or Axle just taking up a third of Sigma's life.
Sigma's final form: See the hints for defeating it.
Each Boss is effectively stunned by the following weapons:
Tornado Tonion: Gaea Shield
Vanishing Gungaroo: Wind Cutter
Ride Boarsky: Circle Blaze
Flame Hyenard: Splash Laser
Snipe Anteater: Explosion
Splash Warfly: Volt Tornado
Soldier Stonekong: None
Wind Crowrang: Sniper Missile
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