Mega Man X5
|Mega Man X5|
|Release date(s)||November 30, 2000
NA February 1, 2001EU August 3, 2001
Mega Man X5 is the fifth game in the Mega Man X series. It was originally released on Playstation. It has also been re-released on Playstation 2 and GameCube, as a part of the Mega Man X Collection. This game generally get's mixed reactions from the fans and is considered not to be as good as Mega Man X4.
 Maverick Bosses
Other bosses also appear throughout the game, including some from past games in both the Classic and X series.
 Game Story
Decades after X and Zero Defeated the Repliforce and Sigma. Everything was quiet, allowing the humans and the reploids to advance. Thus, space colonization began. However, there was an attack on the biggest space colony of "Eurasia", X and Zero went to investigate, but found out that Sigma was behind the attack. Now, Eurasia is on a collision course with Earth, X and Zero have very little time to stop it before the colony crashes into earth.
The game's plot does diverge at points. Should the Enigma fail in destroying the space colony, which buys Signas an extra hour, thus beginning his next plan: launching a space shuttle that doesn't have functional autopilot at the colony to destroy it. This can also succeed or fail. IF:
- Time runs out, the colony Eurasia collides with Earth. While the planet barely survives, Zero becomes a Maverick.
- Should the shuttle fail, only a small part of Eurasia gets destroyed with the bulk of it crashing into Earth. In this scenario Zero also becomes a Maverick.
- Should either the Enigma or the Shuttle succeed, 86% of Eurasia will be destroyed, putting Earth out of danger. Zero makes contact with the Maverick Hunters from the escape pod, saying he's fine and will land soon. This is the true scenario as depicted in Mega Man X6, however large damage was done to the Earth's surface, devastating ecosystems and spreading pollution worldwide.
Regardless, the Colony Virus will merge with the Sigma Virus, which creates a new virus at the collision site, dubbed the Zero Virus because of its similarities to Zero. X and Zero enter Eurasia's remains to verify what's going on. However, if Zero were to become a Maverick X will fight through to try and save his friend.
The boss of Zero Space 3 depends on who you're playing as. Choosing X will have Zero as the boss and vice-versa, but if Zero became a Maverick the battle-and text-have differences.
The 8 Maverick Bosses are each named after current and/or former members of the band Guns'n'Roses.
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