It's been many years after Sigma's last appearance, and things have been going relatively peacefully for the Maverick Hunters. Aside from the occational Maverick out-break, things are going good. Needless to say, Sigma decides to crash in on the party. X and Zero are rushed into action to stop him as quickly as possible.
X and Zero manage to stop the maniac, but in the process they release the deadly Sigma Virus on the earth (completing Sigma's new plain). The Sigma Virus is the program that causes the Reploids to go Maverick. Also, the space station, Eurasia, has sustained severe damage from the battle with Sigma and his on a collision course with earth. X and Zero have 16 hours to stop the station. Get to work!
For some reason beyond the logical, Capcom has chosen to name the bosses of the game differently in the instruction menu. I have no idea why they did this, but I have provided both names for every character. There isn't really a set order in Mega Man X5. The enemies are easy enough that if you're a candid Mega Man X player you could easily defeat them all with the X-Buster, but here's the enemies by weakness anyway.
The order of bosses by weapon weakness:
1. Crescent Grizzly (Grizzly Slash)
2. Tidal Makkoeen (Duff McWhalen)
3. Volt Krakken (Squid Adler)
4. Shinning Hotarunicus (Izzy Glow)
5. Dark Necrobat (Dark Dizzy)
6. Spiral Pegacion (The Skiver)
7. Burn Dinorex (Mattrex)
8. Spike Rosered (Axle The Red)
|Boss||X's Weapon recieved||Zero's Weapon recieved||Boss effected by that weapon|
|Crescent Grizzly||Crescent Shot||Crescent Sword||Tidal Makkoeen|
|Tidal Makkoeen||Goo Shaver||Frost Splasher||Volt Kraken|
|Volt Kraken||Tri-Thunder||Electric Blade||Shinning Hotarunicus|
|Shinning Hotarunicus||Firefly Lazer||C-Flasher||Dark Necrobat|
|Dark Necrobat||Dark Hold||Dark Hold||Spiral Pagacion|
|Spiral Pagacion||Wing Spiral||W-Shredder||Burn Dinorex|
|Burn Dinorex||Ground Fire||Quake Blazer||Spike Redrose|
|Spike Rosered||Spike Ball||Twin Dream||Crescent Grizzly|
Crescent Shot - Fire small red blasts in random directions.
Goo Shaver - Fires a piece of ice that slides along the ground. When charged it fires large ice blocks to the left and right.
Tri-Thunder - Fires electricity that branches off into three blasts. It causes random lightning strikes when charged.
Firefly Lazer - Shots a firefly bomb that you can guide with the directional buttons. When it is charged it creates a constant beam of light for a short time.
Dark Hold - Just like the time stopper from Mega Man 2, causes all enemies to freeze in their tracks. Same effect when charged.
Wing Spiral - Fires a tornado that goes up and forward. Bigger tornado when charged.
Ground Fire - Fires a little ball of flames that shoots in all directions. Fires a wall of flames when charged
Spike Ball - Shoots out a spiked ball that hovers in front of X for a short time. When it is charged, the ball bounces around the screen for a short time.
Crescent Sword - This allows Zero to perform the double jump move and the spinning sabre attack.
Frost Splasher - When Zero performs the Air-Dash he becomes surrounded by an ice sheild.
Electric Blade - Zero jumps into the air and attacks with a beam of electricity. Hold up and press square to use.
C-Flasher - This is the same move as the Giga Attack in X4. You must first equip this weapon to use it. Press triangle when equipped
Dark Hold - This weapon stops all enemies in their tracks (Highly useful in the Sigma Stages!). Equip and then press triangle to fire.
W-Shredder - While dashing, press square and a ghost of Zero will jump out and attack for him.
Quake Blazer - Press down and square will in the air to attack with a fire sabre.
Twin Dream - Equip and then hit triangle. A hollowgram of Zero will appear and mimic all of your actions. Really nice when you're in a seige.
Weapons and Life/Energy
Weapons, Life/Energy, and Part
|Boss||Choose Life||Choose Energy|
|Crescent Grizzly||Shock Buffer - Reduces damage taken.||Hyper Dash - Dash quicker.|
|Tidal Makkoeen||Super Recover - Get more life from life refill capsules.||W-Energy Saver - Weapons consume less energy.|
|Volt Krakken||Quick Charge(X only) - X charges up faster.||Z-Sabre Extend(Zero only) - Gives Zero's Z-Sabre and extra little blade.|
|Shinning Hotarunicus||Burst Shot(X only) - X can shoot 5 shots on the screen when normally he can only shoot 3.||Shot Eraser(Zero only) - Zero is able to use his Z-Sabre to destroy certain blasts from enemies.|
|Dark Necrobat||Anti-Virus Guard - Decreases the effect of the Sigma Virus.||Virus Buster - Allows you to destroy Viruses.|
|Spiral Pegacion||Jumper - Allows you to jump higher/further.||Speedster - Character runs faster.|
|Burn Dinorex||Speed Shot - Causes character to shoot faster.||Buster Plus - Stronger attack.|
|Spike Rosered||Ultimate Buster(X only) - X fires charged shots all the time. NO CHARGE TIME!!!||Z-Sabre Plus(Zero only) - Zero's Z-Sabre does more damage.|
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