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Mega Man 4 Voyage

Hack of Mega Man 4

Description:

This ROM hack is a major overhaul of Mega Man 4 that changes the original game so much that it can almost be considered a new game altogether. In fact, with the exception of the names of the 8 robot masters, very little is left from the original game.

Mega Man 4 Voyage strives to be one of the most extensive Mega Man ROM hacks to be 100% completed and released to date, with an original storyline, new places to explore, reprogrammed robot master AIs, an improved weapon arsenal, new fortress bosses and an enormous soundtrack with almost 40 original songs to accompany it all. At the same time, it still tries to stick to the “run, jump and shoot” formula of the original classic Mega Man games. The hack should be suitable for veterans and casual players alike; it is more difficult than the original Mega Man 4, but easier than most other ROM hacks and fan games out there.

What started as a one-man project has resulted in a fine collaboration between DurfarC (main author, level design, programming, music), MartsINY (main boss designer, programming) and chiptune composers Golden Shades, RRThiel, Cosmic Gem and MarkTherence. Furthermore, the hack incorporates patches, programming assets and graphics from a wide range of people.

Please check out the README file for more information about the hack, including more detailed credits. Enjoy!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Mega Man 4 (USA)
  • (No-Intro version 20130731-235630)
  • File SHA-1: 2AE9A049DAFC8C7577584B4B9256F7EF8932B29C
  • ROM SHA-1: 673A888C468ABE33FB0B3F063C6837DD21D5D32B

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DurfarCHackingProgramming, level design, music, a few bosses
MartsINYHackingMain boss programmer, programming, minor level design
Golden ShadesMusic
RRThielMusic
Cosmic GemMusic
MarkTherenceMusic

User Review Information

Fantastic game

Reviewed By: Quint on 03 Mar 2019

This is an absolutely fantastic game. Like the description says, other than the names and the appearances of the robot masters it has nothing to do with the original Mega Man 4 but is an almost completely different game.

The level design is very good and the game contains even enemies and minibosses from Megaman 9 (falling rocks) and Megaman 10 (double fire birds). Toad Man’s stage is a beautiful arctic level that also contains elements of Mega Man 9’s Plug Man stage, a very nice combination. Pharaoh Man’s stage takes place inside a giant pyramid and dust man’s setting is a huge factory with lots of conveyor belts and stuff. Dive man stage is a really wonderful looking underwater level with very nice colors.

The bosses’ new AI is outstanding, they are very fun to play. They have interesting, challenging but fair patterns, my favourites being Skull Man and Ring Man. After quite a bit of practice, I’ve managed to beat them all with only the mega buster, with the exception of Dive Man.

The Weapons are on par or even better than in the original Mega Man 4, and that says a lot, because Mega Man 4 is a game with a great set of weapons. While Bright Stopper, Toad Flush and Dive Missile are basically the same as their original counterparts with only minor changes, the other weapons are completely new. The Ring Orbiter is a fantastic, powerful but not overpowered new weapon that is very fun to use in a lot of situations. The Skull Shield is a big improvement as it doesn’t disappear on the slightest contact any longer. But it’s not nearly as overpowered as the Jewel Satellite in Mega Man 9, it’s very well balanced.

The music is absoluitely fantastic, every single tune is an 8 bit masterpiece. I think every single bit of music in the game is replaced with new tunes, another thing that makes this really feel like a brand new game instead of a hack. I find myself every now and then whisteling the tunes of Skull Man or the first level of the second Wily Castle.

The difficulty is very well balanced, getting harder towards the end of the game, but it never feels cheap or unfair. You will find a bunch of familiar foes as fortress bosses, but all of them have brand new AI, attacks and weaknesses.

I really suggest downloading and playing this hack, it’s one of the best Mega Man experiences one can get.

Version 1.06 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
ExcellentJRIVA22 May 20191.06Yes
How is This Just a Hack?Mother Kojiro30 Mar 20191.06Yes
Fantastic gameQuint03 Mar 20191.06Yes
Very goodhojo07 Jan 20191.04Yes
Amazing music, great fun...until the last few levelsKevvyLava02 Jan 20191.03Yes
A fun well-designed ROM Hackcrfstewarje21 Dec 20181.02Yes
Easily one of the best Megaman ROM HacksSatoshi_Matrix18 Dec 20181.02Yes
One of the best Mega Man Hacks I've playedXIII Hearts18 Dec 20181.01Yes
Not Just Another Mega Man 4 ROM HackJosephine Lithius16 Dec 20181.0Yes
One of the best hack of megamanikusatatsu_ushiromiya16 Dec 20181.0Yes