Mega Man 4 Voyage
Hack of Mega Man 4
Mega Man 4 Voyage
Hack of Mega Man 4
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Action > Platformer|
|Hack Release Date||07 February 2019|
|Last Modified||08 February 2019|
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
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
|DurfarC||Hacking||Programming, level design, music, a few bosses|
|MartsINY||Hacking||Main boss programmer, programming, minor level design|
User Review Information
Voyage is a great game... but not without flawsReviewed By: Snufflepus Penguin on 19 Aug 2020
Mega Man 4 Voyage is a very well done game. I recommend it.
It does a lot of very nice things, but I will admit, not without some noticeable flaws. I suppose the best way to evaluate this is stage by stage. I will not comment on Music for that is subjective - I love some of the tunes like Toad Man and Wily 1 but prefer original better.
Toad Man - The stage is rather scattered with an ice gimmick in the first half that repeats for too long and then a non-fitting Plug-Air Man second area. I wish it was the sewer stage from the original but frozen over with some ice enemies - That would be fantastic. Rain Flush is a bit OP now but the cost is higher - Prefer the original. Love the new Toad Man - he’s a fantastic upgrade to the the really awful original. Snail midboss is a nice sidegrade.
Bright Man - Again the stage is a bit random exhausting it’s light gimmick then suddenly putting force beams without really mixing the two up. The ideas were there, but it wasn’t executed that great. That said, the sections aren’t bad but are a bit scrambled. The weapon is good as always, Bright Man himself is also a pretty good boss.
Pharoah Man - Hate his stage. The quicksand is too relentless and you’ll really have to be on your game to dodge the scorpions and the shield attackers. This stage hones some enemies that appear in a few rooms and never appear again. It feels like a cheap stage, to be honest. Compare to the original where you feel more of a hunter raiding the secret temple of Pharoah man. However, his boss fight is also pretty epic too. Original is still pretty good, however. Dislike how you cannot charge the Pharoah shot.
Skull Man - Interesting idea, lacking execution. The fake platforms I wish were like crumbling bones - It would retain the idea but be more thematic. It can get rather obscured in the stage, and it gets tiresome. Love the theme. No skull enemies till the second half. Skull Man’s fight is much more creative, however. Skull Barrier is a beast of a weapon.
Ring Man - A pretty nice stage, introduces “ring” mechanic quite well. Perhaps it needed a few more gimmicks to pair with the ring for extra challenge. Where is the ring miniboss ? Still, this is the stage I wanted and would be fitting. Still prefer the original more, it feels more lively. Ring Man is fantastic as well with some really awesome ring attacks. Ring weapon is good, but we already have a circling Skull Barrier weapon, already.
Dust Man - A bit of a chaotic stage - Hate the tight jumps with left wall gravity. Gimmicks feel segmented and split. Definitely prefer the original stage for it’s flow and theme. Dust Man himself is fantastic, too. Dust crusher is also a good weapon.
Dive Man - A pretty lifeless stage - Sorry to say. Compared to an aquatic sea base of the original, this feels rather random in gimmicks. Unfortunately, Dive Man is atrocious, he lags the screen with tiny missiles, his upward attack with missile bubbles is annoying.
Drill Man - The best stage, no doubt in the robot master line up. Some good chase sequences with the massive drills and the popping out drills. I think it’s a good sidegrade to the original, and both encompass the stage pretty nicely. Drill Man is a good example of a very well timed boss and it can be mastered no-miss.
Wily Castle - Some pretty nice stages here, the difficulty is pretty good and bosses are pretty neat. Wished for some new MM4 bosses, however. Stages at times have themes that are a bit lacking and I prefer the original MM4 castles for a good sense of progression. Some bosses are really neat, but it can be hair-tearing difficult at times. Love it, though.
So, Voyage is a fantastic game, and it has a very awesome soundtrack. Still prefer the original, however. It’s strength has to be it’s bosses and weapons, but the actual bread and butter stages are not that good. A bit of Yin-Yang scenario here. Still, heavily recommend for the fun bosses and if you wish to explore some of the Wily stages.
Version 1.06 Recommended - Yes
|Voyage is a great game... but not without flaws||Snufflepus Penguin||19 Aug 2020||1.06||Yes|
|I love this||Yave||02 Jun 2020||1.06||Yes|
|Mega Man 4 Voyage - EXCELLENT||Dobu_GM||01 Jun 2020||1.06||Yes|
|Professional||CANbus||25 Mar 2020||1.06||Yes|
|Just fun||bibble89||08 Feb 2020||1.06||Yes|
|MM4V. It is perfectly. More than just a hack||diablo666||04 Dec 2019||1.06||Yes|
|Excellent||JRIVA||22 May 2019||1.06||Yes|
|How is This Just a Hack?||Mother Kojiro||30 Mar 2019||1.06||Yes|
|Fantastic game||Quint||03 Mar 2019||1.06||Yes|
|Very good||hojo||07 Jan 2019||1.04||Yes|
|Amazing music, great fun...until the last few levels||KevvyLava||02 Jan 2019||1.03||Yes|
|A fun well-designed ROM Hack||crfstewarje||21 Dec 2018||1.02||Yes|
|Easily one of the best Megaman ROM Hacks||Satoshi_Matrix||18 Dec 2018||1.02||Yes|
|One of the best Mega Man Hacks I've played||XIII Hearts||18 Dec 2018||1.01||Yes|
|Not Just Another Mega Man 4 ROM Hack||Josephine Lithius||16 Dec 2018||1.0||Yes|
|One of the best hack of megaman||ikusatatsu_ushiromiya||16 Dec 2018||1.0||Yes|