It's been 3 weeks since the space colony "Eurasia" crashed into the Earth. Since then, the Earth has become a deadly, barren wasteland, unfit for humans to inhabit the surface. The humans now live underground, while Reploids begin the task of attempting to recover from the deadly onslaught of the Sigma Virus.
For the Maverick Hunters, the task is difficult, especially for X. Zero was lost in the attack, and all X has left of him is his Beam Sabre. As the Maverick Hunters assist in the recovery operation, a young Reploid scientist, Gate, discovers a mysterious chip in the wastelands. He immediately sets out on a cause to discover the mysterious "Nightmare Virus", and sends 8 assistants out to search for answers. But when Gate's assistants suddenly vanish, the worst is feared: they've gone Maverick.
X is the only one now who can discover the answers needed to unravel the mystery of this deadly "Nightmare Virus", and perhaps find out what it is exactly Gate wants with it.
The sixth episode of Mega Man X begins...
Mega Man X6 is a one-person side-scrolling platform game that has Mega Man trying to find out why a giant reploid has gone crazy. The three new game systems will randomize the maps and challenge you to rescue reploids in order to obtain new items and expand the power of current ones.
- Help Mega Man X find his companion Zero
- Battle reploids through a maze of levels
- Rough-and-tumble environment of a future Earth
- Nightmare System randomizes levels and encounters
- Dynamic endings vary depending on how you play
This game is also known as Rockman X6 in Japan.