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Rockman 4 - Aratanaru Yabou!! [Model CAP-4V]

Nintendo Famicom cart. published 30 years ago by Capcom

Rockman 4 - Aratanaru Yabou!! [Model CAP-4V] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Rockman 4 新たなる野!! © 1991 Capcom Company, Limited.
(Rockman 4 - Aratanaru Yabou!!)

Fourth action-platform game in the original Rockman series. The game's story takes place after the third defeat and supposed death of Dr. Wily, and features the Earth coming under threat from a mysterious scientist named Dr. Cossack and his eight Robot Masters. Fearing the worst, Dr. Light sends Rockman to save the world once again. Rockman 4 carries on the same action and platforming gameplay as the first three games, in which the player completes a series of stages in any order and adds the weapon of each stage's boss to Mega Man's arsenal. One notable added feature is the New Mega Buster (often shortened to Mega Buster), an upgraded arm cannon that lets the player charge a regular shot into a much more powerful blast.

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TECHNICAL

Game ID: CAP-4V

TRIVIA

Rockman 4 was released on December 06, 1991 in Japan.

Keiji Inafune stated that the development team had very few problems while working on Rockman 4. Inafune designed Dr. Cossack and Kalinka as two new storyline characters for the game. Cossack, who was originally named Dr. Vice, was made much younger than Dr. Light and Dr. Wily. Inafune also considered giving him American traits, but decided upon influences from Russia instead. Kalinka was created because so many male characters already existed in the series at this point. However, Inafune did not intend for players to compare her to Rock's sister Roll. The idea for Eddie originally came about during the development of Rockman 2. Eddie was designed as a supporting character that would behave like a lottery, either pleasantly surprising or disappointing the player with the item he gives Rockman.

The Robot Masters are a result of a design contest for fans held in Japan. With over 70,000 character submissions, the development team spent an extended period of time narrowing them down to only eight bosses. According to Kaji, the team was very satisfied with many of the chosen designs and almost no changes were made to their original illustrations. They were so impressed with Skull Man that they scrapped an entire level being created just so they could restart it and devote it to that Robot Master. The winning eight contestants of the design contest were each issued a special golden cartridge edition of Rockman 4. As there are only eight of these cartridges in existence, they are extremely rare and fetch a large collector's price today.

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SERIES

MAIN Series
1. Rockman [Model CAP-RX] (1987, FC)
2. Rockman 2 - Dr. Wily no Nazo [Model CAP-XR] (1988, FC)
3. Rockman 3 - Dr. Wily no Saigo!? [Model CAP-XU] (1990, FC)
4. Rockman 4 - Aratanaru Yabou!! [Model CAP-4V] (1991, FC)
5. Rockman 5 - Blues no Wana!? [Model CAP-5V] (1992, FC)
6. Rockman 6 - Shijou Saidai no Tatakai!! [Model CAP-6V] (1993, FC)
7. Rockman 7 - Shukumei no Taiketsu! [Model SHVC-A7RJ-JPN] (1995, SFC)
8. Rockman 8 - Metal Heroes [Model SLPS-00630] (1996, PSX)
9. Rockman 9 - Yabou no Fukkatsu!! (2008, WiiWare)
10. Rockman 10 (2010, WiiWare)
11. Rockman 11 (2018, Switch)

X Series
1. Rockman X [Model SHVC-RX] (1993, SFC)
2. Rockman X2 [Model SHVC-ARXJ-JPN] (1994, SFC)
3. Rockman X3 [Model SHVC-AR3J-JPN] (1995, SFC)
4. Rockman X4 [Model SLPS-00902] (1997, PSX)
5. Rockman X5 [Model SLPM-86666] (2000, PSX)
6. Rockman X6 [Model SLPM-86959] (2001, PSX)
7. Rockman X7 [Model SLPM-65331] (2003, PS2)
8. Rockman X8 [Model SLPM-65730] (2005, PS2)

ZERO Series
1. Rockman Zero [Model AGB-ARZJ-JPN] (2002, GBA)
2. Rockman Zero 2 [Model AGB-A62J-JPN] (2003, GBA)
3. Rockman Zero 3 [Model AGB-BZ3J-JPN] (2004, GBA)
4. Rockman Zero 4 [Model AGB-B4ZJ-JPN] (2005, GBA)

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Game's ROM.