Arm Upgrade -
Allow X to fire a more
powerful X-Buster shot - Found in Flame Mammoth's stage.
The X-Buster upgrade is
found in Flame Mammoth's stage. You will need the helmet upgrade to reach
this one. When you reach the area where all the platforms are with the
enemies who throw axes at you, go to the start of this area and you should
see some exposed blocks overhead. Dash and jump to the left off the platform
and try to grab onto the blocks. When you make it, jump off the blocks and X
will begin to break them. Keep jumping up and you will find a small room
with the capsule. The X-Buster upgrade will allow X to charge up his weapon
even higher than normal which will release a huge energy blast. This upgrade
will also allow him to charge up the special weapons as well.
Upgrade - Raise X defense - Found
in Sting Chameleon's stage.
The Armor upgrade is
found in Sting Chameleon's stage. When you reach the large cave, dash and
jump off the edge of the platform before the cave and jump up onto the top
of the cave. You will find a small open area above where you will fight a
mini-boss. Shoot the boss in its head with the X-Buster and make sure you
stay away from it as if you are too close, it will shoot out one of its arms
to try and grab X. Once you destroy it the capsule will appear. The Armor
upgrade will allow X to become much more protected against attacks, as
damage inflicted to him will reduce by half.
Helmet Upgrade -
Allow X to break certain bricks - Found in Storm Eagle's stage.
The helmet upgrade is
found in Storm Eagle's stage. After the long open area with the moving
platforms that you have to jump across, there will be a high metal wall.
Jump up to the top and jump down the other side of it. Jump up to a ledge
where there are fuel tanks and destroy them. Continue on and you will find
the capsule. The helmet upgrade will allow X to break some blocks above him
with a head butt.
Heart Tank -
Increase the energy bar -
Found in all 8 stages.
The first heart can be
found in Chill Penguin's stage after you have defeated Flame Mammoth. As you
proceed in the level, you will find an armored suit that X can use. When you
reach a wall which the suit can't jump over, leave the suit and continue.
Once out in the open, jump up to the platform above the area where you used
the suit. Go left, and using the Fire Wave weapon, destroy the second
igloo-shaped building and the heart will reveal itself.
The second heart is in
Flame Mammoth's stage. You may have seen it as it is in clear view, but when
the fire is still around you can't reach it. Once you defeat Chill Penguin,
the fire will disappear from this level and you will be able to walk
underneath the platform and find the energy heart.
The third heart is in
Spark Mandrill's stage. As you come to a ladder in a corner which leads down
to the rest of the level, if you jump up the wall you will see this heart
sitting on a small ledge. There are two ways to reach this heart. You can
use the Boomerang Cutter to reach it, or if you jump off the wall using the
boots and jumping from the right spot, you can jump around and grab on to
the edge of the platform to reach the heart.
The fourth heart is in
Armored Armadillo's stage. When you drop down a long shaft, you will land
behind the large bulldozer-type enemy, who will charge forward and break
down the rock walls in front of it until it falls into the spikes. To find
the heart, you must destroy the bulldozer before it reaches the area where
the heart is, otherwise it will destroy the wall and you won't be able to
reach it. Once you destroy it, jump up the wall to find the heart.
The fifth heart is in
Storm Eagle's stage. At the start of the level you will climb up platforms
which move on their own. When you reach the highest one, as it reaches the
top-left corner of its path, dash and jump to the left into the open air,
and you will land on a large platform just above where the level started.
The heart will be waiting for you there.
The sixth heart is in
Launch Octopus' stage. As you proceed in the level you will find a machine
that fires up a whirlpool underwater which can push X up to the surface of
the water. The second one you find will push you up to the surface and you
will see a large green submarine on the surface to the right. Jump on it and
shoot at the small glass window. When the sub explodes, it will fall and
destroy the spikes below you, continue on and you will find a large serpent
creature below the one you usually have to fight. Destroy it by shooting its
tail or head and you will find this heart.
The seventh heart is in
Boomer Kuwanger's stage. When you come outside and climb up the side of the
tower, once at the top you will see this heart on a platform above you which
is out of reach. To get this heart, after defeating Boomer Kuwanger re-enter
the stage and use the Boomerang Cutter to retrieve the heart.
The eighth heart is in
Sting Chameleon's stage. When you exit the forest and find a large cave
where all the rocks fall from the ceiling, you will notice a large hole in
the ground just at the entrance to the cave. Slide down the left wall of the
hole and the screen will move down revealing another area underground. You
will see a rock wall on the right which can be destroyed by jumping off the
blocks of the wall. Once you destroy the wall, stand on the platform where
the wall was and dash and jump to the right. Don't worry about falling into
the hole, as the water will allow X to jump further and you will land on a
platform with the heart on it.
Stores health - Found in
Spark Mandrill's, Armored Armadillo's, Storm Eagle's and Flame Mammoth's
The first sub-tank is in
Flame Mammoth's stage. Once you have the boots upgrade, jump up to the
highest platform where all the enemies throw axes at X. Once at the top
platform you will find an extra life. Dash and jump off the left side of the
platform and you will land on the wall where the tank is concealed. Destroy
the blocks covering it by jumping off them and then take the sub-tank.
The second sub-tank is
in Armored Armadillo's stage. When you drop down a hole and the bulldozer
starts to pursue you, keep going until it falls into the spikes and
explodes. Go back to where it began its rampage and there will be a sub-tank
The third sub-tank is in
Storm Eagle's stage. When you reach the large area where there are moving
platforms with gun turrets on them, there will be a large platform above the
area where some platforms will lead to. Shoot open the window and take the
sub-tank from the platform.
The fourth sub-tank is
in Spark Mandrill's stage. You may have seen this one before, but you
couldn't reach it before. It is found near the start of the level. When you
climb up the first ladder, climb down the next one and keep going forward
and you should find it. To get the tank you will need the Boomerang Cutter.
Stand near the wall and fire, but you might need to fire while falling from
a jump so that the projectile fires downward and reaches the tank.