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Blue Bombin': Mega Man 4 - Part 01

We enter into a whole new world of robots, bosses, and robot bosses.

Join Alex Navarro as he straps in and makes his way through several of the Mega Man games.

Feb. 17 2017

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Mega Man 4

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I've really been enjoying these because I've never played a Mega Man game and I'm not sure if I ever intend on changing that.

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Love this series! Great job, GBEast!

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We're finally getting to the good Mega Mans! I kid, of course. But I seriously don't think the later games are as bad as people make them out to be. 5 especially is pretty fun.

Also, you have this video attached to the wrong game. "Mega Man IV" (note the roman numeral) is the Gameboy game, Mega Man 4 is the NES one.

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I played the nes bomberman games but never finished them. they were too hard for me. love seeing this series

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Woooo, gonna rewatch this for the good vibes!

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Memes.

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I love that drew is now a meme.

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Joseph Gordon Levitt should totally play MegaMan in a live action film

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Holy Contrast batman!

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Not much 2017 robot revolt fear in my house!

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I'm dead. I'm dead inside now. Dan's seismic activity killed me.

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I've been really noticing what a patient and understanding man Vinnie is.

Love that guy. He must be an amazing father.

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As Good as it Gets is a movie I really enjoy.

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The Fraggles are in the Muppet universe. There was a special called A Muppet Family Christmas in which both the Fraggles and Sesame Street characters appear.

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Say, isn't there a item that Alex needs in the upcoming level in Pharoman and Diveman's stage?

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Fraggles and Muppets are in the same universe, this movie came out almost 30 years ago

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I have a 2002 Celica, 2012 Tacoma, and 1982 Porsche 928. As a novice it aint that bad. Vinny wants the Adam Carolla and Nick Offerman shop. Get them podcasts...They have amazing carpentry and automotive knowledge.

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Yeah, I'm gonna need Alex to stand on his chair so we can make a Giant Beast Exodia

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Sweet KITH reference at ~9:00: salt in your eyes

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to be fair, at the 42:30 mark, when they talk about Egyptian gods, I totally heard "have you seen underworld?" too. don't worry Dan

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Hell of a dust man zip. Alex with the speedrun strats.

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That giant snail that only opens its weak spot for a short duration? Perfect opportunity for the charge shot.

Also, Toad Man. Also, any boss or big enemy. Honestly, the charge shot is kinda cheap. Also also, Pharaoh Shot can also be charged and is basically a stronger charge shot. Except when it's not.

Last addition: The Pharaoh Shot's "sun" (the thing hovering over your head) turns that last bit in Drill Man's stage into a cakewalk. It destroys both the dropping boulders and the flying enemies.

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For a glorious second, I thought Dan was about to reveal that he thought the word "underworld" was invented for the movie, explaining the mixup. I was ready for some "egg whites" level Dannerisms there.

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Isn't Philip Seymour Hoffman dead?

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@alex Heads up, you missed two optional items. They're in Pharaoh and Dive Man's stages. I have no idea what they do since I haven't played this game in almost 25 years.

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Somehow i just can't focus on the megaman games, while i am fully engaged by Castlevania. The bossbattles can be interesting at times though. But sometimes it also feels like the bossbattles turn into a batlle of HP attrition or using cheese.

I still catch the series live for the audio, but the games itself don't really do anything for me :(

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Balloon item is in Pharaoh man's stage before the drop down into the tomb, use rush to jump over the gap. It's a platform that you can spam 3 times like the "1" from mega man 2.

Wire item is in Dive man stage mid-way through there's a narrow hole, you fall down. yeah that's pretty useful for wily

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This game smashes 3 on the merits of the improved engine alone. 3 was a slowdown nightmare.

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"You know what happens when you expose a toad to light?" Thanks for reminding me of the worst movie line ever, courtesy of Halle Berry in the original X-Men. I blame the writer. It croaks, dammit!

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As others have mentioned, I really hope they read these comments and get Alex to go back in the next episode and get the 2 hidden weapons in Pharoah/Dive Man's stages. Can you complete the game without them?

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Finally a gbeast video with correct black levels! Grats !!!

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The contrast between East and West is staggering.

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If only the Vince McMahon and Vinny show (VIN Number) was real, sounds stupidly amazing. I like that the crew is talking about wrestling on Dive Man's stage and Dive Man is giving Mega man Goldberg/Roman Reigns spears.

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Kiss off, punk! (The) Knowing is a good movie!

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How on Urth did "Mega Man's plastic chest" and the "dark end of Meg Man" flow by without a single comment being made?

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Why are they talking about meme money? Did I miss something?

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The number of things Vinny has taught me in the last few months is getting a little wild.

I'd like to hire him as a Life Consultant. But half the time he'd just tell me "hey, you should figure this stuff out on your own, not rely on me all the time", and I'd still consider it money well spent.

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Hey, you like insta-death pits? How about water that pushes you toward the pits? How about moving platforms over the pits? Okay, that's enough pits. Have some moving platforms over a field of insta-death spikes. And then some disappearing platforms over pits.

See why I don't like MM4's levels? And I even forgot some of the more superficial reasons why I dislike this game, like how the boss health bar takes twice as long to fill up as in all the previous games, as well as your own when you use an E tank, and they still have that annoying high pitched noise the whole way as if to rub it in! At least they introduced the charge shot (although it didn't take its modern, more useful form until 5) and the full screen pause menu...

"Ring Man", jesus christ

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http://www.dollartimes.com/inflation/inflation.php?amount=28000&year=2000

Not that @vinny was not as poor as he claims he was, but um, 28K in the year 2000 ain't too shabby. Of course, Vinny was also living on his own, doing hard labor lugging cameras around, and probably didn't have food or insurance.

uh oh, I hope I didn't come off as "poor me." I was psyched to have the job and it was more money than I'd ever seen in my life. I remember buying a universal remote control and thinking... I've made it!

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Enjoying this run, but the critical mistake Alex keeps making is running. Slide or jump, running once slide was introduced to the series is usually not ever what you want to be doing.

Also, when Vinny mentioned that Mathnet...

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So maybe this is a product of my youth here, I did not grow up with these games, but Megaman seems bad? I feel like every single level just looks awful.

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@big_jon said:

Why are they talking about meme money? Did I miss something?

Drew is a Meme Man.

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I really enjoy Vinnys candid stories.

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I think I know the "Vince MacMahon only knows his own product" story Alex is referencing.

It was Freddie Prince Jr (WWE writer at the time). Vince caught him watching a Richard Pryor stand up special, and argued that he should be watching Santino instead.

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I would disagree with Dan in that John Wick 2 did the thing where a sequel gets bigger and in the process starts to lose that something which made the original so good. Same thing happened to the Matrix - they kept trying to one up the movie before it with bigger fights and more enemies and people didn't need 100 Smiths, they just wanted a few really well choreographed one on one fights.

That said it's a good movie, but I think the first one was better.

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@vinny said:

I remember buying a universal remote control and thinking... I've made it!

Now that's luxury.

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Ah yes Dan, I'm sure the jokes you'd write about physics, biology and engineering would be great. To be fair I haven't watched the Big Bang Theory for a few years so it could be they've moved away from the sciences. But based on what we've heard of your knowledge about these subjects in the Beastcast... I'm sure you'd do just fine.