Mega Man X
Released: Jan 1994

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  • SNES
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Mega Man X Cheats, Codes & Secrets

Last Updated on Sep 21, 2023

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Mega Man X. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Mega Man X Cheats For SNES

All of our Mega Man X cheats have been tested and work. These cheats work for all releases of Mega Man X, including Legacy Collections and The Super NES Classic Edition.

Skip Intro Level

Enter 1764 1488 7748 in the password input screen to skip the intro level.

Mega Man X Boss Weaknesses / Mega Man X Boss Order

These are the weaknesses of each boss, it's easier to beat bosses in a specific order to take advantage of these. This Mega Man X boss order has been sorted by the easiest way to beat them.

Boss Order Boss Weakness Obtained From
Chill Penguin Fire Wave Flame Mammoth
Spark Mandrill Shotgun Ice Chill Penguin
Armored Armadillo Electric Spark Spark Mandrill
Launch Octopus Rolling Shield Armored Armadillo
Boomer Kwanger Homing Torpedo Launch Octopus
Sting Chameleon Boomerang Cutter Boomer Kwanger
Storm Eagle Chameleon Sting Sting Chameleon
Flame Mammoth Storm Tornado Storm Eagle

Extra Lives

You can get extra lives or unlimited lives from Armored Armadillo's level. Start the level and take the rideable cart or you can walk instead. If you take the cart, be prepared to jump off when you see a bat that is larger than normal and is a different color. This particular bat has a high drop rate for extra lives. You can keep farming him over and over again, just go right or left till his location is offscreen, then head back, causing him to re-spawn.

Mega Man X Extra Lives

Mega Man X Passwords

The following passwords can be entered by selecting Password on the main menu. Entering them correctly will allow you to unlock health upgrades, weapons, and have certain levels completed.

Item Only Passwords

The following cheats are only for the items listed, these do not have defeated bosses.

Password Effect Password
All Upgrades 8648 5662 4524
All Capsule Upgrades 4664 7428 1748
All Heart Tanks 7778 1682 2754
All Sub Tanks 5724 8418 3588
Arm Capsule 4764 8768 7748
Body Capsule 4764 5788 3748
Head Capsule 4664 1718 7748
Leg Capsule 1764 1788 8748
Arm Capsule, Leg Capsule 4764 8468 8748
Body Capsule, Leg Capsule 4764 5488 1748
Head Capsule, Leg Capsule 4664 1418 8748

Boss Only Passwords

The following cheats are only for defeated bosses and have no capsule, sub tank, or health upgrades.

Password Effect Password
All Bosses defeated, except Sigma 1367 4857 7646
Armored Armadillo defeated 1764 8458 3718
Boomer Kuwanger defeated 4325 7452 8861
Chill Penguin defeated 4764 8488 7716
Flame Mammoth defeated 4364 8488 7718
Launch Octopus defeated 4325 3842 1861
Spark Mandrill defeated 1764 1487 7718
Sting Chameleon defeated 1764 1488 7618
Storm Eagle defeated 1767 8418 7718

Mega Man X Armor Upgrade Locations

The following information will tell you how to obtain the different armor upgrades for Mega Man X.

Foot Armor Upgrade Location

The foot armor upgrade is located on Chill Penguin's stage. The capsule is very easy to reach and there is no way around it. Less than halfway through the level you will approach an upgrade capsule and you will be forced to go through it.

Body Armor Upgrade Location

The body armor upgrade is located on Sting Chameleon's stage. A little into the level you will reach your first dropdown area and instead of jumping down, you will need to climb the wall above (the foot armor upgrade or dash is needed). A miniboss will emerge and must be defeated for the upgrade capsule to appear, make sure to keep shooting him in the head while avoiding his attacks.

Head Armor Upgrade Location

The head armor upgrade is located on Storm Eagle's stage. After passing the enemies riding platforms that shoot flames, you will come up to a giant metal mesh, instead of climbing to the top, you're going to drop down to where you see barriers with flammable decals on them. Shoot them with your fire wave attack and the upgrade capsule will be just past them. You will need to have defeated Flame Mammoth and Chill Penguin to get this upgrade.

Arm Armor Upgrade Location

The arm armor upgrade is located on Flame Mammoth's stage. Proceed in the level till you reach the first drop that has health sitting on the edge of a platform. A little bit further you will see blocks that look breakable on the ceiling, you'll need to dash jump into them from the platform to your right. Keep jumping up the wall as you break them till you get all the way to the top where the upgrade capsule is. You will need the foot armor upgrade (dash) and the head armor upgrade (helmet) in order to obtain this upgrade.

Below you will find a video that walks you through how to obtain all of the armor upgrades.


Once you have defeated all 8 bosses and collected all heart tanks, sub tanks, and armor upgrades you are able to find the secret Hadouken or Hadoken upgrade capsule. To get to it you will have to go to the Armored Armadillo stage and ride the last cart, then jump off as you fly over the ledge right before boss so that the momentum lets you land on the ledge (you need full health when jumping on the ledge). You will have to grab the health tank and jump off the ledge to your death four times. The fifth time you reach the secret ledge, a Dr. Light Capsule appears and you can claim the Hadoken upgrade, which is used with a back to forward sliding motion then the x buster. It can only be used when you have full health and can one shot almost any enemy including most bosses.

Mega Man X Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Super Nintendo (SNES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Defeat Enemies With One Shot 6DB5-CD97
Get 9 Lives From 1 D43C-4409
Infinite Energy C2B9-1FF7
Infinite Lives C2B9-3404
Infinite Weapons Once Obtained C9B3-4769
Start New Game With Max Health Bar F0BE-47AF
Start With 5 Lives D0BE-446F
Start With 7 Lives D1BE-446F
Start With 10 Lives DBBE-446F
Super Jump D58A-1FBC
Mega-Jump DB8A-1FBC
Ultra Jump 5E8A-1FBC
Rocket Jump DE8A-1FBC
Unlimited Shield CDB3-4769
Weapon Charges Faster DDB1-4F61
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