Mega Man IV featured “two new utilities for Mega Man to use: a grappling hook (called the Wire Adapter) and a balloon dispenser (called the Balloon Adapter). This is the only game to date that has these items.” ScrewAttack takes a look back at this game after the break.

Unlike Mega Man 2 and 3, the player can revisit previously completed Robot Master stages, but this time with the Robot Master’s lair empty (First game since the first one to do so). The player starts with three lives whenever he or she starts or resumes a game