I want to ask a question about the Mega Man X game on SNES.

There are helmet enemies in every level and at the end of each level there appears a table with many helmet enemies and a number on each.

I want to know what the meaning of these helmet enemies is.

  • I would expect gaming.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic but they don't allow questions that are Requests for game identification based on personal recollection alone but it looks like your question is of the category Game mechanics and terminology which seems on-topic.
    – rene
    Jan 17, 2020 at 13:52
  • I'll just answer: it's the password system. Before we had save states and battery backed memory, we had to manually copy down those numbers and re-enter them at the beginning to get back to where we were.
    – yhyrcanus
    Jan 17, 2020 at 15:23
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    related: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/319905/…
    – dustytrash
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:31
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    @dustytrash Excellent find!
    – Machavity
    Jan 17, 2020 at 16:32

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There's always Arqade.SE for gameplay, mechanics, etc. This sounds close enough that I would try there first. If you purely need backstory, however, SciFi and Fantasy might be better.


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