Flame Hyenard: “Burn to the ground!” in Mega Man X7

Flame Hyenard

This bizarre thing in Mega Man X7 will either annoy the hell out of you, or amuse you enormously.

Well, it did make us laugh like total idiots. We have to wonder—who working on the game played through it and thought this bit was fine?!

Flame Hyenard

Capcom’s Mega Man X7 was a massive disappointment. Released in 2003 on the PlayStation 2, reviews were poor and fans pretty angry.

Then there’s that ridiculous character—Flame Hyenard. A hyena always in some state of being on fire.

This is normal for the series. As with Mega Man 2, there are various ludicrous characters with similar attributes.

But Flame Hyenard is different. He, inexplicably, during a boss battle roars “BURN!” and “Burn to the ground!” over, and over, and over, and over, and over.

We watched this on one of Mike Matei’s Twitch streams and, like us, he was left aghast at how terrible it is.

Voiced by Peter Von Gomm, the soundbite just doesn’t stop! At one point in Matei’s stream Flame Hyenard roars in shrill fashion, “BURN! BURN! BURN!” All whilst the protagonist dies horribly.

It’s horrendous. The entire battle is peppered with the repetition of all that. It makes for one of the most wince-inducing boss battles we’ve ever come across.

And we find it bloody hilarious. A bizarre oddity from retro gaming history.

Welcome to die!

Whilst we’re on the subject of weird video game sound effects, Konami’s X-Men’s 1992 arcade romp above is one of our all-time favourites.

We came across it thanks to the Angry Video Games Nerd—welcome to die!

Magneto is the antagonist yelling it. As it’s a Konami game, we’re guessing the Japanese to English translation for western markets went a tad wrong.

That was common for much of the 1980s and 1990s. But with the added video game voice acting, you presume the actor ignored the oddness and just said it anyway. What the hell, you get pay for it, eh?

The voice actor here is Kyle Hebert. He also yells, “”I am Magneto, master of magnet!” Good on you, mate.

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