Mega Man 3

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Mega Man 3
ロックマン3 Dr.ワイリーの最期!?
Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!?
Mega Man 3 NA box.jpg
North American box art
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: NA / JP: Capcom
PAL: Nintendo
Platform: NES
Category: 2D platform
Players: 1
Predecessor: Mega Man 2
Successor: Mega Man 4
Release dates
N. America:

November 1990

Japan

September 28, 1990

Europe

June 23, 1992

Ratings
ACB:

G

CERO:

A

ESRB:

E

PEGI:

7

USK:

0

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Mega Man 3 is a side-scrolling platform game and the third main entry in the original Mega Man series, developed by Capcom. The game was originally released in Japan in September 1990, and was later released in North America in November, and finally was released in Europe by Nintendo in 1992.

Contents

Blurb

Box

Mega Man 3 Explodes in Back-to-Back Robot Battle!

It's robot rebellion, and nobody's safe! Least of all Mega Man. This time the superpowerful cyborg takes on a horde of metal maniacs who've had it with being obedient! And they use every android-annihilator ever invented to make you believe it!

Mega Man goes berserk, blasting through a galaxy of mining stations in search of energy crystals. But it takes more than guts to handle the phenomenal robot-masters who control these worlds. It's a wrenching job, the worst -- and the best -- that Mega Man's faced so far!

  • 21 rapid-fire levels.
  • Fight all-new, totally terrifying foes!
  • Call Rush, your dogdroid, for super machines that speed you past danger!
  • Demolish master robots and gain their powers for the final cataclysmic clash!

Tight spots? No problem! Rebound on Mega-Dog Rush's springboard.
Leap, slide, and fire on the fly to smelt down the heavy metal.
All aboard! Mega Man rises -- and Rushes -- to the challenge.

Nintendo website (Wii) / Wii Shop Channel

In the year 200X, the notorious Dr. Wily, now reformed and working for the forces of good, works hand in hand with Dr. Light to build a new type of peacekeeping robot. When a new set of eight Robot Masters escapes the lab to wreak havoc on the world at large, only Mega Man can save the day! This time, Mega Man must rely on his new slide move and his canine companion Rush to conquer the stages and vanquish evil. A new character, Proto Man, adds to the mystery and appeal of this seminal title in the famous action-game series.

Nintendo website (Nintendo 3DS)

Only Mega Man can save the day! Battle eight new Robot Masters in the third installment of the series.

Original Release Date: September 1990

In the year 200X, the notorious Dr. Wily, having reformed and now working for the forces of good, works hand in hand with Dr. Light to build a new type of peacekeeping robot. When a new set of eight Robot Masters escape the lab to wreak havok on the world at large, only Mega Man can save the day! This time, Mega Man must rely on his new slide move and his canine companion Rush to conquer the stages and vanquish evil.

A new character, Proto Man, adds to the mystery and appeal of this next title in the famous action game series.

Nintendo eShop (Nintendo 3DS)

Original Release Date: September 1990

In the year 200X, the notorious Dr. Wily, having reformed and now working for the forces of good, works hand in hand with Dr. Light to build a new type of peacekeeping robot. When a new set of eight Robot Masters escape the lab to wreak havok on the world at large, only Mega Man can save the day! This time, Mega Man must rely on his new slide move and his canine companion Rush to conquer the stages and vanquish evil.

A new character, Proto Man, adds to the mystery and appeal of this next title in the famous action game series.

Nintendo website (Wii U)

Only Mega Man can save the day! Battle eight new Robot Masters in the third installment of the series.

In the year 200X, the notorious Dr. Wily, having reformed and now working for the forces of good, works hand in hand with Dr. Light to build a new type of peacekeeping robot. When a new set of eight Robot Masters escape the lab to wreak havok on the world at large, only Mega Man can save the day! This time, Mega Man must rely on his new slide move and his canine companion Rush to conquer the stages and vanquish evil.

A new character, Proto Man, adds to the mystery and appeal of this next title in the famous action game series.

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

In the year 200X, the notorious Dr. Wily, having reformed and now working for the forces of good, works hand in hand with Dr. Light to build a new type of peacekeeping robot. When a new set of eight Robot Masters escape the lab to wreak havok on the world at large, only Mega Man can save the day! This time, Mega Man must rely on his new slide move and his canine companion Rush to conquer the stages and vanquish evil.

A new character, Proto Man, adds to the mystery and appeal of this next title in the famous action game series.

Story

Dr. Wily has claimed to have reformed, and is working together with Dr. Light on a new peacekeeping robot. In order to finish the robot, they need energy crystals. The crystals can be found on a group of mining worlds, but the robots there have started to attack. Mega Man must defeat these robots and obtain the energy crystals needed to finish the robot.

Gameplay

Mega Man 3 keeps the structure of the previous games, in which Mega Man must defeat eight Robot Masters to progress. Defeating a Robot Master gives the player the ability to use their weapon in other stages. Mega Man has a new move in this game in the form of the slide, which allows Mega Man to slide quickly across the ground and under low ceilings and obstacles. The player also has access to Rush, Mega Man's robot dog who has three abilities. By default the player can use Rush Coil, which allows Mega Man to jump to higher ledges, and by defeating particular Robot Masters can unlock Rush Marine, which allows Mega Man to move freely underwater; and Rush Jet, which allows Mega Man to move freely through the air. In certain stages, the player will encounter another robot known as "Break Man", who will battle with similar capabilities to Mega Man.

Technical details

Technical Details
Media

NES Game Pak
Digital download (Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U)

Download size

Wii: 17 blocks
3DS: 63 blocks
Wii U: 65.9 MB

Input / compatible controllers

NES: NES Controller
Wii: Wii Remote, Classic Controller, Nintendo GameCube Controller
Nintendo 3DS
Wii U: Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote, Classic Controller

Other releases

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Mega Man Anniversary Collection Nintendo GameCube NA: June 23, 2004 A compilation of all eight games in the mainline Mega Man series, including several bonus games and contents, released to celebrate the franchise's fifteenth anniversary. The version of Mega Man 3 included with this collection is the PlayStation Rockman Complete Works version, and as such includes the "Navi Mode" from that release.
Mega Man 4 Wii (Virtual Console) NA: November 10, 2008
JP: November 4, 2008
EU/AUS: November 14, 2008
A direct port of the NES version of Mega Man 4 as a digital download on the Wii Shop Channel.
Mega Man 4 Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) NA: March 14, 2013
JP: September 26, 2012
EU/AUS: April 4, 2013
A direct port of the NES version of Mega Man 3 as a digital download on the Nintendo 3DS Nintendo eShop, with added Virtual Console emulator features.
Mega Man 3 Wii U (Virtual Console) WW: June 11, 2013
JP: May 1, 2013
A direct port of the NES version of Mega Man 3 as a digital download on the Wii U Nintendo eShop, with added Virtual Console emulator features.

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