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Roll-chan 3 Improvement

Hack of Mega Man 3

Description:

These are special improvement patches for Mega Man 3 / Rockman 3 Improvement v2.1 where you can play as Mega Man’s sister, Roll-chan. There are currently 2 types of patches for both US and JP versions:

  • Classic Roll; and
  • Rockman/Mega Man 8 Roll

NOTE: Apply the patches directly to an unmodified ROM.

The patches are in Lunar IPS (.ips) format.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • File: Rockman 3 - Dr. Wily no Saigo! (J).nes
  • Length: 393232 Bytes (3 Mbit)
  • CRC32: FCE6CEA2
  • MD5: 85944FB5 8B6AFC53 F8D20B8C 1E19A0AB
  • SHA1: E82C532D E36C6A5D EAF08C62 48AEA434 C4D8A85A
  • *
  • File: Mega Man 3 (U) [!].nes
  • Length: 393232 Bytes (3 Mbit)
  • CRC32: BE6DBB5D
  • MD5: 1B5BDD75 9448390A BCC9D481 E8D83700
  • SHA1: 0728DB6B 8AABF7E5 25D930A0 5929CAA1 891588D0

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Zynk OxhydeHackingHacking & Sprite art
kuja killerHackingAuthor of Mega Man III/Rockman 3 Improvement patch

User Review Information

Anything Megaman can do, Roll can do better

Reviewed By: Satoshi_Matrix on 14 Apr 2016

As a Roll fan, I am delighted to see this excellent hack.

Far more than simply Megaman 3 with a new sprite, this plays as an alternate and superior version of the original game.

Built upon Megaman 3 Improvement, this is not a level hack, but instead aims to fix virtually everything that was wrong with the original Megaman 3. Bugs, glitches, debug leftovers and general errors in the code have been ironed out, and some useful general changes have been added to improve the game.

There are small graphical fixes instances with parallax scrolling, including that weird glitch near Shadowman’s portrait on the robot master screen and the star field moves at a different pace, creating a better sense of depth in Geminiman’s stage.

As with Megaman 4 onward, you can re-enter stages already beaten, although the boss doesn’t reappear, and exit the stages too by opening the weapons menu and then pressing select.

Life and Weapon energy power ups instantly happen, rather than stopping the game as they slowly fill.

Best of all, you can now change your weapons on the fly using the Select button, which in the original game doesn’t get used at all.

Using Select to change weapons (and access Rush abilities) changes the gameplay by making the game much faster and more fluid than the original game. No more hitting start and sorting through your gear to find what you want - just press Select a few times. Like Megaman 10, the icon of the weapon even appears above your head for a second or so. Very very nice touch!

What’s more, brand new intro cutscenes have been added that match the visual presentation of the intros of Megaman 9 and 10. These look fantastic.

Roll-Chan 3 as with Zynk Oxhyde’s other Roll-Chan hacks, comes in two versions: Classic Roll and MM8 Roll. The only difference is the outfit Roll wears, but this is reflected in all sprites, and even in all cutscenes! Choose the outfit you prefer and go take on Wily as super girl Roll!

If you’re looking for a superior version of the old classic Megaman 3, you just found it.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Additional fixes to the main hackdiablo66614 Mar 20201.2Yes
Anything Megaman can do, Roll can do betterSatoshi_Matrix14 Apr 20161.1Yes