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Mega Man X3 - Zero Project V4.0 (Base Mod)

Hack of Mega Man X3

Description:

Note: The project comes with a separate .txt inside for the new locations of many RAM values used in this project since most of the original Game Genie codes used will no longer work due to vast amounts of location changes. Use this file for various cheating needs.

A large modification of Mega Man X3 that allows Zero to be fully playable. Among this, there are vast improvements over some aspects of the original game along with a plethora of new features such as a Save/Load system. Also, the game has been modified to be ‘FastROM’ as well so some slow down has been reduced, but it’s still prevalent throughout the game.

This version is considered separate from the original Zero Project since this one has such an entirely rewritten system from the ground up and separate features that people may or may not like compared to the prior version.

The project comes with four separate patches:

  • Unheadered for an unheadered ROM
  • Headered for a headered ROM
  • Unheadered with Zero sub-weapon colors (Uses X’s) for an unheadered ROM
  • Headered with Zero sub-weapon colors (Uses X’s) for a headered ROM

This is so all grounds are covered for mistakes on patching minus the wrong ROM.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country USA
  • File MD5 CFE8C11F0DCE19E4FA5F3FD75775E47C
  • File SHA-1 B226F7EC59283B05C1E276E2F433893F45027CAC
  • File CRC32 FA0FE671
  • ROM MD5 CFE8C11F0DCE19E4FA5F3FD75775E47C
  • ROM SHA-1 B226F7EC59283B05C1E276E2F433893F45027CAC
  • ROM CRC32 FA0FE671
  • Mega Man X 3 (U).smc

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Justin3009Hacking
Metalwario64GraphicsMiscellanous palette and sprite updates also Zero's GET WEAPON image

User Review Information

Great update to a great hack

Reviewed By: thecowwarrior on 29 Jul 2018

PROS:

  • Ability to play as Zero
  • Save system
  • New Game+
  • New dialogue
  • MSU-1 compatibility (I have not yet tested personally)
  • Gameplay tweaks to ride armor, sub tanks, upgrade chips, and X-buster functionality

CONS:

  • Minor bugs during my playthrough, nothing major
  • Zero feels nerfed (weakened Z-saber, increased ammo consumption, inability to use Hyper Crush, inability to charge special weapons, etc)

Overall I HIGHLY recommend this hack. It takes a flawed game and modifies it to live up to its original potential. Playing as Zero is a blast. The save system and all the information provided on the save screen is great. The author can’t fix all of MMX3’s inherent flaws, but this is about as close as anyone could possibly come. My only major concern is that the author is close to becoming a victim of feature creep. The significant nerfing of Zero feels very strange, especially since it was not present in previous versions. The readme mentions the author’s desire to add more playable characters and mess with the story/ending, which both feel very unnecessary to me. I hope the author carefully considers “Can I” VS “Should I” in any future updates.

Version 4.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
The QoL changes alone do wondersgamedominator0615 Jan 20194.0Yes
Undoubtedly THE best version of MMX3!phantom_with_a_rose18 Dec 20184.0Yes
The Definitive VersionTrisma12 Aug 20184.0Yes
Great update to a great hackthecowwarrior29 Jul 20184.0Yes
The DEFINITIVE version of MMX3 hands down!star_scream164628 Jul 20184.0Yes
Replace your copy with thisParkerMcFly26 Jul 20184.0Yes
Undoubtedly The Hack of the Year, 2018Eldrethor23 Jul 20184.0Yes