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Mega Man 3 Improvement

Hack of Mega Man 3

Description:

This is an improvement patch for Mega Man III/Rockman 3. It has many improvements to the game + MANY bugfixes that existed originally in MM3.

Anyone is free to use this for their own Mega/Rock 3 hacks, and any new ones in the future.

Please only use the appropriate patch depending on what ROM your using. The megaman3 patch is only for the English version and the rockman3 is only for the Japanese ROM.

The author will not list all the changes here, they are already listed in the readme. A youtube video was uploaded also to demonstrate many of the changes. Please see the “Video Comments.txt” for the link to the youtube video and to use as a guide to note the changes you’ll see demonstrated.

An ASM file was used from the Japanese ROM hacker named Puresabe, known best for Rockman 4 MI (Minus Infinity). It implements some gameplay physics mods that he presented to me. NOTE: It already has been applied to both English and Japanese versions of the patch.

ROM / ISO Information:

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

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
kuja killerHacking

User Review Information

An obvious replacement marred by one major flaw

Reviewed By: Thirteen 1355 on 22 Sep 2019

This hack basically finishes Mega Man 3. It adds what Mega Man 3 should have had. Missing sound effects, cutscene songs being cut off, missing or unused stage graphics. This hack puts it all in.

However, while this is certainly the definitive way to play Mega Man 3, the reason for that is the things that were missing being inserted. The liberties the creator took are pointless at best, annoying at most. Health recovery no longer pauses the game to show your health bar filling up. The worst offender is the boss health bar, which is now shoved to the right side of the screen. Not only is this very inconsistent with the other NES Mega Man games (as another review has stated), it also forces the player to pay attention to more parts of the screen. Whereas in the original, you could look at the top left and keep a close watch of both your own remaining health as well as the boss’s, in this hack, you have to look both left and right, which takes longer. This feels like a handicap to me, as you have to do this in the middle of a boss fight.

I would really appreciate an optional patch that restores the boss health bar location on the screen.

Version 2.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
An obvious replacement marred by one major flawThirteen 135522 Sep 20192.1Yes
Some VERY glaring issues with an otherwise solid hack...BlazeHeatnix01 Oct 20182.1Yes
Absolutely The Definitive Version of Megaman 3Eldrethor17 Feb 20182.1Yes
The way that it should be!Greyfox06 Jan 20162.1Yes
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!Duke2go27 Jun 20152.1Yes
Injects new life to an amazing game!Rodimus Primal18 May 20152.0Yes
The ultimate version of Megaman 3Satoshi_Matrix15 Nov 2012N/AYes