Mega Man X3

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A Reploid scientist named Dr. Doppler begins creation of a new city for Reploids, which will bring a new era of peace to the Reploids and humans. But something goes terribly wrong, and now Mavericks have begun to appear everywhere! It's up to X and Zero to find out who is behind this Maverick revolt and bring them down for good!


Mega Man X3 SNES Intro cutscene 3.
Mega Man X3 Windows Zero's back! Rejoice!!
Mega Man X3 SNES Intro cutscene 2.
Mega Man X3 PlayStation Obliterating enemies in Crush Crawfish's stage.

Alternate Titles

  • "洛克人X3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ロックマンX3" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Rockman X3" -- Japanese title

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A cool transition from the SNES with added anime scenes. SEGA Saturn Joshua Price (28)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SNES Feb, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
Total! (Germany) SNES Apr, 1996 2 out of 6 80
Video Games SNES Apr, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Nov, 1995 7.4 out of 10 74
HonestGamers SNES Jan 05, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn May, 1996 68 out of 100 68
Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1996 66 out of 100 66
Random Access PlayStation Oct 11, 2014 6 out of 10 60
Random Access SNES Oct 11, 2014 6 out of 10 60


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Mega Man X3 was originally released for the Super NES/Super Famicom in 1995. The cartridge contained a special graphics chip developed by Capcom called the "C4", which allowed for wire-framed polygonal enemies and better sprite handling. Later, the game was ported to the Saturn, PSX, and PC, with remixed music and anime cutscenes added into the game. Unfortunately, only the PC rerelease saw a U.S. release; the PSX and Saturn versions were restricted to Japan only (I think).

Mega Man X3 was the first in the series to allow players the ability to play as X's friend, Zero. However, use of Zero was pretty much restricted to only about one third of each level, and only one life. So in short, once you used Zero in a level, you couldn't use him again for the rest of the level, and if he lost all his energy, he'd be put out of the fight for the rest of the game.

Related Web Sites

  • Mega Man Home Page (A fansite dedicated to Mega Man, Mega Man X, and Mega Man Legends. Contains hints, walkthroughs, and hundreds of descriptions for anything and everything in all games starring Mega Man)
  • Wikipedia: Mega Man X3 (Information about Mega Man X3 at Wikipedia)
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