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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!

For the first time in the series, players can play use X's friend, Zero. However, he is pretty much restricted to only about one third of each level, and has only one life (i.e when he loses all his energy, he is put out of the fight for the rest of the game).


Mega Man X3 SNES Intro cutscene 3.
Mega Man X3 SNES Zero climbing a wall.
Mega Man X3 SNES Megaman has been prisoned.
Mega Man X3 SNES Inventory screen.

Promo Images

Mega Man X3 Screenshot
Mega Man X3 Screenshot
Mega Man X3 Screenshot
Mega Man X3 Screenshot

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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Critic Reviews

PGNx Media Jan 18, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameFan Magazine Feb, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Game Players Jan, 1996 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Total! (Germany) Apr, 1996 2 out of 6 80
Video Games Apr, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Mega Fun Mar, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1995 7.4 out of 10 74
Random Access Oct 11, 2014 6 out of 10 60


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A typo appears in the European PSX and U.S. PC versions of Mega Man X3: in the anime intro for Blizzard Buffalo, Capcom must not have noticed that they accidentally spelled "Bilzzard Buffalo" instead of "Blizzard Buffalo" when his name appears at the end of his intro.


The cartridge of the original SNES version contained a special graphics chip developed by Capcom called the "C4", which allowed for wire-framed polygonal enemies and better sprite handling.


As with nearly every other X game, the Maverick bosses all have some of the strangest names in Japanese. Here are the names of the X3 Mavericks in Japanese (English versions in parentheses):

Explose Horneck (Blast Hornet), Frozen Buffalio (Blizzard Buffalo), Gravity Beetbood (Gravity Beetle), Acid Seaforce (Toxic Seahorse), Electric Namarazosu (Volt Catfish), Scissors Shrimper (Crush Crawfish), Screw Masaider (Tunnel Rhino), and Shining Tigero (Neon Tiger).

Version differences

The Saturn, PSX, and PC ports have remixed music and anime cutscenes added into 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)
Satoshi Kunsai (1805) added Mega Man X3 (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (17480), Kabushi (163214) and Satoshi Kunsai (1805)