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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

Absolutely The Definitive Version of Megaman 3

Reviewed By: Eldrethor on 17 Feb 2018

For years, I’ve always found Megaman 3 enjoyable on its own, but this hack provides such a huge quality of life improvement that I could never go back to the original. Being able switch weapons on the fly makes for much smoother play, and the new opening screens fit seamlessly into the game. Being able to freely revisit and exit beaten stages is also a welcome change, as are the handful of bug fixes and additions of unused sounds and graphics.

This improvement hack pushes the game’s build state to what is probably the most complete it will ever be, and it does so much without detracting a single ounce from the overall look and feel of the original. Hats off to kuja killer for what is easily a 10/10 rom hack.

Version 2.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A Great Effort Gets Carried AwayMr. Pennington07 Apr 20202.22No
FIXED! It is playablediablo66601 Dec 20192.21Yes
Simply AMAZING !star_scream164614 Nov 2019N/AYes
Gold Standard for Improvement HacksG30FF13 Nov 20192.2Yes
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