Mega Man 3 continues the success Capcom had in Mega Man 2
. The game sold over a million copies and is constantly the debate of fan battles between which is superior Mega Man 2 or 3.
Mega Man 3 features Dr. Willy working again with Dr. Light on a new peace-keeping robot that will benefit mankind. The robots in charge of mining suddenly go berserk and steal eight power crystals. It's once again up to Mega Man to save the day. Retrieving the crystals Mega Man uncovers Dr. Willy's evil scheme and the stolen Gamma robot.
The game also introduces the mysterious robot, Proto Man, who announces himself with a whistle and battles Mega Man throughout the game, only to escapes before defeat. During the credits the game counts down all of the robots created by Dr Light, and with Mega Man being #1, the game introduces Proto Man, the mysterious robot as #0.
The new 8 robot masters include: Magnet Man, Hard Man, Top Man, Shadow Man, Spark Man, Snake Man, Gemini Man, and Needle Man.
Mega Man is now joined by a faithful companion called Rush, a canine robot who can propel Mega Man into the air, and later change into a jet or sub.
Mega Man also has a new slide which he can use to dodge enemy attacks and slide into new areas.
The game is followed up by Mega Man 4
for the NES.
Mega Man 3 is available on Wii's Virtual Console service and has been included on the Mega Man Anniversary Collection for PS2/Xbox/Gamecube.