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Mega Man 3: The Robots are Revolting

Available Platforms: DOS, NES

Mega Man 3 is the third game of the popular side-scroller platformer created by Capcom.

Mega Man 3: The Robots are Revolting
Year1992
GenrePlatformer
Rating3.5

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PublisherHi-Tech Expressions
DeveloperHi-Tech Expressions
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated2 December 2020

Game Review

Mega Man 3 is the third game of the popular side-scroller platformer created by Capcom.

When you grow up playing video games, sooner or later, you learn that none of your favorite sagas are safe from the passage of time. In some cases, the game changes for the better, as the transition to 3D of Mario Bros. In other cases... Not so much (I'm looking at you, Sonic).

On the other hand, the Mega Man series always seemed to be an exception to the rule. The saga went through more than ten different entries, more than 15 consoles, and several graphics rework, but it always remained faithful to its essence. Mega Man 3: The Robots are Revolting is probably one of the most known parts of the saga. The title was developed and released in 1992 by Hi-Tech Expressions in association with Rozner Labs for DOS. It also continues the canon established in the previous entry for the same console.

The story is quite simple, as the peaceful robots turn against their creators in many of their deliveries for unknown reasons. It is up to Mega Man to discover the source of this problem while surviving the hordes of robots that want to pulverize it during its adventure.

Although the entrance begins similarly to the classic ones, you can already start noticing the changes from the first level. The stages stop being linear, allowing a much broader exploration of each world that Mega Man visits. The enemies seem much more straightforward in attacking, but their designs are the most striking, with some very creative and others somewhat more questionable. Besides, there are several bosses that fans of the saga will recognize because they are references to their original counterparts.

Graphically, the colors are much more opaque and cold than in the original saga. The camera is focused on the protagonist, which has a distinctive zoom of this new series started by DOS. Also, it was decided not to use music for the levels and rely exclusively on sound effects, which at first seems a bad idea, but when you get used to it, you realize that it is merely different. An unnecessary detail that I must emphasize is that Mega Man's head is much bigger; with this in mind, you will not be able to stop seeing it throughout the game. You're welcome.

Born as a totally different game, the developers decided to give it the iconic name of Mega Man to attract more fans. Despite this, the entry managed to make a name for itself. Today you can still see on YouTube how Speedrun competitions are set up, and the game is beaten in less than 20 minutes (taking into account that the record for the original Mario is approximately 5 minutes, this is not something you should worry about). There is no doubt that almost 30 years later, the game is still relevant. Hated by some and loved by others, where do you stand? Here's your chance to play it for free and find out.

Review by: Gustavo
Published: 7 September 2020 9:50 pm

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