Classic Gaming- Mega Man III: (1990)

We all remember how awesome the first two Mega Man games were during the late 80’s.  Not only were the first two Mega Man titles challenging but they were also very fun to play once you got the hang of them.  Even though, the first two Mega Man games were challenging they both pale in comparison to Mega Man III which was released by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990.  While some people might argue that Mega Man III was not as good as the second installment most people would definitely agree that its more difficult then the first two installments for the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Unlike second game Mega Man III does not have an intro it just takes players directly to the start screen and they just begin playing after choosing the first boss they want to battle.

It did not seem to matter which stage you played they were all very difficult since there were too many ways to lose. The first boss you battled as Mega Man was usually the most difficult because you had no special weapons to start out with which made defeating him very difficult to some people.  The boss order for this game is important because there are some bosses who are tougher than others along with the fact that weapons you gain after defeating each one is a vital part of helping one progress throughout the game.  While opinions may vary on who the most difficult bosses in the game were the truth is Mega Man III in general required a significant amount of trail & error in order to make progress.  Stage Bosses such as Shadow, Magnet, Gemini, and Spark man were difficult but things only seem to get worse after you defeat all eight bosses on the select screen along with entering Dr. Wily’s Castle similar to Mega Man II.

The only difference with Mega Man III from II is that the levels in Dr. Wily’s castle are insanely difficult to complete.  This was a case where the password system was especially useful in Mega Man III because similar to  Mega Man II  it would help players pick up where they left off in terms of progress made throughout the game.  Wily’s Castle seemed like a nightmare right after defeating the eight robot masters along with facing off against the four Shadow men as Mega Man.  Many would probably argue that Mega Man III was unusually long and difficult even for an NES game.  The shocking thing about Mega Man III was that its not considered close to being the toughest game for the NES.  After its release Mega Man III had managed to sell over one million copies worldwide.  Mega Man III did not sell as much as MM II but the game was considered a success overall for the NES. The third game in the Mega Man series also happened to be the first title to be released in the 1990’s.  While many people enjoyed the first three Mega Man games primarily on the NES things only got better on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as the series progressed throughout the 90’s.


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