MEGA MAN III
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GAME PLAY STATS
For a description of what these stats mean, see the Stat Explanation page.

Open Menu: Yes
Charge Up: Yes
Lose Charge: No
Horizontal Recoil: 1 block
Vertical Recoil: 1 screen
Shots On Screen: No
Fall Off Ladder: No
DAMAGE DATA
MBSNGESHSPDUSKDIDR
Snake Man1:3-123----
Gemini Man1:33-21----
Shadow Man1:313-1----
Spark Man1:3013-----
Dust Man1:31111-112
Skull Man1:311103-11
Dive Man1:3111033-1
Drill Man1:31110113-
Punk1:300000000

Notes:
  • MB = Mega Buster. First digit is normal shots; second digit is shots charged to full power
  • Data compiled by Pixelboy
WEAPONS
Uses: ?
Obtained From: Dive Man
Characteristics: Homing
Appears In: MM4, MMIII, MMPF
 DIVE MISSILE
Fires a homing missile. Despite its name, it does not have to be fired underwater, fortunately. The missiles home in on their targets with a good degree of accuracy, so you can just fire away carelessly and turn your attentions on dodging.

Uses: ?
Obtained From: Drill Man
Appears In: MM4, MMIII
 DRILL BOMB
Fires a drill-shaped bomb straight forward that will detonate the instant it strikes anything. Press the fire button while it is in midair to cause it to explode early. This technique can be used to strike certain enemies that the bomb would otherwise bounce off.

Uses: ?
Also Known As: Dust Crasher
Obtained From: Dust Man
Appears In: MM4, MMIII, MMPB
 DUST CRUSHER
Fires a square chunk of debris straight forward. Not terribly creative, but it does damage a good number of robots which makes it nevertheless a useful weapon to have.

Uses: ?
Obtained From: Gemini Man
Appears In: MM3, MMIII, MMWW, MMPB, MMPF
 GEMINI LASER
Fires a light blue laser forward. When the laser strikes a solid object it will rebound at an angle. If it strikes an enemy with a glancing blow, it will be shortened but continue to bounce around. In this way it is possible to take multiple hits with a single laser. Only one laser can be on the screen at a time, and it bounces for a time before dissipating.

Uses: ?
Obtained From: Punk
Appears In: MMIII
 SCREW CRUSHER
Fires blades which arc downward and sort of bounce. Not overly useful in the game except against Dr. Wily.

Uses: ?
Obtained From: Snake Man
Appears In: MM3, MMIII, MMWW
 SEARCH SNAKE
Produces small green snakes that travel across the floor and up or down any walls they encounter. Up to three can be on the screen at once.

Uses: ?
Obtained From: Shadow Man
Characteristics: Aimable, Boomerangs
Similar To: Metal Blade
Appears In: MM3, MMIII, MMWW, MMPF
 SHADOW BLADE
Four-pointed ninja stars. These can be aimed much like the Metal Blade, but since they boomerang back, their range is limited.

Uses: ?
Obtained From: Skull Man
Similar To: Leaf Shield
Appears In: MM4, MMIII
 SKULL BARRIER
This is another shield (they’re in practically every other game). But unlike the Leaf Shield, the user can walk around while this is activated. It will vanish if it takes a hit too powerful for it to sustain.

Uses: ?
Obtained From: Spark Man
Appears In: MM3, MMIII, MMWW
 SPARK SHOCK
Fires a sphere of energy straight. There is little variation to this one; however, the relatively large size of the sphere makes it pretty easy to use.

ITEMS

Also Known As: Life Energy
Appears In: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW
 ENERGY PELLET
Energy pellets refill your life meter. The small ones refill 2 units—not a lot, but it can really add up.


Appears In: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW
 ENERGY CAPSULE
These globes are the same as energy pellets except that more energy is refilled.


Appears In: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW
 WEAPON ENERGY PELLET
The colored pellets are weapon energy. They refill your current weapon or adapter rather than your life energy. Weapon energy changes color according to which weapon you are currently equipped with. Before picking up a pellet be sure to equip a weapon that needs the energy.


Appears In: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW
 WEAPON ENERGY CAPSULE
These are the same as weapon energy pellets except that more energy is refilled.


Also Known As: Spare Body
Appears In: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW
 1-UP
Extra lives. If you have one of these when you bite the dust, you’ll be given another chance at the stage.


Also Known As: E-Tank; Energy Can
Appears In: MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, MMWW
 ENERGY TANK
This is an entire stock of energy that Mega Man can carry around until needed. You use these off the subscreen (select the “EN” option). When used, Mega Man’s energy meter will be refilled completely. Mega Man can carry up to four of these at a time.


Appears In: MM3, MM4, MM5, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, MMWW
 RUSH COIL
This is a springboard which enables Mega Man to leap greater distances. Just call Rush and then jump onto him. You’ll soar almost to the top of the screen.


Appears In: MM3, MM4, MM5, MM7, MM8, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, MMWW
 RUSH JET
Mega Man can hop onto Rush and ride him, much like a skyboard. This is perhaps the most popular of the Rush modes (the Mega Shows use it extensively).

CHARACTERS

HP: 19AT: 1-3
Also Known As: Rockman; Rock
Number: DRN001
Appears In: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW, MMPB, MMPF
 MEGA MAN
Mega Man was once a household robot named Rock, but when Dr. Wily turned evil, Rock was converted by his creator Dr. Light into the fighting robot known as Mega Man. This small blue robot is equipped with twin arm cannons and the Weapon Copy system which lets him take weapons from defeated foes.


Also Known As: Dr.Right; Dr.Wright
Appears In: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW, MMPB, MMPF
 DR. THOMAS XAVIER LIGHT
This is the scientist that started it all, for he was the one who first created revolutionary human-like robots. He was responsible for creating Mega Man and Roll, and he worked with Dr. Wily for a time.


Also Known As: Dr.Wiley; Dr.Waily
Appears In: MM1, MM2, MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMI, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW, MMPB, MMPF
 DR. ALBERT W. WILY
Dr. Wily was once Dr. Light’s partner, but then he turned against his former colleague and tried to take over the world. Even after being defeated repeatedly by Mega Man, he has yet to give up.


Appears In: MM3, MM4, MM5, MM6, MM7, MM8, MMII, MMIII, MMIV, MMV, M&B, MMWW, MMPF
 RUSH
Mega Man’s canine companion, this is a robot dog built by Dr. Light to aid in Mega Man’s travels. Rush is always ready to respond to Mega Man’s call; when Mega Man needs use of a Rush form, his dog teleports in, does his thing, and leaves. Any weapon energy you pick up while you have a Rush form equipped (even if Rush isn’t on the screen at the time) goes to that Rush form.


HP: ?AT: ?
Number: RKN003
Weapon: Screw Crusher
Appears In: MMIII, MMV
 PUNK
This robot is all spikes and spines, and he uses those to his advantage. Besides tossing Screw Crushers at you, Punk can turn himself into a buzzsaw blade and rocket across the screen. Whatever you do, don’t come into contact with him. Keep on the opposite side of the screen from him and blast from a distance.

ROBOT MASTERS

HP: 19AT: ?
Number: DWN031
Weapon: Dive Missile
Weakness: Skull Barrier
Appears In: MM4, MMIII, MMPF
 DIVE MAN
Dive Man is at home under the water, and along with sending Dive Missiles to seek out his enemies, he also likes to propel himself headfirst through the water. The Skull Shield works well on him, though it requires direct contact and will be wasted if a Dive Missile hits it. Another alternative is the Dust Crusher.


HP: 19AT: ?
Number: DWN027
Weapon: Drill Bomb
Weakness: Dive Missile
Appears In: MM4, MMIII
 DRILL MAN
Drill Man is not very strong or fast, but his Drill Bombs pack a punch, and he is capable of drilling his way underground where you cannot touch him. For best results use Dive Missiles which will seek out their target, letting you worry about dodging.


HP: 19AT: ?
Number: DWN030
Weapon: Dust Crusher
Weakness: Drill Bomb
Appears In: MM4, MMIII, MMPB
 DUST MAN
Dust Man looks as though he has a vacuum cleaner built into his head, and he can use it to suck in his opponent as well as to shoot out debris. His Dust Crusher shots will split into four pieces, but if you jump straight up they will all miss you. Dust Man can be dusted off easily with some Drill Bombs.


HP: 19AT: 3-6
Number: DWN019
Weapon: Gemini Laser
Weakness: Search Snake
Appears In: MM3, MMIII, MMWW, MMPB, MMPF
 GEMINI MAN
Gemini Man is capable of doubling himself and does it often. Usually he and his clone will simply circle the room, bowling over anyone who gets in his way. He won’t fire unless you shoot first, at which point both Gemini Men will freeze, and the one on the ground will return the fire with his plasma cannon. Then they will start to circle again. If you destroy Gemini Man’s clone, his pattern of attack is completely different. This is when he will use his Gemini Laser. Use Search Snakes or his own weapon on him, remembering that he will jump when you shoot so don’t fire too close.


HP: 19AT: 4
Number: DWN024
Weapon: Shadow Blade
Weakness: Gemini Laser
Appears In: MM3, MMIII, MMWW, MMPF
 SHADOW MAN
The dreaded Shadow Man will pummel you with a fast and furious attack. He usually tosses Shadow Blades three at a time, and is capable of sliding all the way across the room. Take the Gemini Laser to Shadow Man to have the best chance.


HP: 19AT: ?
Number: DWN032
Weapon: Skull Barrier
Weakness: Dust Crusher
Appears In: MM4, MMIII
 SKULL MAN
Skull Man’s shield protects him but only for a short time; any other time he is firing his cannons. Hit him with your arm cannon or the Dust Crusher whenever he is not using his Skull Barrier. Skull Man moves around his room in short bursts, and you can’t clear him when his shield is up, but with some maneuvering you can dodge him.


HP: 19AT: 4-6
Number: DWN022
Weapon: Search Snake
Weakness: Spark Shock
Appears In: MM3, MMIII, MMWW
 SNAKE MAN
One of the more unusual of the early Robot Masters, Snake Man is decorated as his name suggests, right down to the tail. He sends his small Search Snakes after his opponent or just plain runs him down. Snake Man cannot move very fast or jump really high, but often the layout of his room makes him nevertheless hard to dodge. His Search Snakes can be destroyed with several hits, and Snake Man himself can be destroyed most quickly by use of the Spark Shock.


HP: 19AT: 2-4
Number: DWN023
Weapon: Spark Shock
Weakness: Shadow Blade
Appears In: MM3, MMIII, MMWW
 SPARK MAN
Spark Man does not have hands or cannons but instead two electrodes capable of producing electrical shocks. He can charge up and fire a larger shot by touching his electrodes to his head and accumulating energy. Spark Man is most easily finished with around seven Shadow Blades.





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