Mech-a no mistake-- Mega Man X3 is one awesome ride!
For the first time ever, Nintendo's classic digital games library known as the Virtual Console has Mega Man X3 available on it. It's of importance to note that this is solely the Wii U Virtual Console being referred to. Regardless, if you've been waiting to finally play the Super Nintendo version of Mega Man X3 and do so in a legal manner that didn't require paying at minimum $100 for a used copy, then this Virtual Console release is the right one for you. It doesn't hurt that Mega Man X3 is a damn good 2D action game.
It is a futuristic age intelligent robots known as Reploids coexist with humans. At least, that is the wish of their creator, Dr. Cain. When a Reploid's free will causes it to become chaotic and unfriendly, it is known as becoming a "Maverick." Dr. Doppler is famous for coming up with the technology to neutralize Mavericks and turn them back to their calm selves. The reformed Reploids created a utopia of sorts known as Doppler Town. However, they returned to their Maverick state, growing violent, and even attacking the Hunter base where X, Zero, and Dr. Cain reside. The blame is put on Dr. Doppler, so X and Zero head out to hold Doppler accountable.
|There's no roll, but there's plenty of |
rock going on here in Tunnel Rhino's stage.
|Three against one? Such unfair|
odds... for these enemies!
Mega Man X3 has plenty of replay value, moreso than the two games that preceded it. Of course, there's still eight heart tanks that extend X's life gauge and four sub-tanks which act as a reserve of health if X's life gets too low. Nonetheless, Mega Man X3 brings even more optional content to partake in.
|Take to Mavericks in all sorts of places.|
It's a jungle out there, after all!
|Mechwarrior has nothing on Mega Man X.|
|As you upgrade X's armor,|
X's appearance changes as well.
Despite the added replay value of Mega Man X3, you are still going to deal with a rather short yet sweet game. A first run through the game might last no more than three hours. Now, that would definitely be a bum deal if it weren't for how fun it is to replay X3. It just isn't X3 that is engaging to go through time and again; it's generally how the Mega Man series works in general.
|Like a shotgun blast to the face!|
|I said "Dam."|
[SPC Says: 9.0/10]