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Mega Man 3 – Nintendo Power Volume 20 (Jan 1991)

Welcome to Season 2 of Power Time! This season, we’re tackling all 12 issues from 1991, a landmark year for Nintendo, which saw the release of many popular NES titles and the debut of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. In Volume 20, take a deep dive into the coverage and history of Mega Man 3 with special guest commentary from author, Salvatore Pane.

Nintendo Power Issue 20 Mega Man 3

A few games mentioned…

  • Mega Man 3
  • Mega Man 2
  • The Immortal
  • Deja Vu
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Dragon’s Lair (Gameboy)
  • F-1 Race (Gameboy)
  • Super Scrabble (Gameboy)
  • Burai Fighter Deluxe (Gameboy)
  • Mercenary Force (Gameboy)
  • G.I. Joe
  • Metal Storm
  • Monopoly
  • Super Mario World
  • F-Zero
  • Pilotwings
  • Earthboundd

Top 10 Games (as ranked in the NES 30)…

  1. Super Mario Bros. 3
  2. Final Fantasy
  3. Crystalis
  4. Mega Man 2
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  6. The Legend of Zelda
  7. Tetris
  8. Super Mario Bros. 2
  9. Dragon Warrior
  10. Back to the Future

Top 10 Gameboy Games…

  1. Super Mario Land
  2. Tetris
  3. Gargoyle’s Quest
  4. Batman
  5. Final Fantasy Legend
  6. Double Dragon
  7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  8. Paperboy
  9. Spiderman
  10. NFL Football

Songs featured in this episode…

The intro/outro music in this episode is by Azure Flux, and used with permission. 🙂

Title Theme – Year 200X (Bandcamp)
Stage Select – Close to Good (Bandcamp / Website)
Game Start – Close to Good (Bandcamp / Website)
Magnet Man – Entertainment System (Bandcamp)
Hard Man – Close to Good (Bandcamp / Website)
Top Man – The Megas (Bandcamp)
Shadow Man – The OneUps (Bandcamp)
Spark Man – OC Remix (OC Remix)
Snake Man – Extra Lives (Youtube / Patreon)
Gemini Man – Cojum Dip (Bandcamp)
Dr. Wily – Stage 1 and 2 – Kid Overdrive (Bandcamp)
Ending – Close to Good (Bandcamp / Website)

Articles/Links referenced in this episode…

Mega Man 3 by Salvatore Pane – Boss Fight Books (Link)
Salvatore Pane (Link)
How Mega Man Survived Its Creator Leaving Capcom – Kotaku (Link)
Hardcore Gaming 101 – Mega Man 3 (Link)
Mega Man 3 – Wikipedia (Link)

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