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Introduction

Megaman Battle Network 3 was released as two versions, Blue and White. Both versions has the same story, but minor differences in boss fights and battlechips. They were released in 2002 in Japan and the US in 2003, the Mega Man franchises 15th birthday. The game follows Lan Hikari and his NetNavi MegaMan. The terrorist organization WWW, defeated in the first game, has returned and are collecting "TetraCodes", four pieces of data hidden in various areas of cyberspace. Lan and Megaman travel to new areas to stop WWW. The gameplay is virtually identical to the previous two installments. The only differences are the inclusion of more "styles", forms that add different powers, elemental and non-elemental, to MegaMan. MegaMan Battle Network 3 was the first Battle Network game to feature two different versions.

Story

Lord Wily has reformed the terrorist organization WWW, and now seeks to release Alpha, an bugged prototype for the current Internet. To do so, Wily needs the four TetraCodes, pieces of data that unlock the firewalls that surround Alpha.

Lan Hikari and his NetNavi, Megaman, attempt to protect the TetraCodes from Dr. Wily, but fail to do so. Wily, with the help of Bass, releases Alpha, which consumes Wily and Bass, proceeding to infect the entire Internet with his bugs.

Megaman battles Alpha, and is able to defeat him. As Alpha begins to delete, the network around him begins to crash. Megaman is unable to escape, and is destroyed. Lan's father manages to recover Megaman during a salvage operation of the affected network location, and is able to revive him.

System

The gameplay in Battle Network 3 is similar to that of its predecessors, taking the basic design of Mega Man Battle Network and applying the gameplay improvements from Mega Man Battle Network 2.

Removed Features

The PowerUp system is gone, replaced with the Navi Customizer. In addition, apart from a few BattleChips (which are mainstays in the Battle Network franchise), the chip selection is mostly new; this philosophy of changing up the chip list instead of building on it would continue throughout the franchise.

Navi Customizer

This game's major contribution to the Battle Network franchise, the Navi Customizer allows players to augment MegaMan's powers by arranging Tetris-esqe puzzle pieces (referred to as "programs") onto a grid. However, if the player breaks certain programming rules, MegaMan will behave irregularly during battle.

Style Change

This game introduces three more Styles: BugStyle, which afflicts MegaMan with random glitches (both positive and negative), and the version-exclusive Ground and Shadow Styles (the former focuses on changing Battlefield conditions, while the latter focuses on evasion). HubStyle is removed in this game. Leveling up each style yields Navi Customizer programs, allowing the player to mix and match MegaMan's abilities (within certain restrictions).

Folder

This game establishes new chip classifications: Standard Chips (which you can now only have 3 duplicates of), MegaChips (stronger chips and most NaviChips; no duplicates allowed and only 5 per folder), and GigaChips (the strongest NaviChips and the 5 version-exclusive chips; only 1 per folder).

Countering

This game introduces the concept of "countering," or deleting an enemy right before they attack. Countering in this game yields "BugFrags" which are used in the Virus Breeder (see below) and at a special, end-game Chip Trader. This is the only game where the MegaBuster can be used to Counter.

Other Features

Battle Network 3 features the Virus Breeder, where viruses (that must be found first somewhere in the net) are kept and can be fed using bugFrag. When a virus is found and put in the breeder, a chip for that virus is obtained. Feeding each virus BugFrag levels up their chip accordingly. After a family of a certain type of virus has been fed to the max, they will release information to the player as to where their King can be found.

White vs. Blue

There are several differences between the White version and the Blue version. Since the Blue version is a special edition version (the western White is simply Rockman.EXE 3 in Japan, while western Blue is Rockman.EXE 3 Black) it features more content and is arguably the better game.

White Version

-Ground Style

-MistMan as a boss

-GigaChips NaviCycle, Balance, Bass, Serenade, Alpha Arm Sigma

Blue Version

-Shadow Style

-BowlMan as a boss

-Punk as a boss

-GigaChips FolderBack, Dark Aura, Bass Plus, Delta Ray, Alpha Arm Omega

Main Characters

CharacterPictureChat Box PortraitIn Game Sprite
Lan Hikari
Mayl Sakurai
Dex Oyama
Yai Ayanokoji

Bosses

Boss NamePictureChip PortraitBattlefield Sprite
Alpha
Bass.EXE
BeastMan.EXE
BowlMan.EXE
BubbleMan.EXEN/A
Darkman.EXE
DesertMan.EXE
DrillMan.EXE
FlameMan.EXE
FlashMan.EXE
GutsMan.EXE
JapanMan.EXE
MetalMan.EXE
MistMan.EXE

Alpha: Final Boss of the game

7 Stars

The following stars appear on the game's title screen once they are unlocked.

StarHow to Unlock
Yellow Star (1st Star)Defeat the Original Alpha
Green Star (2nd Star)Defeat Bass GS in Secret Area 3
Light Blue Star (3rd Star)Beat all of Serenade's Time Trials in Secret Areas 1, 2, and 3
Blue Star (4th Star)Complete Standard Chip Library (200 Chips)
Purple Star (5th Star)Complete Mega Chip Library (85 Chips)
Red Star (6th Star)Defeat all 15 Omega Navis
Orange Star (7th Star)Complete Program Advance Library (32 Combos)

List of Chips

Regular chips

  1. Cannon
  2. HiCannon
  3. M-Cannon
  4. Airshot1
  5. Airshot2
  6. Airshot3
  7. LavaCan1
  8. LavaCan2
  9. LavaCan3
  10. Volcanoe
  11. ShotGun
  12. V-Gun
  13. SideGun
  14. Spreader
  15. Bubbler
  16. Bub-V
  17. BublSide
  18. HeatShot
  19. Heat-V
  20. HeatSide
  21. MiniBomb
  22. SnglBomb
  23. DublBomb
  24. TrplBomb
  25. CannBall
  26. IceBall
  27. LavaBall
  28. BlkBomb1
  29. BlkBomb2
  30. BlkBomb3
  31. Sword
  32. WideSwrd
  33. LongSwrd
  34. FireSwrd
  35. AquaSwrd
  36. ElecSwrd
  37. BambSwrd
  38. CustSwrd
  39. VarSwrd
  40. AirSwrd
  41. StepSwrd
  42. StepCros
  43. Slasher
  44. ShockWave
  45. SonicWav
  46. DynaWave
  47. BigWave
  48. GutPunch
  49. GutStrgt
  50. GutImpct
  51. DashAtk
  52. Burner
  53. Condor
  54. Burning
  55. Zapring1
  56. Zapring2
  57. Zapring3
  58. IceWave1
  59. IceWave2
  60. IceWave3
  61. Yo-Yo1
  62. Yo-Yo2
  63. Yo-Yo3
  64. AirStrm1
  65. AirStrm2
  66. AirStrm3
  67. Arrow1
  68. Arrow2
  69. Arrow3
  70. Ratton1
  71. Ratton2
  72. Ratton3
  73. FireRatn
  74. Wave
  75. RedWave
  76. MudWave
  77. Tornado
  78. Spice1
  79. Spice2
  80. Spice3
  81. Shake1
  82. Shake2
  83. Shake3
  84. NoBeam1
  85. NoBeam2
  86. NoBeam3
  87. Hammer
  88. Geyser
  89. Rope1
  90. Rope2
  91. Rope3
  92. Boomer1
  93. Boomer2
  94. Boomer3
  95. PoisMask
  96. PoisFace
  97. RockArm1
  98. RockArm2
  99. RockArm3
  100. CrsShld1
  101. CrsShld2
  102. CrsShld3
  103. Magnum1
  104. Magnum2
  105. Magnum3
  106. Plasma1
  107. Plasma2
  108. Plasma3
  109. RndmMetr
  110. HoleMetr
  111. ShotMetr
  112. Needler1
  113. Needler2
  114. Needler3
  115. Totem1
  116. Totem2
  117. Totem3
  118. Sensor1
  119. Sensor2
  120. Sensor3
  121. MetaGel1
  122. MetaGel2
  123. MetaGel3
  124. Pawn
  125. Knight
  126. Rook
  127. Team1
  128. Team2
  129. TimeBomb
  130. Mine
  131. Lance
  132. Snake
  133. Guard
  134. PanlOut1
  135. PanlOut3
  136. PanlGrab
  137. AreaGrab
  138. GrabBack
  139. GrabRvng
  140. RockCube
  141. Prism
  142. Wind
  143. Fan
  144. Fanfare
  145. Discord
  146. Timpani
  147. Recov10
  148. Recov30
  149. Recov50
  150. Recov80
  151. Recov120
  152. Recov150
  153. Recov200
  154. Recov300
  155. Repair
  156. SloGauge
  157. FstGauge
  158. Panic
  159. Geddon1
  160. Geddon2
  161. Geddon3
  162. CopyDmg
  163. Invis
  164. Shadow
  165. Mole1
  166. Mole2
  167. Mole3
  168. AirShoes
  169. Barrier
  170. Barr100
  171. Barr200
  172. Aura
  173. NrthWind
  174. Mettaur
  175. Bunny
  176. Spikey
  177. Swordy
  178. Jelly
  179. Mushy
  180. Momogra
  181. KillrEye
  182. Scuttlst
  183. Hole
  184. HolyPanl
  185. LavaStge
  186. IceStage
  187. GrassStg
  188. SandStge
  189. MetlStge
  190. Snctuary
  191. AntiDamg
  192. AntiSwrd
  193. AntiNavi
  194. AntiRecv
  195. Atk 10
  196. Fire 30
  197. Aqua 30
  198. Elec 30
  199. Wood 30
  200. Navi 20

MegaChips

  1. Muramasa
  2. HeroSwrd
  3. ZeusHamr
  4. StandOut
  5. Salamndr
  6. WatrLine
  7. Fountain
  8. Ligtning
  9. Bolt
  10. GaiaSwrd
  11. GaiaBlad
  12. Meteors
  13. Guardian
  14. Anubis
  15. Godstone
  16. OldWood
  17. Jealousy
  18. Poltrgst
  19. LifAura
  20. FullCust
  21. Atk 30
  22. Navi 40
  23. Roll
  24. RollV2
  25. RollV3
  26. GutsMan
  27. GutsManV2
  28. GutsManV3
  29. GutsManV4
  30. ProtoMan
  31. ProtoMnV2
  32. ProtoMnV3
  33. ProtoMnV4
  34. FlashMan
  35. FlashMnV2
  36. FlashMnV3
  37. FlashMnV4
  38. BeastMan
  39. BeastMnV2
  40. BeastMnV3
  41. BeastMnV4
  42. BubbleMan
  43. BubblMnV2
  44. BubblMnV3
  45. BubblMnV4
  46. DesrtMan
  47. DesrtMnV2
  48. DesrtMnV3
  49. DesrtMnV4
  50. PlantMan
  51. PlantMnV2
  52. PlantMnV3
  53. PlantMnV4
  54. FlameMan
  55. FlamManV2
  56. FlamManV3
  57. FlamManV4
  58. DrillMan
  59. DrillMnV2
  60. DrillMnV3
  61. DrillMnV4
  62. MetalMan
  63. MetalMnV2
  64. MetalMnV3
  65. MetalMnV4
  66. KingMan
  67. KingManV2
  68. KingManV3
  69. KingManV4
  70. MistMan
  71. MistManV2
  72. MistManV3
  73. MistManV4
  74. BowlMan
  75. BowlManV2
  76. BowlManV3
  77. BowlManV4
  78. DarkMan
  79. DarkManV2
  80. DarkManV3
  81. DarkManV4
  82. JapanMan(YamatoMan)
  83. JapanMnV2
  84. JapanMnV3
  85. JapanMnV4
  86. Punk (JAPAN ONLY)

GigaChips

  1. FoldrBak (Blue Exclusive) / NavRcycl (White Exclusive)
  2. Bass+ (Blue Exclusive) / Bass (White Exclusive)
  3. DarkAura (Blue Exclusive) / Serenade (White Exclusive)
  4. DeltaRay (Blue Exclusive) / Balance (White Exclusive)
  5. AlphArmΩ (Blue Exclusive) / AlphArmΣ (White Exclusive)
  6. GutsManV5
  7. ProtoMnV5
  8. FlashMnV5
  9. BeastMnV5
  10. BubblMnV5
  11. DesrtMnV5
  12. PlantMnV5
  13. FlamManV5
  14. DrillMnV5
  15. MetalMnV5
  16. KingManV5
  17. MistManV5
  18. BowlManV5
  19. DarkManV5
  20. JapanMnV5
  21. BassGS (Capcom Promotional Event Exclusive)

Program Advances

  1. Zeta-Cannon1 (Z-Canon1)
  2. Zeta-Cannon2 (Z-Canon2)
  3. Zeta-Cannon3 (Z-Canon3)
  4. Zeta-Guts Punch (Z-Punch)
  5. Zeta-Guts Straight (Z-Strght)
  6. Zeta-Guts Impact (Z-Impact)
  7. Zeta-Variable Sword (Z-Varibl)
  8. Zeta-Yo-Yo1 (Z-Yoyo1)
  9. Zeta-Yo-Yo2 (Z-Yoyo2)
  10. Zeta-Yo-Yo3 (Z-Yoyo3)
  11. Zeta-Step Sword (Z-Step1)
  12. Zeta-Step Cross (Z-Step2)
  13. Bubble Spread (BubSprd)
  14. Heat Spread (HeatSprd)
  15. Hyper Burst (H-Burst)
  16. Life Sword (LifeSwrd)
  17. Elemental Sword (ElemSwrd)
  18. Evil Cut (EvilCut)
  19. Hyper Ratton (HyperRat)
  20. Giga TimeBomb (TimeBom+)
  21. Raining Gel (GelRain)
  22. Endless Curse (EverCrse)
  23. Mother Quake (MomQuake)
  24. Poison Pharaoh (PoisPhar)
  25. Body Guard (BodyGrd)
  26. 500 Barrier (500Barr)
  27. Big Heart (BigHeart)
  28. Guts Shoot (GtsShoot)
  29. Deux Hero (DeuxHero)
  30. Double Hero (2xHero)
  31. Grand Prix (PrixPowr)
  32. Master Style (MstrStyl)

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