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    Mega Man Battle Network 3

    Game » consists of 6 releases. Released Jun 24, 2003

    Battle Network 3 is the third in a series of games for the GBA. Once again, Mega Man and Lan must face up against the WWW Organization, headed by Lord Wily.

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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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