Megaman Battle Network 3
has a few significant improvements over the past two games in the series, but the overall concept is the same. Lan solves puzzles in the "real world", while Megaman fights viruses and solves puzzles on the Net. The battle system is still the same, and that isn't a bad thing--it is still the best live action battle system for any RPG on a handheld.
At this point in the story it's been about a month since Lan and Megaman's encounter with the nefarious Net Mafia Gospel, and a new semester at school is about to start. When Lan and his classmates are invited to the seemingly innocent net battler Semi-Finals at ACDC Square, little do they know that a new, incredibly evil plan is about to be hatched.
The most exciting addition to the game, hands down, is that you can now make your own Megaman with segments of code that you gather throughout the game. Watch out, though: do it badly and you can get a buggy program. In addition to programming your own Megaman, you can still change Megaman's battle styles (just like in Battle Network 2). The end result is the best character creation system on a handheld.
In a homage to the Pokemon games, there is both a White and a Blue version of Megaman Battle Network 3. The game is more or less the same, but there are unique cards, styles and programs for each version--which makes trading and battling via link cable a real incentive.
In short, Megaman Battle Network 3 is one of the best RPGs for the GBA, and is appropriate for all ages. Fans of traditional Megaman games will also like the live action battles. --Bryan Karsh
"A solid, quirky and enjoyable title that's well worth a look." -- NGC Magazine
Megaman needs your help--you have to keep the Net safe from the viruses and cyber criminals that are threatening its destruction. Get ready to travel through virtual worlds fighting evil bosses, meeting new friends and finding those all-important new battle chips.
Two versions of the game--White and Blue--each feature different additional battle chips, enemies, bosses and other surprises. Use the Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable for tournament play and Battle Chip exchanges.