Mega Man 3 isn’t without its problems, but none of its issues are so bad that it would make the whole experience stale. The game is beautiful and it tries new things with its weaponry, although they are admittedly lacking. Decent Robot Masters accompanied with their colorful and fun stages really makes you come back to it several times. The game is great fun for the first 12 stages at least. Well, for the most part.
The game does suffer from enormous lag and controller inputs that are not optimized. The menu system is awful and combine all of the previously mentioned problems with the designs of the Doc Robots, it really does get infuriating at times. Still, I can’t but recommend this title as it is still a respectable piece of work. Mega Man 3 was made ‘Nintendo Hard’ on purpose, but what the developers forgot was what made Mega Man great in the first place: Learning AI patterns and becoming better as you play. There is no such thing with these Doc Robots.