Mega Man X3

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Mega Man X3
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (30 tracks)
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,800 T-1210G
Sega Saturn
£? T-7029H-50
Sega Saturn
?F T-7029H-50
Sega Saturn
DM ? T-7029H-50
Sega Saturn
?Ptas T-7029H-50
Sega Saturn
?PLN ?
Sega Saturn
$? ?

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Mega Man X3, known as Rockman X3 (ロックマン X3) in Japan, is the third game in the "Mega Man X" series - a spin-off of the Mega Man franchise with more complex platforming and a darker storyline.


Changes from the original SNES version include a redone, arranged soundtrack and placement of copious amount of anime FMVs. One major flaw in the port, though, is really long and frequent load times, which made many a fan prefer the SNES original.

While the PlayStation game with a 256x224 screen resolution (as was the case on the Super NES), the Sega Saturn does not support this resolution, and so opts for 320x224 with added borders either side. This means the PlayStation and Super NES versions are stretched horizontally to fill a 4:3 display while the Saturn version isn't. Given that the artwork was designed with this stretching in mind, this can give the Saturn game a more "squashed" look.

The Saturn version has higher quality full motion video than the PlayStation, with more frames of animation and a larger palette of colours.


This game was originally made and released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom as the third in a trilogy of Mega Man X games, and then ported to the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation.

This 32-bit version was released in Japan and Europe, but did not initially see a console release in North America and it was exclusive to Windows PCs; this version was later included in Mega Man X Collection for the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation 2, which saw only an American release. Reportedly Sony initially rejected the game during its PlayStation approval process, likely for being a 2D gameMore...[1], which may have had a knock-on effect for a Saturn release.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Mega Man X3 Mega Man X3
Japanese ロックマン X3 Rockman X3


Main article: Mega Man X3/Comparisons.

Production credits

This article needs a list of production credits, either from the game itself, a manual, or other reliable source.


Like its original SNES release, Mega Man X3 lacks a staff roll, instead ending after its cast roll. The following information pertaining to this version's music is derived from the liner notes of the 2003 soundtrack release of Mega Man X1~6 and related interviews.

  • BGM Arrangement & Original Music Composition & Arrangement: Toshihiko Horiyama, Shusaku Uchiyama
  • BGM Arrangement: Yoshino Aoki[2]
  • Original Music Composition & Arrangement (for overseas releases): Makoto Tomozawa[3]

Magazine articles

Main article: Mega Man X3/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SSM JP 19960510 1996-08.pdfSSM JP 19960510 1996-08.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-08: "1996-08 (1996-05-10,24)" (1996-04-26)


Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 More...[4]
63 №385, p33
68 More...[5]
57 More...[6]
23 №81
66 More...[7]
57 More...[8]
67 More...Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[9]
Sega Saturn
Based on
10 reviews

Saturn, EU
MegaManX3 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Saturn, JP
MegaManX3 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgMegaManX3 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
MegaManX3 Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
MegaManX3 Saturn JP Disc.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
601,058,304 CD-ROM (EU) T-7029H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
606,496,128 1996-03-25 CD-ROM (JP) T-1210G V1.001

Extra content

This game has an extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
RX3_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 648 About this game.
RX3_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 325 Theme song credits
RX3_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 72 Copyright


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