pc_mman3 Mega Man III (PlayChoice-10)


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 Description 
Romset name: pc_mman3.zip
Production year: 1990
Manufacturer: Capcom USA (Nintendo of America license)

Game genre: Platform
Category: Platform / Shooter Scrolling

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • PlayChoice-10 BIOS (playch10.zip)

 Emulation 
This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Not supported

In MAME since version: .037b07

The MAME driver of this machine is: playch10.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    NameTypeClock
    Z80 ("maincpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    N2A03 ("cart")cpu 1789772 Hz
    N2A03 APU ("cart:nesapu")audio 1789772 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses 2 screens:
    Screen 1:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 256 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz
    Screen 2:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 256 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 1P
  • Controllers [Show details]

    Type:
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    NameValue
    Units of time (coin A/coin B)300/0
     300/100
     300/200
     300/300
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     300/3800
     300/3900
     150/3000
     150/3200
     150/3400
     150/3500
     150/3600
     150/3800
    Demo SoundsOff
     On
    Service ModeOff
     On
    Timer speed60 units per second
     30 units per second
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     6 units per second
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     3 units per second
     2 units per second
     1 unit per second
     1 unit every 4 seconds
     Free Play
    Coin ModeMode 1
     Mode 2

  • BIOS Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    NameValue
    dual Dual Monitor Version
    single Single Monitor Version
    alt Alt Bios
    singleb Single Monitor Version (Newer?)

  • ROMs (5 of the machine set, 20 of the BIOS set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    pch1-c__8t_e-2.8t16384d52fa07a 55cabf52ae10c050c2229081a80b9fe5454ab8c5 good playch10
    pck1-c.8t16384503ee8b1 3bd20bc71cac742d1b8c1430a6426d0a19db7ad0 good playch10
    pch1-c_8te.8t16384123ffa37 3bef754a5a85a8498bb6222ddf5cb9021f264db5 good playch10
    pck1-c_fix.8t163840be8ceb4 45b127a537370226e6b30be2b5a92ad05673ca7f good playch10
    pch1-c__8p_e-1.8p819230c15e23 69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa good playch10
    pch1-c__8m_e-1.8m8192c1232eee beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f good playch10
    pch1-c__8k.8k81929acffb30 b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c good playch10
    pch1-c__8p_e-1.8p819230c15e23 69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa good playch10
    pch1-c__8m_e-1.8m8192c1232eee beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f good playch10
    pch1-c__8k.8k81929acffb30 b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c good playch10
    pch1-c_8p-8p819290e1b80c c4f4b135b2a11743518aaa0554c365b4a8cf299a good playch10
    pch1-c_8m.8m819283ebc7a3 a7c607138f4f9b96ab5d3a82c47895f77672e296 good playch10
    pch1-c__8k.8k81929acffb30 b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c good playch10
    pch1-c__8p_e-1.8p819230c15e23 69166afdb2fe827c7f1919cdf4197caccbd961fa good playch10
    pch1-c__8m_e-1.8m8192c1232eee beaf9fa2d091a3c7f70c51e966d885b1f9f0935f good playch10
    pch1-c__8k.8k81929acffb30 b814f10ef23f2ca445fabafcbf7f25e2d454ba8c good playch10
    xu-u38192c3984e09 70d7e5d9cf9b1f358e1be84a0e8c5997b1aae2d9 good pc_mman3
    pch1-c-6f.82s129an.6f256e5414ca3 d2878411cda84ffe0afb2e538a67457f51bebffb good playch10
    pch1-c-6e.82s129an.6e256a2625c6e a448b47c9289902e26a3d3c4c7d5a7968c385e81 good playch10
    pch1-c-6d.82s129an.6d2561213ebd4 0ad386fc3eab5e53c0288ad1de33639a9e461b7c good playch10
    rp2c0x.pal19248de65dc d10acafc8da9ff479c270ec01180cca61efe62f5 good playch10
    xu-u413107298a3263c 02c8d8301fb220c3f4fd82bdc8cd2388b975fd05 good pc_mman3
    xu-u5131072d365647a 4f39de6249c5f8b7cfa34bc955fd7ea6251569b5 good pc_mman3
    xu-u11310724028916e f986f72ba5284129620d31c0779ac6d50638e6f1 good pc_mman3
    security.prm160fe6e900 544d8af1aa9186bf76d0a35e78b20e94d3afbcb5 good pc_mman3


    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


 Information 
HISTORY

Mega Man III (c) 1990 Nintendo of America.


Contenders blast Mega Man, in his search for energy Crystals, through a galaxy of mining stations controlled by ruthless robots. An amazing 21 different levels of rapid fire help Mega Man battle against these armies of metal maniacs to gain their super powers. But the rebellious robots won't give up without using every android-annihilator known to Mega Man. That's when players call on Rush, the wonder dogdroid, for special mechanisms that speed them past danger and assist in enemy melt-down. It's man vs. metal as players have more fun than humanly possible.


- TECHNICAL -


Nintendo PlayChoice-10 hardware.

Game ID : XU


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Licensed from Capcom.


Mega Man III marks the official debut of Rush the Robodog, and Mega Man/Rockman's estranged brother Protoman (a.k.a. Blues).


This is the first game in the Mega Man series in which Mega Man is able to slide (Down+A).


This game is known in Japan as "Rockman 3 - Dr. Wily no Saigo" (translates from Japanese as 'Rockman 3 - Dr. Wily's Last Moment').


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Passwords : Each password must contain at least three balls. Make here your personal password (the color of the ball is highlighted if it's needed)...


First ball (choose only one) :

C5 : Start with 0 Energy reserves.

E6 : Start with 1 Energy reserves.

E4 : Start with 2 Energy reserves.

B4 : Start with 3 Energy reserves.

A5 : Start with 4 Energy reserves.

C1 : Start with 5 Energy reserves.

D2 : Start with 6 Energy reserves.

C3 : Start with 7 Energy reserves.

F2 : Start with 8 Energy reserves.

A6 : Start with 9 Energy reserves.


Second ball (choose one or more) :

A3(red) : Topman defeated.

B5(red) : Geminiman defeated.

D3(red) : Needleman defeated.

F4(red) : Sparkman defeated.

D6 : Shadowman defeated.

F6 : Snakeman defeated.

C4 : Hardman defeated.

F5 : Magnetman defeated.


Second ball (choose only one) :

A3(blue) : Topman / Snakeman defeated.

B5(blue) : Hardman / Geminiman defeated.

D3(blue) : Magnetman / Needleman defeated.

F4(blue) : Sparkman / Shadowman defeated.


Third ball (choose only one) :

B6 : Gemini Man's stage beaten (Flashman / Bubbleman).

A1(red) : Spark Man's stage beaten (Metalman / Quickman).

A4 : Shadow Man's stage beaten (Woodman / Heatman).

B2(red) : Needle Man's stage beaten (Airman / Clashman).

B2(blue) : Needleman / Geminiman's stages beaten.

A1(blue) : Sparkman / Shadowman's stages beaten.


* Slow motion : Hold Up on controller two.


* Freeze opponents : Hold Up+A on controller two.


* Super jump : Hold Right on controller two.


* Suggested opponent order : Magnet, Hard, Top, Shadow, Spark, Snake, Gemini, Needle, 'Spark', 'Shadow', 'Gemini', 'Needle'.


* Walk through pitfalls : Hold Right on controller two. This allows Mega Man to walk through or jump out of pitfalls without dying. It is especially helpful in the Dr. Wily Robot level. Note: When jumping out of the pitfall, the jump is twice as large as the super jump.


* Invincibility : Hold Right on controller two while jumping into a pitfall. Then intentionally get killed by an enemy while in the pitfall. Jump out of the pitfall when Mega Man's death sound is heard.

Mega Man will be invincible as long as an energy booster is not collected. Although the use of the regular gun will be lost, the spark shot or the needle will work just as well.


- SERIES -


1. Mega Man (1987, Nintendo Famicom)

2. Mega Man II (1989, Nintendo Famicom)

3. Mega Man III (1990, Nintendo Famicom)

4. Mega Man IV (1991, Nintendo Famicom)

5. Mega Man V (1992, Nintendo Famicom)

6. Mega Man VI (1993, Nintendo Famicom)

7. Mega Man X (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)

8. Mega Man X2 (1994, Nintendo Super Famicom)

9. Mega Man - The Willy Wars (1994, Sega Mega Drive)

10. Mega Man VII (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)

11. Mega Man X3 (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)

12. Mega Man 8 (1997, Sony PlayStation)

13. Mega Man X4 (1997, Sony PlayStation)

14. Mega Man X5 (2000, Sony PlayStation)

15. Mega Man X6 (2001, Sony PlayStation)

16. Mega Man Zero (2002, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

17. Mega Man & Bass (2003, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

18. Mega Man Zero 2 (2003, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

19. Mega Man X7 (2003, Sony PlayStation 2)

20. Mega Man Zero 3 (2004, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

21. Mega Man X8 (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)

22. Mega Man Zero 4 (2005, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

23. Mega Man 9 (2008, WiiWare, PSN, XBLA)

24. Mega Man 10 (2010, WiiWare, PSN, XBLA)


- STAFF -


Character designers : Keiji Inafune (Inafking), Yasukichi, Tokimi293, Zizi, Donchan

Sound composer : Bunbun

Programmers : T.L, A.M, Kero Kero

Planner : Patariro

Sub Planning : Hatukoochan, Bamboo, Keiji Inafune (Inafking)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1994, "Mega Man : The Wily Wars" / "RockMan : Mega World")

Sony PlayStation (1999, "RockMan 3")

Nintendo GameCube (2004, "Mega Man Anniversary Collection")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Mega Man Anniversary Collection")

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Mega Man Anniversary Collection")


* Computers :

PC MS-DOS (1992, "Mega Man 3") : A loose adaptation by Hi-Tech, licensed by Capcom.


* Others :

Tiger Handheld LCD Game (19??)


- SOURCES -


Game's rom.



Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

 MAMEINFO.DAT 
Information on pc_mman3

0.37b7 [Ernesto Corvi]


WIP:

- 0.88u2: Changed description to 'Mega Man III (PlayChoice-10)'.

- 0.83: Changed description to 'PlayChoice-10: Mega Man III'.

- 0.37b7: Ernesto Corvi added 'PlayChoice-10: Mega Man 3' (Capcom USA (Nintendo of America license) 1990).

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