Mega Man Zero 3 Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 5, 2004
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. If you've ever played a Mega Man game before, and enjoyed your experience, there's nothing to not like about this game. It is a good, solid adventure with some intense action and enough of a challenge to keep you busy for a while.
  2. 90
    Keeping alive the 2D platform on the little handheld that could make a retro junkie like me all warm and fuzzy inside, and it's an excellent throwback to the days of the 16-bit era where robots were ass kicking machines and a wrong step would have you plunging to your death, impaled through your metal chassis on a pit of spikes.
  3. All in all, the game is pretty tight. The graphics are bright and crisp, and Zero's moves are butter-smooth.
  4. Like its predecessors, it's an action-platforming player's dream come true. The action is fast and intense, and it doesn't often let up. Those who have played and enjoyed the first two games in the series will find this third installment just as much fun, although just a hair less difficult.
  5. Easily the most diverse and accessible Mega Man game yet...If you've enjoyed Mega Man games in the past or have been waiting for one that's a little less punishing, Mega Man Zero 3 is the game to get.
  6. There's a fine line between encouragement and frustration in a game like this, and Zero 3 hits it right on the sweet spot.
  7. Play Magazine
    83
    I'm also still not crazy about only earning new moves through Zero's hunter ranking, since so much of the experience is trial and error, and you'll likely be humbled quickly. [Oct 2004, p.91]
  8. 80
    Despite being yet another recycled GBA title, Mega Man Zero 3 hasn't gotten stale and old in his third iteration. It comes awful close, but the new levels and enemies, updated gameplay, and better difficulty tweaks keep the series up there in the "recommended" status.
  9. 80
    Between the Armor Chips, Cyber Elves, and EX Skills, there are tons of ways to customize Zero to best fit your fighting style and to get past the ample challenges along your adventure. This is what makes Zero 3 so great. It takes the well thought out level design and spot-on control from the old school Mega Man games and adds more dept thanks to all these new abilities.
  10. 80
    Gamers who have been burned by the obscene difficulty of the first two Zero titles might be expecting number 3 to be more torture, not realizing that this time, they're actually given a fair opportunity to win. Zero is sorry he hurt you.
  11. A very good game, but a difficult one. Fans of the series will have no problem pummeling their way through the various settings, until they unlock the harder difficulties, but new or less skilled players may have a bit of trouble with it.
  12. Nintendo Power
    78
    A high level of difficulty will frustrate novice players. [Dec 2004, p.152]

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 21, 2016
    10
    Mega Man Zero 3 AGAIN doesn't disappoint. It is my 13th favorite GBA game. Not to much to say but the gameplay and everything is still amazingMega Man Zero 3 AGAIN doesn't disappoint. It is my 13th favorite GBA game. Not to much to say but the gameplay and everything is still amazing and it aged well. Full Review »
  2. Mar 12, 2013
    10
    Best in the series in my opinion. Sure it's more of the same, but that just means more amazing. Greatest game in the greatest Megaman series.Best in the series in my opinion. Sure it's more of the same, but that just means more amazing. Greatest game in the greatest Megaman series. If you haven't played this, get the collection on DS, you won't be disappointed. Full Review »
  3. Jul 25, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. There is so much to do and unlock here. The action is nonstop, and the graphics are incredible for a Game Boy Advance title, and the additions of mod cards that allow the game to be altered (such as the Z-Saber doing more damage and cats appearing at the Resistance Base) is original. Full Review »