US Mega Man 3 box art
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Here is the best order to defeat the Mega Man 3 Robot Masters and their weaknesses

1. Top Man

  • Weapon: Top Spin
  • Primary Weakness: Hard Knuckle
  • Other Weakness:  Needle Cannon, Top Spin

2. Shadow Man

  • Weapon: Shadow Blade
  • Primary Weakness: Top Spin
  • Other Weakness: Hard Knuckles, Shadow Blade

3. Spark Man

  • Weapon: Spark Shock
  • Primary Weakness: Shadow Blade
  • Other Weakness: Needle Cannon, Hard Knuckle

4. Snake Man

  • Weapon: Search Snakes
  • Primary Weakness: Shadow Blade
  • Other Weakness: Needle Cannon, Search Snakes, Hard Knuckle

5. Gemini Man

  • Weapon: Gemini Laser
  • Primary Weakness: Search Snakes
  • Other Weakness: Magnet Missiles, Hard Knuckle, Shadow Blade

6. Needle Man

  • Weapon: Needle Cannon
  • Primary Weakness: Gemini Laser
  • Other Weakness: Needle Cannon, Shadow Blade

7. Magnet Man

  • Weapon: Magnet Missiles
  • Primary Weakness: Magnet Missiles
  • Other Weakness: Mega Buster, Shadow Blade, Spark Shock

8. Hard Man

  • Weapon: Hard Knuckle
  • Primary Weakness: Magnet Missiles
  • Other Weakness: Hard Knuckle

“Doc Robot” Mega Man 2 Robot Masters in remixed Mega Man 3 stages

Spark Man Stage

1. Metal Man (DWN-009)

  • Weapon: Metal Blade
  • Primary Weakness: Magnet Missiles
  • Other Weakness: Hard Knuckle, Shadow Blade, Spark Shock

2. Quick Man (DWN-012)

  • Weapon: Quick Boomerang
  • Primary Weakness: Gemini Laser
  • Other Weakness: Search Snakes, Magnet Missiles, Shadow Blade

Needle Man Stage

3. Air Man (DWN-010)

  • Weapon: Air Shooter
  • Primary Weakness: Spark Shock
  • Other Weakness:  Magnet Missiles

4. Crash Man (DWN-013)

  • Weapon: Crash Bombs
  • Primary Weakness: Hard Knuckle
  • Other Weakness: Top Spin

Gemini Man Stage

5. Flash Man (DWN-014)

  • Weapon: Time Stopper
  • Primary Weakness: Shadow Blade
  • Other Weakness: Needle Cannon

6. Bubble Man (DWN-011)

  • Weapon: Bubble Lead
  • Primary Weakness: Shadow Blade
  • Other Weakness: Spark Shock

Shadow Man Stage

7. Wood Man (DWN-016)

  • Weapon: Leaf Shield
  • Primary Weakness: Needle Cannon
  • Other Weakness: Hard Knuckle, Search Snakes

8. Heat Man (DWN-015)

  • Weapon: Atomic Fire
  • Primary Weakness: Shadow Blade
  • Other Weakness: Top Spin
Japanese Rock Man 3 box art
Japanese Rock Man 3 box art

Dr. Wily’s Castle

1. Kamegoro Maker

  • Weapon: Robot Turtles
  • Primary Weakness: Shadow Blade
  • Other Weakness: Mega Buster

2. Yellow Devil MK-II  

  • Weapon: His Body
  • Primary Weakness: Hard Knuckle
  • Other Weakness: Shadow Blade

3. Holograph Mega Man

  • Weapon: Plasma Cannon
  • Primary Weakness: Mega Buster
  • Other Weakness: Hard Knuckle, Search Snakes

4. Wily Machine No. 3   

  • Weapon: Large Machine
  • Primary Weakness: Spark Shock, Hard Knuckle
  • Other Weakness: Mega Buster

5. Gamma   

  • Weapon: Plasma Cannon
  • Primary Weakness: Shadow Blade, Top Spin
  • Other Weakness: Search Snakes, Hard Knuckle

 

Watch this video to see how to play the entirety of Mega Man 3 super fast!

Fun FAQ: The game’s level bosses are numbered with “DWN”, which is the acronym for Doctor Wily Number. The robot masters in the first Mega Man game had “DLN” for Doctor Light Number.

European release Mega Man 3 box art
European release Mega Man 3 box art
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