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Episode 122:

Mega Man 3

#122 - Mega Man 3
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There are some timeless retro gaming debates. Nintendo or SEGA? Super Mario Bros 3 or Super Mario World? And if you're a Mega Man fan; Mega Man 2 or Mega Man 3?

These two games will be compared to each other forever, and there really is no clear winner (they're both fucking awesome). We covered Mega Man's second game way back on episode 5 of the show, and finally 2 years later, we're talking Mega Man 3. This is the game that introduced the power slide, Proto Man, and Rush; three staples of the Blue Bomber's core series. It truly is one of the best video games ever made.

My buddy and podcast regular Bradley McCue is my guest this week, and we spent almost an hour talking about the greatness that is Mega Man 3. Buckle up and get ready for a long one, I think this is the lengthiest podcast in RTG history.

And before we talk Mega Man and friends, it's the fabled 'Remember The Game?' intro! I apologize to the city of Great Britain, we talk about micro-transactions in gaming, discuss waiting to upgrade to a Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X/S, and more!

We also have another ripping edition of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This week it's the 'Capcom' edition, starring Mega Man 2, Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers, and Street Fighter II.

If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:

0:00 - 5:10 Intro and apology to Great Britain

5:11 - 9:25 Initial self-indulgent rambling

9:25 - 22:10 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)

22:10 - 32:16 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.' - Mega Man 2, Street Fighter II, Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers.

31:20 - 33:55 What have I been playing?

33:55 - 36:40 Listener's Mega Man 3 Memories

36:40 + Mega Man 3 Talk!

Enjoy the podcast!

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