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The final password leads to the entrance of the Skull Fortress.

The passwords in Mega Man 3 have a rather easy structure: one red dot memorizes the numbers of E-cans, the other dots (both blue and red) memorize which stages have been cleared. In particular, each "stage-dot" memorizes two cleared stages.

The most advanced password leads the player directly to the entrance of the Skull Fortress, with 9 E-cans.

A complete Mega Man 3 password generator can be found following this link to the fan-site Mega Man Home Page.

In the Mega Man The Wily Wars remake, a save system replaced the passwords.