Mega Man 3 Has the Power... Video Power

Now here's an interesting blast from the past: Video Arcade, the television show hosted by one "Johnny Arcade." It began as a video game tips and previews/reviews show which would bookend a Captain N-esque cartoon starring various characters from Acclaim-published NES games, The Power Team. But in following seasons, the format changed, and the show became more of a game show wherein contestants would play video games and answer trivia questions for a chance to make a run through the "Prize Round," a pseudo-obstacle course filled with games, peripherals, and the like that they would get to keep. In addition, there would be a potential bonus prize, often consisting of systems such as the NeoGeo and the like.

The show was a lot of fun to watch back in the day, and one of the Blue Bomber's titles managed to make its way into the video game playing round. Courtesy of Protodude's Rockman Corner, here is the portion of the show in which the contestants attempted to best what announcer Terry Lee Rotok calls the "hardest" level of Mega Man 3, Dr. Wily's Skull Fortress. Of course, this is only the first part, so the claim of it being the "hardest" is naturally disputable:

You can learn more about Video Power on Wikipedia, while I sit and wonder to myself if they might ever bring the run of the show to DVD.