Here in the Search nav, you can.... SEARCH. Start typing a game or gamer, it will autosuggest. Press one to go, or hit Enter to get the full search results.
Below the searchbox, you'll see recent games, gamers, clubs, events, and quests you've visited.
Below that is the full site map with all of the different pages on this platform. Most of these are accessible in the other navs too. But here they're all in one place, if you're into that sort of thing.
Jump in a virtual or IRL event, tournament, or league. Participate in a Quest (a gaming challenge that you can do any time). Channel 3 has something for all skill levels, including gaming-focused daily minigames.
Go to Events below to search for real-time tournaments or other events. Quests will show you offline challenges you can complete at any time.
The heart of Channel 3 is rating and reviewing video games. What are your favorite games of all time? How about least favorite? The more games you rate, the more personalized Channel 3 becomes. You can even rate systems and make lists.
Press Games below to go to navigate the entire list of games. Or go Search.
Go to Lists to make collections of games. Channel 3 can be your game tracker, like Goodreads or Letterboxd for video games.
You can also rate and review video game systems. Which system did you start on? Press Systems below and go drop a review.
You may have friends here already, or you may meet your next lifelong squadmate here. Either way, Channel 3 is most fun when you find your people and can have friendly competitions and participate in challenges together.
Below you can navigate all the gamers, clubs, and causes on Channel 3.
Whether it's 1 to 2, or 99 to 100, leveling up is the best feeling in the world. On Channel 3, when you participate in quests, when your post gets 1Up'd, when you crush a daily minigame, you get XP. Get 1k XP, and you level up and unlock rewards. Rewards can be custom reaction GIFs, cool backgrounds, or prize wheel spins for IRL gaming gear or in game currency.
Turbo is an optional subscription for superusers. You don't need Turbo to enjoy Channel 3. Turbo users get early access to new features, and are able to unlock more levels in a season.
On Channel 3, seasons last 3 months. They will always run January 1 - April 1, April 1 - July 1, July 1 - October 1, and October 1 - January 1.
Channel 3 is the social platform for gamers. You're welcome to browse. If you want to post, 1UP, respawn, comment, rate, review, complete quests, etc, you'll need to log in or create an account. (It's free.)
Open channel3.gg in Chrome. Click the Install icon in the right side of the address bar:
Click Install when you get this prompt.
After installation, you can pin to the Windows taskbar alongside your other favorite apps.
Open channel3.gg in Safari. It has to be Safari.
Tap the Share button in the middle of the footer.
Tap Add to Home Screen.
Tap Add on the prompt.
BOOM. You're done. iPhones try to act like it's "just a website bookmark" because they want everyone to go through the App Store but really it functions just like an app... Full screen, moveable icon on your home screen. All of it.
Install the Channel 3 app from the Google Play Store.
"This is a 3 star game that I love and directly led to an untold number of 5 star games, so it gets a bump.
The mid rating is mostly based on how brutally unforgiving and obtuse this game is in the original state. Absolutely do yourself a favor and play with save states, not to save scum, but simply because the game will restart you with only 30 energy after you use a password, and there literally are no save points. You can fall into lava between two columns and unless you can infinite bomb jump, you might be stuck until you slowly die.
Still this is a good game, if you take the time to really get to know it. You can also just skip this and play zero mission, which is a much better version with its own challenges for completionists (shinespark puzzles anyone?)."
"This game just isn't for me. I didn't grow up with it, so there's no nostalgia. Like most NES games, it is difficult (I wasn't expecting to have to go left at the start of the game to be able to turn into the spinning ball).
But ultimately, I gave it 3 stars due to its importance in gaming history."
"Even though it’s a little flawed, this is a huge comfort game for me that I honestly return to a lot more than I do the superior Super Metroid. The exploration is great and it’s truly amazing how fluid and intuitive Samus feels to control given the hardware limitations. I can’t give it 5 stars in earnest because of a few things, most notably the annoying decision to respawn Samus with only 30 health no matter what (Zelda for NES has a similar issue), and how easy it is to cheese Ridley. A lot of people like to say this has aged badly but I don’t think that’s true. The spare graphics add to the mysterious atmosphere, and I’ve come to enjoy not having a map and getting to know the areas of the game just from visiting them over and over again. Definitely a must play for anyone into NES or metroidvanias up through the present. "
"This HAS to be five stars on the basis alone that an entire genre is 50% named for this game. I love explaining to my kids that this game was mind blowing alone for the fact that you have to go left not right to really start it.
That aside the exploration was so cool.
Also, this game is the reason that I write my zeroes with lines through them now. I lost my game because I had written down a password with too many interchangeable ones and zeroes. Woof."