1001 Video Games

The PS1 version of Front Mission 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Observant players will notice that the "internet" minigame uses an unusual way of organizing the websites you can visit: every site is a part of a hierarchy, organized by country, then by organization type, then by specific site (e.g. "ARMOREDKIN/OTHER/JAPAN").

What's interesting is that this was actually the way that Internet sites and email addresses were structured, prior to the invention of the Domain Name System (DNS). The idea behind this is you would specify exactly the route you would take in order to connect to a specific server, separated by exclamation points. This was called "bang path" notation because the hostnames were separated by exclamation points (or "bangs") rather than forward slashes.


As with most Japanese products, there's a full toyline available based on the Front Mission series. For the US release of Front Mission 3, some of the wanzers have been made available and can be found in comic shops and similar stores. The series available are the action figure models. No model kits have been released.

Information also contributed by Nathan Taylor/small>

Contributed by Zovni (10665) on Feb 19, 2004. [revised by : FatherJack (62757) and Patrick Bregger (198869)]. -- edit trivia