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Tekken 3 (PlayStation)

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Description

Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization protecting the Mishima karate fighters, is nearly obliterated by the might Ogre. Heihachi Mishima's only hope is his grandson Jin Kazama, who lives with his mother Jun, unaware of his legacy. When Ogre attacks his home and presumably kills his mother, Jin seeks out his grandfather and learns the martial arts of the family. On his nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3, hoping to use Jin to remove Ogre out of his way.

Tekken 3 is a versus fighting game similar to its predecessors in the series. Differences include prominently featured side-stepping, allowing characters to retreat into the background and back during fights, new combo throws, and reduced jumping capabilities aiming for more realistic combat. Fifteen new characters have been added to the roster. Also included are two minigames, Tekken Force (a beat-em-up stage that unlocks a new character) and Tekken Ball, a beach volleyball variant where characters are hurt by the ball.

Screenshots

Tekken 3 PlayStation Laying down the Law. Many characters have pretty maneuvers and the backgrounds, though non-functional, are also pleasing to look at.
Tekken 3 PlayStation Choose your character.
Tekken 3 PlayStation Don't call me 'Predator'. Yoshimitsu de-cloaks as he leaps from a tree in the CGI intro.
Tekken 3 PlayStation Say hello to Eddy Gordo, the first beat-em-up character to use realistic capoeira moves.

Alternate Titles

  • "铁拳3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Tekken 3 is King of Iron Fist! Anatole (52) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Lots of value to cover up another gameplay-impaired Tekken title Zovni (9344) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars
One of the greatest fighters ever made. CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joshua Price (28) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
A giant step forward for the Tekken series ToMegaTherion (7) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Tekken 3 takes Tekken series to a new level. ABGamer (45) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
The graphics, cinematics, and gameplay are all excellent. But for total enjoyment, play DoA or the original Tekken. Jim Fun (222) unrated

The Press Says

PSM Jun, 1998 5 out of 5 100
Entertainment Weekly Jun 19, 1998 A 100
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 A 100
Meristation Dec 19, 1998 9.5 out of 10 95
Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamezilla 1998 93 out of 100 93
Game Revolution Apr, 1998 A- 91
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
HonestGamers 1998 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 15, 2001 9 out of 10 90

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Tekken 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

bleemcast!

One of three games to be emulated on the short-lived bleemcast! PlayStation emulator for Dreamcast.

Western versions

In the Western versions of the game, Anna's ending video was cut and changed. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

References to the game

This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.

Information also contributed by Ace of Sevens

Related Web Sites

  • Tekken Zabaitsu (Great fan page with information on Tekken 3, including FAQs, secrets, soundtrack info etc.)
  • Wikipedia: Tekken 3 (Information about Tekken 3 at Wikipedia)
Grant McLellan (544) added Tekken 3 (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
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