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Virtua Fighter 3

Moby ID: 129773
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Virtua Fighter 3 is the third main entry in Sega's fighting series. The debut title of the Model 3 arcade hardware, the game features more detailed character models than its predecessor, along with effects such as motion blur and simple cloth simulation.

The character roster of the previous game returns along with two new additions: aiki-jujutsu fighter Aoi Umenokoji and sumo wrestler Taka-Arashi. The fighting system of three buttons (Guard, Kick, Punch) is extended through use of a Dodge button which, by allowing a character to sidestep to their left or right, allows the fighters to make full use of the 3D space of the arenas. Unlike in earlier games, the stages are no longer flat but feature slopes and moving elements. Some stages feature walls that make "ring out" victories impossible.

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Program Director
Design Director
Game Director
Game System, Undulation
Game System
Game System, CPU Battle
Cloth, Motion System
Polygon Management
Stage Collision
Stage&Character Effects
Stage Effects
Replay, Ending
Advertise, Ending
Scroll, Hand Motion
Main Motion Set
Motion Set
Main Motion Design, Direction
Motion Design, Advise
Motion Design
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Average score: 93% (based on 3 ratings)



  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
  • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Arcade Game of the Year runner-up


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Game added July 13, 2019. Last modified June 6, 2024.