It has been
two years since the second King Of Fighters tournament took place. Now Terry, Andy,
and Geese are back in South Town to battle five new characters and three bosses. All of them have their
own reasons of coming to South Town, but in the end, everything links to
a scroll that reveals the secret to the lost ancient martial arts.
One big happy family....
3 was a pretty big improvement over its predecessors, introducing brand new re-drawn
character sprites (yet again) and better overall animation quality. Of course, a handful of colorful new
characters join the roster, in addition to some new 2D environments.
Jaguar Kick! Ohh wait...
The two-plane gameplay was upgraded to a three plane format known
as the Oversway System. Players fight primarily in the middle plane or the main
plane, but can move or "oversway" into either of the sway lines at the
background or foreground . Attacks between planes have returned but are now
called "Oversway Attacks" and players can use special technique to
defend these attacks. Other new gameplay elements introduced include air
blocking, combination arts, new special & super moves, and even alternate
(more powerful) super moves which can only be used once per round.
Wow, Mary totally looks like
Android 18 in that shot.
with a cool looking world map, Fatal Fury 3 also features a ranking
system when fighting against the computer, which brought some innovation to the
fighting genre. When the player wins a round, they'll be ranked from D to triple
S. The final opponents the player faces at the end of the single player mode is
determined the by the player's average... with a lower score, the game will end
against Yamazaki, but with a higher score they will square off against one of
the Jin twins, or possibly both. Overall, Fatal Fury 3 was easily the best
presentation of the series to date.
Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, Sega Saturn, Windows 95
Mar. 27th, 1995
Apr. 28th, 1995
The Fatal Fury series had seen it's best installment yet, but still fell short
on gameplay (and fun) when compared to the top 2D (and 3D)
fighters of the time. The series and the characters still had much
developing to do, but Fatal Fury 3 was sure to at least please fans of the series thus