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Dreamcast - Virtua Fighter 3tb w/ spine card (NTSC-J)


Dreamcast - Virtua Fighter 3tb w/ spine card (NTSC-J)


Used game for the Sega Dreamcast game console. 

Japanese import, will not play on non-Japanese systems without a converter. 
Includes Japan-exclusive bonus disc Project Berkley
Game language is English. Bonus disc and documentation are Japanese. 
Tested, works. Both discs and instruction booklet in excellent condition. Case in good condition. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents. 


Genre: 3D fighting 
Number of players: 1-2 (simultaneous) 

JAN 4974365500023 

Product code HDR-0002

Virtua Fighter 3 (Japanese: バーチャファイター3, Hepburn: Bācha Faitā Surī) is the third fighting game in the Virtua Fighter series, developed by Sega AM2 and published by Sega in 1996. It was the first arcade game to run on the Sega Model 3 system board. A port for the Sega Saturn was announced but ultimately cancelled. However, the game eventually reached home consoles in the form of a conversion for the Dreamcast.

This iteration is the first in the series to have undulation in the stages, such as a staircase in the Great Wall stage, a stage set on top of a sloping roof and a raft constructed of individually moving elements on a bobbing water surface.

A fourth button, the Dodge, was added (the series had previously used only three - Kick, Punch and Guard). Pressing the button with the joystick in neutral or held up makes the character move into the screen (i.e. away from the viewer), while pressing the button with the joystick held down makes the character move out of the screen (i.e. towards the viewer). This 'evasion' technique enables players to dodge incoming attacks, creating opportunities to counter-attack almost immediately.

Returning characters are: Akira Yuki, Pai Chan, Lau Chan, Wolf Hawkfield, Jeffry McWild, Kage-Maru, Sarah Bryant, Jacky Bryant, Shun Di, Lion Rafale, Dural. Two new Japanese characters were added to the roster of fighters: Aoi Umenokoji, a beautiful Japanese woman and a childhood friend of Akira Yuki who used a nimble form of aiki-jujutsu as her fighting style of choice, and Taka-Arashi, a sumo wrestler from Japan.

Taka Arashi would not make another appearance in the Virtua Fighter series until Virtua Fighter 5 R; the series' producer Hiroshi Kataoka explained that the removal of Taka in subsequent installments was due to the technical implications of having a substantially larger character. Taka had in fact nearly been cut from Virtua Fighter 3 due to difficulties with his jumping moves.

Source: Wikipedia