|Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory|
Cover for Neo Geo, with Terry Bogard and Franco Bash. Illustration by Shinkiro
|Developer(s)||SNK, SIMS (Sega Saturn), Kinesoft, NuFX, WizardWords (Microsoft Windows), Hamster Corporation (PS4, Xbox One)|
|Publisher(s)||SNK, D4 Enterprise (Wii Virtual Console), GameBank (Microsoft Windows), Hamster Corporation|
JP March 27, 1995
INT April 21, 1995
JP April 28, 1995
JP June 28, 1996
JP September 19, 1996
Wii Virtual Console
JP April 20, 2010
NA October 4, 2010
PAL August 20, 2010
EU September 25, 2009
PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
WW August 31, 2017
|Game modes||Single-player, Two Players|
|Platform(s)||Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Wii Virtual Console, PlayStation 4, Xbox One|
Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (餓狼伝説3 遥かなる闘い, Garō Densetsu Surī Harukanaru Tatakai, "Legend of the Hungry Wolf 3: The Distant Battle") was released by SNK in 1995, and arrived on the Neo Geo Systems (MVS,AES and CD), Sega Saturn and PC Windows.
Instead of the traditional 2 lane system seen in all of the Fatal Fury games until then, Fatal Fury 3 brings a 3 lane system, allowing the players to take different strategies during the fight, but in this new system, the characters are not allowed to jump, or to launch special attacks while in the 2 non-center lanes, also, in this game, when a character loses a fight by being hit by an attack that would knock it to another lane, the character could even be launched to the background (if hit by an attack that knocks to the upper lane), or on the screen (if hit by an attack that knocks to the bottom lane).
Fatal Fury 3 was the first graphic "evolution" in the series, with all new sprites, stages and artworks (some of the sprites were used in Real Bout Fatal Fury)... The soundtrack also was improved, with CD-quality tracks in the Neo Geo CD, Sega Saturn and PC Windows versions. The Sega Saturn version was only released in Japan, and despite the other SNK games on the system, it doesn't require a 1MB RAM cart.
"The Jin Scrolls": artifacts that are said to only be obtained by the strongest fighter. During the B.C. era, these three scrolls were recorded during Qin Shi Huang's reign. Their secrets remain unknown by the common eye. It's been said that these scrolls can only be collected during a time when martial artists repeat the art of combat from times of old. The scrolls are scattered and await for the mightiest warrior to collect them.
Hong Kong. A country where evil thrives and money can change anything. There lies a man in the shadows of his fort.
"Yes. Our intelligence reported a sighting of one of the scrolls there."
"Indeed, South Town is it? The same town where Geese was in charge. Interesting..."
The man slowly rose to his feet.
"The stage to collect the scrolls is complete. South Town... the tournament that gathers martial artists, The King of Fighters... Now it's just a matter of collecting all three scrolls at once."
On that night, the man left Hong Kong and heads toward South Town. The excitement of battle and the thought of gathering the scrolls made his lips crack a wry smile.
Fatal Fury 3 had a character roster mostly composed by new characters. The characters are:
Returning Characters Edit
New Characters Edit
- Blue Mary
- Bob Wilson
- Franco Bash
- Hon Fu
- Sokaku Mochizuki
- Ryuji Yamazaki - mid boss and sub boss
- Jin Chonshu - final boss
- Jin Chonrei - special boss