Art of Fighting 3

Released in 1996

Developer: SNK
Manufacturer: SNK
Distributor: SNK

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Art of Fighting 3 marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Third in the Art of Fighting Series.

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

68000 cpu @ 12 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 6 Mhz
YM-2610 audio @ 8 Mhz

Hardware Platform

MVS (Neo Geo)

Mame ROMs

aof3, Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior / Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden

Game Details

Well, it seems that Kyokugen karate students can't EVER stay out of trouble. Ryo and Yuri have gone to Mexico to look for their good friend Robert Garcia. Robert has been missing and an executive from the Garcia foundation, Mr. Karman Cole, has sent Ryo and Yuri to Mexico to look for him.

A very well thought out fighting game and certainly refreshing as a change of pace from normal 2d fighters. The strategic combat (rushing, punches, kicks, insults which hurt your opponent's fighting spirit, grappling and dodging) lends to a relaxed feel about the game.

The graphics are clean and very well animated. The attacks are mostly beliveable in the way the characters move and the physics feel very nice.

Music wise, this is some of the best heard from SNK. From hard-guitar metal during cutscenes to festive Mexican music and even tabla (ino/arabic) drumming for one character.

Other than Robert, Ryo and Yuri (unplayable) the game introduces all new characters like Carman Cole, Kasumi Todoh (daughter of Todoh) and Wyler. Admittedly, the AOF series has always been slightly bland when it comes to character design (Carman Cole dresses in a three-peice suit!) but they seemed to have made that a moot point in this game, thanks to the liveley and vivid animation.



Art of Fighting 3 control panel
control panel


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cabinet photo
Art of Fighting 3 title screen
title screen
Art of Fighting 3 gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Art of Fighting 3 promotional flyer
promotional flyer

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