Lost In Translation/3 Count Bout

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3 Count Bout
Neo-Geo marquee.
3 Count Bout title screen.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1993
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 21 ROMs
15,269,888 bytes (14.56 MiB)
MAME ID 3countb

About The Game

3 Count Bout is a wrestling-based arcade video game.

Gather up wrestling fans! Take your pick of 10 promising wrestlers and go for the world title of wrestling but be aware that these guys are not shy about fighting dirty! Features solid graphics & music, diverse types of arenas (some of these with additional dangers such as electric ropes!), fast & furious game-play & a few surprises such as secret special moves as well as some 'fun' toys such as clubs & tasers! Do you feel brave enough to venture into this ring ?

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Punch, [B] Kick, [C] Jump/Body Drop, [D] Pin


Released in March 1993. 3 Count Bout was developed by UPL for SNK and this is the last game made by this manufacturer.

This game is known in Japan as "Fire Suplex".

3 Count Bout is the only 'true' wrestling game for the SNK MVS Neo-Geo hardware but not the first. This honour goes to "King of The Monsters" (with giant monsters anyway!) :)

Blues Hablam and Blubber Man are actually the same guy with the same ring attire, only Hablam sports a mask. The same occurs for Gochack Bigbomb and Big Bomberdir with Bigbomb wearing the mask.

The character Master Barnes enters the ring wearing Shoulder Spikes similar to the ones worn by legendary wrestling tag-team The Road Warriors.

Cabinet and Artwork


SNK Neo-Geo CD (1995)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Fire Suplex PCCB-00134[1] 1993-09-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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