Lost In Translation/Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior

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Art of Fighting 3
The Path of the Warrior
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1996
Control
Method
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)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 26 ROMs
40,435,712 bytes (38.56 MiB)
MAME ID aof3 · aof3k

About The Game

10 selectable characters battle each other in various locations in Mexico. Extremely beautiful and fluid animation courtesy of motion capture technology brings a whole new style of game-play to this popular fighting game.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Punch [B] Kick [C] Hard brow [D] Raz

Trivia

Released in March 1996.

This game is known in Japan as "Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden" (translates from Japanese as 'Dragon and Tiger Fist Side Story').

In each character endings, you receive a nice hand-draw of the character on the 'Thank you for Playing' screen.

The drawing Hoeh-Hoeh selects for Wang Koh San in the ending is random, there are 7 different ones.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden - PCCB-00212) on 03/04/1996.

Tips and tricks

  • All Characters Have 2 Colors - One is selected with the A button an the other one is chosen with the D button.
  • Play As Sinclair - Highlight Robert and press Left (or highlight Jin and press Right(x2)).
  • Play As Wyler - Highlight Robert and press Left(x2) (or highlight Jin and press Right).
  • Special Day (Birthday Gift) - Definitely one of the strangest tricks in fighting games, each character will be powered up on his birthday (able to perform Super Desperation Moves at any moment during the fight!).
Character Birthday
Kasumi Todo March, 29
Wang Koh-San April, 17
Lenny Criston May, 20
Karman Cole June, 13
Rody Births July, 24
Ryo Sakazaki August, 2
Jin-Fuha September, 4
Wyler October, 22
Sinclair November, 14
Robert Garcia December, 25
  • Ultimate K.O. - Defeat an opponent in the first round by using your character's Super Desperation Move when the enemy's lifebar is 5% of less. If done correctly, you'll win the whole match in just a single round!
  • Finish the game without losing a round to get a comical hand drawn picture of the character after the credits.

Series

  1. Art of Fighting (1992)
  2. Art of Fighting 2 (1994)
  3. Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior (1996)

Staff

Object Designers
Heitarou
Black Tree
Futatsu!!
Higetoboin
UG
Ponda
Tohru
Pinkey-EX
Hori-pu~?
Terarin
Kattsun
Sumiccho
Nana
Ashizawan
Satopyon
Tani Tani
Koara
Rave Man
Sasa
K.Miya
Rolly(r)
Tony Oki
??....!
Back Designers
Muramama Eiko
Daisuke
Wa-Da-Mo
J K
Sho-Chan
Take-Pyon
Programmers
MA2++
Yuritaro
Hiropon
CG Creators
K-Asa
Aki.Yama
Demao.Sat
Seri
Music Composers
Yamapy-1
Masahiko Hataya (Papaya)
Shibakichi
Capture Assisted By
Masa
Shin.T
Jeffrey Zoern
Raymond Ho
Producers
Takashi Nishiyama
Finish Hiroshi
Directors
Go
Shigeri #3
Kim-Ken
Moai-Nao
Voice Actors
Ryo - Masaki Usui
Robert - Mantaro Koichi
Rody - Eiji Yano
Lenny - Kumi Ishida
Wang - Monster Maetsuka
Karman - Mantaro Koichi
Jin - Jai
Sinclair - Harumi Ikoma
Wyler - Monster Maetsuka

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
SNK Neo-Geo CD (1996)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.4 : Art of Fighting")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden PCCB-00212[1] 1996-04-03 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
ART OF FIGHTING Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden Arrange Sound Trax PCCB-00213[2] 1996-05-02 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.