Lost In Translation/Virtua Fighter 3 - Team Battle

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Virtua Fighter 3
Team Battle
Virtua Fighter 3 marquee.
No screen shot.
Virtua Fighter 3 control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1996
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU PPC603 (@ 66.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
(2x) SCSP
Raster (Horizontal)
496 x 384 pixels
60.00 Hz
65,536 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 39 ROMs
111,280,128 bytes (106.13 MiB)
MAME ID vf3 · vf3tb

About The Game

Virtua Fighter 3 - Team Battle is a 3-D, one-on-one fighting arcade video game.

The game adds a 4th button, the Dodge button, that lets you dodge your opponent's attacks. You can move into the screen (by pressing the Dodge button with the joystick in neutral) or out of the screen (by pressing the Dodge button with the joystick held down).

Virtua Fighter 3 also adds undulations in the stages - knowing how to use these to your advantage is key to winning the game (by moving to higher ground, for instance).

A new feature is added to "Team Battle" compared to "Virtua Fighter 3". The player can organize a favourite team. More strategic and more enhanced. New moves are added too, and Taka-Arashi now has the jump moves.


Virtua Fighter 3 (or VF3 for short) was the first game to run on the Sega Model 3 hardware. Some of the less apparent graphical improvements in VF3 include (but not limited to) : transparent water effects in Jeffry's stage; motion blur effects in certain moves, such as Pai's high-kick, and specular reflection on Dural's body.

Notable for being the only game in the series to feature Taka-Arashi, a Sumo wrestler character.

1,000,000 polygons per second! VF3 is three times faster than "Virtua Fighter 2".

Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Virtua Fighter 3 Sound Tracks - TYCY-5522) on 23/10/1996.

Tips and tricks

Ranking Mode

Insert your coin(s), hold all four buttons (A+B+C+D) and press Start. When the game begins, your attacks will be illustrated on the screen and your rank will be displayed when the game is over.

Alternate Costume

At the character selection screen, Highlight the character you wish to select, hold Start and press any button.

Winning Pose Select

When you win a match, you can select a specific winning pose by holding down Punch, Kick, Guard or Dodge button each one corresponds to a different pose. Some characters-like PAI- have more than four victory poses, and each fighter has a special pose and saying which only appear after a PERFECT VICTORY.


  1. Virtua Fighter (1993)
  2. Virtua Fighter 2 (1995)
  3. Virtua Fighter Remix (1995)
  4. Virtua Fighter Kids (1996)
  5. Virtua Fighter 3 (1997)
    Virtua Fighter 3 - Team Battle (1998)
  6. Virtua Fighter 4 (2001)
  7. Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (2002)
  8. Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (2003, Sony PlayStation 2)
  9. Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned (2004)
  10. Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation - Judgment Six No Yabou (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)
  11. Virtua Fighter 5 (2006)
  12. Virtua Fighter 5 R (2008)


Composed By
Takenobu Mistuyoshi
Fujio Itou

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Dreamcast (1998)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Virtua Fighter 3 On The Vocal TYCY-5545[1] 1997-03-26 Toshiba-EMI CD version.
Virtua Fighter 3 Sound Tracks TYCY-5522[2] 1996-10-23 Toshiba EMI CD version.
From Loud 2 Low ~Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Works~ HR-06[3] 2003-11-04 Hitmaker Records CD version.
From Loud 2 Low Too -TAKENOBU MITSUYOSHI WORKS- WM-0624~5[4] 2009-06-25 Wave Master 2 CD version.


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.