Saturday, 2 June 2012


Posted By: The Kp - 21:59:00



3 is the third installment in the popular Tekken fighting game series.
It was released on Arcades in March 1997, and for the PlayStation in
mid-1998. A simplified "arcade" version of the game was released in 2005
for the PlayStation 2 as part of Tekken 5's Arcade History mode. The
PlayStation version is considered by some as one of the greatest games
of its genre.[6]
was the first game released on Namco System 12 hardware (an improvement
to the original two Tekken games, which used System 11). It was also
the last installment of the series for the PlayStation


Tekken 3 maintains the same
core fighting system and concept as its predecessors, but brings many
improvements, such as significantly more detailed graphics and
animations, fifteen new characters added to the game's roster, more
modern music and faster and more fluid gameplay
the most noticeable change from Tekken 2 fight system is movement
reform - whereas the element of depth had been largely insignificant in
previous Tekken games (aside from some characters having unique
sidesteps and dodging maneuvers), Tekken 3 added emphasis on the third
axis, allowing all characters to sidestep in or out of the background by
lightly pressing the arcade stick (or tapping the controller button in
the console version) towards the corresponding direction. Another big
change in movement was that jumping was toned down, no longer allowing
fighters to jump to extreme heights (as was present in previous games),
but keeping leaps to reasonable, realistic heights. It made air combat
more controllable, and put more use to sidestep dodges, as jumping no
longer became a universal dodge move that was flying above all of the
ground moves. Other than that, the improved engine allowed for quick
recoveries from knock-downs, more escapes from tackles and stuns, better
juggling (as many old moves had changed parameters, allowing them to
connect in combo-situations, where they wouldn't connect in previous
games) and extra newly-created combo throws.
3 was the first Tekken to feature a beat 'em up Streets of Rage style
minigame called Tekken Force, which pitted the player in various stages
against enemies in a side-scrolling fashion. If the player succeeds in
beating the minigame four times, Dr. Bosconovitch would be a playable
character (granted that you defeat him first). This was continued in
Tekken 4 and succeeded by the Devil Within minigame in Tekken 5 - but
Boskonovitch was dropped as a playable character after Tekken 3. There
is also a minigame called Tekken Ball, similar to beach volleyball,
where one has to either "charge" a ball (hit the ball with a powerful
attack) to hurt the opponent or try to hit the ball in such a way that
it hits the ground in the opponent's area, thus causing damage.


Set fifteen years after the
King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2, the story starts with Jun Kazama,
who has been living a quiet life in Yakushima with her young son, Jin,
who is the son of Kazuya Mishima.Heihachi Mishima, meanwhile,
has established the Tekken Force, an organization dedicated to the
protection of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Using the company's influence,
Heihachi is responsible for many events that have ultimately led to
world peace. However, while on an excavation in Mexico, a squadron of
Heihachi's Tekken Force is attacked and vanquished by a mysterious
being. The only surviving soldier manages to relay a brief message to
Heihachi, describing the perpetrator as an "Ogre" or a "Fighting God".
Heihachi and a team of soldiers investigate, with Heihachi managing to
catch a glimpse of the culprit. After seeing the Ogre character,
Heihachi's long dormant dream of world domination is reawakened. He
seeks to capture Ogre to use him for this goal.
Soon after, various martial
arts masters begin disappearing from all over the world, and Heihachi
is convinced that this is Ogre's doing. In Yakushima, Jun starts to feel
the presence of Ogre approaching her and Jin. Knowing that she has
become a target, Jun tells Jin about Ogre, and instructs him to go
straight to Heihachi should anything happen. Sometime after Jin's
fifteenth birthday, Ogre does indeed attack. Against Jun's wishes, Jin
valiantly tries to fight Ogre off, but Ogre brushes him aside and knocks
him unconscious. When Jin reawakens, he finds that the house has been
burned to the ground, and that his mother is missing and most likely
dead.Driven by revenge, Jin goes to Heihachi and tells him
everything. Jin begs Heihachi to train him to become strong enough to
face Ogre again. Heihachi accepts.Four years later, Jin grows
into an impressive fighter and master of Mishima Style Karate. On Jin's
nineteenth birthday, the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3 is
announced, and Jin prepares for his upcoming battle against Ogre. He is
unaware, however, that Heihachi is merely using him and the rest of the
competitors as bait to lure Ogre out in order to capture him.Eventually,
the tournament leads to the final confrontation between Jin and the God
of Fighting. Paul Phoenix was successful in defeating Ogre, however, he
leaves after winning the match. Unknown to him at the time, Ogre is
able to transform into a much more powerful "true" form, known to the
players as "True Ogre". When Jin arrives, he is confronted by this True
Ogre form and begins the fight. The battle rages for hours, until Jin
finally emerges the victor and Ogre completely dissolves. Moments later,
Jin is gunned down by a squadron of Tekken Forces led by Heihachi, who,
no longer needing Jin, finishes the job personally by firing a final
shot into his grandson's head.
However, Jin, revived by the Devil
Gene within him (because after Jin's mother had gone missing following
an attack from Ogre, Devil returned, branded Jin's left arm with a mark,
possessing him), reawakens and makes quick work of the soldiers,
turning his attention to Heihachi and literally smashing him through the
wall of the temple. Heihachi survives the long fall, but Jin, in
mid-air, sprouts black, feathery wings and strikes Heihachi one last
time. He then flies off into the night, leaving his bewildered
grandfather staring after him.


  1. According to media review aggregator Metacritic, the game Tekken 3 received a score of 96 out of 100 points indicating universal excellent reception !