Tekken 3

Tekken 3

Tekken 3 keeps the combat system and concept of 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 smoother gameplay. Perhaps the most noticeable change from Tekken 2's combat system is the movement reform - while the element of depth was largely insignificant in the previous Tekken games (apart from the fact that some characters had unique sidesteps and dodges), in Tekken 3 the emphasis was placed on the third axis, allowing all characters to dodge in the appropriate direction by lightly pressing the arcade stick (or tapping the controller button in the console version). Another big change in movement was that jumping was toned down and fighters could no longer jump to extreme heights (as in previous games), but jumps were limited to reasonable, realistic heights. This made aerial combat more controllable and allowed for better use of dodges, since jumping no longer became a universal dodge that hovered over all ground maneuvers. Also, the improved engine allowed for faster recovery from knockdowns, more escapes from tackles and stuns, better juggling (many old moves had parameters changed so they could be used in combo situations where they weren't in previous games), and additional newly created combo throws. Tekken 3 was the first Tekken to include a beat 'em up mini-game called "Tekken Force", which pitted the player against enemies in various stages in side-scrolling mode. If the player managed to defeat the mini-game four times, Dr. Bosconovitch would become a playable character (provided you defeated him first). This continued in Tekken 4 and was replaced by the "Devil Within" minigame in Tekken 5 - however, Boskonovitch was removed as a playable character after Tekken 3. There is also a minigame "Tekken Ball", similar to beach volleyball, where you have to hit the ball with a strong attack to hurt your opponent, or try to hit the ball so that it falls to the ground in the opponent's area, causing damage.


Fifteen years after King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2, Heihachi Mishima has created the Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization dedicated to protecting the Mishima Zaibatsu. A squadron of the Tekken Force searches an ancient temple in Mexico. Shortly after they arrive there, Heihachi learns that they have been wiped out by Ogre. Heihachi, who witnessed the event, wants to capture Ogre to use his power for himself. Soon after, various martial artists are killed, attacked or missing around the world, and Ogre is behind it. Jun Kazama has been living a quiet life in Yakushima with her young son Jin, who was fathered by Heihachi's son Kazuya after the events of the last tournament. However, their peaceful life is disrupted when Jun begins to sense the approaching presence of Ogre. Jun is now a target and instructs Jin to seek out Heihachi if anything should happen. Some time after Jin's fifteenth birthday, Ogre does indeed attack. Against Jun's wishes, Jin valiantly tries to fight Ogre off, but Ogre knocks him unconscious. When Jin awakens, he finds that his house has burned down and his mother is missing and probably dead. Driven by revenge, Jin is confronted by the devil, who brands Jin's left arm and takes possession of him. Jin goes to Heihachi, explains his situation and identity, and asks him to train him to become strong enough to face Ogre. Heihachi accepts and takes Jin in and sends him to school. Four years later, Jin masters Mishima's style of karate. On Jin's nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3 to secretly draw Ogre out while Jin prepares for his upcoming fight. At the tournament in a large temple, Paul Phoenix defeats Ogre and leaves believing he is victorious. However, Ogre transforms into his true form, a monstrous beast, and Jin eventually confronts him. Jin fights and defeats Ogre, and the creature completely dissolves. But suddenly Jin is gunned down by a squadron of Tekken Forces led by Heihachi, who no longer needs him and personally fires one last shot into his grandson's head. However, Jin reawakens through the devil in him, taking out the soldiers and smashing Heihachi through the wall of the temple. Heihachi survives the long fall and watches Jin fly out into the night with feathered wings.


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  • GamerFux
     76*** Kronau
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     26**** Oldenburg
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     57*** Finnentrop
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