Tekken 3 (PlayStation)

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            Series : Tekken
         Developer : Namco
             Genre : Fighting games
          Features : Local Versus Multiplayer

      Achievements : retroachievements.org


This revolutionary fighting game more or less replaced my life in 1998.

Tekken 3
Stats from 2016-11-21
🍒 Take that, Yoshi [Mednafen capture]


Scores - Survival:
 14 ..............  with Jin on 2016-11-21


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  • Back when I was a happy European PlayStation owner, I used to wonder why pre-rendered cutscenes used to look choppy like they had an unstable frame rate. I'm realizing now that pre-rendered PSX cutscenes just looked better in Japan and US, because they were rendered and played back in 30 or 60 FPS. Cutscenes were not necessarily re-rendered for PAL territories, and the solution seemed to often be to skip frames to match the 25 or 50 FPS of the PAL TVs.

Log entries

  • Verified savegame 2010-12-26: Best time attack score: 04'0724
  • Verified savegame 2010-12-26: Best time attack score: 04'07''24 with Gun Jack. Nabaz' best score: 02'57''24 with Yoshimitsu. No precise date known.
  • Verified savegame 2010-12-26: Best survival mode score: 25 wins with Gun Jack. Nabaz' best score: 26 wins with Heihachi. No precise date known.
  • Verified savegame 2010-12-26: Got all characters.
  • Completed the game (Arcade Mode). Completed with all characters
  • 2011-02-12
  • Played 8-5 against Nabaz, who beat me mercilessly last time we played. Satisfying.
  • 2013-10-25
  • Niels and Andreas had a Playstation and Tekken 3. I hooked it up to the TV and we played a few rounds. I fared well against the others, except for Jeppe, who has a style of playing that is weirdly effective against me.
  • 2015-07-17
  • I got a visit from Thomas J and Nabaz at work, and we played some Tekken 3 on mednafen with Jacob, who also played a lot of Tekken in his day. The emulation is perfect, and only the inferior 360 D-Pads were giving us trouble.
  • 2016-11-21
  • I have played a pirated copy of Tekken 3 since '98, but now I finally bought the real version fair and square. It feels very nostalgic to look at the RECORDS, where it shows just how much time we wasted on this game.
  • Got the score 14 in Survival. I don't know if I'm every going to beat my own record of 25 wins, or Nabaz' of 26 wins... :)
  • 2021-03-02
  • Bjørk visited, and we played a bunch of Tekken 3. He's pretty good, but once I learned that the buttons were swapped on the RetroPie, I got better.
  • 2022-01-22
  • Tekken 3 plays with sound on the MiSTer core now, but without CD audio, but it crashes after the first fight.
  • 2022-02-16
  • Completed the game with Jin on Medium difficulty. The game ran perfectly on the PSX_led2 MiSTer core, and I completed it, but the game crashed when the credits started.
  • 2022-03-13
  • I played some matches with Erik. He's very good at playing with Nina Williams.
  • 2022-04-23
  • Erik and I played a bunch of Tekken 3, some really fun matches. Sadly, the MiSTer core crashed while we were playing. Still not quite stable yet.
  • 2022-07-15
  • The exhibition in Øksnehallen had a PlayStation Classic and I played a round of Tekken 3 with Erik, who was very focused on beating me. I lost, as I was distracted by this being the PAL version of the game. It feels weirdly slow, now that I've gotten used to playing the US version.

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