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Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior (c) 1996 SNK.

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.


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 096

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]

2 players - 4 buttons per player

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


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.


* 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!).

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.


1. Art of Fighting [Model NGM-044] (1992)

2. Art of Fighting 2 [Model NGM-056] (1994)

3. Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior [Model NGM-096] (1996)


Object Designers : Heitarou, Black Tree, Futatsu (Futatsu!!), Higetoboin, UG, Ponda, Tohru, Pinkey-EX, Horipu (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, Shochan, 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, Hiroshi Matsumoto (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

Special Thanks : Kaori Kasai, Osamu Sato


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (Apr. 26, 1996; "Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden [Model NGH-096]")

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (June 14, 1996; "Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden [Model NGCD-096]")

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (June 14, 1996; "Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden [Limited Edition] [Model NGCD-0960]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (May 11, 2006; "Ryuuko no Ken - Ten Chi Jin [NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.4] [Model SLPS-25610]")

Sony PlayStation 2 (June 21, 2007; "Ryuuko no Ken - Ten Chi Jin [NeoGeo Online Collection The Best] [Model SLPS-25790]")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.34b5 [?]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.125u5: Johnboy checked other Korean sets, found similar ID change; renamed clone aof3k p1 to 196-p1k.

- 0.105u4: Changed description of clone 'Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior / Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden (Korean release)' to 'Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior (Korean release)'.

- 0.104u5: Razoola and Haze added clone Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior / Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden (Korean release).

- 0.79u2: Added new gfx3 roms ($0/1, 800000/1, 1000000/1).

- 0.35b12: Changed description to 'Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior / Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden'.

- 0.34b6: Changed description to 'Art of Fighting 3 / Ryuu Ko No Ken 3'.

- 0.34b5: Added Art of Fighting 3 (SNK 1996).


Other Emulators:

* Calice

* FB Alpha

* Kawaks

* Nebula

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Romset: 38144 kb / 15 files / 15.9 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="aof3" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" romof="neogeo">
              <description>Art of Fighting 3 - The Path of the Warrior / Art of Fighting - Ryuuko no Ken Gaiden</description>
              <biosset name="euro" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 2)" default="yes"/>
              <biosset name="euro-s1" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="us" description="US MVS (Ver. 2?)"/>
              <biosset name="us-e" description="US MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="asia" description="Asia MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s2" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 2)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s1" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="mv1c" description="NEO-MVH MV1C"/>
              <biosset name="japan-j3" description="Japan MVS (J3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-hotel" description="Custom Japanese Hotel"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)"/>
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              <rom name="sp-s.sp1" merge="sp-s.sp1" bios="euro-s1" size="131072" crc="c7f2fa45" sha1="09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="usa_2slt.bin" merge="usa_2slt.bin" bios="us" size="131072" crc="e72943de" sha1="5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-e.sp1" merge="sp-e.sp1" bios="us-e" size="131072" crc="2723a5b5" sha1="5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="asia-s3.rom" merge="asia-s3.rom" bios="asia" size="131072" crc="91b64be3" sha1="720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="vs-bios.rom" merge="vs-bios.rom" bios="japan" size="131072" crc="f0e8f27d" sha1="ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-j2.sp1" merge="sp-j2.sp1" bios="japan-s2" size="131072" crc="acede59c" sha1="b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
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              <rom name="sp-45.sp1" merge="sp-45.sp1" bios="mv1c" size="524288" crc="03cc9f6a" sha1="cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="japan-j3.bin" merge="japan-j3.bin" bios="japan-j3" size="131072" crc="dff6d41f" sha1="e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" merge="sp-1v1_3db8c.bin" bios="japan-hotel" size="131072" crc="162f0ebe" sha1="fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3" size="131072" crc="27664eb5" sha1="5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_3o.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_3o" size="131072" crc="601720ae" sha1="1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_2" size="131072" crc="2d50996a" sha1="5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_1" size="131072" crc="8dabf76b" sha1="c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_2_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_0" size="131072" crc="0c12c2ad" sha1="37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_3.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_3.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_3" size="131072" crc="b24b44a0" sha1="eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2" size="131072" crc="4fa698e9" sha1="682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_2o.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_2o" size="131072" crc="e19d3ce9" sha1="af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_1.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_1.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_1" size="131072" crc="5dda0d84" sha1="4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="uni-bios_1_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_0" size="131072" crc="0ce453a0" sha1="3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="096-p1.p1" size="1048576" crc="9edb420d" sha1="150d80707325ece351c72c21c6186cfb5996adba" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="096-p2.sp2" size="2097152" crc="4d5a2602" sha1="4c26d6135d2877d9c38169662033e9d0cc24d943" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="096-s1.s1" size="131072" crc="cc7fd344" sha1="2c6846cf8ea61fb192ba181dbccb63594d572c0e" region="fixed" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sfix.sfix" merge="sfix.sfix" size="131072" crc="c2ea0cfd" sha1="fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3" region="fixedbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="000-lo.lo" merge="000-lo.lo" size="131072" crc="5a86cff2" sha1="5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a" region="zoomy" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="sm1.sm1" merge="sm1.sm1" size="131072" crc="94416d67" sha1="42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf" region="audiobios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="096-m1.m1" size="131072" crc="cb07b659" sha1="940b379957c2987d7ab0443cb80c3ff58f6ba559" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="096-v1.v1" size="2097152" crc="e2c32074" sha1="69426e7e63fc31a73d1cd056cc9ae6a2c4499407" region="ymsnd" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="096-v2.v2" size="2097152" crc="a290eee7" sha1="e66a98cd9740188bf999992b417f8feef941cede" region="ymsnd" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="096-v3.v3" size="2097152" crc="199d12ea" sha1="a883bf34e685487705a8dafdd0b8db15eb360e80" region="ymsnd" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="096-c1.c1" size="4194304" crc="f17b8d89" sha1="7180df23f7c7a964b0835fda76970b12f0aa9ea8" region="sprites" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="096-c2.c2" size="4194304" crc="3840c508" sha1="55adc7cd26fec3e4dbd779df6701bc6eaba41b84" region="sprites" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="096-c3.c3" size="4194304" crc="55f9ee1e" sha1="fbe1b7891beae66c5fcbc7e36168dc1b460ede91" region="sprites" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="096-c4.c4" size="4194304" crc="585b7e47" sha1="d50ea91397fc53d86470ff5b493a44d57c010306" region="sprites" offset="800001"/>
              <rom name="096-c5.c5" size="4194304" crc="c75a753c" sha1="fc977f8710816a369a5d0d49ee84059380e93fb7" region="sprites" offset="1000000"/>
              <rom name="096-c6.c6" size="4194304" crc="9a9d2f7a" sha1="a89a713bfcd93974c9acb21ce699d365b08e7e39" region="sprites" offset="1000001"/>
              <rom name="096-c7.c7" size="2097152" crc="51bd8ab2" sha1="c8def9c64de64571492b5b7e14b794e3c18f1393" region="sprites" offset="1800000"/>
              <rom name="096-c8.c8" size="2097152" crc="9a34f99c" sha1="fca72d95ec42790a7f1e771a1e25dbc5bec5fc19" region="sprites" offset="1800001"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="30" hbstart="350" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="IN0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Chutes?" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="1?" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2?" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Autofire (in some games)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)" tag="IN0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Link Enable)" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="IN0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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