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vf3: MAME ROM Information.


Virtua Fighter 3 (c) 1996 Sega.

Virtua Fighter 3 is the 3rd in the Virtua Fighter series.

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).


Sega Model 3 Step 1.0 hardware

Main CPU : PPC603 (@ 66 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 496 x 384 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 65536

Players : 1

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4


Released in September 1996.

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.


* 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 (1994)

3. Virtua Fighter Remix (1995)

4. Virtua Fighter Kids (1996)

5. Virtua Fighter 3 (1996)

6. Virtua Fighter 3 - Team Battle (1997)

7. Virtua Fighter 4 (2001)

8. Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (2002)

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)

13. Virtua Fighter 5 - Final Showdown (2010)


Composed by : Takenobu Mistuyoshi, Fujio Itou


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.89u1 [Ville Linde, Andrew Gardner, R. Belmont]


- During matches, the character portrait stays in the background, obscuring the actual background layer. Press I to disable that layer.


- 15th August 2009: Guru - Redumping VF3TB.

- 0.132u4: Guru redumped CROM0 roms of clone 'Virtua Fighter 3 Team Battle', they must be 4MB and not 2MB (Phil Bennett). Updated game status notes.

- 0.126: Chris Hardy added clone Virtua Fighter 3 (Revision A). Changed parent description to 'Virtua Fighter 3 (Revision C)'. Added new cpu2 rom ($80000) to parent (vf3) and clone (vf3tb).

- 0.90u2: Changed PPC603 CPU1 clock speed to 66MHz. Added 8-way Joystick, 4x buttons and 2nd coin slot.

- 3rd January 2005: Ville Linde - Fixed some bugs in the SCSI emulation, and now 3D graphics is also working in Virtua Fighter 3, Sega Bass Fishing, Scud Race and the Step 1.5 versions of Virtua Striker 2 and VS2 '98. There are still a lot of glitches and crashing though.

- 20th December 2004: Ville Linde - Fixed a stupid bug in the ROM loading. This fixes both Virtua Fighter 3 and Virtua Striker 2 '98 (Step 1.5). The 2D graphics in VF3 is actually working better than it has ever worked in Supermodel.

- 0.89u1: Added Virtua Fighter 3 (Sega 1995) and clone 'Virtua Fighter 3 Team Battle'. Some basic 2D hooked up, nothing more.

- 20th July 2003: Guru - Virtua Fighter 3 arrived for redumping. Thanks to R. Belmont for sending it.

Other Emulators:

* Supermodel

Recommended Games (Asian Fighting 3D):

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat II

Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 3 (bootleg of Megadrive version)

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 4

Virtua Fighter

Virtua Fighter 2

Virtua Fighter 3

Virtua Fighter 4

Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution

Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned

Virtua Fighter Kids

Virtua Fighter Remix


Tekken 2

Tekken 3

Tekken Tag Tournament

Battle Arena Toshinden 2

Jackie Chan - The Kung-Fu Master

Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire

Psychic Force

Street Fighter: The Movie

Street Fighter EX

Street Fighter EX Plus

Street Fighter EX2

Street Fighter EX2 Plus

Dead or Alive

Dead Or Alive ++

Dead or Alive 2

Heaven's Gate


Soul Edge Ver. II

Star Gladiator Episode I: Final Crusade

Fighters' Impact A

Fighting Layer

Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein

Samurai Shodown 64

Samurai Shodown: Warrior's Rage

Soul Calibur

Tenth Degree (prototype)

Power Stone

Power Stone 2

Mazan: Flash of the Blade

Romset: 109056 kb / 39 files / 65.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

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              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
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