Tekken 3 – Super Duper Game #5

Tekken 3

Super Duper Games takes a look at video games I’ve long considered ‘classics’.


Tekken 3 not only serves as the introduction of normal jumps – gone are the days of jumping as high as the first floor of a house – and moving in and out of the screen – sidesteps! – but as the introduction of some of the best and worst Tekken has to offer in terms of characters.

Best? I give you Hwoarang. I’m almost loathe to say this as he’s my brother’s favourite character. He’s not bad with him I guess…

Anyway, his ability to switch stance and launch into different moves was a treat, and his motion captured patterns are great to watch.

To balance him out I give you Eddy ‘I’m a button mashing fucktard who can make anyone look good’ Gordo. I despise him. If you use him I have no respect for you. Ugh! I hate him. You may have picked up on that.

Regardless, this was a high point PS1 fighting games. Looks-wise it took a huge step up whilst game-play was miles beyond what the first two games could offer. This is really where Tekken starts for me.

The only other downside? It doesn’t have Kazuya Mishima and his crazy helicopter kick.

P.S. Fuck Eddy Gordo.


Super Duper Game Series

#1 – Robocop Versus The Terminator

#2 –┬áCall of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

#3 – Streets of Rage

#4 – TIE Fighter

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