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Virtua Fighter 3 Virtua Fighter 3 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Virtua Fighter 3 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A one-on-one martial arts fighting game. Players can choose one of twelve different fighters, originating from various nations, to fight battles in various arenas all over the world. The game's detailed 3-D graphics are meticulously rendered.

Virtua Fighter 3 was produced by Sega in 1997.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Virtua Fighter 3 was produced include: Sega Blast City, Virtua Fighter 3 - The New Standard, DecAthlete, Golden Eye, Taisen Tanto-R 'Sasshissu!', All Japan Pro Wrestling Featuring Virtua, Columns 97, House Of The Dead, The, Lost World: Jurassic Park, The, and Motor Raid


Name Virtua Fighter 3
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1997
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10331
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class Sega Model 3
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 4 - GuardPunchKickEscape
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The team battle mode allows up to eight players to test their skills against each other.

Game Play

Matches can be won by pushing the opponent out of the ring, knockout, or by having more stamina remaining after the 30 seconds elapse.

Virtua Fighter 3 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

Sega offered two types of cabinets for this game an unusual looking pinball machinesized cabinet with a 33inch monitor and a large 50inch projection screen megalo unit. The marquee is greenishblue and features the characters of the game. Both cabinets offer playing instructions on or near the control panel.


The Model 3 boardset can be JAMMAtized. They are difficult to find outside of Japan, but retailers in Japan offer JAMMA kits for them.

Can be converted/upgraded to Virtua Fighter 3: Team Battle by using a ROM upgrade kit. A simple ROM swap adds new features, a team battle mode and various tweaks and adjustments to the fighting engine, making the game far more balanced.


The Team Battle version of Virtua Fighter 3 is the fifth title in Sega's series, which was originally released in 1996. Four other revisions were released in between, but as far as gameplay is concerned along with some major graphics changes, Virtua Fighter 3 Team BattleI is an entirely new game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Virtua Fighter 3 Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,161 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 24 known instances of this machine owned by Virtua Fighter 3 collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 17 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Virtua Fighter 3 machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Virtua Fighter 3 circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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The boardset uses a PPC 603 chip as the main CPU. Also, the board uses a special 3.3 VDC power supply in addition to the normal 5 VDC supply.


  1. Virtua Fighter
  2. Virtua Fighter 2
  3. Virtua Fighter 2.1
  4. Virtua Fighter Remix
  5. Virtua Fighter Kids
  6. Virtua Fighter 3
  7. Virtua Fighter 3 Team Battle
  8. Virtua Fighter 4


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Level One Bar + Arcade 130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus Ohio United States 0

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