TEKKEN 3 Mini-FAQ 1.2 by Chris Murdock (murdockl@hotmail.com)
Import for Sony Playstation

Tekken 3 is Copyright 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998 Namco Ltd.
April 14, 1998

In this update:
More spelling mistakes and grammatical errors fixed.

How to get Gun Jack's third outfit.
How to get Gun Jack's good ending.
HEY, I don't mind if you use this FAQ for your own purposes, but please 
quote the author if you do use any part of this FAQ.

This is a Mini-FAQ for the Japanese version of Tekken 3 for the Sony 
Playstation.  This is NOT a move list.  I figure that there are a 
buttload of movelists out there.  This will explain how to get the 
hidden characters, along with other options.

OPTIONS.  Here they are, and a brief explanation of what they are:

ARCADE MODE: this is the standard arcade mode.

VS. BATTLE MODE: this is the two-player mode.

TEAM BATTLE MODE: you can choose from one to eight characters in this 
battle mode.  You can press START to choose your characters randomly.
SURVIVAL MODE: choose a character, and try to defeat as many opponents 
as possible with one energy bar.  You will receive SOME energy back 
after each match.

TIME ATTACK MODE: this is like the standard arcade mode, except, you 
are trying to achieve a quick time.  All levels are set to default.

TEKKEN FORCE MODE: This is a Final Fight style mode (see below for a 
more detailed explanation).

PRACTICE MODE: Hone your skills in this mode.

OPTION MODE: Set the game level, controller, display, and memory card 


GETTING THE OTHER CHARACTERS: This is pretty easy.  In Arcade mode, 
beat the game with any character.  As you beat the game, you will get 
the following extra characters in this order: Kuma/Panda, Julia Chang, 
Gun Jack, Mokujin, Anna Williams, Bryan Fury, Heihachi Mishima, Ogre 
and then True Ogre.

GETTING GON the DINOSAUR: When you beat the game ten or so times, the 
option TEKKENBALL SHOULD open up.  (This also may be a variation of the 
"Character time Bomb", where things just show up after X amount of 
time). Play Gon in Tekkenball AND BEAT HIM. When you beat him (it?) he 
will become a playable character.  Put the cursor off the screen to 
play as him on the character select screen (you will see small flashing 
yellow arrows on the edges of the screen).

To choose a characters third outfit, press START or Triangle on the 
controller.  In the OPTIONS menu, go into RECORDS.  Press RIGHT twice, 
and you will see the character ranking data.  On the right-most column 
you will see how many times each character was played.  When this 
number meets or exceeds a certain number, the costume becomes 
selectable.  To make this easier on you, set the game on HARD and the 
rounds at one.  Each time you continue with the same character, the 
number will increase by one.  Keep dying at the hands of the computer 
until the character's outfit you want reaches the required number. 

Here are the requirements to get the third outfits:

GETTING ANNA'S THIRD OUTFIT: Play as Anna 25 times or more.

GETTING GUN JACK'S THIRD OUTFIT: Play as Gun Jack 10 times or more.

GETTING TIGER: You must have all the mini-bosses first (but it is not 
required to have Dr. Bosconovich.).  You must also finish the game 16 
times (with different characters).  Tiger should become a playable 
character.  Tiger also has his own CG ending!!


GETTING XIAOYU AND JIN'S THIRD OUTFIT: Play as Xiaoyu or Jin 50 times 
or more. 

GETTING DR. BOSCONOVICH: You must defeat Tekken Force Mode FOUR times.  
It doesn't matter if you use the same character or not.  On the fourth 
time through Tekken Force Mode, You must defeat Dr. Bosconovich to get 
him as a playable character.

THEATER MODE: Beat the game with the starting ten characters (Jin, 
Xiaoyu, Hwoarang, Eddy, Law, Paul, Lei, King, Nina, and Yoshimitsu).  
Theater mode should open up and you can view all the CG openings and 
endings.  When you get all the endings (Tiger has his own ending, Dr. 
Bosconovich shares an ending with Yoshimitsu, and True Ogre shares an 
ending with Ogre), you will get two new options on the Theater mode,  
MUSIC and DISC.  MUSIC will allow you to listen to the Music from 
Tekken 3 (press BGM Select to change from Arrange to Arcade style 
music).  If you press DISC mode, the game will tell you to please 
insert Tekken 1, 2, or 3.  WHILE THE PLAYSTATION POWER IS ON, open the 
Playstation and insert ANY previous Tekken game.  You will be able to 
view the CG or listen to the BGM from ANY TEKKEN GAME!! 

There are 22 endings to Tekken 3:
Tekken 3 Opening
Tekken 3 Arcade Opening
Paul Phoenix
Forest Law
Lin Xiaoyu
Nina Williams
Eddy Gordo
Jin Kazama
Lei Wulong
Yoshimitsu/Dr. Bosconovich
Julia Chang
Gun Jack
Bryan Fury
Anna Williams
Heihachi Michima
Ogre/True Ogre
Tiger Jackson

If you play as Gun Jack, and beat the game on the default settings, 
(normal level) you should get Gun Jack's good ending.  If you beat the 
game on easy, you will get the Gun Jack -Bad- ending.

This is akin to Final Fight.  Basically the point of Tekken Force Mode 
is to rescue Dr. Bosconovich.  There are four levels.  In the Street, 
Wildlands, In the Dark, and Michima Fortress.  When you beat Force Mode 
the first time, you will get a Copper Key, and the game will read "to 
be continued..".  The second time, you get the Silver Key, and the 
third time, a Gold Key.  When you have all three keys (and this does 
not have to be done consecutively, you can save it, and come back to it 
at any time.), go through it a FOURTH time.  At the last stage, after 
defeating Heihachi, you will fight Dr. Bosconovich.  Beat him, and you 
will get him as a playable character.

The controls for force mode are a little awkward:

Press up twice (quickly) to move up, and down twice (quickly) to move 
down.  The character you play with will always face the enemies in the 
order that they show up on the screen, and NOT by how close they are to 
your character.

1. Play a character who can dish out a lot of damage FAST.  Good 
characters are Paul, Jin, Ogre, and Heihachi.
2. TIME is NOT on your side.  You have a time limit, and the faster you 
go through the game and defeat the area bosses, the more time you 
will have to beat the game.  When time runs out, the game is over.
3. Use simple, fast attacks.  Don't try for a ten string or a multi-
part grab.  You want to kill your enemies QUICKLY.  You need to get 
enemies off the screen fast so you can move on.  Simple kicks and 2-
3 hit combos work well.
4. Dr. Bosconovich is difficult at first.  Find a move that can hit on 
the ground.  If you have time on the time limit, wait for Dr. 
Bosconovich to stand, and set him up with a quick, powerful combo.    

Tekkenball is a weird game.  There are three balls, Beach ball, 
Gumball, and Iron ball.  The balls absorb a certain amount of damage.  
As the ball absorbs damage a meter on the lower left hand (lower right-
hand if you play second side) shows how much power is absorbed in the 
ball.  If the opponent is hit by the ball, or if the ball enters their 
zone (beyond the line) without them "touching" the ball, they take 
damage.  Basically, make sure that you bounce the ball back to the 
opponent and make sure they take the damage.  This has a slight 
learning curve, so the best way to learn is to practice.

1. This is where combo is king.  As unblockables rarely do any damage 
to the ball, set up 3-4 hit combos to power up the ball to do 
2. Find a COUNTER move.  If the ball is coming toward you, find a way 
to deflect the ball BACK to the opponent if the ball has energy 
stored into it.  A well-timed counter will add more damage to the 
ball, and send it screaming to the opponent.
3. Play semi-defensive.  The best way to win is to wait for the 
opponent to make a mistake, and then hit the ball while the opponent 
is recovering from a move.
4. Don't forget the AIR!  Try hitting the ball in the air.  It still 
takes damage, but an airborne ball is a lot harder to avoid than one 
close to the ground.
        Gregorio Diaz for the Gun Jack ending information.
        Brian Jones for the proofreading and moral support.
        Joshua Reno for his expert Tekken insight.
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