Virtua Fighter 3tb

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Virtua Fighter 3tb
Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega AM2, Sega Dreamcast Genki

System(s): Sega Model 3 Step 1.0, Sega Dreamcast

Genre: Action















Number of Players: 1-2

Release Date RRP Code
Arcade World 1997  ?
Sega Dreamcast JP 1998-11-27 ¥5,800 HDR-0002
Sega Dreamcast JP (Single) 199x ¥5,800 HDR-0017
Sega Dreamcast US 1999 $? 51001
Sega Dreamcast EU 1999-10-14

£39.99

MK-51001-50



Virtua Fighter 3tb (バーチャファイター3tb) is an update to Virtua Fighter 3. It was developed by Sega AM2 for Sega Model 3 Step 1.0 arcade hardware in 1997. The tb stands for Team Battle, as the game now allows players to select a team of characters, with each taking it in turns to fight members from an opposing team.

Virtua Fighter 3 had originally been planned for the Sega Saturn, however due to the Saturn's vastly inferior graphics capabilities the port was scrapped. Virtua Fighter 3tb, on the other hand, was brought to the Sega Dreamcast as a launch title in both Japan and Europe. Critics were quick to judge the game after its success in the arcades, and found the Dreamcast version to be slightly below par. This may be attributed to the fact the Dreamcast port was handled by Genki and not Sega AM2, who were busy on other projects at the time, or by the fact it may have been rushed out as a launch title.

The original Japanese Dreamcast release of the game was distributed in a double CD case with a special preview disc of "Project Berkley". This would eventually become Shenmue. Later prints of the game lacked this extra.

Physical Scans

Model 3 Version

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Sega Dreamcast 80 Sega Retro Average
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
Computer & Video Games 80 №215
Dreamcast, US
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Cover

Dreamcast, EU
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Cover

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Disc
Dreamcast, JP (double CD)
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Cover

50x50px
Project Berkley Disc
Dreamcast, JP (single CD)
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Cover

External Links

Virtua Fighter series of games
Arcade Virtua Fighter (1993) | Virtua Fighter 2 (1994) | Virtua Fighter 3 (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3tb (1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned (2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 R (2008) | Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2010)
Virtua Fighter Remix (1995) | Virtua Fighter Kids (1996) | Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013)
Sega Master System Virtua Fighter Animation (1997)
Sega Mega Drive Virtua Fighter 2 Mega Drive (1996)
Sega Game Gear Virtua Fighter Animation (1996) | GG Portrait: Yuuki Akira (1996) | GG Portrait: Pai Chan (1996)
Sega 32X Virtua Fighter (1995)
Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter (1994) | Virtua Fighter Remix (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series [1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/The Final] (1995-1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids (1996) | Fighters Megamix (1996)
Sega Dreamcast Virtua Fighter 3tb (1998)
LCD Virtua Fighter (1995) | Electronic Virtua Fighter (199x) | Virtua Fighter (199x)
Game.com Fighters Megamix (1998)
PC Virtua Fighter PC (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 (1997) | Virtua Fighter 2 Mega Drive (2010)
PlayStation 2 Virtua Fighter 4 (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (2003) | Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary (2003) | Virtua Quest (2004) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 16: Virtua Fighter 2 (2004)
Nintendo GameCube Virtua Quest (2004)
Xbox 360PlayStation 3 Virtual Fighter 5 Live Arena (2007) | Dead or Alive 5 (2012) | Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (2013)
Virtual Console Virtua Fighter 2 Mega Drive (2007)
Mobile Phones Virtua Fighter Mobile (2008)
iOS Virtua Fighter 2 Mega Drive (2011)
Xbox Live Arcade Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2012) | Virtua Fighter 2 (2012)
PlayStation Network Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown (2012)
PlayStation Vita Dead or Alive 5+ (2013)
Chars Akira Yuki | Jacky Bryant
Virtua Fighter related media
Albums Virtua Fighter: Akira/Kage (1994) | Virtua Fighter (1994) | Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter Maximum Mania (1994) | Virtua Fighter "Sega Saturn" Image by B-univ Neo Rising (1994) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sound Track (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Dancing Shadows (1995) |Wild vision / Kohji Hayashi (1995) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 1: Shinshou Hassei (1995) | Virtua Fighter & Virtua Fighter 2 Music Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol. 2: Ryuuko Kaikou (1996) | Tianshi Xiang / Vivian Hsu (1996) | Ai ga Tarinaize / Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (1996) | Virtua Fighter Complete Vocal Collection (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter Soundtrack Vol.3 ~ Koubou Banjou (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Sound Tracks (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 On The Vocal (1997) | Virtua Fighter 4 Sound Tracks (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Original Sound Tracks (2002) | Virtua Fighter 5 Original Sound Track (2011) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 R Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Official Sound (2012) | Virtua Fighter Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 2 Official Sound (2013) | Virtua Fighter 3 Official Sound (2013)
Books Virtua Fighter Maniax (1994) | Virtua Fighter Maniax Replays (1994) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 1 For Novice (1994) | Virtua Fighter Guide Book V-Jump (1994) | Virtua Fighter Ougi no Sho (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.1 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol. 2 For Expert (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Remix Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Complete (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Act.3 (1995) | Virtua Fighter Strategy Guide (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol.1 for Novice (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Game Guide Book (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Sega Saturn Fighting Manual Vol.2 for Expert (1996) | Virtua Fighter 2 Fighter's Bible (1996) | Virtua Fighter Kids Sega Saturn Fighting Manual (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 command game guide (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.1 (1996) | Virtua Fighter Relax (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3 Act.2 (1996) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Kanzen Kouryaku Doku Hon (1998) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Perfect Guide (1998) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 3tb (1999) | Virtua Fighter 3tb Official Strategy Guide (1999) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Virtua Fighter 4 (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Perfect Guide (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Red Book: Elementary Phase (2001) | Virtua Fighter 4 Yokuwakaru Haoh Yousei Doujou (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Blue Book: Advanced Phase (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 The Complete (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Perfect Guide (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution Green Book: Law of the Junkies (2002) | Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution: Yokuwakaru Hisshou Senjutsu Shinan (2003) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Master Guide (2004) | Virtua Fighter 4 Final Tuned Orange Book: Junkies' Last Stand (2004) | Virtua Fighter 5 White Book: Keep It Real (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Black Book: Keep It Moral (2006) | Virtua Fighter 5 Official Strategy Guide (2007) | Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Masters Guide (2010)
Film Virtua Fighter 2 Eternal Battle (1995) | Virtua Fighter CGMV (1994) | CGMV Virtua Fighter 2 (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune (1995) | Virtua Fighter Special Training Pack (1995) | Virtua Fighter 2 Wheel of Fortune The Best Bout (1996) | Virtua Fighter (1996)