Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3

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Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3
System(s): Sega Titan Video, Sega Saturn
Publisher: Atlus, Wooyoung System (KR)
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (27 tracks)
Peripherals supported:
Sega Saturn
Extended RAM Cartridge (1MB/4MB), 6Player
Genre: Fighting Action/Kakutou Action (格闘アクション)[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Sega Titan Video)
JP
¥? ?






















Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[3] T-14411G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
JP
(RAM Cart)
¥7,800 (8,190)7,800e[3] T-14413G
Sega Rating: All Ages

Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 (グルーヴオンファイト 豪血寺一族3) is a fighting game developed by Atlus. It is the third game in the Gouketsuji Ichizoku (Power Instinct in the West) series. It was first released in 1997 on the Sega Titan Video arcade hardware, then ported to the Sega Saturn.

Story

Set in a futuristic 2015, twenty years after the events of the last game, the Goketsuji clan is once again holding a tournament to determine their next leader.

Gameplay

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Character select

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Gameplay

The game diverges from the preceding two entries in the Gouketsuji Ichizoku series. It takes place twenty years after the previous games, and it has a darker setting and tone than its predecessors (though it still retains the comedic elements of the series) and an almost entirely new cast (with only Oume and Otane Gouketsuji returning). It adopts a two-on-two tag fighting system, similar to X-Men vs. Street Fighter. Players choose two characters, which can be tagged in or out of the battle at any time. Matches consist of a single round, which lasts until one team has lost both fighters. The game supports up to four players using the 6Player adapter.

Characters move with Left and Right and backstep or dash with Left Left or Right Right. Characters are invulnerable while back dashing. Forward dashes can be canceled by pressing Down. Characters crouch with Down and jump with Up. Every character can double jump by pressing Up again in midair. Characters can perform a light punch with X, a strong punch with Y, a light kick with A, and a strong kick with B. The attack performed varies depending on whether the character is standing, jumping, or crouching and the distance from the opponent. Characters can also attack while dashing toward an opponent. Characters can taunt with L, which is a short animation during which the character is vulnerable to attack.

Every character has multiple special moves, usually done by performing a motion on the D-Pad before punching or kicking. Any normal move can be canceled into a special move for a combo. Some special moves can be performed while dashing, which are called "shadow moves." Shadow moves leave a trail of afterimages behind the character and hit additional times compared to their normal variants. Characters also have a special dash attack performed with C, which causes the character to dash, slide, or roll toward the opponent and attack. This attack can be used to move to the other side of the opponent.

Blocking is done by holding the D-Pad away from the opponent, which can also be done while crouching. Special moves still inflict a small amount of "chip damage" when blocked. Characters can do a reflect block by pressing Y+B before being attacked. This briefly causes the opponent to become stunned and stumbled backwards, creating an opening for a counterattack (but the character doing the reflect block is momentarily vulnerable if the opponent does not attack). Reflect blocks can also be done while crouching or in midair. Characters that are hit in midair by an attack that does not knock them down can recover by jumping (if they have not already used their double jump). Every character has a special "chou gottsui" attack that is performed by pressing Z+C. This attack has a long startup time, during which the character can be hit out of it by the opponent, but it cannot be blocked.

Throws and grabs are done by holding Left or Right when next to an opponent and pressing a hard punch or kick button or the gottsui attack button. Throws cannot be blocked and can be done in midair. Some moves can only be blocked while standing or while crouching. Every character has an overhead attack that can hit opponents who are blocking while crouched by pressing Z and a crouched attack that can hit opponents who are blocking while standing by pressing Down+Z. Every character also has an overhead attack that can be done in midair by pressing Z or C. When an opponent is knocked down, the character can follow up with a pounce attack by holding Up while pressing either kick button or the dash attack button. Characters are stunned when they are attacked repeatedly, becoming uncontrollable for a short duration, but they can recover more quickly by moving the D-Pad rapidly.

During the match, each character's partner watches in the background. The partner can be tagged into the match by pressing X+A (or R), switching places with the active character. The active character is vulnerable while tagging out, and the switch is not done if either character is hit in the process. Characters on the sidelines slowly regenerate health while out of the fight. The partner can alternatively be called into the match for a quick assist attack with Right+X+A (or Right+R). When tagging out, the duo can perform a team combo by pressing Down Down+Z quickly before the switch is made. Neither assist attack switches the active character. When a character is defeated, their body remains on the stage, and it can be tossed at an opponent by holding Down+Y or Down+Z while near the body.

Each team has a Stress Meter that fills when team members are hit by attacks or when opponents block their attacks or taunt. When the meter is full, it gains a level and resets. The active character bursts with energy, which can knock back the opponent, when gaining a level. When one of the team members is knocked out, the remaining team member automatically gains the next level of the meter and can charge the meter during the battle by holding X+A (but the character is vulnerable while doing this). The meter can be used to perform a Stress Shot, a super special move that does a large amount of damage and costs one level. The match starts with each team having one level of meter.

Modes

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Omake Mode

The Saturn version of the game has multiple modes:

  • Arcade: A single-player mode where the player chooses any two characters and fights against a series of predetermined teams. After the fourth match, each battle is preceded and followed by a short story scene. The team of Oume & Otane and Falco are fought, then Gartheimer and Damian (but Damian does not fight), then the boss Bristol. After defeating Bristol, the player starts a match with the lead character against the secondary character. Before the partner is defeated, Bristol's true form, the demonic Bristol-D, reveals himself and must be fought, with the brainwashed secondary character as his partner (and without the player's lead character replenishing any health from the previous match). A second player can interrupt the game with a challenge by pressing  START  at any time. There are eight difficulty levels (Easiest, Very Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard, Very Hard, Hardest, and Abnormal).
  • Vs: A multiplayer versus mode. Players can choose any two characters, a handicap, and a stage. It can be played as one player versus one player, one player versus two players (each controlling a separate character), two players versus one player, or two players versus two players.
  • Omake: This mode is unlocked after completing the Arcade mode with any characters. It contains artwork for the game. Artwork for each character is unlocked by completing the game with that character, so all of the content can only be unlocked by finishing the game with every character.

Characters

Note: Move lists assume that the character is facing right. When facing left, Left and Right should be reversed.

P Any punch button
 LP  Light punch
 HP  Hard punch
K Any kick button
 LK  Light kick
 HK  Hard kick

Special moves using the P button can be performed with X, Y, or Z. Special moves using the K button can be performed with A, B, or C.

Playable

Only the Gouketsuji sisters, Oume and Otane, return from the previous games.

Players can form a team comprising any two characters, but each character has a canonical partner in the story and when faced in the single-player mode.

Each character has seven different color schemes, depending on which of the face buttons (including  START ) they are selected with.

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Age:
24
Origin:
United States of America U.S.A.
Partner:
Chris Wayne


Larry Light (ラリー・ライト)
An adventuring archaeologist who travels the world on his motorcycle in search of knowledge. After losing against Oume in the previous Goketsuji finals five years ago, Larry receives an invitation for a new tag battle tournament, signed by Oume.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Light Blast Down Down-right Right P Larry kneels and shoots a blast of fire from his hand. The fireball moves faster when a stronger button is used. This move can be done in midair.
Driving Dribbling Right Down Down-right P Larry slides forward, then spins into the air with an elbow strike. The move slides further, ascends higher, and hits more times when a stronger button is used. This move can be done while dashing.
Thrust Step Down Down-right Right K Larry steps forward with an explosive punch that knocks his opponent over. The move hits more times when a stronger button is used.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Victory of the Fist Z+C Larry steps forward with a flaming uppercut. This move cannot be blocked.
Headbutt Right+ HP  Larry slides forward with a headbutt that knocks his opponent over.
Double Kick Right+ HK  Larry does a shin kick, then hops into the air with a spin kick.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Impact Connection Down Down-left Left  LP , Down Down-left Left  HP , Down Down-left Left Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Historic Moment Down Down+K Larry generates a giant ball of fire above his head and throws it. It explodes into a pillar of fire when it hits the ground.
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Age:
18
Origin:
United States of America U.S.A.
Partner:
Larry Light


Chris Wayne (クリス・ウェイン)
A violent and troublesome gang leader. He decides to accompany his professor and friend Larry in the tournament to get away from his parents, Keith Wayne and Annie Hamilton from Gouketsuji Ichizoku, who often chide him for his bad behavior.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Lightning Slash Down Down-left Left P Chris flings an electric spark that moves across the ground. The spark moves faster when a stronger button is used, and Chris flings two electric sparks when Z is used.
Head Slasher Down Down-right Right P in midair Chris falls diagonally downward while slashing his hands together. The move drops further and faster when a stronger button is used.
Rolling Cannon Right Down-right Down K Chris flips upside down and flies into the air with multiple alternating kicks, which knocks his opponent over. The move ascends higher and hits more times when a stronger button is used. This move can be done while dashing.
Ground Rolling Cannon Right Down-right Down K in midair Chris drops down with multiple alternating kicks, which knocks his opponent over. The move drops further and faster and hits more times when a stronger button is used.
Spiral Leg Bomber Down Down-right Right K Chris flies forward with multiple alternating kicks. The move hits more times when a stronger button is used.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Balisong Z+C Chris stabs his opponent with a knife. This move cannot be blocked.
Side Kick Right+ HK  Chris does a side kick.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Overdrive Break Down Down-right Right  LP , Down Down-right Right  HP , Down Down-right Right Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Lightning Break Down Down+K Chris generates a large, sail-shaped blast of electricity from his hand. If it connects, the opponent is temporarily stunned, and Chris follows up with an electrified kick.
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Age:
32
Origin:
Japan Japan
Partner:
Hizumi Yukinoue


Sujiroku Tenjinbashi (天神橋・筋六)
The leader of the Tenjinbashi clan, who took over at a young age after his father died. Like the Goketsuji clan, his family has ties to the Yakuza. However, he has no interest in the family business and travels Japan attending festivals and other cultural events in a lion mask and drumsticks.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Haru Down Down-left Left  LP  Tenjinbashi summons a wave of sakura petals that sweep across the screen, each hitting separately.
Natsu Down Down-left Left  HP  Tenjinbashi strikes the ground with his sticks, summoning a lightning strike that knocks his opponent over.
Aki Down Down-left Left  LK  Tenjinbashi summons a leaf that slowly falls from above and can smack his opponent.
Fuyu Down Down-left Left  HK  Tenjinbashi summons a big snowball that bounces down and knocks over his opponent on impact.
Shishigashira Both P simultaneously Tenjinbashi bites three times with his enlarged mask. This move can be done while dashing.
Sannengoroshi Down Down-right Right Up-right K Tenjinbashi lunges forward with his sticks. If they connect, he grabs the opponent and hits them with a lightning strike, then a bomb appears over their head and explodes after a short duration.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Battering Ram Z+C Tenjinbashi hits his opponent with a wooden battering ram that falls from above. This move cannot be blocked.
Lunging Swipe Right+ HP  Tenjinbashi lunges forward with a double-handed swipe.
Front Kick Right+ HK  Tenjinbashi does a front kick.
Hop Punch Down-right+ HP  Tenjinbashi hops forward while crouched, then does a low punch.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Tenchijin Down Down-right Right Up-right  LP , Down Down-right Right Up-right  HP , Down Down-right Right Up-right Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Tsuuten Rokushakudama Down Down+K Tenjinbashi leaps forward and slams his sticks onto the ground, causing a burst of flame to blast his opponent high into the sky, where the opponent explodes in fireworks.
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Age:
22
Origin:
Japan Japan
Partner:
Sujiroku Tenjinbashi


Hizumi Yukinoue (雪上・火澄)
A young man obsessed with ninjas, video games, manga, and anime. He modeled his appearance and his fighting style after anime and manga characters. He meets Sujiroku at a festival, and they bond over their love of Japanese traditions and decide to enter the tournament to propagate the beauty of Japanese culture.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Kageshibari Down Down-right Right P Hizumi punches the ground, causing two sparks to snake along the ground in each direction. The sparks stun the opponent for a duration if they hit. The sparks move slower but further when a stronger button is used.
Tsuchigumo no Jutsu Both K simultaneously Hizumi sinks into the ground in a cloud of dust, then reappears. He can teleport behind or ahead by holding Left or Right when performing the move; otherwise, he reappears in the same position if no direction is held.
Housenka no Jutsu Down Down-right Right K Hizumi rolls in an arc like a ball while engulfed in flames. The move ascends higher and hits more times when a stronger button is used. This move can be done while dashing.
Makibishi Both P simultaneously during backstep Hizumi throws three caltrops in front of him while backstepping.
Hyaku Raijuu Down Down-right Right P in midair Hizumi tosses fire bombs that explode in the air. He throws three bombs in front of him with  LP , two bombs upward with  HP , or two bombs downward with Z.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Tantou Charge Z+C Hizumi charges ahead while slashing with a dagger. This move cannot be blocked.
Hand Swipe Right+ HP  Hizumi swipes his hand quickly in front of him, which covers a wide arc.
Double Step Right+ HK  Hizumi steps in with two low kicks.
Slide Kick Down-right+ HK  Hizumi slides forward with a sweep kick. He can follow it up with an axe chop kick with  HK  during the slide.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Rengeki Tanjin no Jutsu Down Down-left Left  LP , Down Down-left Left  HP , Down Down-left Left Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Juumonji Kasumi Kuzushi Down Down+K Hizumi steps forward and slashes with a dagger. If it connects, he jumps into the air with another slash. After Hizumi lands, blood sprays out from the slashes, and the opponent collapses from the injuries.
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Age:
Unknown
Origin:
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Partner:
Solis R8000


M.A.D.
A mysterious scientist whose real name is "Max Ax Dax." The time-space officer Solis crash-landed her time machine near his lab. He volunteered to fix the machine while Solis had contacted the Goketsuji twins, who invited her to the new tag tournament. M.A.D. enters as her partner, seeing an opportunity to acquire more experiment subjects.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Max Megaphone Down Down-right Right P M.A.D. shouts into a megaphone, causing a speech balloon to shoot out from it. If it hits, the opponent suffers a different effect depending on the strength of the button used. The opponent is knocked down with  LP , the opponent is knocked toward M.A.D. with  HP , or the opponent is temporarily unable to attack with Z.
Max Drill Down Down-right Right P in midair M.A.D. rockets higher into the air, then transforms his arm into a giant drill and digs down at his opponent. The move ascends higher into the air when a stronger button is used.
Max Servant Both K simultaneously M.A.D. sinks his arms into the ground and summons a giant leech to attack the opponent. The leech can pop out near or far by holding Left or Right when performing the move; otherwise, the leech pops out a medium distance away.
Max Sparkler Right Down Down-right PPPPP M.A.D. extends his arm and shoots a fist sparkling with electricity forwards. The fist extends further when a stronger button is used. This move can be done while dashing.
Max Net Both P simultaneously (close) M.A.D. swings a giant net over his opponent. The opponent disappears from inside the net, then falls from the top of the screen.
Max Ray Gun Up+PPPPP after being knocked down M.A.D. pulls out and fires a ray gun. He fires it low with  LP , upwards with  HP , or both low and upwards with Z.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Helicopter Right Right in midair M.A.D. transforms his arm into a helicopter rotor and glides across the screen.
Iron Press Z+C M.A.D. takes out an enormous clothes iron and squashes his opponent with it. This move cannot be blocked.
Adjustable Wrench Down-right+ LP  M.A.D. transforms his arm into a large adjustable wrench and hits upwards with it.
Yo-Yo Right+ HP  M.A.D. transforms his arm into a giant yo-yo and flings it at his opponent. This move can hit multiple times.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Max Combo Original Down Down-left Left  LP , Down Down-left Left  HP , Down Down-left Left Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Maximum Service Down Down+K M.A.D. unleashes multiple leeches out of the arms of his coat that swarm and attack his opponent.
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Age:
20
Origin:
Eight Moon Colony
Partner:
M.A.D.


Solis R8000 (ソーリス=R8000)
A young policewoman from the year 2115. Solis investigates the activities of a powerful organization suspected of tampering with past events for its own benefit. She discovered that this organization was responsible for the disappearance of important families and financial groups a hundred years ago, including the Goketsuji clan. Learning that she was a Goketsuji descendant, Solis travels back to the year 2015 to prevent the destruction of her clan.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Stun Bullet Down Down-right Right P Solis shoots a rod-shaped projectile across the screen that unfurls into a larger spinning fan. If it hits the opponent after unfurling, the opponent is momentarily stunned.
Stun Platinum Right Down Down-right P Solis smashes her gauntlets together, generating a diamond-shaped energy prism in front of her that temporarily stuns her opponent on contact. The move has a longer startup time but also stuns the opponent for longer when a stronger button is used. This move can be done in midair.
Gyrator Down Down-left Left K Solis rolls forward with a cartwheel kick that can hit two times and knock her opponent over. This move can pass through projectiles.
TNT Charge Hold both P or K, then release Solis lunges forward and hits her opponent with one of her gauntlets, which fires a burst of flame that knocks her opponent over. This move can be done while dashing.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
High Voltage Z+C Solis generates an electric saber with her gauntlets and slides forward while thrusting it. This move cannot be blocked.
Shock Cable Right+ HP  Solis whips a cable from his gauntlet that shocks her opponent on impact. This move can be done in midair.
Front Kick Right+ LK  Solis does a front kick.
Roundhouse Right+ HK  Solis does a roundhouse kick.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Absolute Beat Down Down-right Right  LP , Down Down-right Right  HP , Down Down-right Right Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Solis Multiplier Down Down+K Solis engulfs herself in flames, then rushes forward, back, and forward again (unless blocked). The final hit knocks her opponent high into the air.
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Age:
70
Origin:
England England
Partner:
Oume & Otane Gouketsuji


Falco (ファルコ)
An old man who is expert at every kind of table game. Falco met the Goketsuji twins at Otane's casino, where he won against Oume in a poker game. Bitter at her loss, Oume attacked Falco, but he was able to read through Oume's moves. Impressed by his skills, the twins offered Falco a a monetary award to be their partner in their next tournament.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Bluff Shuffle Down Down-right Right P, P Falco throws a playing card at his opponent. He throws it straight ahead with  LP , at an upwards angle with  HP  (the card ricochets off the ceiling), or at a downwards angle with Z (the card ricochets off the floor).
Face or Back Right Down Down-right P Falco rolls into a ball and jumps through the air. He jumps backwards with  LP , a short distance forwards with  HP , or a long distance forwards with Z. This move can be done while dashing. Falco can throw playing cards while in the air with PPPPP (up to one card if the move is started from a stand and up to three cards if the move is started from a dash).
Reversal Slot Both P simultaneously Falco plays a slot machine that appears above him. A different effect happens depending on what the machine spins.
Symbols Effect
3 Skulls A large weight drops that knocks both characters over
3 Dollar Signs Ten large coins drop on the opponent
3 Cherries Three doves fly at the opponent
3 Lightning Bolts Lightning strikes Falco (but does no damage)
3 Hearts Replenishes a small amount of health to Falco
3 Lucky Sevens Jackpot, eleven coins fall and three doves fly at the opponent
Any other combination A single large coin drops on the opponent
Insight Dash Down Down-right Right K Falco leaps forward. The move covers a longer distance when a stronger button is used. If Falco is hit by the opponent while doing this, he blocks and quickly counterattacks by whacking his cane.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Killer Draw Z+C Falco slides forward and slashes his opponent with a sword hidden in his cane. This move cannot be blocked.
Diving Cane Trip Right Down-right Down  HP  in midair Falco dives to the ground, then swipes his cane and trips his opponent.
Hop Kick Right+ HK  Falco hops forward with a side kick.
Slide Kick Down-right+ HK  Falco slides forward while crouched with a knee strike followed by an upward kick.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Three Characters Down Down-left Left  LP , Down Down-left Left  HP , Down Down-left Left Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Stormy Poker Down Down+K Falco twirls into the air while throwing huge playing cards downwards.
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Age:
100
Origin:
Japan Japan
Partner:
Falco


Oume & Otane Gouketsuji (豪血寺・お種 & お梅)
The two leaders of the Gouketsuji clan. Both sisters fight in the tournament together as one contestant, strapped to each other's backs. The lead partner changes depending on whether the player is on the left or right side of the opponent.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Gan Saishi Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P Oume or Otane spits her chomping dentures across the screen as a projectile. The dentures move straight ahead with  LP  or at a slight upwards angle with  HP . Oume and Otane spit both of their dentures at once when the move is Z is used.
Koushiki Gan Saishi Hold Right for 2 seconds, then Left+P Oume or Otane spits her chomping dentures on the ground on front of her. The dentures are spit further when a stronger button is used.
Ikaku Gan Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+P Oume or Otane rises into the air while projecting a horrific face in front of her. This move knocks opponents down on impact. They leap backwards with  LP , a short distance forwards with  HP , or a long distance forwards with Z. This move can be done while dashing.
Bodou Kourin Both P simultaneously Oume and Otane drop a massive statue of their mother from the sky. The statue can drop near or far by holding Left or Right when performing the move; otherwise, the statue drops a medium distance away.
Ryuusei Ranbu Dan Right+PPPPP Oume or Otane throws multiple fire blasts from her palms. The blasts are thrown straight ahead with  LP  or at an upwards angle with  HP  or Z.
Tenbu Kyaku Up Down+K in midair Oume and Otane spiral downward while drilling with their feet. They fall slowly but more vertically when  LP  is used and fast but at more of an angle when  HP  is used. They fall fast but more vertically when Z is used and continue moving along the ground while drilling after falling.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Air Spin Right Right in midair Oume and Otane spin downward.
Chourenka Z+C Oume and Otane transform into their younger selves, then the lead partner leaps forward and releases a spiked heart projectile from her chest. This move cannot be blocked.
Reaching Jab Right+ HP  Oume or Otane leans forward with an open-handed jab.
Bicycle Kick Right+ HK  Oume or Otane leaps ahead while kicking with both legs, resembling pedaling a bicycle.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Chibu Kyaku Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Right+ LP , Left Right+ HP , Left Right+Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Ichizoku Down Down+K Oume or Otane points, and a stampede of characters from the previous Gouketsuji Ichizoku games tramples the opponent.
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Age:
43
Origin:
Germany Germany
Partner:
Damian Shade


Rudolph Gartheimer (ルドルフ・ガルテイマー)
A ruthless man feared by everyone who knew him. Once part of the Goketsuji clan, his family fell of the Oume's graces and were subsequently banished, losing everything. His family eventually recovered their wealth, but Rudolph still held great hatred for the Goketsujis, especially Oume. He seeks to win the tournament and destroy the Goketsuji clan.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Iron Mine Both P simultaneously Gartheimer rolls a bomb across the ground, which explodes and knocks his opponent over on impact. The bomb rolls further when the P buttons are released later.
Grind Rush Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+K Gartheimer runs forward while swinging his iron balls. When  HP  or Z is used, he finishes by swinging his flaming iron balls downward. The move covers more distance and hits more times when a stronger button is used.
Heavy Salt Kick Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+K or
Down Up+K during dash
Gartheimer flips backwards with a kick while swinging his iron balls. The move hits more times when a stronger button is used or when done from a dash.
Grind Break Right+ LP  LP  LP  LP  LP  Gartheimer whips his iron balls rapidly in the air in front of him.
Body Smasher Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+P Gartheimer jumps high into the air, then stomps back down.
Heavy Tread Up Down+P in midair Gartheimer stomps downward. He drops straight down with  LP , drops a short distance forward with  HP , or drops a further distance forward with Z.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Mace Drop Z+C Gartheimer flings an iron ball into the sky, then it falls down in front of him as a giant spiked ball. This move cannot be blocked.
Double Strike  HP   HP  Gartheimer swings one iron ball downward, then the other.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Gain Control Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Right+ LP , Left Right+ HP , Left Right+Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Iron Dust Bomber Down Down+K Gartheimer uses an iron ball as a magnet to assemble a metal bomber, then throws it. It disassembles into its pieces as it is thrown.
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Age:
14
Origin:
Japan Japan
Partner:
Popura Hananokouji


Remi Otogiri (乙霧・レミ)
The only daughter of a high-class family who are descendants of an evil witch. Her calm and classy demeanor made her one of the most popular students in her school, motivated to show the power of music. Her classmate Popura also has magical powers, and they became best friends quickly. She wants to win the tournament to earn enough money to hold concerts around the world and help the poor. She is accompanied by a living music note named Kuroma (クロマ).
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Il filo Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P Remi crouches, and Kuroma spins its tail like a helicopter blade and throws it across the screen. It curves upward at a slight angle with  LP , upward at a steeper angle with  HP , or downward with Z.
Capriola Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+P or
Down Up+P during dash
Remi somersaults through the air while swinging Kuroma like a scythe, which knocks the opponent back on impact. The move ascends higher when a stronger button is used and hits more times when dashing.
Portamento Up Down+P Kuroma transforms into a giant knife, which Remi rides to the ground. The angle of the fall is wider when a stronger button is used.
Corno rifreso Both P simultaneously Kuroma transforms into a horn, which Remi plays, creating multiple sound waves that can stun the opponent momentarily.
La morte Both P simultaneously in midair Remi transforms into a miniature Grim Reaper for a duration, which can fly around in any direction. While in this form, she can shoot a stream of fireballs with P (downwards with  LP , forwards with  HP , or upwards with Z) or swing her scythe with K (dashing diagonally downwards with  HK  or dashing forwards with C).
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Slide Down-right Remi can move forward while crouched.
Glide Right Right in midair Remi can glide a short distance through the air.
Musical Scythe Z+C Kuroma transforms into a scythe, which Remi grabs and swings at her opponent. This move cannot be blocked.
Bent Over Kick Right+ LK  Remi bends over while kicking.
Swing Kick Right+ HK  Remi grabs Kuroma and soars through the air while kicking with both legs.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Triangle Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Right+ LP , Left Right+ HP , Left Right+Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Requiem Down Down+K Kuroma transforms into a pipe organ, and Remi plays a requiem on it that summons a massive Grim Reaper to attack the opponent with a scythe.
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Age:
13
Origin:
Japan Japan
Partner:
Remi Otogiri


Popura Hananokouji (花小路・ポプラ)
The daughter of Clara from Gouketsuji Ichizoku 2. She has learned all of her mother's magic tricks and fighting techniques. After Clara mentioned her participation on a prestigious tournament, Popura invited her fellow magical classmate Remi as her partner to join the tournament. She hopes winning will help her find her father, who has been traveling the world.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Shoujo Commando Down Down-right Right P Popura changes into a sailor suit, then kneels and shoots a jellyfish from a bazooka. The jellyfish moves faster when a stronger button is used.
Kurukuru Candy Both K simultaneously Popura spins and uses her wand to flick a large ball of candy. If it hits, her opponent is enveloped in a giant candy wrapper and stunned for a duration.
Kurukuru Poi Down Down-right Right K Popura changes into a leotard and waves a long ribbon at the opponent. She waves it forwards with  LP , at an upwards angle with  HP , or above her with Z. This move can be done while dashing.
Bikkuri Bako Both P simultaneously Popura twirls into the air, then drops a surprise box on the ground. A small teddy bear runs into the box from the other side of the screen, hitting the opponent along the way.
Cupid Both P simultaneously in midair Popura transforms into a miniature Cupid for a duration, which can fly around in any direction. While in this form, she can shoot a heart arrows with P (diagonally downwards with  LP  or straight ahead with  HP  or Z) or blow sound waves out of a horn with K (diagonally downwards with  LK , straight ahead with  HK , or both with C).
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Nurse Popura Z+C Popura changes into a nurse's outfit, then pokes her opponent with a giant syringe and draws blood from her opponent. This move cannot be blocked.
Batter Up Right+ HP  Popura changes into a baseball player's uniform, then swings a bat.
Gymnast Attack Down-right+ HP  Popura changes into a leotard, then pounces forward and swings two spiked maces downward.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Popura Special Down Down-left Left  LP , Down Down-left Left  HP , Down Down-left Left Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Tulip Down Down+K Popura slams her hands onto the ground, summoning a humongous tulip that chomps her opponent whole and chews them before spitting them out.

Bosses

The bosses are secret playable characters in the Saturn version.

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Age:
35
Origin:
England England



Bristol Weller (ブリストル・ウェラー)
An intelligent but heartless man, born from a family of aristocrats, who is willing to do anything to fulfill his ambitions. Even with his success as a Gartheimer company partner, he wanted more, so he entered a pact with demons to rain destruction upon the world in exchange for his supernatural powers. Almost all of his moves are kicks.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Single Shot Down Down-right Right K Bristol kicks a crescent-shaped projectile across the screen. The projectile moves faster when a stronger button is used.
Killer Mantis Right Down Down-right K Bristol rises into the air with a high kick, then follows up with an axe kick. The move ascends higher when a stronger button is used. This move can be done while dashing.
Hunting Mantis Down Down-left Left K Bristol leaps ahead with a flying kick, then follows up with an axe kick. The move covers a longer distance when a stronger button is used.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Goodbye Z+C Bristol slides forward and does a crescent kick. This move cannot be blocked.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Winners Strike Down Down-left Left  LP , Down Down-left Left  HP , Down Down-left Left Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Bloody Execution Down Down+K Bristol pulls out a pistol and shoots it three times.
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Bristol-D (ブリストル-D)
After Bristol has been defeated, his true identity is revealed as Bristol-D, a vampiric demon summoner. He was arrested for his various crimes in the year 2115, but he escaped and traveled through time in order to manipulate past events to his benefit. He has the power to control other people's minds and brainwashes the player's partner, and he can create portals to summon demons from the underworld. These demons he summons with his normal and special moves are from the Shin Megami Tensei series (also by Atlus).
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Pixie Slash Down Down-right Right P Bristol-D summons a horde of Pixies, fairy-like creatures, to fly ahead and attack the opponent. The move hits more times when a stronger button is used.
Gaap Upper Right Down Down-right P Bristol-D summons Gaap, a winged and horned demon, to uppercuts into the air in front of him. The move covers a wider arc when a stronger button is used.
Leonard Wave Down Down-right Right K Bristol-D summons Leonard, a Baphomet-like demon with a goat head, to projects tall, circular energy waves ahead. The waves travel farther and faster when a stronger button is used.
Amon Flame Down Down-left Left K Bristol-D summons Amon, a demon with a wolf head and a snake body, to belches a stream of flames. The move lasts for longer when a stronger button is used.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Energy Expulsion Z+C Bristol-D holds his hands out and casts bolts of lightning from them. This move cannot be blocked.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Hell's Gate Down Down-left Left  LP , Down Down-left Left  HP , Down Down-left Left Z
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Flystorm Beelzebub Down Down+K Bristol-D summons Beelzebub, a giant, fly-like demon, to attack the opponent with a swarm of flies.

Hidden

Main article: Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3/Hidden content.

Damian is a secret playable character in the Saturn version.

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Age:
17
Origin:
Canada Canada
Partner:
Rudolph Gartheimer


Damian Shade (ダミアン・シェード)
An orphan adopted by the Gartheimer family. He is Rudolph's servant, secret lover, and tag team partner, but he never gets the opportunity to fight as he is shot by Bristol after Rudolph is defeated.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Holy Magic Down Down-left Left P Damian twirls into the air with a flaming uppercut. The move ascends higher when a stronger button is used. This move can be done while dashing.
Rose Flash Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P Damian throws roses across the screen, with the stems stabbing the opponent. He throws one rose with  LP , two roses with  HP , or three roses with Z. The roses move faster when a stronger button is used.
Damian Body Attack Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+K Damian runs forward, then turns around and uses his rear end to knock the opponent over. He runs further when a stronger button is used.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Jackboots Z+C Damian somersaults forward while kicking with blades in his boots. This move cannot be blocked.
Move list (Combo technique)
Name Command Description
Poison Zone Down Down-left Left  LK , Down Down-left Left  HK , Down Down-left Left C
Move list (Stress shot)
Name Command Description
Pinch Crusher Down Down+K Three Gartheimers rush across the screen while swinging their iron balls.

Stages

Each team fights in a particular stage in the single-player mode, but players can choose any stage in the multiplayer mode.

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Boiler Room
This stage is used by Solis and M.A.D.

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Blue Room
This stage is used by Popura and Remi.

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Coliseum
This stage is used by Larry and Chris.

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Shrine Grounds
This stage is used by Tenjinbashi and Hizumi.

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Airplane
This stage is used by Oume & Otane and Falco.

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Altar
This stage is used by Gartheimer and Damian and by Bristol and the first partner fight.

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Demonic Altar
This stage is used by Bristol-D and the brainwashed partner.

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Catwalk
This stage only appears in the multiplayer mode.

Production credits

Saturn version

Arcade Staff
  • Planner: Super_K, + Bugta +, Heren
  • Designer: Yn_Dessy, Papipupe, Range, Moto, Satoru.Y, Kuki, Uhio, H.Morita, Asaki, Mandai, Monko, Y.Ogawa
  • Programmer: Missile, Toshiya, M.Yamasaki
  • Sound Creater: Dencyu
  • Helper: M.Masada, Markey, Komori
  • Scenery: Clark Kent Co.Ltd
  • Special Thanks: Mr.Yokoyama, Mr.Tanaka, Cūko, And Atlus All Staff
Saturn Staff
  • Planner: Super_K, + Bugta +
  • Designer: Yn_Dessy, Range, Dadamusi, Moto, Kuki, H.Morita, Asaki, Monko, Y.Ogawa, Y.Shiina
  • Programmer: Missile, Toshiya, S.Narita, N.Yamasaki
  • Sound Creater: Dencyu
  • Debugger: Markey, Kohzai, Fuse, Sato, Kouno, Yoshikawa, Kikunaga, Morigouchi
  • Special Thanks: Mr.Yokoyama, Mr.Iwata, Cūko, Mr.Komatsu, Mr.Satoh, Mr.Sugiura, Mr.Murata, And Atlus All Staff
Thanks For Playing
See You Next "Groove On Fight"
Source:
In-game credits
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[4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GrooveOnFight Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
Saturn JP flyer
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Print advert in (JP) #1997-03: "1997-03 (1997-02-14)" (1997-01-31)
also published in:
  • (JP) #1997-05: "1997-05 (1997-02-28)" (1997-02-14)[5]
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Print advert in (JP) #1997-06: "1997-06 (1997-03-07)" (1997-02-21)
also published in:
  • (JP) #1997-10: "1997-10 (1997-04-04)" (1997-03-21)[6]
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Print advert in (JP) #1997-14: "1997-14 (1997-05-02)" (1997-04-18)
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Print advert in (JP) #1997-18: "1997-18 (1997-06-06)" (1997-05-23)
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Print advert in (KR) #1997-08: "xxxx" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (KR) #1997-09: "xxxx" (199x-xx-xx)[7]
  • (KR) #1997-10: "xxxx" (199x-xx-xx)[8]
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Print advert in (KR) #1997-11: "xxxx" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (KR) #1997-12: "xxxx" (199x-xx-xx)[9]
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Physical scans

Sega Titan Video version

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85
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58
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(DE) NTSC-J
61
[12]
(FR) NTSC-J
88
[13]
(JP) NTSC-J
86
[14]
(JP) NTSC-J
63
[15]
Sega Saturn
73
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Technical information

Main article: Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
606,312,672 1997-03-17 CD-ROM (JP) T-14411G, T-14413G V1.001

Track list

1. Data track  
2. Absorption (0:19) 
From: Partner Absorption (パートナー吸収)
3. Bad Partner (0:22) 
From: Decisive Battle!Leader VS Partner (対決!リーダ-VSパートナー)
4. Break Beats (0:15) 
5. Congratuation (0:19) 
6. Fly Away (4:12) 
From: High-Speed Fighter Plane Screen (高速の戦闘機面)
7. Gate Of Time (0:47) 
From: Unmei no Solis jikuu no kanata e (運命のソーリス時空の彼方へ)
8. God Of Death (3:21) 
From: Destroyed Castle Screen (破壊城面)
9. Groove On Fight (1:35) 
From: Staff Roll (スタッフロール)
10. I'm Gartheimer (0:17) 
From: Shoubu! Gartheimer (勝負!ゲルトハイマー)
11. Incarnation (4:32) 
From: Noble castle Screen (高貴な城面)
12. Kamikaze (4:05) 
From: Miyajima Screen (宮島面)
13. M.A.D. (4:11) 
From: Maddened Machinery Screen (狂った機械面)
14. Mystic (2:15) 
From: Omake mode
15. Oh! Baby (0:32) 
From: Name Entry Screen (ネームエントリー画面)
16. Periodically (0:31) 
From: Opening Demo (オープニングデモ)
17. Poor Thing Man (0:18) 
From: The True Enemy Bristol Appears (真の敵ブリストル登場)
18. Red Bird (4:10) 
From: Steel Factory Screen (鋼の工場面)
19. Result of Fight (0:35) 
20. Revive (0:14) 
From: Resurrected Bristol (復活ブリストル)
21. Soshite... (0:34) 
From: Ending Demo (エンディングデモ)
22. Soul Selecter (1:22) 
From: Player Select Screen (プレイヤーセレクト画面)
23. Start! (0:35) 
From: Press Start Screen (プレススタート画面)
24. Time Is Tango (4:04) 
From: Wall Clock Screen (柱時計面)
25. Ume & Tane (0:20) 
From: Leader's Decisive Battle!Oume & Otane Appears (頭主決定戦!お梅&お種登場)
26. We Are Stronger (0:19) 
From: Winner Screen (ウイナー画面)
27. Who Are You? (1:21) 
From: Gouketsuji Gekiha Gartheimer Appears (豪血寺撃破ゲルトハイマー登場)
28. World Step (4:27) 
From: Ruins Screen (遺跡面)
Running time: 45:52

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Saturn (JP) Extra files
Folder / File Type Size description
G3_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 202 About this game.
G3_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 68 About original game
G3_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 34 Copyright


References


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Gouketsuji Ichizoku games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Gouketsuji Ichizoku (1994)
Arcade
PriCla Daisakusen (1996) | Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 (1997)
Sega Saturn
PriCla Daisakusen (1996) | Groove On Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 (1997)