Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame

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Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame
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Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame cover art
Developer(s) Konami[1]
Publisher(s) Konami[1]
Engine Proprietary
Platform(s) SNES,[1] Mobile Phones
Release date(s) Super Famicom
  • JP December 16, 1994
  • JP September 30, 1997 (Nintendo Power)
[1]
Mobile Phones
Wii Virtual Console
  • JP September 15, 2009
Wii U Virtual Console
  • JP October 16, 2013
Genre(s) Action[1]
Mode(s) Single-player or multiplayer (up to 2 players)
Distribution 16-megabit cartridge

Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame (がんばれゴエモン3~獅子重禄兵衛のからくり卍固め~?) is a Ganbare Goemon series video game released for the Super Famicom, and the third one for that console. It follows the protagonist Goemon as he struggles to recover Wise Man, who has been imprisoned by the evil nun Bismaru far in the future. The game is the first in the series in which the classical quartet (Goemon, Ebisumaru, Sasuke and Yae) are all playable, the magical abilities of the four characters are introduced (Goemon's Sudden Impact and Yae's Mermaid magic for example) and also the first one in which Yae is a playable character in the main series.

This installment takes a radical departure from other games in the series, where they were arranged in levels and worlds. In this case, the areas are totally interconnected, similar to The Legend of Zelda series, including the use of certain items in order to pass certain inaccessible areas.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Super Famicom version of the game a 32 out of 40.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Game information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  2. ^ おオススメ!! ソフト カタログ!!: がんばれゴエモン3. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.335. Pg.114. 12–19 May 1995.