3 Count Bout

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3 Count Bout
3 Count Bout arcade flyer.jpg
North American Arcade flyer
D4 Enterprise
(Virtual Console)
HAMSTER Corporation (PS4/Switch/Xbox One)
Producer(s)Eikichi Kawasaki
Designer(s)Hiroyuki Kawano
Yasuaki Uenoyama
Artist(s)Mina Kawai
Nishi Futatsu
T. Maeda
Composer(s)Masahiko Hataya
Genre(s)Fighting, sports
Mode(s)Single-player, co-op, multiplayer (up to two players)
Arcade systemNeo Geo MVS
CPUM68000 (@ 12 MHz),
Z80A (@ 4 MHz)
SoundYM2610 (@ 8 MHz)[1]
DisplayRaster, 320 × 224 pixels (Horizontal), 4096 colors

3 Count Bout[a] is a wrestling arcade game released by SNK in 1993.


Gameplay screenshot showcasing a match with Bomberder facing off against The Gandhara.

The game consists of 5 championships with their own stages. The first stage type is a wrestling ring where the opponents can bounce from the edges and can be out of bounds. The second stage type is street wrestling, where there are objects to destroy and weapons to wield. The last stage is the electricity stage where the borders are harmful and weapons are used. Press the A button to punch. Press the B button to kick. Press the C button to jump. Press the A and B buttons simultaneously for a quick moving retreat. Pull the joystick twice in a direction to rush that way. If the player rushes in the direction of a boxing ring edge, they can bounce back. If the player is down, repeatedly press the A button and pull the joystick left and right to get up. Press the C button to body drop on a downed opponent. Press the A button many times rapidly to use a special attack. Press Button A or B on a downed opponent to grab and wrestle. When the player and opponent clash in a wrestle, press the A and B buttons as fast as possible to push back. Press Button D to pin down a downed opponent and hold him for 3 seconds to win. Alternatively, some fighters have holds which can force an opponent with low stamina to submit.[2]


On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Neo Geo version of the game a 24 out of 40.[3]


  1. ^ Also known as Fire Suplex (Japanese: ファイヤー•スープレックス, Hepburn: Faiyā Sūpurekkusu) in Japan.


  1. ^ "SNK NeoGeo MVS Hardware (SNK)". system16.com. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  2. ^ Three Count Bout FAQ
  3. ^ NEO GEO GAMES CROSS REVIEW: ファイヤー・スープレックス. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.332. Pg.27. 28 April 1995.

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