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- Developer: Namco
- Publisher: Namco
- Genre: Action Fighting 3D
- Release Date: Apr 29, 1998
- ESRB: Teen
Various Cheats and Hints
Fight as Kuma
Complete arcade mode once. When selected, he will be a giant panda. To fight as Kuma the brown bear, press [Triangle] when selecting him. They both have the same moves.
Fight as Juila
Complete arcade mode with two characters.
Fight as Gun Jack
Complete arcade mode with three characters.
Fight as Mokujin
Complete arcade mode with four characters.
Fight as Anna
Complete arcade mode with five characters.
Fight as Bryan
Complete arcade mode with six characters.
Fight as Heihachi
Complete arcade mode with seven characters.
Fight as Ogre
Complete arcade mode with eight characters.
Fight as True Ogre
Complete arcade mode with nine characters.
Fight as Panda
Highlight Kuma at the character selection screen and press [Circle].
Fight as Tiger
Highlight Eddy Gordo at the character selection screen and press [Triangle]. Alternately, successfully complete the game with eighteen characters.
Fight as Mukojin's Wife
Highlight Mukojin at the character selection screen and press [X] or [Circle].
Fight as Doctor Boskonovitch
Select Tekken Force Mode from the main menu. Your first goal is to fight Heihachi's "Tekken Forces" all the way to the Mishima Fortress, where you will hopefully get to fight Heihachi Mishima and defeat him. When you have accomplished this, you will get a copper key. Do this three more times to get the silver and gold keys. The third time you defeat Heihachi, a message saying "Final Stage Challenge" should appear on the screen. You will then go to the Underground stage where you must fight the Doctor. Not only is he very tricky, but the 60 second time limit makes him even harder to beat. Defeat him to unlock him in arcade mode and the Underground stage.
Complete Tekken Force Mode four times and defeat him at the final stage. He will be playable in all modes including arcade mode.
Alternately, battle on two player versus mode between 50 and 120 times, if you already have unlocked all characters besides Dr. Boskonovitch.
Fight as Gon
Play in survival mode and get at least third place in the ranking list. Enter "GON" as a name to unlock him.
Complete arcade mode using Doctor Boskonovitch. Then, select arcade mode and press the D-Pad off either side of the character selection screen. Alternatively, defeat Gon under "Ball mode" or play survival or force mode until prompted for initials, then enter "GON
Successfully complete the game with ten characters in arcade mode and unlock Tekken Ball Mode. When starting Tekken Ball Mode, your first opponent will be Gon. Defeat him and he will unlocked in all modes.
In round 5 or 6 of arcade mode, get a KO after only losing 5% of your energy. You will fight Gon in the next round. Defeat him and complete arcade mode to unlock him as a playable character. He appears just off to the right of the screen on the top row of characters in arcade mode.
Alternate character and mode release
There is a another way of releasing extra characters and game modes. As you accumulate battles in versus mode new features and characters will be unlocked.
100 Battles : Kuma unlocked
150 Battles : Julia unlocked
200 Battles : Gun Jack unlocked
250 Battles : Mokujin unlocked
300 Battles : Anna unlocked
350 Battles : Bryan unlocked
400 Battles : Heihachi unlocked
450 Battles : Ogre unlocked
500 Battles : True Ogre unlocked
550 Battles : Tekken Ball Mode unlocked
600 Battles : Tiger unlocked
650 Battles : Gon unlocked
700 Battles : Dr. Bosconovitch unlocked
750 Battles : All characters and costumes unlocked
Fight against Panda as a Boss
Select Tekken Force Mode and highlight Kuma and press [Triangle] at the character selection screen. The Boss of the backstreets will be Panda, since you are playing as Kuma.
Unlocking Gon and Dr. Boskonovitch easily
Set the game on easy, one round, and unlimited time. Play in arcade mode and on the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh round, allow your opponent to take all but five percent of your health before defeating him. If done correctly, the announcer will say "Great". Gon or Dr. Boskonovitch will be your opponent in the next round. Defeat them to unlock them as playable characters.
Defeat Gon in Tekken Ball mode to unlock him in all modes.
Tekken Ball mode
View all endings of the ten base characters to enable the "Ball Mode" option -- complete the game ten times.
Special attack in Tekken Ball
When you use a special attack on the ball (for example, Blazing Inferno for True Ogre), it will glow slightly and you will see an exclamation mark. However it will not do any damage to your opponent when it hits them.
When in Tekken Ball mode, you can make the ball fly into the air above you, then slam down at your opponent at an amazing speed. To do this, you can be anybody. When the enemy uses an attack to make the ball into an "attack ball" (ball infused with power), counter that "attack ball" with a throw, or any other attack that causes a blue spark (such as Jin's Force Block). You can do this by pressing [Square] + [X] or [Triangle] + [Circle]. If you hit the ball with the "blue spark" attack, there will be a blue "!" where you hit it, and the ball will glow blue. Then, you will hit the ball and infuse it with your power (jump-kicking works very well). It will fly high into the air above your head, then slam down on the head of the enemy doing the damage you infused in the ball! The ball moves so fast that the enemy has no time to counter. Note: You can still make the ball go above your head if the enemy hit the ball with a "blue spark" attack when you had the ball infused with your power.
Hidden characters in Tekken Ball
If you have unlocked Tekken Ball Mode without unlocking any hidden characters at all (e.g. using a GameShark code), then, including defeating Gon and unlocking him, any other characters you fight in Tekken Ball who you have not previously obtained can be accessed if you defeat them.
In Tekken Ball Mode, when someone fires an attack ball at you, press the buttons for a throw move when it is close to you. The ball will glow. Kick or punch it and the ball will go up into the air and hit the opponent. This attack can be blocked.
Unlock each character, including Panda, Tiger, Doctor Boskonovitch, and Gon, and view their endings. The "Disc" and "Sound" options under "Theatre Mode" will now be available.
Amusement Park: Get Xiaoyu as challenger in training/her style clothes.
Punk Alley: Get Paul/Bryan as challenger.
Mexican Temple: Get Julia/Heihachi as challenger.
Labrotory Courtyard: Get Nina/Anna/Gun Jack as challenger.
Grassy lands: Get Eddy/Tiger as challenger.
Martial Arts Dojo: Get Forest/Kuma/Panda as challenger .
Taekwondo Dojo - get Hwoarang as challenger.
Skyring: Get King as challenger.
Island Beach: Get Gon as challenger.
Junky Mansion - get Doctor Bostonovitch as challenger.
Forest: Get Yoshimitsu as challenger.
Tiger Dojo: Get Jin as challenger in training/his style clothes.
Chinese Street: Get Lei as challenger.
High School stage
Unlock Jin or Xiaoyu's extra costume, then get them as challenger in that costume.
Record or replay combo
Enter practice mode and choose the "Freestyle" selection. Press [L1] + [L2] + [R1] + [R2] + [Circle] at the freestyle options screen. Then press [Down] + [Select] to record or replay a combo.
Alternate ending pose
Perform the following after defeating your opponent on any round. Hold [X] or [Circle] throughout the instant replay. Your fighter will perform a special pose.
The last button pressed before you KO someone will determine the winning pose at the end. For example, if you kick your opponent the pose will differ from if you punch. Also, with Gun Jack, if you use a kick, he will fly up into the sky or ceiling of the setting. This is strange in Jin's gym, where Gun Jack will seemingly be going to hit the wooden roof, but instead you get a magnified close up of it.
Alternate introduction sequence
Complete the game with the ten base characters to view an alternate introduction featuring the characters in their two-player mode costumes. For another alternate introduction, complete the game with all characters including the secret characters.
Complete arcade mode with all twenty-one characters, including Gon and Dr. Boskonovitch (you also may need to complete it with Tiger). The background in practice mode changes so that Tekken 3 and King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 scrolls across behind the player selection boxes, which are now in the style of the versus board.
Select arcade mode, highlight a fighter on the character selection screen, and hold [R1] + [R2] + [L1] + [L2] until the timer reaches zero. Release the buttons when both fighters are displayed.
Alternatively, play as the desired character the indicated number of times. Then, highlight that fighter on the character selection screen and press [Start]: Ling Xiaoyu (fifty times), Jin Kazama (fifty times), Anna Williams (twenty-five), Gunjack (ten).
Press [Start] or [Triangle] when selecting Law. He will fight in a yellow costume with a black stripe down the sides. This outfit looks rather like the biker outfit in one of Bruce Lee's epic films called "Game Of Death".
Highlight a character and press [Square].
Highlight a fighter at the character selection screen. Allow the controller to remain idle and wait for the time to run out.
Go to a character's screen and press [X] or [Circle] for the "outfit of their choosing". Press [Square] or [Triangle] for their "best training outfit". If the character has a third outfit and you enable it, you can select that instead of "best training outfit" if you press [Triangle].
Red and green colors
Go to practice mode, then select one player free-style mode. Turn everything on, go to mode select, then go to "Combo Training" and press [Start]. Your characters should be green, and when you attack you will become red. Note: You can go back to one player free-style if desired, and the colors will still be there.
Random select in team battle mode
Select team battle mode, choose the number of characters for your team, then press [Start].
During a fight or when selecting one of the modes, press [Start] + [Select].
Enter practice mode and select King. Select combo practice and choose combo 1. All you have to do is that combo, but with only I Ali Kick (the sweep-like kick near the end). Then execute the combo repeatedly, with only one Ali Kick at a time. The game will go to a 99 Hit Count, before the counter resets and starts over.
Play as Gon. While fighting, stand next to your opponent and repeatedly do the Woodpecker for an unlimited combo. Note this can be blocked.
Hold [Triangle] or [Square] before a round for a taunt and [X] or [Square] for another taunt.
Wave taunt (Julia and Xiaoyu)
Press [Triangle] + [Circle] + [X].
Butt shake (Anna)
Press [Triangle] + [Square] + [X].
Sight seeing (Xiaoyu)
Press [Square] + [X] + [Circle].
Power taunt (Byran)
Press [Square] + [X] + [Circle].
Bryan Fury: Killing move
To K.O. your opponent, hit him with the following moves in order. Take one step towards your opponent, then do the Hands Of Doom ([Back], [Triangle], [Square], [Triangle]). When your opponent is trying to stand again, do the Slash Kick to send them flying. Then, do a Running Charge to finish them off.
Press [Circle] + [Triangle]. Then press [Circle] + [Triangle]. The move will do 100% damage if done correctly.
Bryan Fury: Super move
This move does 72 points of damage. Press [Back], then press [Square] + [Circle]. Bryan will crouch on one knee, bend the other, exert green energy, then will back hand them in the side of the head.
Bryan Fury: Power Kicks
Press [Circle] or [Forward], then [Circle].
Doctor Boskonovitch: Super Doc move
To make Doctor B. do his Super Doc move (which is not shown in the command list), press [Circle] + [X] + "Away", then press [Up]. The doctor should go flying into the air before coming down near his opponent. This move does a surprisingly large amount damage to your opponent.
Gon: Fire proof
The only character than is fireproof is Gon. When attacked with fire he will just stand there and it will only do one point of damage. This is true for both Gons.
Gon: Backflip Throw
Hold or press [Back], then press [Square] + [Triangle] while standing very close to your opponent. You can also use this as an escape backflip.
Gon: Special Side Step
Hold [Back] and the press [X] + [Circle]. Note: You can hold [Back] to keep moving.
Gon: Disco Punch
Press [Back] then press [Square]. Gon will spin his arms, stand on one leg, move the other back, then lean into the punch. This will send your opponent across the screen.
Gon: Repeating punch attack
Press [Square] and immediately press [Triangle] + [Square] repeatedly. If done correctly, Gon will do a punch combo until you stop pressing [Triangle] + [Square]. Note: Sometimes Gon will do his fireball attack.
Gon: Super move
Press [Circle] + [Square]. Gon will move back slightly, then tackle the opponent with fire.
Hold [Square] + [X] and press [Triangle]. Lightning will appear around Gon and he will charge at the enemy. Two hits of this will do a KO.
Gon: Easy win
Keep pressing [Circle] until it is a K.O.
Gun Jack: Good ending
Successfully complete the game with Gun Jack in his secret costume. To get his secret costume, play with Gun Jack fifty times in two player versus mode. Both players have to be Gun Jack.
Gun Jack: Super move
Make sure [L1] is configured to "No use". During a match, keep on rotating the D-Pad or the "Analog-stick" in circles while holding [L1]. You will see Gun Jack spinning his arm around and you will also hear a voice saying one, two, three, four, five On any on those numbers, quickly press [Square] to hit your opponent. If you press [Square] on five, he will make full damage. Note: Make sure you press [Square] immediately after he says the number.
Hwoarang: Easy win
In the very beginning of the match, take a quick step forward and press [X]x2, [Circle]x2, [X]x2. Hwoarang will do four quick kicks, a low kick and then a strong roundhouse kick. This should take away most of their health. If the roundhouse kick misses, quickly press [Circle]x4 to do another quick combo.
Hwoarang: Dynamite Heel
Press "Down/Back" + [Square] + [X]. You should raise your foot straight up, give power effects, then bring down your heel like a guillotine. Do this twice for a K.O.
Jin or King: Reverse punch or kick
When playing as Jin or King, press [Left], [Triangle] + [Circle] to reverse a punch or kick.
Jin: As Boss
Enter arcade mode and play as Heihachi Mishima from the Stage 9 Boss Stage (if available). Reach Stage 9, and because you are Heihachi, you will fight Jin.
Julia: Triple power kick
Go towards your opponent and press [Circle]x3. Note: This move is helpful when fighting Doctor Boskonovitch.
King: 100-hit combo
Select practice mode and have King continuously do the Three Ali Kicks. The hit counter will reset when it reaches 100.
King: Special kick
Quickly press [Up]x2 or [Down]x2 and do a side step. Then, press [X] + [Circle]. This kick takes 60% of 100 damage and is not on the command list.
King: Defeating Doctor Boskonovitch
Complete Tekken Force Mode as King four times. After the fourth time, you will fight Doctor Boskonovitch with a one minute time limit. To knock him down for the first time, use King's Disgraceful Kick ([Back] + [Circle]). When he is down, you should be facing away from him. Next, do a Moonsault Body Press ([Square] + [Circle]). Continue to repeat this and look out for his attacks, some of which are quite powerful.
Kuma/Panda: Extended ending
Complete arcade mode with Panda to view an ending slightly longer than if you used Kuma.
Law: Easy win
Select arcade mode and choose Law. Keep pressing [X] and [Circle]. You should do good combos, by kicking your opponent, then doing a back flip kick.
Lee: Infinite kick combo
Choose Ogre or True Ogre. While standing up from a crouching position, press [X]x3. There are multiple variations. For a Left Axekick press [Up] + [X]. For a Low Kick, press [Down] + [X]. The only way to stop this is to stop pressing [X] or by getting hit.
Mokujin: Puppet comparison
Mokujin was not the first character to look like that. Before Mokujin, was a character found in Tobal No. 1 and Tobal 2 known as Puppet. The only differences are that Mokujin is wider, and has only one iron ball fist -- Puppet has two of them.
Mokujin: Wooden sound
Hold [Down] before each round that you use Mokujin.
Mokujin: Male and female differences
You can tell if you are fighting the male or female by looking on top of their heads. The girl has a flower and the boy has a tree.
Paul: Fatal attack
Press [Back] + [Square] + [Triangle]. Paul will bring back his arm and it will glow. If timed correctly, he will punch the opponent and do major damage. Note: This has no effect in Tekken Ball mode.
Paul: Shortest combo
Press [Square], [Triangle], [X], [Square], [Triangle] to perform Paul's shortest combo.
Tiger: Special ending
Complete Arcade mode with Tiger (Eddy Gordo's 70's style alter ego) to view an ending featuring a funky disco dance routine along to some 70's disco music.
Xiaoyu: Opponent trick
Play as Xiaoyu and execute her Basic Throw A on your opponent. Immediately press [Triangle] quickly and repeatedly after pressing the buttons for the move. If done correctly, your opponent will get up the wrong way.
Xiaoyu: Infinite combo
Use the Raccoon Swing ([Forward], [Forward], [X]) followed by Mistrust ([Circle] while facing backwards). Your opponent should fall on the ground. Keep doing these moves. You should keep hitting them while they on the ground until they are defeated or you miss a move.
Press [Square]x2, [Triangle]x2, [Circle] for an easy combo that does a lot of damage.
When playing as Xiaoyu, Nina, Yoshimitsu, Eddy/Tiger, Anna, or Mukojin press "Up/Back" to do Backflip.
If you knock your opponent to the floor so that they fall quite a way, tap [Forward]x2 to run, then as you get near, press [X]. You will lunge at them (usually, as some characters are different) and if timed correctly, they cannot block or move out of the way.
To avoid many throws, just press [Square] or [Triangle] at the correct moment. This will not work with certain throws.
To execute more damage, press [X] + [Circle] + [Square] + [Triangle]. If done correctly, your character change color and be vulnerable to attack. However, your character will have blue limbs and cause a counter attack for more damage.
Defeating Doctor Boskonovich
Always try to trip him if he is standing. Low kicks will do the job.
Defeating True Ogre
When you get to True Ogre in arcade mode, kick him, then when he runs at you, kick again. Do not move -- just wait for him to come to you. Kick/Punch until a KO.
Easy kills on crows and owls and level enemy
In Tekken Force mode, kicks will do heavy damage on crows, owls, and level enemies.
Easy third costumes
Set the game on one round then choose versus mode. Select Jin vs. Xiayu 48 times. After 47 battles, Xiayu will get her third costume. In the next battle Jin also will get his costume. To get Gunjack's third costume, select Gunjack vs. Gunjack in versus mode 6 times. To get Anna's third costume, select Anna vs. Anna 14 times in versus mode. To save their costumes, play arcade mode one time in their third costumes.
Practice mode colors
Select practice mode and choose your characters. Go to "Player 1 Freestyle" and turn "Hit Analysis" and "Attack Data" on. Your players will be green and will turn red when they attack.
"Soul Edge reference
"In Bryan's or Paul's stage, in the background on the gray wall is red graffiti which spells out "Soul Edge", the first game in the Soul Calibur series made by Namco.
Play track two of the game disc in an audio CD player to hear music from the game.
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