3 Count Bout
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Promotional flyer for 3 Count Bout
Developer(s) SNK
Publisher(s) SNK
Platform(s) Arcade Game, SNK Neo Geo, SNK Neo Geo CD
Release date(s) 1993 April 23 (Arcade)1993 (SNK Neo Geo)
1995 (SNK Neo Geo CD)
Genre(s) Fighting, Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, 2-player, 2 player co-op
Cabinet Horizontal
Arcade system SNK Neo Geo MVS hardware
CPU TMS34010 (@ 6.25 Mhz)
Sound Sound CPU: ADSP2105 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound Chips: DMA-driven (@ 10 Mhz)
Display Raster, 320 x 224 pixels, 4096 colors

3 Count Bout, known in Japan as Fire Suplex (ファイヤースープレックス?), is a wrestling arcade game released by SNK in 1993.


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The game consists of 5 championships with their own stages. The first stage type is a boxing 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 electrictity 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.[1]


On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Neo Geo version of the game a 24 out of 40.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. Three Count Bout FAQ
  2. 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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