Game Trivia

  • The Japanese version of this game actually has an animation for the title screen that isn't shown due to the fact that the game cycles too quickly into the demonstration mode. This animation sequence can be accessed with cheat devices and is also available for viewing on the internet.

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  • The soundtrack was heavily influenced by Detroit's hard techno scene which was popular in Tokyo nightclubs at the time. Yuzo Koshiro created a new composition method called the "Automated Composing System" to produce "fast-beat techno like jungle" sounds, resulting in a soundtrack that created an odd mix of sound effects that not even Koshiro himself imagined.

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  • Track 35 in the sound test is an early version of the song Deep Hole from the game Beyond Oasis, otherwise known as The Story of Thor. That game was also composed by Yuzo Koshiro and this track even appears on the official Bare Knuckle III soundtrack as "BGM IV".

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  • Track 26 in the sound test is called "Kama de Coco" and is used as Ash's theme for the game. He was cut from the English versions of the game but the track is still available in the sound test.

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  • There are 6 unused sound effects in the Bare Knuckle III ROM that are not available in the sound test. One of these is an alternate version of Axel's "Grand Upper!" sound.

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  • In the game's code is an unused animation of Zan swinging his arm in a forward circular motion. The animation is functional and can be accessed using cheat devices.

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  • Although not available as a playable character, Max from Streets of Rage 2 makes a cameo appearance in the last shot of the good ending.

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  • The English localization of Streets of Rage 3 is radically different from the original Japanese version. Axel and Blaze's clothing colors were changed to be more gender-neutral, the overall difficulty was exponentially increased, the plot outline was altered to remove all drug references and was rewritten about robots replacing city officials which created many plot holes, and the character Ash was cut from the game because he was a gay stereotype. Censorship also occurred where female characters wear more clothing.

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  • The game takes place in New York City and the White House makes an appearance. The English version attempts to remove the mentioning of these locations in the game, going as far as renaming the White House City Hall. The image shown at the end of the good ending after the credits play clearly shows that it's New York City.

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  • Reception to the game's soundtrack is mixed among the general community. The music is considered ahead of its time, pre-dating the Trance era and generating unusual sound effects not thought possible with the Sega Genesis. This composing technique was very rare back then but is much more common and popular among DJs today. Praises of the soundtrack include "experimental, original and technically advanced" while the most common criticism is "noisy and abrasive."

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  • Originally there was a section in the game where the player could ride a motorcycle while attacking enemies. This section was cut from the final version of the game, but is playable in the Japanese version of the game using a cheat device.

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  • Stage 6 is actually much larger than what is presented in the final game. Hidden behind the wall to the right where the stage first begins is a hallway significantly longer than the one you start in and a doorway labeled "EXIT". In the hallway where rooms 1, 2 and 3 are located there are also two additional rooms labelled 4 and 5 respectively, hidden behind the far-right wall. There is also an elevator on the far-right side of the stage that is inaccessible but fully functional as well as an unused basement level that could only be accessed using that elevator. This same unused elevator also grants the player access to the unused hallway with the exit doorway.

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