3countb 3 Count Bout / Fire Suplex (NGM-043 ~ NGH-043)

Immagine gioco: 3 Count Bout / Fire Suplex (NGM-043 ~ NGH-043)
Available images:

Romset name: 3countb.zip
Production year: 1993
Manufacturer: SNK

Game genre: Sports
Category: Sports / Wrestling

This machine needs a BIOS file:
 • Neo-Geo (neogeo.zip)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .034b01

The MAME driver of this machine is: neodriv.hxx - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Z80 ("audiocpu")cpu 4000000 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    YM2610 ("ymsnd")audio 8000000 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 224 @ 59.185606 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 4

  • Media switches [Show details]

    Media deviceSwitchExtensions
    memcard ("memcard") memcard / memc neo

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Setting ModeOff
     VS Mode
     Mahjong Panel
    COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)1
    COMM Setting (Link Enable)Off
    Free PlayOff

  • BIOS Options [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    euro Europe MVS (Ver. 2)
    euro-s1 Europe MVS (Ver. 1)
    us US MVS (Ver. 2?)
    us-e US MVS (Ver. 1)
    us-v2 US MVS (4 slot, Ver 2)
    asia Asia MVS (Ver. 3)
    japan Japan MVS (Ver. 3)
    japan-s2 Japan MVS (Ver. 2)
    japan-s1 Japan MVS (Ver. 1)
    mv1c NEO-MVH MV1C
    japan-j3 Japan MVS (J3)
    japan-hotel Custom Japanese Hotel
    unibios32 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.2)
    unibios31 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.1)
    unibios30 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 3.0)
    unibios23 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)
    unibios23o Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)
    unibios22 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)
    unibios21 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)
    unibios20 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)
    unibios13 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)
    unibios12 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)
    unibios12o Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)
    unibios11 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)
    unibios10 Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)

  • ROMs (9 of the machine set, 28 of the BIOS set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    sp-s2.sp11310729036d879 4f5ed7105b7128794654ce82b51723e16e389543 good neogeo
    sp-s.sp1131072c7f2fa45 09576ff20b4d6b365e78e6a5698ea450262697cd good neogeo
    sp-u2.sp1131072e72943de 5c6bba07d2ec8ac95776aa3511109f5e1e2e92eb good neogeo
    sp-e.sp11310722723a5b5 5dbff7531cf04886cde3ef022fb5ca687573dcb8 good neogeo
    v2.bin13107262f021f4 62d372269e1b3161c64ae21123655a0a22ffd1bb good neogeo
    asia-s3.rom13107291b64be3 720a3e20d26818632aedf2c2fd16c54f213543e1 good neogeo
    vs-bios.rom131072f0e8f27d ecf01eda815909f1facec62abf3594eaa8d11075 good neogeo
    sp-j2.sp1131072acede59c b6f97acd282fd7e94d9426078a90f059b5e9dd91 good neogeo
    sp1.jipan.10241310729fb0abe4 18a987ce2229df79a8cf6a84f968f0e42ce4e59d good neogeo
    sp-45.sp152428803cc9f6a cdf1f49e3ff2bac528c21ed28449cf35b7957dc1 good neogeo
    japan-j3.bin131072dff6d41f e92910e20092577a4523a6b39d578a71d4de7085 good neogeo
    sp-1v1_3db8c.bin131072162f0ebe fe1c6dd3dfcf97d960065b1bb46c1e11cb7bf271 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_2.rom131072a4e8b9b3 c92f18c3f1edda543d264ecd0ea915240e7c8258 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_1.rom1310720c58093f 29329a3448c2505e1ff45ffa75e61e9693165153 good neogeo
    uni-bios_3_0.rom131072a97c89a9 97a5eff3b119062f10e31ad6f04fe4b90d366e7f good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_3.rom13107227664eb5 5b02900a3ccf3df168bdcfc98458136fd2b92ac0 good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_3o.rom131072601720ae 1b8a72c720cdb5ee3f1d735bbcf447b09204b8d9 good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_2.rom1310722d50996a 5241a4fb0c63b1a23fd1da8efa9c9a9bd3b4279c good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_1.rom1310728dabf76b c23732c4491d966cf0373c65c83c7a4e88f0082c good neogeo
    uni-bios_2_0.rom1310720c12c2ad 37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_3.rom131072b24b44a0 eca8851d30557b97c309a0d9f4a9d20e5b14af4e good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_2.rom1310724fa698e9 682e13ec1c42beaa2d04473967840c88fd52c75a good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_2o.rom131072e19d3ce9 af88ef837f44a3af2d7144bb46a37c8512b67770 good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_1.rom1310725dda0d84 4153d533c02926a2577e49c32657214781ff29b7 good neogeo
    uni-bios_1_0.rom1310720ce453a0 3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9 good neogeo
    043-p1.p11048576ffbdd928 05b24655ca32723661adc5509b450824deb0c176 good 3countb
    043-s1.s1131072c362d484 a3c029292572842feabe9aa8c3372628fb63978d good 3countb
    sfix.sfix131072c2ea0cfd fd4a618cdcdbf849374f0a50dd8efe9dbab706c3 good neogeo
    000-lo.lo1310725a86cff2 5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a good neogeo
    sm1.sm113107294416d67 42f9d7ddd6c0931fd64226a60dc73602b2819dcf good neogeo
    043-m1.m11310727eab59cb 5ae4107457e091f73960bfba39b589ae36d51ca3 good 3countb
    043-v1.v1209715263688ce8 5c6ac29a0cc0655a87cfe3ada8706838b86b86e4 good 3countb
    043-v2.v22097152c69a827b f5197ea87bb6573fa6aef3a1713c3679c58c1e74 good 3countb
    043-c1.c12097152bad2d67f 04928e50ca75b7fbc52b64e816ec5701901f5893 good 3countb
    043-c2.c22097152a7fbda95 9da3c5faf22592a7eaf8df9fa6454f48c2a927ae good 3countb
    043-c3.c32097152f00be011 2721cdba37a511a966a2a53b9bd6240f181d920c good 3countb
    043-c4.c420971521887e5c0 9b915359add7c10c78d8b281b4084eceea8f0499 good 3countb

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


3 Count Bout (c) 1993 SNK [Shin Nihon Kikaku].

Gather up wrestling fans! Take your pick of 10 promising wrestlers and go for the world title of wrestling but be aware that these guys are not shy about fighting dirty! Features solid graphics & music, diverse types of arenas (some of these with additional dangers such as electric ropes!), fast & furious game-play & a few surprises such as secret special moves as well as some 'fun' toys such as clubs & tasers! Do you feel brave enough to venture into this ring ?


SNK MVS Neo-Geo Hardware

Game ID : [Model NGM-043]

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

[SNK MVS Neo-Geo Controls]

2 Players - 4 Buttons Per Player.

Player One : [Joystick] 8-Way, [A] Punch, [B] Kick, [C] Jump/Body Drop, [D] Pin

Player Two : [Joystick] 8-Way, [A] Punch, [B] Kick, [C] Jump/Body Drop, [D] Pin


3 Count Bout was released on March 25, 1993. It was developed by UPL and this is the last game developed by this manufacturer.

This game is known in Japan as "Fire Suplex".

3 Count Bout is the only 'true' wrestling game for the SNK MVS Neo-Geo hardware but not the first. This honor goes to "King of The Monsters" (with giant monsters anyway!) :)

Blues Hablam and Blubber Man are actually the same guy with the same ring attire, only Hablam sports a mask. The same occurs for Gochack Bigbomb and Big Bomberdir with Bigbomb wearing the mask.

The character Master Barnes enters the ring wearing Shoulder Spikes similar to the ones worn by legendary wrestling tag-team The Road Warriors.

Soundtrack album releases :

Fire Suplex (PCCB-00134) (17/09/93) [Pony Canyon/Scitron]


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (Apr. 23, 1993; "Fire Suplex [Model NGH-043]")

SNK Neo-Geo CD [JP] (Apr. 21, 1995; "Fire Suplex [Model NGCD-043]")


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on 3countb

0.34b1 [Shin Emu Keikaku team]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.143u2: Changed description to '3 Count Bout / Fire Suplex (NGM-043)(NGH-043)'. Fixed rom names.

- 0.124u1: Replaced cpu1 roms ($0, 80000) with 1MB cpu1 ($0). Added new cpu2 rom.

- 0.79u2: Added new gfx3 roms.

- 0.35: Replaced MGD2 dump with a MVS dump.

- 0.34b6: Changed description to '3 Count Bout / Fire Suplex'.

- 0.34b1: Added 3 Count Bout (SNK 1993).


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