真・三國無双3 Shin Sangoku Musou 3 FAQ
Version 1.00 (3.22.03)
Written by 無二 忍 Muni Shinobu (muni_shinobu@yahoo.com)



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SHIN SANGOKU MUSOU 3
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & FUN FACTOIDS & BUGS


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[ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ]


■    How To Unlock Opening Edit?
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Unlock all 42 playable characters.


■    What's the Difference Between the Different Horses?
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赤兎 Red Hare = Fastest horse.
的廬 Di Lu Hex Mark = Luck up.
飛電 Fei Dian Flying Lightning = Ride attack up.
絶影 Jue Ying Matchless Shadow = Won't fall off when attacked.


■    Does the Map Show the Location of My Horse?
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Yes, it does. But only when you are equipped with a saddle. On the screen
top right map, the horse you brought with you will be shown as a cyan dot.
In the pause screen map, the horse you brought with you will be shown as a
yellow saddle.


■    Does the Map Show the Locations of Sub-Generals?
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Yes, it does. When in the battle preparation menu before the battle, or in
the pause menu during the battle, go to the Troop Information menu, when you
highlight the name of a general with a sub-general, press the O button and
the location of the sub-general will be pointed out on the map.


■    What Are The Starting Characters?
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Initially Playable Characters:
蜀 = 劉備, 関羽, 張飛
Shu = Liu Bei, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei
魏 = 曹操, 夏候惇, 夏侯淵
Wei = Cao Cao, Xiahou Dun, Xiahou Yuan
呉 = 孫堅, 孫尚香, 黄蓋
Wu = Sun Jian, Sun Shang Xiang, Huang Gai
呂布伝 = 呂布, 張遼
Lu Bu Scenario = Lu Bu, Zhang Liao
董卓伝 = 董卓, 貂蝉
Dong Zhuo Scenario = Dong Zhuo, Diao Chan
袁紹伝 = 袁紹, 張コウ
Yuan Shao Scenario = Yuan Shao, Zhang He
南蛮伝 = 猛穫, 祝融
Nan Man Scenario = Meng Huo, Zhu Rong
黄巾伝 = 張角, 張飛, 張遼, 張コウ
Yellow Turban Scenario = Zhang Jiao, Zhang Fei, Zhang Liao, Zhang He


■    How To Unlock More Costumes for the Characters?
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Initially, each character will only have one costume. As rank goes up, the
costumes you can choose from will also increase. Once you reach Max rank,
you will have all 6 different costumes for that character.


■    Which Characters Can Equip 6 Items?
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The item equipment slots increase by the same amount for all the characters,
so you should be able to tell this just by looking at the characters'
initial item slots.
The slots increase by 3 for all characters.
In other words:
1 → 4
2 → 5
3 → 6
Characters that end up with 6 item slots are:
諸葛亮 Zhuge Liang, ホウ統 Pang Tong, 司馬懿 Sima Yi.
Characters that end up with 5 item slots are:
劉備 Liu Bei, 趙雲 Zhao Yun, 姜維 Jiang Wei, 月英 Yue Ying
曹操 Cao Cao, 張遼 Zhang Liao, 張コウ Zhang He, 甄姫 Zhen Ji
孫堅 Sun Jian, 孫策 Sun Ce, 孫尚香 Sun Shang Xiang, 周瑜 Zhou
 Yu, 陸遜 Lu
Xun, 呂蒙 Lu Meng, 大喬 Da Qiao, 小喬 Xiao Qiao
貂蝉 Diao Chan, 袁紹 Yuan Shao, 祝融 Zhu Rong, 張角 Zhang Jiao.

All the rest of the characters end up with 4 item slots.


■    What is the Highest Level for Ability Items?
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Level 20.


■    What is the Highest Level for Elemental Jades?
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Level 4.


■    What is the Highest Level for Weapons?
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Level 10.


■    How Many Weapon Experience Does it Take for Weapons to Level Up?
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Lv1 = 0
Lv2 = 1000
Lv3 = 3000
Lv4 = 6000
Lv5 = 10000
Lv6 = 15000
Lv7 = 21000
Lv8 = 28000
Lv9 = 36000
Lv10 = need to unlock


■    How to Become the Strongest General?
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1) Character level up through rank points
Grow in rank name to become a higher positioned general
To get more rank points:
- defeat more enemy generals
- defeat more enemy soldiers
- clear stage in less time
2) Weapon level up through weapon experience points
Weapon level up for more attack strength and higher number of consecutive
hits
To get more weapon experience points:
- fight more enemy generals
- fight enemy generals with more charge attacks and higher combos
3) Character improvement through retrieving items on the battlefield
Certain enemies drop certain items, such as Armors, Jades, and Ability items
Armors and Jades can be equipped to give a character different abilities,
and Ability items such as dropped swords and dropped shields can grow a
character's attack and defense strength
4) Train in Free Mode
The character growth you earn in Free Mode are all carried over when you
play Musou Mode, so level up and grow your characters in Free Mode to give
you an advantage in Musou Mode
5) Raise ally morale to turn the tide of the battle
With high morale, your ally troops attack more fiercely
With low morale, your ally troops attack less fiercely
Your army has a better chance of winning the battle with a higher morale
To raise ally morale:
- accept One On One Duels when challenged
- win One On One Duels
- defeat enemy generals
- defeat whole numbers of enemies, such as 50 kills or 100 kills or 1000
kills


■    How Do I Give Commands to My Bodyguards?
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During the battle, press the Select button anytime to give them 1 of 3
commands. The current command will be shown by the icon at the bottom left
of the character's portrait at the bottom left of the screen.
Shield icon means "Guard" - bodyguards fight near the player and guard the
player.
Sword icon means "Attack" - bodyguards fight farther away from the player,
and attack more toward enemy generals.
Hand icon means "Stand By" - bodyguards stay at the spot where the player
gave the command, standing by. They will still fight if attacked, but they
won't follow you nor attack by themselves.


■    Concerning Bodyguard Growth
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Bodyguard growth is dependent on the bodyguard type you set.
Depending on what weapon type you set your bodyguards to, they grow in
different stats.
剣兵 Sword Bodyguards grow generally in all the stats.
槍兵 Spear Bodyguards grow more in 無双 Musou.
戟兵 Halberd Bodyguards grow more in 攻撃 Attack.
弓兵 Arrow Bodyguards grow more in 防御 Defense and Arrow Attack (hidden
stat just like for characters.
弩兵 Crossbow Bodyguards grow more in 防御 Defense and Arrow Attack also.

If one of the stats of the bodyguard team gets Maxed, that bodyguard team
will receive a special Rank Name.
体力 HP Max = 朱雀 Red Sparrow
無双 Musou Max = 青龍 Green Dragon
攻撃 Attack Max = 白虎 White Tiger
防御 Defense Max = 玄武 Black Turtle
All attributes highly raised = 黄龍 Yellow Dragon
If none of the stats are maxed, the team will receive 修羅 Shura.
朱雀 Red Sparrow Bodyguards attack with the 炎 Flame element.
青龍 Green Dragon Bodyguards attack with the 雷 Thunder element.
白虎 White Tiger Bodyguards attack with the 烈 Blaze element.
玄武 Black Turtle Bodyguards attack with the 氷 Ice element.
黄龍 Yellow Dragon Bodyguards attack with the 斬 Slash element.
To achieve 朱雀 Red Sparrow (HP Max), set the team as 剣兵 Sword Bodyguards

from beginning to the end.
To achieve 青龍 Green Dragon (Musou Max), initially set the team as 剣兵
Sword Bodyguards, then when the new type becomes available switch to 槍兵
Spear Bodyguards.
To achieve 白虎 White Tiger (Attack Max), initially set the team as 剣兵
Sword Bodyguards, then when the new type becomes available switch to 戟兵
Halberd Bodyguards. You should achieve Attack Max by around Bodyguard Lv15.
To achieve 玄武 Black Turtle (Defense Max), initially set the team as 弓兵

Arrow Bodyguards, then when the new type becomes available switch to 弩兵
Crossbow Bodyguards. You should achieve Defense Max by around Bodyguard
Lv10.
To achieve 黄龍 Yellow Dragon Bodyguards, there is not a definite set
formula, but I have personally achieved it with setting the team as 剣兵
Sword Bodyguards for 4 level ups, 槍兵 Spear Bodyguards for 4 level ups, 戟

兵 Halberd Bodyguards for 4 level ups, 弩兵 Crossbow Bodyguards for 4 level

ups, and 弓兵 Arrow Bodyguards for 3 level ups.


■    What is the Highest Level for Bodyguards?
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Level 20.


■    Why is it SSM3 in Japan but DW4 in North America?
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1997 Playstation:
Sangoku Musou = Dynasty Warriors
2000 Playstation2:
Shin Sangoku Musou = Dynasty Warriors 2
2001 Playstation2:
Shin Sangoku Musou 2 = Dynasty Warriors 3
2002 Playstation2:
Shin Sangoku Musou 2 Moushouden = Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legends
2003 Playstation2:
Shin Sangoku Musou 3 = Dynasty Warriors 4
200X Playstation3:
Shin Sangoku Musou X = Dynasty Warriors X+1


■    What Does "Shin Sangoku Musou" Mean?
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真 Shin = Real
三國 Sangoku = Three Kingdoms
無双 Musou = Unrivalled


■    How Come the Game Crashes During the Opening Edit Movie Sequence?
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It's been reported that some early model Playstation2 consoles will crash
during the opening edit movie sequence (mine for one). To remedy this,
before you start the game, use the PS2 console to load to a music CD first.
Then put in the SSM3 disk and load the game, and the crash problem should be
fixed.
Once you turn off the PS2 console and turn it on again, the problem will be
there again. Repeat the music CD solution each time you turn on the PS2
console.


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[ FUN FACTOIDS ]


■    Concerning Degree of Friendliness
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There is a hidden Degree of Friendliness meter within this game, that keeps
a record of personal friendlinesses between allies and hatreds between
enemies.
Degree of Friendliness fluctuates because of the following elements:
1) when an ally general is struggling in a losing battle and asks for help,
you go and help that ally general, the degree of friendliness between the
two of you rises
2) when you defeat an enemy general, the degree of friendliness between the
two of you drops (in other words the degree of hatred rises)
3) when you defeat the good friend(s) or sibling(s) of a character, your
degree of friendliness with that character also drops
(for example, if you defeat 夏侯淵 Xiahou Yuan, DoF drops with 夏侯惇 Xiahou

Dun; if you defeat 関羽 Guan Yu and 張飛 Zhang Fei, DoF drops with 劉備
 Liu
Bei; and the same goes with 大喬 Da Qiao and 小喬 Xiao Qiao; etc.)


■    Concerning Ally Playable General Appearing as Bodyguard
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An ally playable general with a high degree of friendliness with the player
character would appear in the battle as the player's bodyguard.
Ally character bodyguards appear because of the following elements:
1) the player character has a very high Degree of Friendliness with that
ally character
2) that ally character is not present in the current battle by default
3) player character is struggling in a losing battle, with no allies around
(bodyguards don't count), and HP in critical red
When all of the above are fulfilled, the friendly ally playable character
will scream out "(name of character) is here!" or "leave it to me!" or cool
quotes similar to those, and appear out of nowhere beside the player
character.
He or she will appear alone without any personal guard soldiers and start
following the player character around and protecting the player character
like a bodyguard.
He/she will be on foot, with a 6 star morale.
And when the player's Musou Gage is full, and this bodyguard character is
flashing a big light aura around him, if you activate the Musou attack, it
will become a cooperation Musou attack.


■    Concerning the Flame Behind the Character Head Portrait During Battle
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When there are flames behind the character head portrait of an enemy, the
strength of their attacks are multiplied several folds. Sometimes they
become strong enough to kill you within a chain of hits.
These flames appear because of the following elements:
1) a negative degree of friendliness exist between the two characters
concerned
2) the player did things during this battle to enrage them
(ex. 劉備 Liu Bei will become enraged if the player defeated 関羽 Guan Yu

and/or 張飛 Zhang Fei)
3) that enemy character has a special event or storyline presence in that
stage
(such as 呂布 Lu Bu in 虎牢関の戦い Battle of Hu Lao Gate)


■    A Trick to Not Lose Duels
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During a duel, stand against the border fence, and aim your arrow towards
the outside of the duel area.
You will never get attacked in this condition.
Useful when you are about to lose a duel.


■    A Trick to Easily Pass the 石兵八陣 Stone Maze
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Stage - 夷陵の戦い Battle of Yi Ling
Side - 呉軍 Wu Scenario
You need to be riding on a horse for this trick.
Every time you enter a new square of the stone maze, some stone statues
either go down to reveal a passage, or some will rise to block a certain
passage. This trick deals with the rising stone statues.
During the rise of a statue, if you are riding on a horse, you can run onto
the top of the statue and still reach the other side.
You won't be fast enough to reach the one in your front in time, but you can
pass across the rising statues to the right or left sides with no problem
with this trick.


■    Concerning the Issue of Cloning
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Case 1:
Stage - 天水の戦い Battle of Tian Sui
Side - 蜀軍 Shu Scenario
Free Mode only
Character - 姜維 Jian Wei
Do the necessary steps for the enemy 姜維 Jiang Wei to defect, after he
defects to your side and becomes an ally general, there will be 2 姜維 Jiang
Weis on your side.
Case 2:
Stage - 荊州攻略戦 Jing Zhou Strategic Battle
Side - 蜀軍 Shu Scenario
Free Mode only
Character - 魏延 Wei Yan
Do the necessary steps for the enemy 魏延 Wei Yan to defect, after he
defects to your side and becomes an ally general, there will be 2 魏延 Wei
Yans on your side.


■    Concerning the Camera Angle of a Character's Ending Pose
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Depending on the last action of the player character before the enemy
commander is defeated, the camera angle of the player character's ending
pose will change slightly.
Action: Defeat enemy commander while in the middle of the 5th charge attack.
Camera: Back side of the player character. (very rare)
Action: Defeat enemy commander with jump charge attack.
Camera: Character is slightly off center towards the right.
Action: Defeat enemy commander while in the middle of a musou attack.
Camera: Left side of the character.
Action: Just before the game ends, an item appears in sight.
Camera: Item appears together with the character.
Action: Just before the game ends, player character is shot by an arrow.
Camera: Feet of the character.


■    Concerning Items Retrieved at the End of the Battle
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You can only retrieve a maximum of 5 items after each battle.
Even if you get 6 items during the battle, only 5 will be received during
the evaluation menu after the battle.


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[ BUGS ]


■    Bug at 夷陵の戦い Battle of Yi Ling - Walk In Water
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Side - 呉軍 Wu Side.
Character - 陸遜 Lu Xun.
Must be equipped with a horse saddle.
Immediately after you click on Stage Start, press and hold Up on the
directional button. Don't press any other buttons, and just keep the Up
pressed even after the battle starts, and 陸遜 Lu Xun will run into the
water.


■    Bug at 官渡の戦い Battle of Guan Du - Cloning
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Bug 1:
Side - 袁紹軍 Yuan Shao Side.
Character - 1P 徐晃 Xu Huang, 2P 趙雲 Zhao Yun.
After the game starts, both characters will be 趙雲 Zhao Yun.
Bug 2:
Side - 曹操軍 Cao Cao Side.
Character - 1P 夏侯惇 Xiahou Dun, 2P 趙雲 Zhao Yun.
After the game starts, both characters will be 趙雲 Zhao Yun.


■    Bug at 長坂の戦い Battle of Chang Ban - Walk In Wall
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From the top right entrance of the castle, go toward map bottom left, there
will be a walled area containing two houses. Take a careful look at the top
right entrance of that walled area, you can enter the walls from there.


■    Bug at 黄巾の乱 Yellow Turban Rebellion - Walk On Air
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Character - a high jumper such as 張コウ Zhang He.
Equip - 翔靴 Fly Boots.
At the top left area of the map is the fort with all the explosions. At the
top right within that fort is a broken building with a different color as
all the other broken buildings, this one is light brown. Try to jump up the
broken walls of the broken building and you will land in mid-air.


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This guide is written based on the Japanese version of the game
"真・三國無双3" - "Shin Sangoku Musou 3".


Shin Sangoku Musou 3 official website:
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This information can also be found at Muni Shinobu's FAQ Page:
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