Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame (がんばれゴエモン3～獅子重禄兵衛のからくり卍固め～?) is an action/adventure platformer video game developed and published by Konami, and originally released for the Super Famicom on December 16, 1994 in Japan. It is part of Konami's popular Ganbare Goemon series, and the third one of the franchise on that console.
A mobile phone version was released 11 years later, in 2005 in Japan with 12 episodes. Also, the Super Famicom version was re-released for the Wii Virtual Console on September 15, 2009, for Wii U Virtual Console on October 16, 2013, and for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on August 23, 2017 in Japan.
The game follows the exploits of the protagonist Goemon as he struggles to rescue the Wise Old Man, who has been imprisoned by the evil nun Bismaru far in the future. The game is the first in the series in which the classical quartet (Goemon, Ebisumaru, Sasuke and Yae) are all playable. The magical abilities of the four characters are introduced (Goemon's Sudden Impact and Yae's Mermaid Transformation Technique, for example) and also the first one in which Yae is a playable character in the main series.
This installment takes a radical departure from other games in the series, where they were arranged in levels and worlds. In this case, the areas are totally interconnected, similar to The Legend of Zelda series, including the use of certain items in order to pass previously inaccessible areas.
- Frog Robot
- Karakuri Yojimbo
- Bis maru Elegant
- Daruma Koronda
- Karakuri Ken
- Gokuaku Damu
- Hekimen Shishi
- Oni Faces
- DX Chusenoh
- Ikasu Oresamago
- Dark Impact
- Kabuki Forever
- Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame (manga) – Manga based on this game.
- Ganbare Goemon Sound Tamatebako ~Original Soundtrack BOX~ – Contains the soundtrack for this game on Disc 8.
- Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame Nintendo 3DS product page at Nintendo's official site (Japanese)
- Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame at Wikipedia (Japanese)
- Fan translation