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Front Mission 3

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Title Screen

Front Mission 3

Also known as: Front Mission Third (JP)
Developer: Square
Publishers: Squaresoft (JP/EU), Square EA (US)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: September 2, 1999
Released in US: March 23, 2000
Released in EU: August 11, 2000

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

Front Mission 3: A story of a boy chasing his sister through mecha-filled battlefields.


Debug Menu‎s
A deeper look into what these menus can do.

Debug Menu

To do:
Figure out what the SLV menu does.

Enter the following GameShark codes, which apply to the US version of the game. Afterwards, hold Select in any loading screen.

D00E5F54 00000100
800E59A6 00000146
(Gameshark code: LiquidManZero)

The debug screen is preceeded by a few options that change some parts of the currently available team. The first menu has a choice between Ema[sic], Alisa, and -. Ema and Alisa options put their respective story line characters to the current team with their default wanzers. - option leaves the team empty.

The second menu, called PlayerMachine, gives a short selection of wanzers to equip to all team members. Available wanzers:

  • Shunwang 1
  • Prov PAW2
  • Wude 3
  • Getty
  • Qibing 0
  • -

The third menu, SLV, has an option for Not and Set.

The fourth and final menu has three choices for how well the team is equipped:

  • Perfect: gives the team all possible equipment at max level and 7777777 units of money.
  • Middium: gives 7777777 units of money and unlocks all equipment, but does not level any of them up.
  • NotPerfect: has the team only have the default equipment and does not give any money.

FrontMission3 debug menu.pngFrontMission3 battle debug menu.png

Visiting this menu enables debug mode that, for example, opens a new Battle debug menu at the start of each new fight. There are further debug menus accessible via the Stage option by selecting either 303:C998 or 304:C999. These options will take you to DEB2 and Debug top ver3.0, respectively.


FrontMission3 DEB2 menu.png

Accessible via Stage 303:C998 from the Debug menu. This menu contains some flag settings and a sub menu Other debug that has conatins a sound effect viewer and a city map viewer.

Debug top, ver3.0

FrontMission3 Debug ver3 menu.png

Accessible via Stage 304:C999 from the Debug menu. This menu has a bit nicer-looking stage select options that has both Alisa and Emma branches categorized.

Test stage MX09

FrontMission3 test stage hill.png

Accessible via Stage 234:MX09 from the Debug menu. This stage contains 2D and 3D representations of various massive wanzers. The 3D versions are used in cutscenes during gameplay. There is also a height scale for probably testing walking up hills and testing combat calculations on uneven terrain. This map is unfortunately unplayable as trying to start any combat here results in a softlock.