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Sakura Taisen 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka

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Title Screen

Sakura Taisen 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka

Also known as: Sakura Wars 3
Developers: Overworks (Dreamcast/Windows), H.I.C. (PS2)
Publishers: Sega (JP), Third Wave Software (CN), Dysin Interactive (TW)
Platforms: Dreamcast, Windows, PlayStation 2
Released in JP: March 22, 2001 (Dreamcast), September 18, 2003 (Windows), February 24, 2005[1] (PS2 original), October 23, 2008 (PS2 "Sega the Best")
Released in KR: September 29, 2005 (PS2)
Released in CN: 2003 (Windows)
Released in TW: July 23, 2003 (Windows)

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
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.
BonusIcon.png This game has hidden bonus content.

Sakura Taisen 3: Paris wa Moeteiru ka takes place in the eponymous French capital, with a completely new set of characters and a bigger and better adventure just for the Dreamcast (until a PC port landed in 2003 and a PS2 port in 2005 respectively). However, the game's release was two months after Sega called it quits from the console market, which led to development of the fourth game being redone from scratch.

Development Images

Two images used during development can be found in the CG archive file in the Dreamcast and PS2 versions:

Image Translation
SakuraTaisen3-ErrorCG1.png Invalid BG number.
Please report this as soon as possible.
SakuraTaisen3-DummyCG1.png Dummy BG
<Coming Soon>

Debug Menus (PlayStation 2)

To do:
Find a method to access the debug menu in the Dreamcast and PC versions.

Several debug menus can be enabled with the below code. Once the code is active, hold one of the buttons labeled below while first starting the game to appear in a menu of your choice.

SLPM-65900 codes:

Master Code (Only needed for cheat devices)
90123510 0C048CEC

Debug Menus At Boot
D041875C 0000FBFF
203E0B0C 0000001F
D041875C 0000FEFF
203E0B0C 00000043
D041875C 0000F7FF
203E0B0C 00000044
D041875C 0000FDFF
203E0B0C 00000045
D041875C 0000FFFE
203E0B0C 00000046
  • Hold L1 for Map Select
  • Hold L2 for Debug SPY (Heap)
  • Hold R1 for Debug SPY (Buffer)
  • Hold L2 for Debug SPY (Map&Disk)
  • Hold Select for Debug SPY (Snd&Mv)
(Source: Original TCRF research)

Map Select

Sakura Taisen 3 - Map Select1.png Sakura Taisen 3 - Map Select2.png

Maps 01-17 are the battle stages. Maps 18-25 are the stages of the minigame Koubu Knuckle. Press X to start the map.

For the battle stages, the game will immediately start in the scenario, skipping the intermission screen.

When the Koubu Knuckle minigame ends, the game will return to this menu.

Debug SPY (Heap)

Sakura Taisen 3 - Debug Spy1.png Sakura Taisen 3 - Debug Spy2.png

This shows a few memory regions in the game.

Debug SPY (Buffer)

Sakura Taisen 3 - Debug Spy3.png

This doesn't appear to show any information.

Debug SPY (Map&Disk)

Sakura Taisen 3 - Debug Spy4.png

It's unclear what this is. This might be a leftover from the Dreamcast version.

Debug SPY (Snd&Mv)

Sakura Taisen 3 - Debug Spy5.png

This menu allows you to play SFX, voices, and BGM here. That option dosen't work because H.I.C. removed ADX technology from this port.

CD Warnings (Dreamcast)

If you play the disc for the Dreamcast version on a CD player (other than a Dreamcast), three warnings featuring the voices of the members of the Paris Combat Revue's Flower Division will play, with the voice of Erica Fontaine on the first one, the voices of Glycine Bleumer and Lobelia Carlini on the second and Coquelicot and Hanabi Kitaoji on the third respectively.

Disc 1
Erica: "Could it be you're trying to play this disc on a regular CD player? You can't do that! So said the Lord, 'This is a Dreamcast disc. You must not play it with a regular CD player!' So make sure you enjoy it on your Dreamcast, okay? Alright, see you again soon!"
Disc 2
Glycine: "You there! Don't you know this is a Dreamcast disc?!"

Lobelia: "Does it really matter? Either way, it's their CD player that'll break."
Glycine: "What are you saying?! This CD must not be played with a regular CD player!"
Lobelia: "I know, I know. That's why you need to play it with your Dreamcast."
Glycine: "Be more careful from now on! Now then, if you'll excuse us!"

Disc 3
Coquelicot: "Hey, Hanabi, looks like this person's trying to play this disc with a regular CD player."

Hanabi: "Oh dear, you shouldn't do that. This is a Dreamcast disc, so you must not play it with a regular CD player."
Coquelicot: "Whenever you want to see us, make sure you play this on your Dreamcast."
Hanabi: "We look forward to seeing you. This is Hanabi Kitaoji--"
Coquelicot: "And me, Coquelicot, signing off! See you later! Bye-bye!"

(Translation: MattoBii)