Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory (known in Japan as Scoring King 3: Challenge to the Glory) is a horizontal-scrolling soccer game developed and released by SNK for arcades (running Neo Geo MVS hardware) on March 7, 1995.
It is the third installment of the Super Sidekicks series (and the sequel to Super Sidekicks 2: The World Championship).
It was later released for the Neo Geo AES on April 7, 1995 and ported to the Neo Geo CD (as a launch title) on June 23, 1995.
The game was later re-released as Neo Geo Cup '98: The Road to the Victory in both arcades (on May 28, 1998) and the Neo Geo AES (on July 30, 1998). Made for the 1998 FIFA World Cup (although still unlicensed), this version reworks the qualifying match to reflect the match-ups that actually happened and replaced some of the teams.
The game featured a side view of the action, but also featured some additional perspectives dependent on the situation. For example if an attacking player got within shooting distance of the opponents goal, they could then switch to a view behind the shooting player and take with a crosshair. It also featured a rather unique penalty shoot-view from behind the kickers legs.
The game featured a selection of regional tournaments and a world tournament. Teams could be entered into any regional tournament regardless of what region they belonged to.
Being an arcade game, Super Sidekicks 3 was action orientated. Players could only play one half, with victory required to proceed to the next game. If the result was a draw, players could insert another credit to play through extra time or a penalty shoot-out. If the player lost, they could continue and replay the tie.
The game is controlled with three buttons namely shoot/pass, long pass and a little knock forward button. Each team is ranked in five abilities i.e. Attack, Defense, Power, Speed and Technique. However after selecting your team, you can choose a bonus ability for your team such as Attack Power Up or Speed Up.
- Poland (replaced by Croatia in the Neo Geo Cup '98 version)
- Wales (replaced by Scotland in the Neo Geo Cup '98 version)
- Czech Republic
- Finland (replaced by Yugoslavia in the Neo Geo Cup '98 version)
- South Africa
- Ivory Coast
- Guinea (replaced by Tunisia in the Neo Geo Cup '98 version)
- United States
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Puerto Rico
- Panama (replaced by Jamaica in the Neo Geo Cup '98 version)
- Bolivia (replaced by Paraguay in the Neo Geo Cup '98 version)
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- Hong Kong