''Three Dirty Dwarves'' is a BeatEmUp game released for the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and PC in 1996. It was published by Creator/SegaSoft and developed by Appaloosa Interactive. The lead animator for the cartoon cutscenes was Szórády Csaba, formerly of Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio.

The story focuses on four children who are playing Dungeons & Dragons, until they are kidnapped by an unnamed army force led by a DrillSergeantNasty. They summon a portal in the game to send its three heroes into the real world and save them.

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This game contains examples of:

* TwoAndAHalfD: "The Gymhouse", "House of Fire", and "Man of a Thousand Swords" levels.
* AbnormalAmmo: Baseballs and bowling balls and pins.
** Some enemies throw forks at you.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The Naked Ninjas.
** AlliterativeTitle
* AmbidextrousSprite
* AnimateInanimateObject: The trash can and newspaper enemies.
** The Gymhouse, which is a freaking ''boss fight''.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Bouncing Bed", "The Stadium", "House of Fire", "Trolley Ride" and "Taconic Parkway" are all gimmick levels.
* BigBad: Colonel Briggs.
* BigBallOfViolence: In the intro, when the orcs attack.
* BloodlessCarnage: At least, outside of the intro.
* BrickJoke: Barney.
* CrateExpectations: Breaking these gets you dice.
* TheDitz: Taconic.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Colonel Briggs.
* EldritchAbomination: Pit Bully.
* EvilLawyerJoke: Apparently, lawyers are America's secret weapon.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Colonel Briggs shouts "Damn!" in the intro and second-to-last cutscene.
** The Naked Ninjas.
** "No, but we'll kick your ass."
* TheGunslinger: Taconic.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The intro shows an orc being sliced in half.
* MadeOfExplodium: Enemies explode when you kill them.
* MineCartMadness: The Trolley Ride level.
* {{Nerd}}: One of the game's many enemies.
* PunnyName: Pit Bully, a boss who attacks with vicious dogs.
* RuleOfThree
* SoundtrackDissonance: A beat-em-up with a hip-hop soundtrack that contains digitally altered ''screams of pain''.
* TriggerHappy: Taconic.