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Platform: Taito F3 Package System

Kaiser Knuckle (World)

| 1994

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Units produced: Taito Corporation Japan
Controls/Input Device: Control(dial), Buttons(6)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: kaiserkn

Display: raster 320x224 @ 58.97Hz (58.97 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver taito_f3.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 8192; Savestate: unsupported

d84-01.rom with 2097152kb
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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Kaiser Knuckle (c) 1994 Taito.

A one-on-one fighting game featuring nine selectable characters and three end bosses, controlled with a single joystick and six buttons. In addition to the usual kicks and punches, each character also has a number of special moves, that can be utilized via complex joystick and button combinations. In the one player game, players can chose their first opponent, with subsequent opponents chosen randomly by the game.

Unusually for a game of this type, Kaiser Knuckle features blood; something that had hitherto only been associated with Midway's "Mortal Kombat" series. The blood option can be switched off in the game's dip settings.

Kaiser Knuckle was Taito's answer to Capcom's Street Fighter II during the fighting game trend of the 90s. Despite showing highly detailed and unique content in the arcades, it didn't catch enough attention to become a success and was never ported to home consoles.

A unique feature is that this was the first and only fighting game to feature five different strength for basic punches and kicks.

Another unique feature are power zones, these are activated when landing a special move when a character's Power (Crush in the Japanese version) meter is full. Power zones contain electricity or fire that can help improve a character's special move. Stage backgrounds can also be destroyed by the combat, getting hit fills the Power meter and when a special move connects when it is full, it greatly damages the background walls and can unlock the fire or electric zones found in levels.


Runs on the "Taito F3 System" Hardware.

Prom Stickers : D84

Players : 2
Control : dial
Buttons : 6 (Weak Punch, Medium Punch, Strong Punch, Weak Kick, Medium Kick, Strong Kick)


Kaiser Knuckle was released in July 1994 in Japan.

This game was known in US as "Global Champion".

An updated prototype of this game is known to exists as "Dan-Ku-Ga". The project was cancelled.


Image Illustrator : Nobuteru Yuki
Project Leader : Takeshi Kobori
Planners : Takeshi Kobori, Hiromi Mikami, Yuji Sakamoto, Hiroshi Aoki
Main Character Designers : Yuji Sakamoto, Takeshi Kobori
Character Designers : Hiroto Nizato, Hiromi Mikami, Atsushi Iwata, Shinichi Arai, Makoto Fujita, Horitaka Kawamoto, Takayuki Isobe, Shin Tanaka, Shinjiro Sugitani, Seiji Kawakami, Kazuhiro Numata, Yukiwo Ishikawa (Yukio Abe), Nobuhiro Hiramatsu, Hiroyo Kujirai, Tomohisa Yamashita, Tsuyoshi Tanigawa, Hideyuki Kato, Keisuke Nishioka, Tatsuya Ushiroda, Hiroshi Nishida
Assistants : Peacock, Production IG, Vap
Main Programmer: Hiroshi Aoki
Programmers : Kosuke Usami, Kumi Tsuchiya, Tatsuo Nakamura, Isao Oyama
Music Composer : Yasuhisa Watanabe (Zuntata)
Sound Effect Designer : Katsuhisa Ishikawa (Zuntata)
Recording Engineer : Munehiro Nakanishi (Zuntata)
System Engineers : Katsumi Kaneoka, Hironobu Suzuki
Designers : Kumi Mizobe, Takeshi Kobori
Mechanic engineer : Koichi Otsu

* CAST :
Kazuya : Kazuki Yao
Barts : Ryutaro Okiayu
Lihua : Saeko Shimazu
Liza : Aya Hisakawa
Gekkou : Hideo Ishikawa
J-McCoy : Kazunari Tanaka
Wulong : Yasushi Horibata
Marco : Ichiro Otowa
Boggy : Andrew Holms
Gonzales : Hisao Egawa
Azteca : Ryu Kuzu
General : Steve Yamashita
Narrator : Randy Sexton

Special Thanks : Yoshihisa Nagata, Yuji Iwasaki, Minoru Masuyama, Yasuo Tsumori, Tsukasa Oshima, Akira Kurayabashi, Tatsuhiko Abe, Kenji Nakatsuka, Makoto Tanaka, Takao Kawashima, Koichi Morita, S.Yamakata, VG Kumagaya R&D, VG Tokyo R&D, VG Osaka R&D, Taito America, Taito Europe, Ebina Factory


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1250&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 409733 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00010000 409737 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time (2/2)
00000001 409733 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish this Round Now!
00010001 409737 00000001 FFFFFFFF Finish this Round Now! (2/2)
20800000 042435 0000000A FFFFFFFF Can Select Anyone Either move up from Kazuya or down from Marco to get to the other characters.
20810000 042447 0000000A FFFFFFFF Can Select Anyone (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 41322D 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL1
00000001 41322D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL1
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL1 Free player selection - Use on Character selection or Winner/Loser screen.
00010000 40B321 00000000 FFFFFFFF Kazuya
00018000 41454D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Kazuya (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000001 FFFFFFFF Barts
00018000 41454D 00000001 FFFFFFFF Barts (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000002 FFFFFFFF Gekkou
00018000 41454D 00000002 FFFFFFFF Gekkou (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000003 FFFFFFFF Wulong
00018000 41454D 00000003 FFFFFFFF Wulong (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000004 FFFFFFFF Lihua
00018000 41454D 00000004 FFFFFFFF Lihua (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000005 FFFFFFFF Liza
00018000 41454D 00000005 FFFFFFFF Liza (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000006 FFFFFFFF J. McCoy
00018000 41454D 00000006 FFFFFFFF J. McCoy (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000007 FFFFFFFF Boggy
00018000 41454D 00000007 FFFFFFFF Boggy (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000008 FFFFFFFF Marco
00018000 41454D 00000008 FFFFFFFF Marco (2/2)
00010000 40B321 00000009 FFFFFFFF Gonzales
00018000 41454D 00000009 FFFFFFFF Gonzales (2/2)
00010000 40B321 0000000A FFFFFFFF Azteca
00018000 41454D 0000000A FFFFFFFF Azteca (2/2)
00010000 40B321 0000000B FFFFFFFF General
00018000 41454D 0000000B FFFFFFFF General (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 41342D 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy PL2
00000001 41342D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Drain All Energy Now! PL2
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Character PL2 Free player selection - Use on Character selection or Winner/Loser screen.
00010000 40B521 00000000 FFFFFFFF Kazuya
00018000 41454F 00000000 FFFFFFFF Kazuya (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000001 FFFFFFFF Barts
00018000 41454F 00000001 FFFFFFFF Barts (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000002 FFFFFFFF Gekkou
00018000 41454F 00000002 FFFFFFFF Gekkou (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000003 FFFFFFFF Wulong
00018000 41454F 00000003 FFFFFFFF Wulong (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000004 FFFFFFFF Lihua
00018000 41454F 00000004 FFFFFFFF Lihua (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000005 FFFFFFFF Liza
00018000 41454F 00000005 FFFFFFFF Liza (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000006 FFFFFFFF J. McCoy
00018000 41454F 00000006 FFFFFFFF J. McCoy (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000007 FFFFFFFF Boggy
00018000 41454F 00000007 FFFFFFFF Boggy (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000008 FFFFFFFF Marco
00018000 41454F 00000008 FFFFFFFF Marco (2/2)
00010000 40B521 00000009 FFFFFFFF Gonzales
00018000 41454F 00000009 FFFFFFFF Gonzales (2/2)
00010000 40B521 0000000A FFFFFFFF Azteca
00018000 41454F 0000000A FFFFFFFF Azteca (2/2)
00010000 40B521 0000000B FFFFFFFF General
00018000 41454F 0000000B FFFFFFFF General (2/2)
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Region After you enable this cheat to see any effect you will have to reset the game (F3). Then you may have to turn the Test Mode ON (F2), reset again (F3), wait for Test Mode to appear then turn the Test Mode OFF (F2) and reset (F3).
20810000 1FFFFF 00000001 FFFFFFFF Japan (Kaiser Knuckle)
20810000 1FFFFF 00000002 FFFFFFFF US (Global Champion)
20810000 1FFFFF 00000003 FFFFFFFF World (Kaiser Knuckle)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file