Ashita no Joe

The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp.

Ashita no Joe screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

あしたのジョー © 1990 Taito Corp.

(Ashita no Joe)

A boxing game.


Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz), OKI MSM5205 (@ 384 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Developed by Wave Corp.

Extremely rare, this game is based on the classic manga/anime series Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow's Joe). The manga ran from 1968 to 1973 in Shonen Magazine. There were also 2 TV series that ran from 1970 to 1971 and 1980 to 1981 and a movie was released in 1980.

When one of Joe's old rivals, Rikishi, died in the ring in 1970, Kodansha publishing actually held a funeral service for him. Over 700 people attended from all over Japan. An actual Buddhist priest presided over the funeral, held in a full-sized boxing ring.

Known outside Japan as "Success Joe".



Original Story: A. Takamori
Original Character: T. Chiba
Programmer: H. Sakaue, T. Iehaka
Designer: K. Tomoto, K. Mathumoto, F. Mathuda
Total Produced by: T. Ohira

Game's ROM.

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