Final Blow

The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp.

Final Blow screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Final Blow © 1988 Taito.

The game features a single season boxing championship run. You can select from a group of fictional fighters.

The game is essentially a side scrolling boxing game where the player moves left and right to control a boxer. When the timing is right, the player can unleash a final blow punch which can sometimes KO the opponent in a single strike.


Final Blow the  Arcade Video Game
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(members only)
Runs on the "Taito F2 System" hardware.

Prom Stickers : B82

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: Buttons: 3 [Weak/Medium/Duck]


Final Blow was released in April 1988.

The game has five boxers, each with a nickname :
Detroit Kid - The Invincible Black Panther
Dynamite Joe - The Miracle Fighter
Fernando Gomez - The South American Eagle
Kim Nang - The Korean Comet
King Jason - The Black King



japan Sega Mega Drive (mar.3, 1990) "Final Blow [Model T-11033]"
usa Sega Genesis (june.1, 1990) "James 'Buster' Douglas Knockout Boxing"
europe Sega Mega Drive (1991) "James 'Buster' Douglas Knockout Boxing"
japan Sony PlayStation 2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713 (TCPS-10183)]"
japan Sony PlayStation 2 (june.26, 2008) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Eternal Hits] [Model SLPM-55018]"


japan FM Towns PC (1990)
usa Commodore C64 (1991)
europe Commodore C64 (1991)
europe Atari ST (1991)
europe Commodore Amiga (1991)

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