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Champion Wrestler

Arcade Video game published 33 years ago by Taito

Champion Wrestler screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Champion Wrestler © 1989 Taito Corporation.

Eight original wrestlers fight for glory and money. Win the title belt of the TWF circuit in a single or tag-team match.

Goodies for Champion Wrestler
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TECHNICAL

Taito L System Hardware
Prom Stickers: C01

Main CPU: (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips: YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz), OKI MSM5205

Screen Orientation: Horizontal
Video Resolution: 320 x 224 Pixels.
Screen Refresh: 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors: 256

Players: 2
Control: 8-Way Joystick
Buttons: 2
=> Punch, Kick

TRIVIA

Champion Wrestler was released in August 1989 in Japan and in December 1989 internationally.

Rastan, the "Rastan Saga" hero appears in this game as Miracle Rastan.

Don't miss the funny pictures in win/lose screen :).

UPDATES

The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

SERIES
STAFF
PORTS

CONSOLES:
[JP] NEC PC-Engine (dec.14, 1990) "Champion Wrestler [Model TP02014]"
[JP] Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

SOURCES

Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.
See goodies section.