Plenty of young & beautiful women are missing and the city's local kingpin is the main suspect. As a group of street vigilantes you must venture into the most dangerous zones of your city and destroy all street punks & criminals that are dumb enough to get in your way in order to rescue the girls! Features colorful graphics, a catchy soundtrack, some cool moves (such as striking downed enemies) and a good challenge. Like the idea of fighting to rescue a beautiful damsel in distress? Why not a huge bunch of 'em so its worth your time!
Players: Up to 2
Control: 8-way joystick
=> Punch, Kick, Reversal Attack
Crime Fighters was released on April 26, 1989 in Japan as a dedicated upright. It was then released as a 4-Player conversion kit outside Japan as "Crime Fighters [4-Player Conversion Kit]".
Some bosses' character design in this game seem to have been inspired by popular horror movies, this seems true for three bosses in particular :
Stage 2 Boss : A parody of Jason Voorhees from 'Friday the 13th movie' series.
Stage 4 Boss : A distant parody of Leatherface from 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' movie series.
Stage 5 Boss : A parody of Freddy Krueger from 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' movie series.
The dying pose that the Stage 7 boss does seems to have been inspired by the movie poster from the 1986 film Platoon.
King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.2 - KICA-1016) on August 21, 1990.
TIPS AND TRICKS
* When completing the game + BOSS stage, the game starts from the beginning; but you can take a weapon (eg. gun) from one level to the next (you don't lose it when completing one stage)! which means all bosses are really easy to finish.
* Unlimited Credits: Successfully complete the entire game two consecutive times.