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Crime Fighters [Model GX821]

Arcade Video game published 35 years ago by Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Crime Fighters [Model GX821] screenshot

Crime Fighters © 1989 Konami.

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!

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Game ID: GX821

Main CPU: Konami (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), Konami K007232 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players: Up to 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 3
=> 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.


* 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.


Software Designers: M. Oshawa, Masahiro Inoue, C. Lee
Graphics Designers: M. Kukino, C. Hanano, Shuzilow.HA (Ooboke Hamakawa)
Sound Designers: K. Matsubara, Mutsuhiko Izumi
Hardware Designer: S. Yasuda

Cabinet Graphic Design: Don Marshall


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