Final Blow

Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

Final Blow screenshot

Final Blow © 1989 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. With the right timing, the player can unleash a final blow punch that can KO the opponent in a single strike.

Goodies for Final Blow
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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 1989, even if the title screen says 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 PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713 (TCPS-10183)]"
japan Sony PS2 (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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