Final Fight [B-Board 88622B-3]

Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

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Final Fight © 1989 Capcom Company, Limited.

Final Fight is a horizontally-scrolling beat-em-up for one or two players in which Jessica - the daughter of ex-wrestler and newly-elected Mayor of Metro City, Mike Haggar - has been kidnapped by the evil 'Mad Gear' gang. Haggar rounds up two of his closest friends, Guy and Cody, and sets out to battle Mad Gear's gang members and ultimately rescue his daughter. Players must battle through numerous run-down gang-infested stages to rescue her.

Each of the game's three playable characters have different strengths and weaknesses. Hagger is very strong but quite slow, Guy is fast but not as strong and Cody is a mix of the two. As well as the standard punch and kick moves, each character also has a special attack. This move is powerful enough to fell several enemies at once, with the trade-off that each time a special attack is executed, some of the player's health is lost.

Enemies can be grabbed simply by walking into one of them. When an enemy is grabbed, the player can perform a 'grab attack' by pressing the attack button or can perform throw the enemy by moving the joystick left or right. If the thrown enemy hits another enemy, both will take damage.

Health levels can be replenished by finding food that lies hidden in breakable crates and barrels. Some of the Mad Gear gang members carry weapons that can be knocked from their hands, these weapons can then be picked up and used by the players. Crates and barrels may also contain weapons and random bonus items. Weapons have limited uses and will disappear if the player is disarmed by an enemy too often, weapons are also discarded when players move to a new area.

Final Fight consists of six stages, as well as two bonus rounds. At the end of each stage, players will face a powerful boss character unique to that stage.

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Runs on the "CP System" hardware.
B-Board ID: 88622B-3

Players: Up to 2 simultaneously.
Control per player: 8-way joystick.
Buttons per player: 3.
=> [1] Attack, [2] Jump, [3] Release (when grabbed by enemies).


Final Fight was released in December 1989 in the Japanese arcades. It was known there as the 8th video game made for the CP System.

This game was originally billed as the sequel to "Street Fighter" and was to be called "Street Fighter '89". While the game had become a major hit in its own right, Capcom decided to change the name to "Final Fight" and save the "Street Fighter" name for another game, 2 years later.

Guy's name is written with the kanji meaning 'victory song'. The character of Guy has been allegedly inspired by the lead singer of the post hardcore group Fugazi, Guy Picciotto.

The enemy character, Andore, and all of his relatives (Andore Jr., Uncle Andore, Father Andore and Grandfather Andore) are Capcom's homage to the now late WWF Champion, Andre Rene Roussimoff, better known as 'Andre the Giant'.

Two other Mad Gear characters, Axl and Slash, are parodies of the lead singer and guitarist respectively from American rock band, 'Guns N' Roses'.

Poison is taken from the glam rock group of the '80s, in which the singer used to wear a similar hat to the female character in the game. The character Poison is actually a male transvestite and so is Roxy (although a translation error in the Capcom Classics Collection character profiles refers to Roxy as a female).

Abigail is a King Diamond album, whose singer (King Diamond) resembles the character in the game.

Sodom is a famous German thrash metal band founded in the eighties.

The enemy character 'Two P' appears in "Forgotten Worlds" as the second player ('Two P' for 2P, 'Player 2').

The game shares a similar plot with the 1984 movie 'Streets of Fire' directed by Walter Hill. Starring : Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis and Willem Dafoe. Here's a list of the things the movie and the game have in common (Warning! Contains movie spoilers) :
1) The main character played by Michael Paré is named 'Tom Cody' and resembles the game character. Wears jeans and a white shirt at some points during the movie.
2) The city is plagued by gangs and a motorcycle gang kidnaps Cody's Ex girlfriend.
3) The cop that arranges a meeting between Cody and the Gang's boss is nothing other than a corrupted cop by the name of 'Ed Price', the only Cop in the game is called 'Eddie'.
4) The city has an old and trashed look similar to the game.
5) At the end of the movie, Cody leaves the girl just like in the game. Only this time there is no 'Guy' to stop him from leaving (see Final Fight ending sequence)

Known re-release: "Final Fight [B-Board 89625B-1]"
Known Export release: "Final Fight [B-Board 89624B-3]"

A bootleg of this game is known as "Final Crash".

Before the release of "Final Fight", Capcom released a vertically scrolling driving/shoot-em-up called "Mad Gear".

Pony Canyon/Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Final Fight : G.S.M. Capcom 3 - PCCB-00030) on May 21, 1990.

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First revision:
* No Build Date screen.

Second revision:
* Build Date screen added.
* Build date: 900112

Third revision:
* Build date: 900305

Fourth revision:
* Build date: 900613


* At the front of the train of Level 2, stand on the barrel and let the clock get to about 45. You will skip the section without defeating the Mad Gear guys.

* Special Endings : Finish the game without having to continue to see an additional credit sequence (meet the staff).

* Hidden Stuff :
Gaining extra points : To gain jewels and other high points items from breakable stuff like barrels, dustbins. Execute the jump+down attack move. (Cody - headbutt, Guy - Elbow). When doing the move, rapidly jag controller left to right. Usually, jewels will appear instead of other cheap things.
Crewing Gum : When fighting Eddie B. (Cop), you will notice that he spit out a wad of gum. That thing will give you about half a life if you pick it up.
Last Boss : Cody is able to punch away the bolts that the last boss fires. No other character can do it.
Off the wall attack : Besides doing the normal off the wall flying kick, you can change it into a flying elbow drop by doing down+attack.
Hidden Gems : On the way to the last boss, there is a stage when there are some pillars. Located at the bottom of each pillar are gems. Make sure you get them.

* Super Combo : This super combo can be easily executed with Cody or Guy, but it's a bit tougher with Haggar. To begin, initiate a punching combo (press attack, attack, attack for Cody or Guy) or (attack, attack for Haggar.) While you're pressing these buttons, hold the D-pad AWAY from your enemy. Before you do your final ending combo blow, you will throw the enemy, delivering massive damage!
Note : You can also start this combo with a jumping knee (jump and hold down, press attack) to deal even more damage! (This will not work for Haggar).
There's an easier way to do this: simply pull the joystick down while punching and the combo will finish throwing the enemy.

* Cody is the only character who can attack with a knife without throwing it. Press Attack while standing next to an enemy to stab them.


1. Final Fight [B-Board 88622B-3] (1989, Arcade)
2. Final Fight 2 [Model SHVC-F2] (1993, Super Famicom)
3. Mighty Final Fight (1993, Famicom)
4. Final Fight Tough [Model SHVC-AFZJ-JPN] (1995, Super Famicom)
5. Final Fight Revenge (1999, Arcade)
6. Final Fight - Streetwise (2006, PS2/XBOX)


Here is a list of Japanese ports. To see ports released in other regions, please see the export version entry; "Final Fight [B-Board 89624B-3]".

japan Nintendo Super Famicom (dec.21, 1990) "Final Fight [Model SHVC-FT]"
japan Nintendo Super Famicom (mar.20, 1992) "Final Fight Guy [Model SHVC-FY]"
japan Sega Mega CD (apr.2, 1993) "Final Fight CD [Model G-6013]"
japan Sony PS2 (mar.2, 2006) "Capcom Classics Collection [Model SLPM-66317]"

japan Nintendo GBA (may.25, 2001) "Final Fight One [Model AGB-AFFJ-JPN]"

japan Sharp X68000 (jul.17, 1992)


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