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Martial Champion [Model GX234]

Arcade Video game published 31 years ago by Konami Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Martial Champion [Model GX234] screenshot

Martial Champion © 1993 Konami Company, Limited.

Knock-Out The Competitions! 10 typical fighters battle against each other in a tournament to win the belt of world Martial Champion.


Game ID : GX234

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) K054539 (@ 48 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 3
=> High Attack, Mid Attack, Low Attack


Martial Champion was released in June 1993.

This game was former known as 'Yie Ar kung Fu 2', before it was released.

The character Jin is similar to the playable character of 'Ye Ar Kung Fu'.

The last boss, "Salamander", has the same name of the homonymous shoot'em up Konami

Martial Champion's sprites were some of the largest used in a fighting game up to that point (1993).


In all non-Japanese versions, Titi is known as Chaos and vice-versa.


Some of the selectable characters as Goldor, Avu, Titi (or Chaos in the Japanese version), Mahamba and Zen fighting with their weapons : if they fall to the ground during the fight (example, after a throw), they lose their weapon, and it can be collected by the opponent (by the way, few characters can use weapons to hit directly the opponent) : the lost weapon can be even recovered by his owner.

Beat all the game without lose a round to see specials ending with the showcase of all the characters


Planning Produced by Poyoyon Production.
Directed by : Heine Ken
Produced by : Kanon Pachelbel
Character Designed by : Heine Ken, Tetsuya Ake, Suruganokami Madaow, Hi-8
Production Designed by : Maguro
Sound Designed by : Kingoro
Music Designed by : Nakanotti, Deep Sleep Sugisawa
System Designed by : Shoot-VRF
Special Programmed by : Kodaman
Title Designed by : Hanatani

* CAST :
Jin : Jin Tihijou
Goldor : Tetsu Kanzaki
Racheal : Racheal Miyawaki
Zen : ???-????
Hoi : Uhoho
Chaos : Waddy
Mahambah : Kanbei
Avu : Takepon
Titi : Ishimaroto
Bobby : Baja
Salamander : Masahiro Inoue (Masa32)


NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM japan (dec.17, 1993) [Model KMCD3006]
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] japan (may.13, 2008) PC-Engine Super CD-ROM version


Game's manual.
Game's ROM.
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