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Psychic Force

Arcade Video game published 28 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

Psychic Force screenshot

Psychic Force © 1996 Taito Corporation.

A great fighting game with eight selectable characters.

The plot takes place in the year 2010, where selected individuals are blessed with the power of psychic abilities. All people imbued with this power are called "Psychiccers" and uses a specific element such as fire, ice or gravity in fighting.

Time after Psychiccers are shunned by normal people because of their unnatural abilities and that most cases turn violent and deadly. All of that changes one day when a mysterious corporation known as "NOA" appears and offers Psychiccers a place in their company. Headed by a man named Keith Evans, the corporation seeks to create a perfect utopia for Psychiccers and that they'll eliminate anyone who stands in their way.

Challenging NOA's ambition is a small independent group known as "Anti-NOA" and that one of its members, a young American Psychiccer named Burn Griffiths, seeks to confront and stop his old friend Keith from going through with his extreme plans of creating a Psychiccer-only world.


Taito FX-1A hardware
Prom Stickers : E22

Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SPU (@ 4 Mhz), YM2610B (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 6


Development name: Kaiser Knuckle 2. It was originally planned as a sequel to "Kaiser Knuckle" but was cancelled. Later, it was revived as Psychic Force.

Even if the title screen says 1995, Psychic Force was released in April 1996 in Japan.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Psychic Force Original Soundtracks - ZTTL-0001) on 11/10/1996.

An OVA anime based on the game was released in 1997.


* Play As Keith : After inserting a credit, hold Button1+Button2+Button3+Start Button until game shows the character select screen. If input is successful, Keith appears in character select screen.


1. Psychic Force (1996)
2. Psychic Force EX (1996)
3. Psychic Force 2012 (1998)


japan Sony PlayStation (1996) "Psychic Force [Model SLPS-00520]"


Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.