Ring no Ohja was released in June 1988 in Japan
The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'King of the Ring'.
This game is known outside Japan as "The Main Event".
A number of wrestlers in the game are based on real-life wrestlers. For instance, Kamikaze Ken is based on Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat, Bigfoot Joe is based on King Kong Bundy and Alan the Empire is based on the late Andre the Giant. In another example, Conan the Great is loosely based on Hulk Hogan.
The game's commentator can also heard on fellow Konami games, "Blades of Steel
" and "Hard Puncher".
Default highscore table (OFFICIAL RATINGS)
1st 2U!! 52830
2nd UC!? 46270
3rd EZ? 33620
4th BHI 28350
5th QT!! 22830
6th MT? 19580
7th 4ME 14910
8th */US 12050
9th A2Z 7330
10th Mr#I 5770
King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.0 - 276A-7708) on July 21, 1989.