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Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon - Matrimelee [Model NGM-266]

SNK Neo-Geo MVS cart. published 22 years ago by Playmore Corp.

Listed in MAME

Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon - Matrimelee [Model NGM-266] screenshot

Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon - Matrimelee © 2002 Playmore.

Revived from the New Power Instinct series, the Goketsuji clan has appeared newly on the MVS Neo-Geo! In addition to the familiar 11 characters, individual fresh 4 join in the heated Head Decision Match. You will be overwhelmed by the spectacular graphics and the BGM. Attention to the memorial Marriage Battle over the right to the throne and get ready!


SNK Neo-Geo MVS harware
Game ID : NGM-266

Players : 2
Control : 8-way Joystick
Buttons : 4
=> [A] Weak Punch, [B] Weak Kick, [C] Strong Punch, [D] Strong Kick


Developed by Noise Factory & Atlus. Also licensed to SNK Playmore for manufacture and distribution.

Even if the copyright year shows 2002, this game was officialy released in public March 2003.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'True Gouketsuji Family Fighting Spirit - Matrimelee' ('Gouketsuji' is literally means 'Overpowering Blood Temple Family').

Known outside Japan as 'Matrimelee',

Some characters from the Power Instinct series received some minor name changes in this game :
Thin Nen => Chinen
Otane => Tane
Oume => Ume
Kurara => Clara
Annie => Anny
Pochi => Poochy

Also the transformation sequences from previous games has been almost completely ditched in this game (with the only exceptions of super moves from Kanji, Clara & Princess Sissy; as well as one of Tane's win poses).

While there have been a few fighting games that feature a vocal track as BGM (Roll's BGM in "Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes", Arina's BGM in "Waku Waku 7" & Roomy's BGM in "Galaxy Fight - Universal Warriors" are but a few examples of this), the Japanese version of this game's BGM features an unprecedented number of excellent & quite hilarious vocal tracks for many stages. Chinen BGM is nothing short of awesome!

Jones is the only selectable character from "Rage of the Dragons" that won't challenge you on the 3rd & 5th battle. This is odd...

Abubo ("Rage of the Dragons"' sub-boss character) makes an unlikely cameo as one of Princess Sissy box surprises!

Kang Jae-Mo ("Rage of the Dragons" wrestler) makes a hilarious cameo in one of Jones' super moves.

Default highscore table (Ranking) :
1ST 0500000 PLM
2ND 0450000 ATL
3RD 0400000 MTM
4TH 0350000 NEO
5TH 0300000 GEO

Noise Factory released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon - Matrimelee / Original Soundtrack) on May 01, 2003.


The US version of this game completely removed all the vocal tracks from the Japanese version and are replaced with the BGM of the "Rage of the Dragons" guest characters, causing those tracks to be recycled quite a few times. Such strange issue had already been seen in a few previous Neo-Geo games such as the Magical Drop games.


* Enable "Rage of the Dragons" Characters : At the character selection screen, press Up(x4), Down(x3), Left(x2) and Right. The screen will go black and reappear with Lynn, Mr. Jones, Jimmy and Elias in the center of the character select screen.

* Play As Princess Sissy : After you choose your character, press and hold A+B+C+D until the match begins and you'll play as Princess Sissy.


1. Power Instinct (1993)
2. Power Instinct 2 (1994)
3. Gogetsuji Legends (1995)
4. Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 - Groove on Fight [Model 610-0374-34] (1997)
5. Matrimelee (2003)
6. Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku - Bonnou Kaihou (2006, Sony PlayStation 2)
7. Power Instinct V (2009)


japan SNK Neo-Geo AES (may.29, 2003; "Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon Matrimelee [Model NGH-2660]")
usa SNK Neo-Geo AES (may.29, 2003; "Matrimelee [Model NGH-266]")
japan Sony PS2 (may.25, 2006; "Shin Goketsuji Ichizoku : Bonnou Kaihou [Model SLPM-66278]"): features an online mode, new characters and a card battle system called 'lusts cards system'.


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