Sougou Kakutougi - Astral Bout 2 - The Total Fighters [Model SHVC-EJ]

A 24-year-old Nintendo Super Famicom Cart. by King Records

Sougou Kakutougi - Astral Bout 2 - The Total Fighters [Model SHVC-EJ] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): astralb2


Sougou Kakutougi - Astral Bout 2 - The Total Fighters © 1994 King Records.

9 total fighters participate in the Astral Step RINGS championship in the USA to win the title of strongest man in the world. The Mega Battle will await the champion in Japan, featuring more challenging opponents. Players can enjoy an Exhibition Match against the computer, or play a VS Bout against a friend.




Released on February 24, 1994 in Japan. The game was never exported outside Japan.

Unlike the previous game, it features the licensed likeness of RINGS founder Akira Maeda, who is a playable character now. The other characters in the game are based on different fighters and martial artists as follows:

Gen Kajiwara (based on Yoshiaki Fujiwara)
Bolis Goldman (based on Chris Dolman)
Naoki Takuma (based on Kiyoshi Tamura)
Duke Bryce (based on Dick Vrij)
James Louis (based on Maurice Smith)
Kenji Asuka (based on Masaaki Satake)
Volk Warren (based on Volk Han)
Gregory "Lucky" Hawk (based on Chris Haseman)


Enter L, R, A, X and Select at the title screen, which will do three things:

1. Unlock the Battle Dimension mode, a one player mode where the player participates in a single elimination tournament in Holland for the RINGS championship.

2. Enable the use of three hidden fighters in all modes. Highlight Kenji Asuka, hold L and R buttons and press Select to toggle between the three hidden fighters and Asuka. These hidden fighters are:

Gargantua Blight (based on Gary Albright)
David Hook (based on Dale Hook)
Tetsuzan Shindoh (based on Masutatsu Oyama)

3. Modifies the character select screen of Exhibition Match and VS Bout to allow immediate selection of all 12 characters.

Game's ROM.