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The Combatribes [Model TA-0028]

Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by Technos Japan Corp.

Listed in MAME

The Combatribes [Model TA-0028] screenshot

The Combatribes © 1990 Technos.

Three player simultaneous melee battle in which larger-than-life fighters battle against rival gang members. As well as being able to pick up objects such as motorcycles etc. and throw them at the enemies, players also have a number of interesting fighting moves that can be unleashed upon their opponents. These include picking up unconscious enemies and hitting OTHER enemies with them, as well as banging two enemies' heads together and smashing recumbent enemies' heads into the ground to finish them off.


Game ID : TA-0028

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 8.5 Khz)

Players : 3
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> Attack, Jump


Released in June 1990.

One of the clown thugs in level 2 were inspired by the Joker character from the 1989 Batman film.

In Act 3, an advertisement for "Block Out" appears on the two sets of TV screens.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Double Dragon 3, The Combatribes - PCCB-00065) on 21/06/1991.


The US version is slightly different, it has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.


japan Nintendo Super Famicom (dec.23, 1992) "The Combatribes [Model SHVC-CR]"
usa Nintendo Super NES (mar.??, 1993) "The Combatribes [Model SNS-CR]"
usa Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console] (nov.20, 2009)


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