Violence Fight

Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

Violence Fight screenshot

Violence Fight © 1989 Taito Corp.

Control different characters with various fighting styles and engage in single or two-player bouts.

In the early 1950's, a game called Violence Fight was popular in the US crime world. Fighters from all over the USA would compete against each other to become that year's champion. The winner stood to make a considerable amount of money.

In downtown LA, a manager called Blinks is training up a new fighter called Bad Blue. He is a strong contender to become the champion and desperately needs the prize money.


Taito B System Hardware
Prom Stickers : C16

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 8 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-Way Joystick
Buttons : 3
=> Punch, Jump, Kick


Violence Fight was released in November 1989 in Europe and in December 1989 in Japan. It was then released in the US on April 25, 1990.

You can see the Twin Towers (World Trade Center) on one of the night stages played on attract mode.


The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


- Press the Punch and Kick buttons simultaneously to duck.
- Press Punch and Jump together or Kick and Jump together to execute special moves.
- When your opponent is tired, walk up and throw them with the Punch button.
- Boxes and barrels can also be lifted and thrown by using the Punch button.
- Proceed through six stages, each consisting of a three round bout. Win two rounds to proceed to the next stage.
- Each round has a time limit of 100 seconds.
- Every two stages you will reach a bonus stage. Winning the bonus stage will increase your punch or kick strength.
- If you are knocked down, rapidly press the buttons to get up quickly.


Bad Blue
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birthday: June 11, 1938
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Special Moves: Rolling kick, Stardust punch
Profile: Bad was Street Champion last year. He has a sharp fighting technique and is tipped to be this year's champion.

Ben Smith
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 105 kg
Birthday: February 8, 1935
Hometown: Carson City, Nevada
Special Moves: Tornado kick, Machinegun punch
Profile: The 'Eagle of Nevada', Ben is a former Marine. He is very agile and can make impressive jumps.

Lick Joe
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 135 kg
Birthday: September 25, 1925
Hometown: Ardmore, Oklahoma
Special Moves: Atomic chop, Drop kick
Profile: Lick Joe is a former professional wrestler, but had his licence revoked after killing or seriously injuring 13 other wrestlers. He is very strong but slow.

Lee Chen
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Birthday: July 4, 1935
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Special Moves: Whirlwind legs, Mantis hands
Profile: During his childhood, Lee was trained as an assassin in China.

Ron Max
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 120 kg
Birthday: October 21, 1932
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Special Moves: Health head-butt, Health blow
Profile: Ron has incredible destructive power and a head so hard that he can crack rocks with it.

Tony Won
Height: 225 cm
Weight: 115 kg
Birthday: January 5, 1940
Hometown: New York
Special Moves: Double knuckle, Health claw
Profile: Tony is the other favourite to win and he will do anything to ensure that he does.

Boot machine with service switch pressed.
Message appears: SERVICE SWITCH ERROR, press 1p Start(x3), service switch, 1p Start.
Message appears: SELECT BY DOWN SW, select level with joy Down/Up and push Start button.


1. Violence Fight (1989)
2. Solitary Fighter (1991)


japan Sony PS2 (aug.25, 2005) "Taito Memories Gekan [Model SLPM-66092]"
Sony PlayStation 2 australia (mar.30, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
europe Microsoft XBOX (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
europe Sony PS2 (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLES-53852]"
usa Sony PS2 (may.16, 2007) "Taito Legends 2 [Model SLUS-21349]"

europe PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
usa PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"


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