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Description A horizontal side-scrolling beat-em-up. You fight your way through hordes of enemies, collecting weapons along the way.

Cheats, Tricks and Bugs On level four at the second stop, throw the guy in the gray suit in the pit when no one else is on the screen. Then, you can automatically go to the third stop.

Conversion Can be converted to Golden Axe by simply switching boards. THIS ONLY WORKS ON THE TWO PLAYER DOWN GRADE!

Game Introduction From the game's intro: This city was once a happy, peaceful place. Until one day, An ultra powerful criminal organization moved in and took over. This vicious syndicate soon had control over the whole government, and even the police force. Amid this Turmoil, A group of determened youg police officers has sworn to clean up the city... Among them are: Adam Hunter, Axel Stone, and Blaze Fielding. They are willing to risk anything. Even their lives, on the....Streets Of Rage......

Game Play The players must fight their way through eight levels on a mission to stop the criminal syndicate that's taken over the city. The levels are: Street Alley Beach Construction Site Oil Rig Factory Elevator Hideout

Button descriptions:

The buttons are as follows:

Attack - Attacks enemy Jump - Makes you jump Signal Police - The cops fire a missile at your enemies, and kills them in one blow To get behind an enemy in a grapple-hit jump to go behind, and hit attack to do a back suplex. While you're being thrown by an enemy, hit jump, and attack simeutaineously as quickly as possible, This is very difficult, so it takes a while to get it right.

Miscellaneous This game is known in the United States and Europe as Streets of Rage.

Trivia The girl bosses wearing the green outfits on level five were made from the same sprite design as Blaze Fielding (the third player character) wears a red outfit.

Bare Knuckle was produced by Sega in 1989.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Bare Knuckle was produced include: Excite League, Ufo Senshi Yohko Chan, Tetris (Sega), Scramble Spirits, Power Drift, A.B. Cop, Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle, Crack Down, Dynamite Dux, and ESWAT Cyber Police


Name Bare Knuckle
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1989
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 10829
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Sega System 18 - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
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Bare Knuckle KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Bare Knuckle Census

There are 14,842 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Bare Knuckle collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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