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An arm-wrestling game where you get to select an opponent to try your strength against.

Arm Champs II was produced by Jaleco in 1992.

Jaleco released 98 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Jaleco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Jaleco during the time period Arm Champs II was produced include: 64th Street - A Detective Story, Grand Prix Star, E.D.F. Earth Defense Force, Avenging Spirit, B.O.T.S.S.: Battle of the Solar System, Soldam, Big Striker, Wild Pilot, Captain Flag, and Peek-a-Boo!


Name Arm Champs II
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6920
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: 2 - Select|Select
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game has a robotic arm that simulates the strength and pressure of the computer-controlled opponent who appears on the screen. A cushion is provided to rest your elbow on as you place your grip on the arm. There is also a grip-stick to hold onto for leverage as you arm-wrestle.

The game has nine different opponents to choose from, each with their own profession, nationality and taunt:

  • Trixie - a female bodybuilder from Russia - "Never underestimate a woman!"
  • Chang - a street performer from Taiwan - "Anytime you are ready!"
  • Atlas - the Prince of Planet "Amusement" from the Universe - "Give it your best shot!"
  • Turk - a retired soldier from Egypt - "You cannot beat me!"
  • Duke - an ex-champion professional boxer from The U.S.A. - "Play fair!"
  • The Rock - a fast-footed wrestler from England - "I'm gonna crush you!"
  • Goliath - a bodybuilder from France - "I will not lose!"
  • Shibayama - the strongest sumo-wrestler from Japan - "Say goodbye before you die!"
  • Specks - a Robo-Arm-Wrestler from The U.S.A. - "No way!"

Game Play

Before you begin a game, you must use the Select buttons to choose the opponent that you would like to challenge. In each game you compete in two matches. If you beat the first opponent, you must take on the next higher-ranking opponent. For instance, if you choose Trixie to be your first opponent, your next opponent will be Chang, or, if you choose your first opponent to be Chang, your next opponent will be Atlas. If you choose Specks as your first opponent and you beat him, you will have to face him again, except in the second round he will be colored pink instead of silver.

Before each match begins, wait for the referee to say "Ready! Go!" and then you must try to pin your opponent's arm down for the count of three before time is up. If you succeed you will win and you can go to the second match. If your opponent pins you down for a three count, you will lose. However, you will get one rematch against the same opponent. In the rematch, whether you win, lose or draw, the game ends.

If time runs out before either of you can make a pin, if you were closer to pinning your opponent, you will win, but if you were closer to being pinned, you will lose. If you and your opponent both have your arms in the center, the match will be declared a draw.

If you win both of your matches, you will get a bonus game where the computer will test your strength. You will have to push and press down on the robotic arm as hard as you can with as much strength as you have within a certain time limit. When time is up, the screen will give the results of how many pounds of pressure you have managed to apply and then the game is over.

Arm Champs II KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Arm Champs II Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by Arm Champs II collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Arm Champs II circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Arm Champs II.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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2015 1 805.00 805.00
2017 1 575.00 575.00
All Years 2 690.00 690.00


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