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Champion Wrestler Champion Wrestler - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Champion Wrestler - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Champion Wrestler was produced by Taito in 1989.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Champion Wrestler was produced include: Recordbreaker, Jigoku Meguri, Continental Circus, Kurikinton, Top Shooter, Asuka & Asuka, Battle Shark, Cadash, Cameltry, and Continental Circuit


Name Champion Wrestler
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7309
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Punch|Kick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Champion Wrestler Instructions Image
Bezel Champion Wrestler Bezel Image

Game Introduction

The name of the eight wrestlers in this game are respectively: Miracle Rastan, Matterhorn Deecker, Jimmy Carbon, Black Machine, The Samuray, Rocky Garner, Nitro Bankus and Bloody Cobra Joe. The player can select a wrestler and take on the other seven in the game. The game ends when all opponents are beaten and the player's wrestler becomes the champion.

The player has a life meter, and also a power meter that increases depending on how fast the player pushes the punch button. Some digitized speech. Kind of a cute ending after a match, but this game doesn't really stand out in a crowd.

Champion Wrestler KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.03 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 2.92

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

Taito Champion Wrestler invites you to play as one of eight wrestlers including Rastan in tag-team or one-on-one chop-socky action.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Champion Wrestler Census

There are 14,832 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 17 known instances of this machine owned by Champion Wrestler collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 15 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Champion Wrestler machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Champion Wrestler circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Champion Wrestler.

This game ranks a 5 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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