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Chinese Hero Chinese Hero - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Chinese Hero - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This is a cute Kung-Fu action game with an overhead view. Lee and Loo must save the princess from 24 evil villians only 12 in a one-player game. The program automatically adjusts to a player's skill level.

Chinese Hero was produced by Taiyo System in 1984.

Taiyo System released 8 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Taiyo System was based in United States.

Other machines made by Taiyo System during the time period Chinese Hero was produced include: Pot Of Gold, Enigma II, Kaos, Intruder, Megatack, and Dynamic Ski


Name Chinese Hero
Developer Taiyo System (United States)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7332
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Chinese Hero Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Chinese Hero Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 4 - PunchKick/JumpTumble/JumpPower Ball
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Chinese Hero Control Panel Image
Side Art Chinese Hero Side Art Image
PCB Chinese Hero PCB Image

Game Introduction

Although this game is primarily chop-socky, there are a surprising number of items that keep the game quite interesting. There are the standard easy, medium and advanced fighters but also cyclops archers and warriors with long tridents that try to kill you. A giant gorilla King Kong? also makes an appearance and tries to trample you. There are a variety of bonus stages as well including a slot-machine type challenge where if you match all three characters, you get a million point bonus and a free credit!

Chinese Hero KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Licensed to Kitco for US distribution. It runs on hardware similar to Shanghai Kid.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Chinese Hero Census

There are 14,955 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 7 known instances of this machine owned by Chinese Hero collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 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 Chinese Hero machine for sale.

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

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.

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



The game uses three Z80 processors


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