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Combatribes The - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Street fighters use a variety of moves to defeat the bad guys.

Combatribes The was produced by Technos in 1990.

Technos released 28 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Technos was based in United States.

Other machines made by Technos during the time period Combatribes The was produced include: Block Out, WWF Super Stars, U.S Championship V'Ball, Championship V'Ball, Double Dragon II The Revenge, Double Dragon 3 The Rosetta Stone, Nintendo World Cup, WWF WrestleFest, Shadow Force, and Double Dragon NeoGeo


Name Combatribes The
Developer Technos (United States)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7374
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Combatribes The Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Combatribes The Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - PunchKick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Combatribes The PCB Image

Game Introduction

The Combatribes is a group of three vigilantes, led by Berserker, that protect the citizens of New York City from various gangs. One day, their former member, Martha Splatterhead, is captured by one of the more powerful crime syndicates and she is turned into a cyborg against her will. Now the Combatribes must track down the big boss of the gang and find the whereabouts of Martha Splatterhead.

Game Play

There are three different fighters in the game and each has different skills. Players control one of the following characters:

  • Berserker blue - strength and speed equal
  • Bullova yellow - strength high and speed low
  • Blitz red - strength low and speed high

The game has six levels that each have a unique scenario and each of the first five has a different gang with a different boss. The levels are as follows:

  1. The Motorcycle Nuclear Warheads Boss: Fats, a fat man with a wooden board Scenario: a street corner
  2. The Demon Clowns Boss: Salamander, a fireeater with a torch Scenario: an amusement park
  3. The Slash Skate Screamers Boss: Thrash, a weird punk with a hammer Scenario: a rollerskating rink
  4. The Stadium Barbarians Boss: Tomahawk, a chief with a tomahawk Scenario: a baseball stadium
  5. The Slaughter Troopers Boss: Swastika, a cyborg general with robotic weapons Scenario: a security building
  6. The Final Battle which takes place at a docking pier where all the gangs and bosses are encountered again. After that, you face against Martha Splatterhead along with one or two clones if there are additional players and then the game ends.

During each level, some items such as the motorcycle, pinball machine and race car can be picked up and used as weapons.

Combatribes The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.65 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

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

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 4.00
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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Combatribes The Census

There are 14,754 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 92 known instances of this machine owned by Combatribes The collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 9 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 77 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Combatribes The machines for sale. There are 8 active VAPS members with a Combatribes The circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 30 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]



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