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Crime Fighters Crime Fighters - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Crime Fighters - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


It's you and your friends versus the street gangs beat them up and kick 'em when they're down. Pick up steel pipes, knives and guns to eliminate your foes quicker. Fight the boss enemies at the end of each level.

Crime Fighters was produced by Konami in 1989.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Crime Fighters was produced include: Vulcan Venture, Thunder Cross, Super Kontora: Alien No Gyakusyuu, Super Contra, Ring No Ouja, Block Hole, Bottom Of The Ninth, Cue Brick, Gradius III, and M.I.A. Missing In Action


Name Crime Fighters
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7437
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Crime Fighters Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Punch/WeaponKick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 258 lbs
Bezel Crime Fighters Bezel Image
Control Panel Crime Fighters Control Panel Image
Side Art Crime Fighters Side Art Image
PCB Crime Fighters PCB Image

Game Introduction

A typical street fighting game that takes place at various locations in a city. The object of the game is to rescue the girls who have been kidnapped by the city's crime boss. Your character can punch and kick any enemy, but once your foe collapses to the ground, you can kick him until he either gets up again or is defeated.

If an enemy carries a weapon, you can pick it up and use it against other bad guys. Once you get hit, however, the weapon disappears. The only exception to this is the gun which remains available until all the shots have been used up.

The end bosses each have different vulnerabilities. There is a different technique used to defeating each one, but some bosses just seem to require a lot of health to defeat them. Health points are received by dropping in quarters and are also rewarded for completing each level.

After you defeat the final end boss and rescue the kidnapped girls from the official crime boss, the credits roll and the game moves on to a special bonus round. You are placed in the ultimate quarter-pumping scenario: a street filled with all the end bosses and characters found throughout the game! Afterwards, the game starts over, but if you progress through all the levels again, the game will end.

Crime Fighters KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.08 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.42

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 4.33

Technical Rating: 3.05

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 3.20
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 3.50

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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This game was released in both dedicated cabinets and as conversion kits for either The Main Event or Gauntlet cabinets. The game is pin-for-pin compatible with The Main Event, including the additional third and fourth player wiring connections.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Crime Fighters Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 96 known instances of this machine owned by Crime Fighters collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 73 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Crime Fighters machines for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Crime Fighters circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 29 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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