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Eightman Eightman - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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The Japanese comic super-hero (robot) must stop the destruction of the city at the hands of a giant robot and its maker. Move left to right punching enemies and fight a boss at the end of each level.

Eightman was produced by SNK in 1991.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period Eightman was produced include: Cyber-Lip, League Bowling, Beast Busters, Crossed Swords, Baseball Stars Professional, 2020 Super Baseball, Burning Fight, ASO II: Last Guardian, Alpha Mission II, and Fatal Fury: King Of Fighters

Eight Man
Eight Man


Name Eightman
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7696
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Neo Geo MVS
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Punch/Kick|Jump|Bomb
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Side-scrolling chop socky with the added bonus of shooter-type stages.

Game Play

As Eightman (or Nineman), both known for strength and speed, you and a friend alternate between levels of left-to-right scrolling beat-em-up action and chasing after a vehicle while enemies jump out at you. Power-ups will make your puches and kicks stronger as well as give you bombs which are used to dammage all enemies. If player one and two are touching, a spark will be between them and their bomb power will greatly increase. All other robots are enemies.

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

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The characters actually do not look exactly like the traditional Eightman. Nineman is Just a pallete swapped Eightman.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Eightman Census

There are 14,838 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Common - There are 46 known instances of this machine owned by Eightman collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 43 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

This game ranks a 14 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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