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Fighting Mania Fighting Mania - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Taking the role of a martial artist, the player punches targets to defeat the on-screen enemies.

Fighting Mania was produced by Konami in 2000.

Konami released 433 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 Fighting Mania was produced include: Beatmania Complete Mix, Racing Jam Chapter 2, Dance Freaks, Thrill Drive, Silent Scope, Beatmania IIDX 2nd Style, Beatmania IIDX 3rd Style, Beatmania IIDX 4th Style, Beatmania IIDX Substream, and Beatmania III


Name Fighting Mania
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7787
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Punching Pads (six)
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

You are Kenshiro, the Fist of the North Star, traveling across the land fighting the minions of Shin, your old martial arts schoolmate, now turned to evil.

Game Play

The player relies not on brute force, but speed and dexterity to hit certain targets as they are presented. Hitting the targets causes "damage" to your on-screen opponents, allowing you to defeat them.

There are various levels of difficulty, each with specific opponents and goals. Energy can be built up and used to deliver a "finishing move" to knock out your opponent. Some goals require as many as 100 hits in less than 10 seconds.

Fighting Mania KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.18 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.33

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire -1.00

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics -1.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music -1.00

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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Kenshiro (aka "The Fist of the North Star") is a popular Japanese Manga and Anime character created by Artist Buronson, and licensed by Toei Animation. This cabinet has been released in Japan and Europe.

Cabinet Information

The cabinet consists of a central monitor and six punch pads that flip into position when a target presents itself onscreen. These flip back when hit.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Fighting Mania Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,468 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,437 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 12 known instances of this machine owned by Fighting Mania collectors who are active members. Of these, 12 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Fighting Mania machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Fighting Mania.

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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