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Ganryu Ganryu - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Guide Ganryu or a female counterpart on a mission to rescue his girlfriend from an evil ninja. Armed with a sword and a grappling claw, players may pick up weapon power-ups and life bonuses scattered throughout the play levels.

Ganryu was produced by SNK in 1999.

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 Ganryu was produced include: King Of Fighters '98: Dream Match Never Ends, The, Garou Densetsu Wild Ambition, King Of Fighters '98: The Slugfest, The, Last Blade 2, The, Fatal Fury Wild Ambition, Beast Busters: Second Nightmare, Buriki One, Garou: Mark Of The Wolves, King Of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle, The, and Metal Slug X



Name Ganryu
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1999
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7910
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Neo Geo MVS
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Attack|Jump|Grappling Hook
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game is an updated version of the classic 2-D platform action game. Think of it as a mix of Ninja Gaiden (for NES) and Bionic Commando. Nice graphics and sound; it will bring back memories.

Game Play

Classic "ninja" side-scrolling platform control. The player can jump high, attach to and climb some ceilings, and attach his/herself to faraway objects with the grappling hook.

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

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Hitting the bell on the first level gives you free points for each contact.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ganryu Census

There are 14,817 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,868 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by Ganryu collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 20 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 10 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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