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This is a one-on-one beat-em-up where you can play a big monster. You can also smash the background graphics and collect power-ups.

King Of The Monsters 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 King Of The Monsters 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 Eightman

King of the Monsters / Armored Scrum Object II / Burning Fight
King of the Monsters / Armored Scrum Object II / Burning Fight


Name King Of The Monsters
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8324
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Neo Geo MVS
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Punch|Kick|Jump
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions King Of The Monsters Instructions Image

Game Introduction

The game has six different selectable player characters: Geon, Woo, Beetle Mania, Rocky, Poison Ghost and Astro Guy.

In a one-player game, the player can select a character and take on the other five as opponent plus a computer-controlled clone of the character which the player selected.

In a two-player game, each player can select a character and take on each other.

Game Play

Each round is like a wrestling match where the player can punch and/or kick his or her opponent as well as grab each of them and body slam them or use the piledriver, atomic drop or back drop on them. Whenever the player is successful using on of those moves, there will be power-ups that the player can pick up to make his or her monster character more powerful. Players can also drop kick their opponents.

While the player fights his or her opponent, he or she can wreck buildings, vehicles and other structures on the stage. Some of the objects in the stage can also be used against the opposing monster. Sometimes, tanks, planes or laser cannons can help the player but sometimes they can also interfere.

When the opposing monster is down, the player can punch and kick the monster when down and then the player can have his or her monster jump onto the opposing monster and attempt to make a three-count pin in order to win the round and proceed to the next.

King Of The Monsters KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.50
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.50

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 2.50

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op King Of The Monsters Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,527 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,094 machines (6,926 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 83 known instances of this machine owned by King Of The Monsters collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are original dedicated machines. 76 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a King Of The Monsters circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a King Of The Monsters circuit board set.

This game ranks a 27 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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