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Knuckle Bash Knuckle Bash - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Knuckle Bash - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This is a typical side-scolling beat-em-up that offers two-player simultaneous action. Choose between three different wrestlers and try to defeat the evil criminal organization.

Knuckle Bash was produced by Toaplan in 1993.

Toaplan released 31 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1986. Toaplan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Toaplan during the time period Knuckle Bash was produced include: Dogyuun, Fixeight, Tatsujin Ou, Truxton II, Pipi & Bibis, Batsugun, Grind Stormer, V-Five, Emma Daio, and Dynamic Trial 7


Name Knuckle Bash
Developer Toaplan (Japan)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8338
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Knuckle Bash KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.03 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.80

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Knuckle Bash Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 24 known instances of this machine owned by Knuckle Bash collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 19 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 Knuckle Bash machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Knuckle Bash circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 6 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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