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Knuckle Joe Knuckle Joe - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Knuckle Joe - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A side-scrolling platform fighting game.

Knuckle Joe was produced by Seibu Kaihatsu in 1985.

Seibu Kaihatsu released 26 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Seibu Kaihatsu was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Seibu Kaihatsu during the time period Knuckle Joe was produced include: Shot Rider, Wiz, The, Panic Road, Street Fight, and Empire City: 1931


Name Knuckle Joe
Developer Seibu Kaihatsu (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8340
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Taito Classic
Game Specific Knuckle Joe Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Knuckle Joe Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - PunchKick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Knuckle Joe Control Panel Image

Game Play

Hold down both buttons to guard. Push up to jump.

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

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Licensed to Taito for U.S. distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Knuckle Joe Census

There are 14,948 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,545 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,379 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 12 known instances of this machine owned by Knuckle Joe collectors who are active members. Of these, 12 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Knuckle Joe circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 4 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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