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Mutant Fighter Mutant Fighter - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Mutant Fighter - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Warriors clash against each other in a series of "Death Matches" in a quest to claim the throne and become king or queen of all fighters.

Mutant Fighter was produced by Data East in 1992.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Mutant Fighter was produced include: Batman, Desert Assault, Captain America And The Avengers, Caveman Ninja, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michael Jordan, Diet Go Go, Boogie Wings, Dragon Gun, and Dark Seal 2


Name Mutant Fighter
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8797
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Mutant Fighter Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - AttackJump
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Mutant Fighter PCB Image

Game Introduction

The game has eight different bizarre characters that the players can choose to be: the Fighter, the Amazoness, Hercules, the Beast, the Werewolf, the Minotaur, the Golem, and the Dragon. Each character has different types of attacks, fighting techniques, and Super Moves. At the beginning of the game, players can choose either a one-player game or a two-player game.

Game Play

In a one-player game, the player selects a character and afterwards competes in six matches against five of the other eight characters as well as a computer-controlled creature called the Hydra. After the player makes it past the first six matches, there will be three more matches where there will be three more computer-controlled opponents that will have to be conquered: the Doppleganger, the Demon and finally the Archmage. After the Archmage is defeated in the final match, the player character will become king or queen of all fighters and then the game ends.

In the two-player game, each player can select whichever character they each want. They can even be the same character in the same game. The players can also select one of six arenas in which to have their matches: Normal, Spiked Balls, Piston Rods, Spiked Walls, Ring, and Heatboard. One of the players have to win two out of the three rounds in order to win the match. After a player has won two rounds, the match is over and the game ends.

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mutant Fighter Census

There are 14,827 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,880 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 25 known instances of this machine owned by Mutant Fighter collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 24 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 Mutant Fighter circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 8 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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