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Power Instinct Power Instinct - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Power Instinct - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This is a two-player fighting game with lots of special moves and several characters. The graphics are similar to the popular fighting games, both in motion and layout, but the game seems much more challenging. Most characters have at least two special powers.

Power Instinct was produced by Atlus in 1993.

Atlus released 16 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1991. Atlus was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atlus during the time period Power Instinct was produced include: Blazeon, Rockin' Kats, Oh My God!, Power Instinct 2, Naname De Magic!, Power Instinct Legends, and Goketsuji Gaiden Saikyo Densetsu


Name Power Instinct
Developer Atlus (United States)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9103
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 6 - Punch High|Punch Low|Kick High|Kick Low|Block High|Block Low
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Power Instinct Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 40 known instances of this machine owned by Power Instinct collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 38 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Power Instinct circuit boards for sale.

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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