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A boxing game based on Hokuto no Ken (also known as "Fist of the North Star"), a popular manga/anime series by Bronson and Tetsuo Hara.

Punch Mania 2: Hokuto No Ken was produced by Konami in 2001.

Konami released 433 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

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Name Punch Mania 2: Hokuto No Ken
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 2001
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9153
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Punching Pads (six)
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Sequel to the original first-person boxing game, which is based on the anime series. You must fight against villains from the series such as Zeed and Souther.

Game Play

The punching pads are located around the monitor on the inside edge of the arcade cabinet space. The pads pop forward at you from a reclining position against the inside of the cabinet, and once they fully extend in front of you, you must immediately punch them back or your character suffers damage. You can tell exactly when to hit the pads by watching really carefully for the moment they light right before you have to hit them. By hitting lots of pads in succession, your power meter increases. When your meter is full, you can pull off a super move that is taken from the Hokuto no Ken manga/anime. These super moves are quite comical as they usually require you to punch the pads like a mad man.

There are two main difficulty levels: Souther Cross and Nanto Musei Ken (Six Stars of Nanto). In Souther Cross, you fight agaisnt Zeed, Heart and Shin. In Nanto Musei Ken, you fight agaisnt Kiba Daioh, Ray, Shuu and Souther. After beating both of them, there's a third difficulty level called Hokuto Shin Ken, where it's you agaisnt Jagi, Toki and Raoh (also known as Ken-Oh).

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet uses six punching pads made specifically for the game.


Based on the "Hokuto No Ken/Fist of the North Star" anime series.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Punch Mania 2: Hokuto No Ken Census

There are 14,755 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,460 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Punch Mania 2: Hokuto No Ken collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Punch Mania 2: Hokuto No Ken machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Punch Mania 2: Hokuto No Ken.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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