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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: Hokuto No Ken was produced by Konami in 2000.

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

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Punch Mania: Hokuto No Ken was produced include: Beatmania Complete Mix, Racing Jam Chapter 2, Dance Freaks, Thrill Drive, Silent Scope, Beatmania IIDX 2nd Style, Beatmania IIDX 3rd Style, Beatmania IIDX 4th Style, Beatmania IIDX Substream, and Beatmania III


Name Punch Mania: Hokuto No Ken
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9154
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

A first-person boxing game based on the anime series. You must fight agaisnt 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).

Punch Mania: Hokuto No Ken KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

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

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

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,468 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,437 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Punch Mania: Hokuto No Ken collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines.

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

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Punch Mania: Hokuto No Ken.

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

This game ranks a 2 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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