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Ring King Ring King - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Ring King - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A side-perspective boxing game. Chase your opponent around the ring attempting to knock him out before the bell rings. Opponents become more and more experienced as the levels progress.

Ring King was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1985.

Nihon Bussan/AV Japan released 60 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Nihon Bussan/AV Japan was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan during the time period Ring King was produced include: Karate Master, Karate Dou, Cobra Command, Karate Champ - Player Vs Player, Haro Gate Ball, Road Blaster, Performan, Metal Clash, Last Mission, and Kyoukou Toppa


Name Ring King
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9319
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class Data East Classic
Game Specific Ring King Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Ring King Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - PunchJabDodge
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Ring King Instructions Image
PCB Ring King PCB Image

Ring King KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.83 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.90

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 4.50

Technical Rating: 4.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.50
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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U.S. version of King Of Boxer.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ring King Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 58 known instances of this machine owned by Ring King collectors who are active members. Of these, 18 of them are original dedicated machines. 11 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 29 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Ring King machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Ring King circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Ring King.

This game ranks a 11 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.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



CPU: 3xZ80
SOUND: 1xAY-8910 and 1xDAC


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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