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In this wrestling game, you control the team of Jocko and Spike who continuously challenge The Mad Maulers in a series of tag team matches.

Tag Team Wrestling was produced by Data East in 1984.

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 Tag Team Wrestling was produced include: Night Star, Bega's Battle, Boomer Rang'r, Rootin' Tootin', Cluster Buster, Tokyo MIE Clinic, Zaviga, Scrum Try, Fighting Ice Hockey, and Battle Wings


Name Tag Team Wrestling
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10009
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class Data East Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - ActionPin
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

During each match of this game, whenever you come into contact with one of The Mad Maulers, you will be given a choice of which attack you want to use against your opponent. These moves include The Straight Jab, The Karate Chop, The Body Slam, The Drop Kick, The Piledriver, The Brain Buster, The Lariat and The Cobra Twist. Press the Action button to select one of those attacks whenever they appear on the screen.

For each of The Mad Maulers, one of them is fat and wears black pants and the other wears a red mask and white tights. Moves such as The Brain Buster, The Piledriver, The Lariat and The Cobra Twist will not work when fighting the fat character. If one of The Mad Maulers turns red, unless you have enough strength to kick out, he can pin you down for a three count, unless you tag in your partner. Everytime you tag in your partner you will take control of him while your other wrestler recovers his strength. Whenever you and one of your opponents are outside the ring, your opponent will try to prevent you from getting back into the ring. Sometimes another wrestler will come out of the audience and interfere by attacking you as the referee continues to count.

To defeat your opponent on three count, when your opponent is down, press the pin button. An opponent can also be beaten if he is out of the ring for twenty counts. You can also win if one of your wrestlers has the masked Mad Mauler submitted in The Cobra Twist. A match will be declared a draw if time runs out or if both you and your opponent are both counted out. If Jocko and Spike beat The Mad Maulers ten times, the two heroes will become world champions who must continuously defend their title against The Mad Maulers in the following matches.

Tag Team Wrestling KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.27 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.44

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 3.40
Fun (Solo) 4.25
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.63

Gameplay 4.25
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.75
Sound/Music 3.50

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tag Team Wrestling Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Tag Team Wrestling collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 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 Tag Team Wrestling circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 3 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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