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An action puzzle game where you play as a Zupapa, a strange creature that hurls tiny Zupipi characters at your foes. The more Zupipi on an enemy when he is trampled, the larger the explosion.

Zupapa was produced by SNK in 2001.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period Zupapa was produced include: Prehistoric Isle 2, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 5, King Of Fighters 2000, The, Buriki One, Sengoku 3, Metal Slug 4, SVC Chaos: SNK Vs. Capcom, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2003, and King of Fighters Maximum Impact Regulation A



Name Zupapa
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 2001
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10545
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Neo Geo MVS
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way with two buttons
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game is similar to Nightmare In The Dark, another action puzzler released the same year from SNK. This game, originally completed in 1994 but released in 2001, has a few more refined features including the ability to jump down.

Players must collect the four small Zupipi creatures in order to use them against their opponents. There are many power-ups that can be used as well, including speed-up, power-up (throws all Zupipi at once), power-ups that make jumps worth 100 points, etc.

Bonus stages allow a player to collect fruit and goodies for points. There are nine stages, six selectable from the start of the game. On each stage the enemies and boss reflect a common theme.

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

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Long rumored a lost title, and shown on many Neo Prototype pages as a 1994 proto, Zupapa finally sees the light of day in 2001.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Zupapa 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).

Common - There are 42 known instances of this machine owned by Zupapa collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 38 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

This game ranks a 14 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]



Continue does not always work if the machine is set to freeplay. Running in credit mode, or adding a credit when continue is not working in freeplay will fix the problem.

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