is a 1993 fighting game released for the arcades by Konami.
was Konami's first arcade fighting game
since Yie Ar Kung-Fu
released during the fighting game trend of the 1990s that began
with Street Fighter II
It was originally titled as Yie Ar Kung-Fu
, (not to be confused with the home computer game,
Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor
, which Konami wasn't involved in it). Martial
was followed by a spiritual sequel
titled Battle Tryst
Screenshot of arcade version
follows the same fighting game
conventions established by Street Fighter II
: the player's
character fights against his or her opponent in best
two-out-of-three matches in a single player tournament mode with
the computer or against another human player. The player has a
character roster of ten fighters to choose from, each with their
own unique fighting style and special techniques.
The control layout differs from Street Fighter II
typical fighting games: instead of having specific punch or kick
buttons, the player is given three buttons assigned for low, middle
and upper attacks. Another unique feature is that certain
characters carry weapons which can be disarmed by their opponent
and used against them.
There are ten playable characters to select from. After the player
defeats all ten opponents in the tournament mode (including a clone
of their character), they'll face a final computer-controlled boss
character. In the Japanese version,
Chaos and Titi have their names switched (similar to the rotation
of the boss characters' names in Street Fighter II), with
Chaos being the Chinese vampire and Titi
being the Egyptian
- The protagonist of the game. A Japanese martial artist.
French fighter utilizing a pair of nunchaku or manriki
gusari. Is the only character able to utilize other
character's weapons to their full potential, giving him the best
- An Egyptian princess (the name derived
from Nefertiti). Known in the US and World
versions as "Chaos".
eyepatched soldier from the United States similar to Guile. Fights on an aircraft carrier.
- A rotund Middle Eastern man armed with a scimitar. Billed as being from Saudi Arabia even though the displayed flag is Iraq's. He
fights in front of a magnificent palace.
- A tall, spear wielding tribesman from Africa (with the South
African flag displayed). His background is an African
- A blonde American girl trained in ninjutsu. Her fighting stage is in front of the
kabuki fighter from Japan. In
keeping with the theme, he fights in front of a kabuki theater and
uses a fan as a weapon.
fu fighter from People's Republic of China. Fighting stage is a bamboo field complete
with a panda.
Chinese Vampire from Hong Kong. Utilizes a pair of metal claws and his
tongue in battle. Known in the US and World versions as
- The final boss and the tallest character in the game. He is
unplayable and his move set contains techniques lifted from other
PC Engine version
was exclusively ported to the PC Engine Super CD-ROM²
. Unlike the arcade
version, which was released worldwide, the PC Engine Super CD-ROM²
was released only in Japan.
May 13, 2008, this version was later re-released for the Wii Virtual Console
Sprites and background were shrunk, while the background became a
still image instead of an animated one and the foreground objects
and people on each stage were removed. The title opening is
different compared to the arcade version's, which shows Jin and
Goldor battling each other, with instrumental background music. In
the PC Engine Super CD-ROM² version, the intro starts with the
game's logo and a vocal song, then shows Jin putting on his
headband and looks ahead of himself with birds flying by him, while
Rachael and Goldor battle against each other. At the end, Goldor
casts his Gol Wave toward the pitch-black darkness, while the final
boss, Salamander, fades in.
- Arcade version
- Home console versions