Arcade Video game published 30 years ago:
あしたのジョー © 1990 Taito Corp.
(Ashita no Joe)
A boxing game.
Main CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips: YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz), OKI MSM5205 (@ 384 Khz)
Control: 4-way joystick
Developed by Wave Corp.
Extremely rare, this game is based on the classic manga/anime series Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow’s Joe). The manga ran from 1968 to 1973 in Shonen Magazine. There were also 2 TV series that ran from 1970 to 1971 and 1980 to 1981 and a movie was released in 1980.
When one of Joe’s old rivals, Rikishi, died in the ring in 1970, Kodansha publishing actually held a funeral service for him. Over 700 people attended from all over Japan. An actual Buddhist priest presided over the funeral, held in a full-sized boxing ring.
Known outside Japan as “Success Joe”.
Ashita no Joe (1990)
Ashita no Joe Densetsu (1991)
Original Story: A. Takamori
Original Character: T. Chiba
Programmer: H. Sakaue, T. Iehaka
Designer: K. Tomoto, K. Mathumoto, F. Mathuda
Total Produced by: T. Ohira
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