Arm Wrestling

From Codex Gamicus
Jump to: navigation, search
For the athletic contest, see Arm wrestling.
Arm Wrestling
Nintendo armwrestling arcadeflyer.png
Arcade flyer of Nintendo's Arm Wrestling arcade game.
Basic Information
Video Game
Nintendo R&D3
3-way joystick; 1 button
Retail Features
Gameplay-1-2 Players Alternating.png
Main Credits
Genyo Takeda
Arcade Specifications
2 Raster horizontal monitors, 224×288
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes
Codex | Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches | Ratings
Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough
GOG | In-Game | Origin | PlayStation Trophies | Retro
Steam | Xbox Live

Arm Wrestling is a 1985 arcade game developed and released only in North America by Nintendo and a spin-off of the Punch-Out!! series. Since it was created by the same development team who made the Punch-Out!! series, Arm Wrestling features many of the same features such as a dual monitor system and quirky computer opponents. It was Nintendo's last arcade game they independentally developed and released. The game was almost exclusively released overseas, with only a few machines available in Japan.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

File:Arm Wrestling 1 (Nintendo Arcade Game).png
The first match in Arm Wrestling against Texas Mac.

The goal of the game is to become the World Arm Wrestling Champion by defeating as many opponents in arm-wrestling as possible. In order to achieve this title the player must compete against five different computer opponents and pin them in a timed match. The opponents are:

A match begins when the player taps left on the joystick. During the match the player must attack the computer by pressing right on the joystick and tapping the button to increase the power of the attack. If the computer makes a strange face it means they are about to counterattack. In order to win a match the player must move the joystick back and forth and surprise the computer before they have a chance to counterattack. After Kabuki is defeated, players will play a bonus game. The bonus game requires players to catch a sack of money for extra points by pressing a button right when the bag is near the protagonist's head. After the player beats the fifth and final opponent the game begins again with increased difficulty.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. アームレスリング (Japanese). Retrieved on 18 June 2010

External links[edit | edit source]

Template:Punch-Out series

Template:Fighting-videogame-stub Template:Nintendo-stub