Buriki One

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Buriki One
Basic Information
Video Game
SNK Playmore
SNK Playmore
8-way Joystick, 4 Buttons
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-2-player Vs.png
Play Information
Main Credits
SNK Playmore
Arcade Specifications
Hyper Neo Geo 64
Raster, 512 x 432 (Horizontal), 4096 colors
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
May 211999
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Buriki One: World Grapple Tournament '99 in Tokyo, otherwise known simply as Buriki One, is a 3D competitive fighting game produced by SNK and released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1999. It is the seventh and final game developed for SNK's short-lived Hyper Neo Geo 64 hardware and like most games released for the platform, it has never been officially ported to home consoles.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The control system uses two buttons for movement, keeping the player on a 2-D axis, despite the 3D arena. Pressing the left button moves the character in the left direction, pressing the right moves in that respective direction. Double tapping each button produces a dash in each corresponding direction for evasion and closing distance. Pressing both buttons makes the character block.

By using the joystick, the player can execute attacks of varying damage levels. By pressing in the forward direction, the player executes a medium attack, up forward a stronger attack, and down, forward is the weakest, but fastest attack. By combining various combinations of the movement of the stick, a special attack is performed for increased damage. Unlike the 2-D iterations, however, no ranged attacks are present, keeping the preferred fighting distance between players at close quarters.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Setting[edit | edit source]

It's Spring 1999... Fighters from across the world gather at the Tokyo Dome to compete in the World Grapple Tournament. Each contender has their own fighting discipline, ranging from the popular styles of Boxing, Karate and Professional wrestling, to the lesser known arts of Aikido, Tai Chi and Muay Thai. Finally, they have the chance to prove which martial art conquers all![1]

Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Gai Tendo - The lead character, a 17 year-old fighter who uses a self-styled martial art (dubbed Total Fighting in the game). He has been training by himself at Okinawa ever since graduating middle school.
  • Rob Python - A 35-year-old super heavyweight boxer currently residing in LA.
  • Jacques Ducalis - A 32-year-old open-weight Gold medalist and current Director of the French Judo Society.
  • Seo Yong Song - An 18-year-old Tae Kwon Do master who was the Middleweight champion in the World Taekwondo Championship during the previous year. Currently attending college with a major in quantum physics.
  • Takato Saionji - A 17-year-old private high school student from Kyoto who has thoroughly mastered Aikido from his grandfather Takayuki.
  • Payak Sitpitak (พยัคฆ์ สิทธิพิทักษ์) - A 40-year-old Muay Thai ranker who is the currently the Top Welterweight athlete in the Muay Thai circuit.
  • Song Xuandao - A 70-year-old Tai Chi master who is well known within the Chinese fighting world.
  • Ivan Sokolov - A 27-year-old free style wrestler and a 87 kg class Gold Medalist. Despite his rough-like posture, he has won against his opponents due to his technical skills.
  • Akatsuki-Maru - A 28-year-old sumo wrestler who currently holds the title of Sekiwake.
  • Silber - The final boss in the game. A one-eyed martial artist of unknown origin who uses his own style of Karate. His name means silver in German. Although Silber has never officially competed in a fighting tournament, he has been sight at numerous parts of the world over the past 30 years, fighting against numerous well known martial artists. Silber is a computer-only character initially and only becomes a controllable character after the computer-controlled Silber is defeated by the player with each of the other characters.

Buriki Girl[edit | edit source]

In Japan, people were asked to vote for their top 5 "Fight Round girls". The winner of the vote would appear after a 2-Player battle.

  • Hinako Tono (the winner)[2]
  • Nanami Sakai
  • Shizue Sakurada
  • Midori Marukame
  • Hikaru Koda

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