knckhead Knuckle Heads (World)

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Romset name:
Production year: 1992
Manufacturer: Namco

Game genre: Fighter
Category: Fighter / Versus

This machine has the following clones:
 • Knuckle Heads (Japan, Prototype?)
 • Knuckle Heads (Japan)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .060

The MAME driver of this machine is: namcona1.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12528250 Hz
    C70 (M37702) ("mcu")cpu 12528250 Hz
    Speaker ("lspeaker")audio
    Speaker ("rspeaker")audio
    C140 ("c140")audio 44100 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 288 x 224 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 4P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 3

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    DIP2 (Freeze)Off
    DIP1 (Test)Off
    Service ModeOff

  • ROMs (12 of the machine set, 1 of various devices) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    kh2-ep0l.6c524288b4b88077 9af03d1832ad6c77222e18427f4afca330a41ce6 good knckhead
    kh2-ep0u.6f524288a578d97e 9a5bb6649cca7b98daf538a66c813f61cca2e2ec good knckhead
    kh1-ep1l.7c52428827e6ab4e 66f397cc2117c1e73652c4800c0937e6d8116380 good knckhead
    kh1-ep1u.7f524288487b2434 2d62db85ceac1fca61c39e4db92c96ae80ba3323 good knckhead
    kh1-ma0l.2c10485767b2db5df ecc392c4683cf0718d986e73336b69952d324548 good knckhead
    kh1-ma0u.2f10485766983228b 5f3eeb780e9d91445b4c11da63d4ca580e654f34 good knckhead
    kh1-ma1l.3c1048576b24f93e6 3d8951485dc8a2810da9ddf2f4896efa31779bf4 good knckhead
    kh1-ma1u.3f104857618a60348 298e0e0e7649e872791c3c99c81a19f273e9eb8a good knckhead
    kh1-ma2l.4c104857682064ee9 0b984565d17e580f49fff982a1621ef90e14c064 good knckhead
    kh1-ma2u.4f104857617fe8c3d 88c45076477725faa5f8a23512e65a40385bb27d good knckhead
    kh1-ma3l.5c1048576ad9a7807 c40f18a68306e76acd89ccb3fc82b8106556912e good knckhead
    kh1-ma3u.5f1048576efeb768d 15d016244549f3ea0d19f5cfb04bcebd65ac6134 good knckhead
    c70.bin16384b4015f23 7ce91eda76e86b5cab625e2b67c463b7d143832e good namcoc70

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Knuckle Heads (c) 1992 Namco.

Somewhat of a low-quality fighter with *gasp* a jump button!


Namco System NA-2 hardware

Game ID : KH

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12.52825 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Namco (@ 32 Khz)

Control per player: 8-way joystick

Buttons per player: 3


Even if the titlescreen says '1992', Knuckle Heads was released in March 1993 in Japan.

The names of the female fighters (Claudia Silva and Christine Myao) appear on a 'Soul Edge Tour' shirt worn by a female character in the 1996 game "Dancing Eyes".

Soundtrack releases :

Namco Game Sound Express Vol.9 / Knuckle Heads - Victor Entertainment - VICL-15019 - May 21, 1993


Planners : O. Sugi, Captain Gan

Programmers : SAM. Uruyama, Furin-Yanagi-Kazan-CD

Chief of visual designers : H. Kikuchi, KIM

Visual designers : M. FukuChan, Tsuchidarya-, N. Kumagari, G-NAS.Y, H-DAIO

Logo and graphic designer : Cho-Itoh

Illustration : Mr. Shigeri

Sound composer : Takayuki Aihara (John Aihara)

* CAST :

Vincent, Darell : N. Tobita

Fujioka : T. Morikawa

Chris : M. Hayashibara

Silva : K. Misuishi

Vaike : T. Yanagihara


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on knckhead

0.60 [Brian Troha]

0.37b14 [Phil Stroffolino]

0.37b12 [Phil Stroffolino]


- Sprites jitter. hap (ID 03897)

- [possible] Problem of score. QTQuazar (ID 01198)


- 0.148u4: Arzeno Fabrice and The Dumping Union added clone Knuckle Heads (Japan, Prototype?). Older or possible prototype. Doesn't show rom test at boot up. Fixed rom names.

- 0.133u1: Renamed (knckhedj) to (knckheadj).

- 0.127u4: Added M37702 MCU rom (c70.bin - 16k). Replaced Namco NA sound with M37702 (12528250 Hz) CPU2 and C140 (44100 Hz) sound.

- 0.60: Brian Troha added Knuckle Heads (World). Renamed (knckhead) to (knckhead).

- 27th June 2001: Brian Troha added clone ROM sets for Knuckleheads and Lady Killer.

- 0.37b14: Phil Stroffolino added Knuckle Heads (Japan) (Namco 1992).

- 0.37b12: Phil Stroffolino added Knuckle Heads (Testdriver).


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