Lost In Translation/Final Blow

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Final Blow
Final Blow marquee.
No screen shot.
Final Blow control panel.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
5 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
3,212,602 bytes (3.06 MiB)
MAME ID finalb · finalbj · finalbu

About The Game

Final Blow is an arcade video game.

A boxing game where you fight your way to the top and aim to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.


Released in April 1988.

The game has five boxers, each with a nickname :

  • Detroit Kid - The Invincible Black Panther
  • Dynamite Joe - The Miracle Fighter
  • Fernando Gomez - The South American Eagle
  • Kim Nang - The Korean Comet
  • King Jason - The Black King

Final Blow was released for the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive in Europe) as "James 'Buster' Douglas Knockout Boxing", featuring then-World Heavyweight Champion James 'Buster' Douglas. The game was released in America in 1990, immediately after his historic victory over 'Iron' Mike Tyson in Tokyo, Japan. The game was one of the key games used to market the console as part of the 'Genesis does what Nintendon't' Campaign, particularly since Nintendo used Mike Tyson for its "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" video game.


Ichiro Fujisue
Masaya Kinoshita
Yuichi Ohnogi
Takayuki Ishiwata
Character Designers
Yukiwo Ishikawa
Kazuhiro Numata
Katujiro Fujimoto
Minoru Yoshimura
Hisayuki Yamaguchi
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Art Designer
Akio Nomura
Zuntata Sound Team
Game Designers
Yukiwo Ishikawa
Kazuhiro Numata

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1990)
FM Towns Marty
Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 2")
Commodore C64 (1991)
Atari ST (1991)
Commodore Amiga ("Final Blow", 1991, The Sales Curve)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.