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Knuckle Bash

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Title Screen

Knuckle Bash

Developer: Toaplan
Publishers: Taito (JP), Atari Games (US, EU)
Platform: Arcade (Toaplan Version 2 hardware)
Released in JP: June 1993[1]
Released in US: March 1993[1]
Released in EU: 1993

LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

The only beat-em-up developed by Toaplan, and one of their last games released before their dissolution in 1994. What a Knuckle Bash it was!!!


Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info

Level Select


If the invulnerability dipswitch is turned on, a level select can be accessed during gameplay by pressing 1P Buttons 1 + 3. Button 3 is not used by the game otherwise, though it is present in the input test in the service menu and does function there.

Regional Differences

Japan US/Europe
KnuckleBash-japan-title.png KnuckleBash-title.png

The Japan version title logo has different animation: the letters in BASH slide in from right to left, and the fist in the logo punches in and cracks the B.