Tag Team Match: M.U.S.C.L.E. is based on the Japanese animation series Kinkeshi which in turn is based upon Kinnikuman. It has eight playable characters, each with his own special move. The game was followed by a 1987 Japan-only sequel for the Famicom Disk System titled, Kinnikuman: Kinniku Ōkurai Sōdatsusen.
Singles mode (one on one bout) Two-on-Two tag team wrestling match. One Player or Two Player Versus. The A button jumps, and B punches or activates a special move after collecting an energy ball that is randomly thrown by the boy called 'Meat'. Moves that can be done, punch, jump, drop kick, shove, shove into ropes, flying body attack (jump into ropes and rebound), lariat aka clothes line, shove enemy into ropes and then hit A, back drop aka suplex (press B close behind your enemy).
Kinnikuman (North American version – Muscleman)
Finisher: Kinniku Driver, carries opponent and jumps off screen straight up and comes down. One of the if not the most damage inducing moves in the game.
Finisher: Bull Dog Headlock, basically a speedy version of the lariat move in the game without having to rebound off the ropes and can be done repeatedly.
Finisher: Leg Lariat, basically a faster longer version of the regular drop kick move.
Finisher: Tower Bridge, Argentine back breaker (Lex Luger's torture rack) from pro-wrestling
Buffaloman (North American version – Terri-bull)
Finisher: Hurricane Mixer, for a short distance he can burst charge you with his horned head.
Finisher: Bear Claw, covers longer distance than the hurrican mixer
Finisher: Ashura Buster
Brocken Jr. (Japanese version only)
Finisher: Nazi Gas Attack
Geronimo (North American version only)
Finisher: Apache War Cry
Note that Brocken Jr. and Geronimo are the same in this game, just slightly different graphics.
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This version of M.U.S.C.L.E. was designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was an eight-bit video game console manufactured
by Nintendo in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-selling video game console for which more than 700 licensed games and a number of non-licensed
games were created. Worldwide, approximately 62 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 100 per unit. More information about the
NES console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these NES controllers:
Available online emulators:
6 different online emulators are available for M.U.S.C.L.E.. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game M.U.S.C.L.E. are summarized in the following table:
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