Eightman Manufacturer: SNK Year: 1991 Type: Videogame Class: Wide Release Genre: Scrolling FighterMonitor: Orientation: Horizontal Type: Raster: Standard Resolution CRT: Color Conversion Class: Neo Geo MVS Number of Simultaneous Players: 2Maximum number of Players: 2Gameplay: JointControl Panel Layout: Multiple PlayerControls: Joystick: 8-way Buttons: 3 [Punch/Kick|Jump|Bomb] Sound: Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo) Cabinet Styles: Upright/Standard Eightman Description The Japanese comic super-hero (robot) must stop the destruction of the city at the hands of a giant robot and its maker. Move left to right punching enemies and fight a boss at the end of each level. SNK, the Eightman maker, released 156 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Other machines made by SNK during the time period Eightman was produced include Ghost Pilots, 2020 Super Baseball, Quiz Daisousa Sen - The Last Count Down, Great Quiz Detective, Burning Fight, Baseball Stars Professional, Balls A Poppin', Crossed Swords, League Bowling, and Mahjong Kyoretsuden. Game Introduction Side-scrolling chop socky with the added bonus of shooter-type stages. Game Play As Eightman (or Nineman), both known for strength and speed, you and a friend alternate between levels of left-to-right scrolling beat-em-up action and chasing after a vehicle while enemies jump out at you. Power-ups will make your puches and kicks stronger as well as give you bombs which are used to dammage all enemies. If player one and two are touching, a spark will be between them and their bomb power will greatly increase. All other robots are enemies. Miscellaneous The characters actually do not look exactly like the traditional Eightman. Nineman is Just a pallete swapped Eightman. VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Eightman Census There are 6,536 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 5,098 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 82,430 machines (4,519 unique titles). Common - There are 25 known instances of this machine owned by Eightman collectors who are members. Of these, 25 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired. Wanted - No members have added this machine to their wish list. This game ranks a 14 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.