Battle K-Road (バトルクロード?) is a one-on-one fighting arcade game released by Psikyo in 1994.



Character select screen.

The game, like Daraku Tenshi, focuses mostly on reality fighting than fictional. At the start of the game in 1P mode, the player will face against the other fighter that uses the same fighting style as the one the player chose. After the player wins against the opponent, the player will face against other opponents that use other fighting styles in the K-Road Tournament. If the player loses, the game will only allow the player to continue fighting through it with the character he used, and will not allow the player to choose another character.

The gameplay has a 6-button layout, but with command inputs different compared to ones in most fighting games released at the time. There are three punches and kicks for a few directions (weak, medium and strong). There are seven fighting styles featured in the game and two playable characters per style, for a total of 14 playable fighters.


Screenshot of Battle K-Road.


Anthony Hawk
30-years-old karateka from Switzerland. He is inspired by Andy Hug, Swiss Seidokaikan and Kyokushin karateka and kickboxer.
Masamichi Ohyama
27-years-old karateka from Japan. He is inspired by Masaaki Satake, Japanese former super heavyweight karateka, kickboxer and mixed martial artist.
Rick Simpson
25-years-old amateur boxer from U.S.A. He is inspired by Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxer and a former WBO champion.
Jeff Howard
45-years-old African American boxer. He is inspired by George Foreman, a retired American professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author, and entrepreneur who rigth in 1994 became World Champion in IBF and WBA.
Muai Thai
Shinsaku Maekawa
15-years-old Muay Thai practitioner from Japan. He is inspired by Kensaku Maeda.
John Anderson
13-years-old Muay Thai practitioner from England, Shinsaku's bitter rival.
Commando Sambo
35-years-old military man from the former Soviet Union. He is inspired by the shoot wrestler Volk Han.
Military martial arts instructor, he is Wolf's master. Very little about him is known. He resembles Dan Moroboshi from the television series Ultra Seven.
Cyborg D-9F
Cyborg D-9F
Strong cyborg created in an arms development laboratory in Germany. He is insipired by Dick Vrij, shootfighter and MMA fighter, in the name "D-9F" there are Dick's initials in fact the "V" letter is transliterated into kanji with "Fu" sound.
Cyborg T-8P
Cyborg T-8P
Strong cyborg created in an arms development laboratory in U.S.A. He is inspired by T-800, from the franchise Terminator, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Sumo Wrestling
Mitsuji Tanimachi
18-years-old sumo wrestler from Japan. He is inspired by Takanohana Kōji who became Yokozuna in 1995 only at 23-years-old.
39-years-old half-Brazilian, half-Japanese sumo wrestler. He is inspired by Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, a former champion sumo wrestler and the 58th Yokozuna of the sport.
Tyssa Willing
16-years-old girl from Romania. Her clothes are curiosly similar to Yuri Sakazaki's ones from Art of Fighting 2, published in 1994 too.
Yuki Fujiwara
19-years-old girl and Jujutsu practitioner from Japan
Final Boss
Mr. Bear
Some of his moves resemble Ryu's ones from Street Fighter, especially "Shoryuken" and "Tatsumaki Senpukyaku".


Battle K-Road (Psikyo 1994) Attract Mode 60fps-0

Battle K-Road (Psikyo 1994) Attract Mode 60fps-0


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