Mutant Fighter!

Mutant Fighter!

Mutant Fighter Marquee

Image courtesy of the Arcade Flyer Archive.
Image courtesy of the Arcade Flyer Archive.

Working at the Arkadia Retrocade I have found myself once or twice surprised by an arcade title that I not only have never played but didn’t even know it existed. Case in point, today when I came in there was a new game in our party room (Generally when we get a new title it goes into the party room until we can find a spot for it on the floor) entitled “Mutant Fighter”.

Now the first thing that caught my eye was the shape of this particular cabinet.

Mutant Fighter - Arkadia Retrocade

This used to house a Dragon’s Lair…and further proof of that was waiting by the coin door.


Mutant Fighter was released by Data East in 1991 and is known as Death Brade: Mutant Fighters in Japan, it also seems to have a slight connection to 1989’s Hippodrome as some of the characters are similar. You play as one of eight fighters cast into a deadly wrestling tournament. You can choose from the likes of Fighter, Amazoness, Hercules, Werewolf, Minotaur, Golem, Beast, and a Dragon.

I didn’t get to play the game very long but thankfully Jan Doedel has uploaded a run through of the game as Amazoness.

A big thanks as always to the Arcade Flyer Archive for the awesome scan of the original flyers you see up.


Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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