FAQ/Walkthrough by ENAY

Version: 2.0 | Updated: 06/22/01 | Printable Version

================= Crime Fighters : FAQ V1.0 =================


V1.0 Feb/05th/1998 - Finished Crime Fighters FAQ

V2.0 June/22nd/2001 - Complete rewrite

This document is Copyrighted 2001 ENAY.

Crime Fighters is a trademark of Konami (c)1989




    2.2.1 PUNCHING
    2.2.3 BACK KICKING
    2.3.2 DRAINPIPES
    2.3.3 GUNS

    3.1.1 PUNKS
    3.1.2 COOL PUNKS
    3.1.3 COCKY PUNKS
    3.1.5 BOXERS
    3.1.6 GUN MEN
    3.1.7 NINJAS
    3.1.8 WOMEN
    3.1.9 BIKERS
    3.1.10 DOGS
    3.1.11 GAY DOGS
    3.1.12 GAY SAILORS
  3.2 BOSSES
    3.2.1 LEVEL 1 : MACE SWINGER
    3.2.2 LEVEL 2 : AXE WIELDER
    3.2.3 LEVEL 3 : MAD BIKER
    3.2.5 LEVEL 5 : FREDDY
    3.2.6 LEVEL 6 : GIANT BOXER
    3.2.7 LEVEL 7 : ARMY GENERAL

  4.1 LEVEL 1
  4.2 LEVEL 2
  4.3 LEVEL 3
  4.4 LEVEL 4
  4.5 LEVEL 5
  4.6 LEVEL 6
  4.7 LEVEL 7
  4.8 LEVEL 8


  6.1 LEVEL 1
  6.2 LEVEL 2
  6.3 LEVEL 3
  6.4 LEVEL 4
  6.5 LEVEL 5
  6.6 LEVEL 6
  6.7 LEVEL 7
  6.8 LEVEL 8

    7.2.1 COIN SWITCH NO 1
    7.2.2 COIN SWITCH NO 2
    7.2.3 COIN SWITCH NO 3
  7.4 SCORE

  8.1 LEVEL 1
  8.2 LEVEL 2
  8.3 LEVEL 3
  8.4 LEVEL 4
  8.5 LEVEL 5
  8.6 LEVEL 6
  8.7 LEVEL 7
  8.8 LEVEL 8

  9.3 BOUNCE




Title:   Crimefighters

Format:  Arcade

Intro: Crimefighters is a scrolling beat-em-up for 1 to 4
Prepare for the most pointlessly indepth FAQ of this game ever.


The story revolves around a mysterious bloke only named as
"fat toad" as told on the introduction credits.
Many girls have been kidnapped byhim and you must save them.
When you insert a credit and press start a picture of a
table appears with a large gun in the top right hand corner.
There are photographs of young girls scattered on the table
and as more start to appear a pair of hands set fire to a
picture of a man
Whilst all this is going on it also explains your mission.


	   AT IT!

Basically it's just an excuse for you to go and beat up some





Crimefighters using a 4 way joystick with three buttons.
You can move in eight directions using the joystick and attack
with three buttons.
The first button punches, the second kicks and the third back
kicks. Pressing the kick and punch buttons together executes a
flying knee and pressing both those buttons with left or right
executes a flying kick in that direction.

2.2 --HOW TO FIGHT--

Punching is most effective on weaker enemies and is the best
attack method to use most of the time. When you are punching
you execute randomly either a face blow or a stomach blow.
Depending on which of these blows hits an enemy first your
character will execute a second similar blow with the opposite
hand and on the third hit you will execute one of three moves:-

1. A large uppercut knocking your opponent a fair distance away.
2. A doublehanded hammer smash on the back of the head knocking
   your opponent down to the ground right next to your
3. A shoulder throw hurtling your opponent behind you a big distance.
   (Only works on some enemies)

If you press punch when you see a switchblade, drainpipe or gun
on the floor whilst stood over that weapon you pick it up and
punching again uses that weapon.

When you are kicking you only have one type and when you execute
two in quick succession the third will either be:-

1. A spinning roundhouse kick knocking your opponent to the ground.
2. A shin kick tripping your opponent up onto the ground.
3. A big boot kicking your opponent very far away.
   (Distance depending on enemy)
_____________________________________________________________ FLOOR KICKING
If you start kicking next to an opponent laying on the ground
you will start repeatedly kicking them. On the first level it'll
highlight this feature to you with a big sign saying "Kick".
Although the forward kicks have a long range I wouldn't
recommend using them on most enemies because they are slow.
_____________________________________________________________ GRAPPLE
If you are kicking an enemy whilst standing close chances
are you will suddenly grab them and start kneeing them in the head.
(Only works on certain enemies)

If you keep on pressing kick you will knee your opponent in the
head twice then you will execute one of two moves:-

1. A jumping knee on the spot whilst still grasping your enemy
   which will knock them a slight distance away to the ground.
2. A swift knee into your opponents private parts sending your
   opponent jumping away in writhing agony.
  (This move does not knock your opponent down and doesn't work
   on large guys. Not surprisingly this move doesn't work on
   women, in fact you can't grab them at all)

I would recommend only using this grappling technique on stunned

First you must face the opposite direction of your opponent
and then press the back kick button to kick at your enemy. There
is only one type of back kick and after two hits a backward
roundhouse kick is executed.
Back kicking is very effective against most enemies, especially
large ones.

There are two types of jumping attack.
Both of these moves are very similar but both inflict very
little damage. They are best used to knock down big opponents
and ninja's for kicking whilst floored.
____________________________________________________________ FLYING KICK
A flying kick knocks your opponent far away and to do it you
must press punch and kick at the same time with either or left
or right pressed. The move will send your opponent flying.
____________________________________________________________ FLYING KNEE
The flying knee is similar to the flying kick except that it does
not let you jump as far. The knee is also better at close range
However, both need to be timed just right and at first are quite
easy to miss.
The flying kick is best used for distant enemies whilst the knee
is best for close range.

Pressing punch when standing on top of a weapon allows you
to pick it up. If you are carrying a weapon one hit from
anybody and you will lose it.

This weapon is everywhere, a lot of enemies have them and
leave one behind when they die. Unfortunately when you
pick one up you have to swing it around a bit to flick the
blade out and you are left vulnerable, an enemy close can
easily knock it out of your hands and then you lose it
before you've had a chance to even use it. It is best to
lure the enemies away from the blade then quickly run
towards it and pick up.
The switchblades are quite effective, it will knock an
enemy down straight away but has a very short range and
precision timing is needed. However it is still a good
weapon and can get the job done in many levels.

Switchblades can be found on every Level except for the
Bonus Round.

No beat-em-up would be complete without the classic drainpipe.
They can be obtained only from punks. The drainpipe has a
long range and can be an effective weapon even for a novice.
Precision is not needed as much with this weapon as with the
switchblade but it is still possible to lose it. If you are
very close to the enemy you will swing the pipe into the
opponents face instead of the regular swing.

Drainpipes are on Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8.

2.3.3 GUNS
Guns can be collected when you killed a gun man. When you
have the gun you can shoot at enemies at the other end of
the screen. When firing continuously at an enemy the first
two shots hurt the enemy but the first acts as a killer blow
which will knock them down onto the floor.
If you walk up to a floored enemy you can shoot them but
becareful because if they get up they will very likely hit
the gun out of your hands. It is often too risky to shoot at
floored enemies.
During the game it is best to scroll the screen then run
away as far as possible and shoot every enemy from a great
On the 4 player version of the game the gun has a limited
number of bullets. On the 2 player version the gun
has infinite.

Guns can be found on Levels 2, 3, 6 and 8.




( All the of the names I madeup myself
 NB All statistics are taken from the 2
 player Japanese version.
 They differ slightly from each board. )

3.1.1 PUNKS
These guys either come in green or blue suits.
These guys are pretty easy although the green ones sometimes
carry Drainpipes and can be quite difficult, if they whack you
down don't repeatedly press the buttons because you will get
up as quickly as possible because you will be instantly whacked
down again.
Back Kicks and Flying attacks followed by Repeated Kicks are
probably the best technique for Drain Pipe punks. You can use
any other moves for killing regular punks although I wouldn't
recommend using forward kicks.

Punks are on every Level.
Drainpipe Punks are on Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8

This punk thinks he is cool and styles his hair where ever he
walks and is quite a slow attacker, he is quite easy to defeat
and comes in two varieties,
Blonde hair, Blue Jeans and Green hair, Grey Jeans.
Any attacking methods except for forward kicks should be used
to defeat this guy. When you kill him he will leave behind
a switchblade.

Cool Punks are on Levels 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7

This guy juggles his switchblade where ever he walks about and
has very fast swipes with it when he gets in close.
Use Back Kicks, Flying Attacks followed by Kicks or repeated
Punching to defeat this guy.
But be aware that this guy is quite agile and can sometimes
stab you through your punches, use Back Kicks if unsure or on
low energy.
This guy is either dressed in a Grey or Black suit and will
leave behind a switchblade when defeated.

Cocky Punks are on Levels 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7

These guys are larger than the average enemy and come in two
varieties, one has Grey jeans and a White t-shirt and the other
has Red Jeans and a Grey T-Shirt (Which is also the costume
colour scheme for Player 2).
These guys have the annoying ability to grab you and
throw you about in the middle of you hitting them and also
kick and punch you down with ease.
_____________________________________________________________ GREY
For the Grey Guy it is best to Back Kick or Flying Attack him
down and kick him on the floor. Both these guys have quite a
lot of energy.

Grey Large Black Guys are on Levels 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8
_____________________________________________________________ RED
The Red guy however is by far the most annoying and difficult
enemy in the entire game. When you are not close to him he will
charge you down. He is hard enough to defeat on his own but
when you are fighting any other enemies he can be very annoying
He will aalways interrupt your combat with any other enemies.
It is best to play the game a lot and get to know where abouts
these guys will appear and dispose of the enemies first so you
can fight him alone. They are not too hard on their own or if
you have a gun or drain pipe.
Otherwise it is best to run as far away as possible from him
and time a flying kick or knee to hit him while he is running
at you and then give him as many kicks as possible whilst he is
floored. In close they fight like a Grey Guy but sometimes
charge you down anyway so hand to hand combat is not recommended
unless you have a weapon or have tons of energy to spare.

Red Large Black Guys Levels 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

3.1.5 BOXERS
This guy walks around with his fists close to his face and wears
Red or Green Jeans.
This guy can easily knock you down at close range and can whack
you right up to the top of the screen with one swipe and if they
do this on the fifth level you can get fried on the electric signs.
They also have a mean kick and punch. And can grasp you into a
throw and sometimes they will grab you in a head lock in which
you must repeatedly press the buttons and wiggle the joystick
as fast as you can to break free.
Use back kicks and kick on the floor to defeat.

Boxers are on Levels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8
Red Boxers are on Level 2
Green Boxers are on Levels 3, 4, 5 and 8

3.1.6 GUN MEN
These guys are quite easy to defeat, they take ages to shoot
and you can see them aiming at you a mile off. They're only a real
threat to you if there are many other enemies on screen at once.
When you are fighting other enemies you have to keep moving
as he will keep getting an aim on you. Any technique can be used
on this guy because when you get close to him he won't do much.
He's so weak that you can even use forward kicks against him.
I highly recommend doing so if he is the only enemy on screen.
When this guy is dead he will leave behind a gun. He has only
one suit in which he wears a grey jacket.

Gun men are on Levels 2, 3, 6 and 8

3.1.7 NINJAS
These ninjas are extremely tough and are almost impossible to
knock down in hand to hand combat, he will either trip you up
and try to jump on you or will jump out of the way. His
combinational blows are are very damaging also.
Flying attacks and repeated floor kicking would be the best
technique to use. For the expert player it is possible to catch
a ninja as he lands from a jump and knee him in the head. With
practice this can be done with ease. These ninjas are either
dressed in Black, Red and Purple.

Ninjas are on Levels 5, 6, 7 and 8
Black Ninjas are on Level 5
Red Ninjas are on Level 7
Purple Ninjas are on Levels 6 and 8

3.1.8 WOMEN
These kinky dressed women unleash a devasting whip. They can
be difficult if they are too close to you and they can whip
you while you are on the floor. These women have a lot of
energy but are not too hard if you get in the first blow.
These women come in one color, a Red and Black
leather outfit.

These women are on Levels 5 and 8.

3.1.9 BIKERS
These guys at set positions in the game drive in from the right
and run you over and throw some dynamite at you, just make sure
you don't stand still when they come on and don't go back through
the same area that you have just run from.
Keep moving whilst the dynmite is on screen otherwise it will hit
and make sure you don't stand still.
These guys only have one costume which is a regular biker
uniform. They look similar to the 3rd Level
Boss and they do not get off their bikes to fight.

Bikers are on Levels 3 and 7

3.1.10 DOGS
These dogs either jump at you or eat at your leg.
If they jump at you then you can can forward kick them in mid
air killing them , back kick them in mid air stunning them or
hitting them with a weapon killing them in mid air. It is
probably best to move up or down so they approach you from a
diagonal so you can kick on the floor with forward kick.
On level 8 you can shoot them in mid air and on the floor.
They're not too difficult to handle unless there are other
enemies to fight with as well.

Dogs are on Levels 7 and 8

3.1.11 GAY DOGS (Japanese Version Only)
For starters this enemy is very strange. These dogs walk on
the screen wagging their tails and panting with their tongues
and attempt to lick you to death and jump your leg.
They're very annoying and difficult to kill when they come on.
Especially since the only time they are on the game they are
accompanied by a Charging Big Red Guy.
Forward kick them when they close but only give them one kick
at a time otherwise they will get a hold of you.

Gay dogs are only on Level 7.

3.1.12 GAY SAILORS (Japanese Version Only)
These guys were taken out of any other version of the game
obviously because it would have offended gay people.
This guy walks about the screen in a sailors outfit and
occassionaly mimics pelvip thrusts.
He will walk up to you and try to toungue you to death
so you must press the buttons repeatedly to shrug him off.
This guy is quite weak but it isn't advised to use hand to
hand combat with him because whilst you are attacking he will
continuously move up to you and grab you every time
Flying kick him or whack him with a weapon or, then kick him on
the floor.
Most people will never have to face him.

Gay people are found on Levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

(All the of the names I madeup myself)

This guy will walk out of the train with a totally mad hair
punk rocker hair style and when he is standing near to you
he will start to swing his mace and he will swing faster
and faster until he gets exhausted. He will very rarely hit
you because once he starts to swing he never moves in close.
Patience is the key here.
Wait till he gets tired and the give him a few blows. When
he starts to move run away and repeat the process when he
gets tired again.

Quickly run in front of this guys face and let him swing at
you, if he is diagonally away from you just move straight up
or down past his face and he'll take a swing at you but you'll
have walked past him. Use this technique until he gets his axe
stuck in the train then give him a few smacks, preferabbly from
behing. Then run away and repeat the process.
If you have a gun then just shoot at him and when he gets
close to you let him get his axe stuck and run across to the
other side of the train and start to shoot him again.
It is possible if you are fast enough on the punch button to
just repeatedly punch him to death. This is also possible on
most other bosses.
(To see this in action look at the demo where Player 1 fights
in the "Bosses Strike Back BONUS ROUND", the Level 2 and 5 bosses
are killed with repeated Punching before the demo ends.)

This guy is about as difficult as the previous boss except he
can't get his weapon stuck anywhere, shoot him if you have
a gun or use a weapon, otherwise repeated punching should
kill him.
If you do get knocked down by his chain it is possible to
get out of the way of another attack as soon as you get up
by repeatedly pressing the buttons and holding down a
direction to run away to. Otherwise you'll be instantly be
bashed onto the floor again.

3.2.4 LEVEL 4 : Chainsaw Maniac
This guy is pretty hard, hopefully you should have a drainpipe
or a knife, let him walk up too you and quickly hit him with
a weapon once and run away and repeat this process about 7
or 8 times to kill him. If you have no weapon dive in front
of him similar to the second level boss and when he swings
he should swing very slowly allowing you to run behind
him and give him a few smacks. Make sure you down run behind
him when he unleashes a mid chainsaw attack because you won't
have enough time to get there. You can use this method with
a weapon if you want to. Don't try to stab him more than once
because you'll miss.

3.2.5 LEVEL 5 : Freddy
This guy look like Freddy out of the Nightmare on Elm Street film
and he attempts to claw you down with his deadly fingers.
This guy is not too hard if you use repeated punches techniuq,
use techniques similar to the third level boss. Unfortunately no
guns or drain pipes on this level make this boss slightly
harder. Get a switchblade and use the single stab and run away
technique used as decribed on the fourth level boss except
just make him walk up to you and stab him, dont let him approach
from a diagonal because he might get too close to hit.
The heardest part of this boss is that he is accompanied by
one or two ninjas. Kill the ninjas first if you can with knives
before tackling the boss.

3.2.6 LEVEL 6 : Giant Boxer
Definitely make sure you have a weapon with this boss as he
has one of the fastest swipes in the whole game.
You will most certainly love a life is you have no weapons.
Make sure you have a weapon, either to shoot him down or
get a drainpipe or switchblade and use the stab and run
technique, but be warned it can be very easy to lose your
weapon due to his high speed swipes. Get him to approach you
from a horizontal position rather than a diagonal because
chances are he will be too close and punch you first. If
you do lose your weapon get him to approach you and give
him a single back kick and run away quickly. Repeat this
tedious process until he becomes stunned, then move in for
the kill.
Just make sure you don't lose your gun on this level and
you'll be OK.

3.2.7 LEVEL 7 : Army General
This guy has very fast swipes with his knife and there are no
guns or drainpipes on this level. Use the stab and run
technique with a switchblade and get the boss to approach
you from a horizontal position. Don't try to stab him or
any other boss more than once otherwise you are risking
being hit.
If you do lose your weapon on this boss punches are recommended
to use. Stand right at the bottom of the screen and punch him
there as sometimes while you're hitting him he might wobble about
and if you miss a punch he will most certainly move back into
your range and stab you.
If you do get knocked down don't repeatedly press the buttons
or you'll never get up as he will stab you straight away.
Instead press up or down and do not touch the buttons.
You should also use the single back kick technique as
described in the previous boss if there are no switchblades

3.2.8 LEVEL 8 : Syndicate hitmen and Fat Toad
The syndicate bosses are very difficult, sometimes there are
two of them. Depending on the amount of players and/or the
difficulty setting.
They will get out of the back seat of the car and attack you.
They have the annoying ability to just throw you no matter
what you were doing and they
also have a gun which you can't knock out of their hands.
Hand to hand combat must be avoided but if you must then the
single back kick technique should be used. You should
hopefully have a gun in which you use very carefully
when firing. Usually there are other enemies on the screen
and if you are shooting them and the bosses are behind they
will shoot you whilst you are shooting the other enemies so
it is best to run around and only shoot when you are not in
danger of being shot by anyone else.
When you kill these guys the fat toad should get out of the
back seat of the car and throw you the key to unlock the jail
cell for the girls in the background.
Don't just stand there and forgive him when he begs for
forgiveness and don't get the key because he will get out a
machine gun and blast everywhere and there is no escape, he
will even blast holes in his car. If he kills you and you
lose all your lives then it is game over and the game
will not let you continue. Run up to him and knock him down,
then get the key if you wish but it isn't essential. When you
knock him down ignore his begs for mercy and repeatedly
kick or shoot him.




There are 8 levels and a bonus round to this game.

4.1 LEVEL 1
This level starts on a subway, if you look at the background
it shows you an office where you could buy a train ticket,
when you proceed you must proceed through a turnstile where
there is a billboard. Watch out as it will fall on your head
The first few couple of enemies that fall down have an arrow
prompting for you to give them a good kicking. Make sure you
do so. Also in the background is an advertisement showing
the "fat toad". Progression a bit further into the level
reveals a railway and the boarding platform that you must
fight on.
Eventually at the end of the level a train pulls up and
out steps the boss. The train will then go on its journey
after the boss has stepped off it and once the boss is dead
another train will pull up and in you get to Level 2.

4.2 LEVEL 2
On the train you must proceed to the front and encounter the
boss, the must pass through the vandalised carriages to get
to the front carriage.
The first half of the level shows you in the subway and once
get halfway through the second carriage the background
changes to a city. When the boss is killed the train stops
and off you get onto Level 3.

4.3 LEVEL 3
In the town you must proceed to the right down the high
street passing fire hydrants, telephone boxes, shops,
cinemas and an exotic dancing club, becareful of punks
as they have a nasty habit of jumping out of shop windows.
When you are halfway through the level gun guys start
appearing, get onto the pavement otherwise bikers will run
you over and watch out for when they throw fire bombs.
At the end of the street corner there are lots of motorbikes
and one of them is stood there having a drink of alcohol.
He suddenly gets angry for no particular reason and he
becomes the boss. Kill him and then you can proceed through
the bikers turf into Level 4.

4.4 LEVEL 4
This level is a building site, massive girders sometimes block
your vision so scroll the screen around to find a good spot to
fight in.
At the beginning of the level becareful of the steam rollers
that are passing by, stand right at the top to avoid all three.
Halfway through the level you cross a bridge and at the end the
boss comes down on a lift wielding a chainsaw.
This guy is tough to beat but once you kill him and then I
presume that you go up on his lift to Level 5.

4.5 LEVEL 5
Here you are fighting on the top of a building, that is
why I think on the previous level you go up on a lift.
As soon as you start becareful of the big billboard
otherwise you will be electrocuted, also becareful of
the green boxers because they can whack you right into
the sign and that is even worse.
After you've progressed past a bridge and many other
billboards you will encounter the boss who thinks he is
Freddy from the Nightmare on Elm Street Films, he is a
bit of a hunchback and he has knives on the ends of his
fingers. After you have killed him you proceed down the
steps on the right to Level 6.

4.6 LEVEL 6
Once you've gone down the steps you arrive in a back alley
where some drunken tramps are laying around. Proceed down
this street to the Boss who
thinks he's some sort of professional boxer, this boss is
very difficult to kill, make sure you have a gun to kill him
Avoid the poster with the big lips two thirds of the way
through the level otherwise you'll lose your gun. Although
not dangerous look out for the three
mice running across the pavement, one of them has a pink
bracelet. Once you've killed this boss you proceed to Level 7.

4.7 LEVEL 7
On this level you are on the harbour, with warehouses in the
background, a thin bridge is slightly ahead and then you are
on a big road, don't stand in the middle of the road because
there are bikers on this level and they will run you over.
Don't worry you can't fall into the water.
At the end of this level a Boss will emerge out of the
warehouse, this Army General is armed with a knife.
Once this guy is dead you proceed into the warehouse to the
right where the boss emerged from.

4.8 LEVEL 8
Inside this warehouse is where all the women are being held
captive. Becareful of the boxes at the top of the screen at
the beginning of the level, as soon as you walk underneath
them they will crush you so stay at the bottom.
Walking right you pass conveyor belts and boxes until at the
end of the level. there is a big jail cell where the girls
are being held hostage.
A car suddenly pulls up and a couple of large syndicate
bosses emerge from the car, amount of guys depends on the
difficulty level and or the amount of players.
Kill the bosses then it's Game Complete.

4.9 BONUS ROUND:- The Bosses Strike Back
After the ending credits the hardest level of the game
emerges, you must fight all of the bosses at once which as
you can imagine is very hard and there are no weapons either.
To most people this is not a bonus round at all. The
background is from Level 6 but with no tramps in the background.
Every boss you kill an is replaced with a normal enemy
from the game and once you have killed a few of them the last
boss comes on. At any one time there are always 7 enemies
to fight.





Yes it's true. I find it unbelievable that Konami has let this
bug in the game pass. It is a shame that you need to be good
at the game to get the cheat working.
This cheat is activated by completing the game twice in a row.
There are not any extra codes or commands you need to type in.
You only need to complete it twice.

This may sound difficult but after reading my WALKTHRU you should
be able to do it in about 2 credits. This cost me 40p when I
used to do it. The bit in the game where I lose my lives is
when the bosses strike back. Once you've completed the game
once it is all downhill from there.
On the second time round you can cheat on the entire game by
carrying your gun to the next level. See the next section.
When you've completed the game twice it will show the ending
credits as usual and then it will say "GAME OVER". As soon as
your score has been put on the highscore table it will say
"PRESS START" at every player and once you do so the "CREDIT 0"
at the top of the screen will change to "CREDIT" and hey
presto infinite credits.
It isn't a true "FREEPLAY" as when you turn it onto "FREEPLAY"
it says "FREEPLAY" at the top of the screen.
You may think after all this effort what is the point, you have
just played the game for over an hour and you may feel tired
of playing it again.
It depends on how much you like the game. You must like the game
a fair bit since you're reading through this FAQ.
I used to go the arcade where I played it at about 09:00 when
it opened I'd turn it onto "FREEPLAY" by about 10:00, it was
then on "FREE PLAY" until 23:30pm.
Plenty of time to come back later and have another go. I found
it enjoyable watching people playing it. Even the little kids
who patrol the arcades and pressing all the buttons didn't
believe that they were playing the game.
One time when it wasn't in use a guy walked up to it and stared
at the screen for ages, all it says is "PRESS START" and he
just walked off.

Here are some fun things you can do while the game is in this

1. Obviously play the game as much as you want until the machine
   is turned off.

2. If you have a mate with you play together and act really
   agressively on him/her. Smack each other for a laugh, have a
   big fight. Have a tournment with your mates. Have a good luagh.
   After all it's free.

3. Invite a stranger who happens to watching to play with you.
   Play with or against the person. I doubt they'd care since they
   will think it is your money that they are wasting.

4. Use the stunning technique on every enemy you encounter and
   try to get as many people on the screen as possible.
   This is described at section 5.4. I managed to get 10
   enemies on the screen once and just walked about weaving in
   and out of them occasionally giving one of them a few hits,
   I pulled quite a big crowd as they thought I was a
   master of the game not getting hit by so many enemies.
   Little did they know none of them would actually fight back.

5. Check out the pointless stuff section at 9.0 to find out more
   about other pointless stuff to try out.


To carry your weapon to the next level you must be playing the
game through the second time around.
(After you've completed the bonus round)
A weapon that you had in your hand just appears with you at the
beginning of the next level. Simple


To tell what difficulty setting the game is on you must perform
two simple tests. There are certain characteristics of the
game that determine what difficulty setting the game is on.
There are four difficulty setting on the board altogether.
These are:-

Here are a few tests to perform when playing the game:-

1. Hit down any punk on any level with a Switchblade or Drain Pipe.
   The punk will either die straight away or fall down and require
   an additional kick on the floor to kill him.

   If he dies straight away it is on EASY or NORMAL.
   If he needs an additional kick then it is on DIFFICULT

   This simple test has narrowed it down slightly. It's likely
   that the game is on NORMAL as this is the default facory setting.

2. Make sure you have a weapon in your hand when the first
   boss appears. Wait for him to get tired of swinging before
   hitting him.
   The boss will take as many hits with the Switchblade or Drain
   Pipe as follows:-

   7 Hits - EASY
   9 Hits - NORMAL
   9 Hits - DIFFICULT

eg If the first Boss takes 9 Hits with the Switchblade and the
punks die straight away from a hit of the Switchblade then the
game is on NORMAL.


If you keep hitting an enemy but you don't knock them down they
become stunned.
That's as long as you don't hit them with an end of combo attack,
weapon attack or flying attack.
Then you will notice that the enemy will not fight back, the
enemy will chase after you as usual but when in range of attack
he/she will just stand there, on the spot and wobble around a bit.
This is a successfully stunned enemy.
With a bit of practice it is possible to knock your enemy down
and kick them just enough times so they are stunned straight
away as soon as they next getback up.
I use this technique near the end of the level so I can carry
some spare switchblades and pipes with me for the boss.
If you whack down a punk with a weapon and he doesn't die he
will get up stunned. This is only works on DIFFICULT and the
VERY DIFFICULT settings. Stunning any enemy is effective as you
can play about with them or use them as fighting practice.
eg Timing Flying Kicks, using forward kicks and their combo's
and kneeing them in the head with no worry of being hit.




This guide is only for the 2 player version.
The 4 player version sucks so much that it is impossible to
get very far without dieing because your energy continuously
depletes. Avoid the 4 player version like the plague.

General Hints
It is best to scroll the screen as little as possible so that
you can dispose of your enemies 1 or 2 at a time. Even on the
easiest setting the game can be ten times more difficult if
you scroll the screen as far as possible and then fight your
enemies. Make sure you don't scroll the screen backwards
because this can bring more enemies on the screen.
Just before a big boss stun as many enemies as possible that
hold weapons, that way if you lose your weapon you can
retrieve another one from the stunned enemies. Especially on
the last level as you can keep a spare gun with you for the
syndicate bosses.

It should be noted that getting hit by things like steamrollers,
signs, being squished against a door etc does not make you lose
health. You only lose your weapon but in some cases losing a
gun is devastating.

The trick is to complete each level without losing a life
because you can get all of your health back on the next level.
I play this game on the hardest difficulty setting, chances are
no arcade machine in the world is on this setting so the solution
is purposely overkill and indepth. Just incase.
I have written this guide assuming that you are playing the cut
2 player version of the PCB since this is the most common version.
I also played the game alone so use extra caution on a 2 player
game. I have tried to add extra hints to the best of my knowledge
when I have played the game on a 2 player. Good Luck!

This level is pretty simple, just make sure you walk above the
sign that falls onto your head if you have a weapon you want
to keep.

This level is also not too difficult except for a few parts.
Half way through the level a number of big guys should come
on all together be aware of this bit and as always try not to
have too many other enemies on screen, just make sure you
retain the drainpipe from the beginning of this level.
Otherwise use back kicks.
The second difficult bit is two thirds of the way through
the level. A guy with a gun will come on with about 3 or 4
punks. Be aware of him aiming to fire at you whilst you kill
the other punk, then kill the guy with the gun. When you
have the gun scroll the screen and when some enemies come on
run to the far left of the screen and shoot them. You can if
you're sneaky run up to a floored enemy and shoot them but it
is not recommended if you are a novice or if there are any
other enemies on the screen.
Beware because the guy can even shoot through the carriage wall
at you. Luckily you can do the same too.
Becareful you don't accidentally pick up a switchblade whilst
shooting. It is easily done, especially if you've been shooting
enemies behind the scenery.

On this level proceed up to the part where there are some
telephone boxes in the middle of the screen. Then scroll the
screen slowly until the guy with the gun comes on. Don't run
after him, lure him towards you by walking up and down so he
moves diagonally towards you. Then kill him, this is because
very slightly further on is a Charging Red Guy so now you can
just shoot him. Proceed on until the two punks jump out
of the shop and be aware of the gun guy(s) that will next
come on. Don't kill them, if you shoot at any enemy the third
shot will knock them down. So shoot at the gun guy(s) with two
shots then pause until the gun guy attempts to shoot back,
then shoot another two bullets, repeat until the gun guy is
stunned, do the same if there are two gun guys.
Then stand on the edge of the pavement right next to the road
and run right as fast as you can. Loads of bike men will drive
on in the road and throw dynamite at you, as soon as they throw
the dyanamite walk up and you should be drawn to the woman in
the window, which will enable you to be invulnerable.
The dynamite will hid you but luckily you'll be invulnerable.
You now have passed all the bikers safely, you can now get your
gun back also. If you're on a 2 player then both players can
successfully get a gun. Be warned of the other 3 or 4 enemies
that will have walked on to the screen though.
Either kill them first or get the gun first, when killing a
guy with a gun use back kicks or a flying attack as there is
nothing more annoying than power booting or throwing the gun
guy off the screen so the gun is out of reach. You should have
no problems with the rest of the level providing you have the
gun. Just make sure to split up on a 2 player game and not
shoot each other.

It is very easy to lose a life on this level so be very careful.
Becareful of massive girders in the way of your vision, move to
a spot where you can see yourself. There is one guy with a
drainpipe on this level so when you get it don't lose it.
Otherwise the rest of the level will be extremely hard to complete.
When the steam rollers come on just stand at the top of the
screen to avoid them. Once you have crossed the bridge becareful
of the Red and Grey Big Black Guys because they come on together
and there is a massive girder in the way of your fighting view.
There is also one or two other red guys in the level so be ready
for them, scroll the screen slowly and run back to a part of the
screen where you can see what you're doing.
When the boss comes on a guy with a drainpipe will come on also
so kill the drainpipe punk whilst the boss is coming down in the
lift and then use the drainpipe to defeat him. Otherwise use
the stunned switchblade guys that you should have prepared

Level 5
As soon as you come on try to get and retain a switchblade for
the whole level. Becareful of that sign above you at the
beginning and don't go too near it or it the electricity will
tend to jump toward you if you stand too near for too long.
Scroll the screen slowly as their are a couple of ninjas and
boxers at the beginning of this level and if you get them on
the screen all at once then you are in big trouble.
Use the stab and run technique on everyone. Or use back kicks
on the boxers away from the signs.
Stab everyone down and kick them whilst on the floor. If you
lose your switchblade backkick a switchblade guy and get
another one as soon as possible, you need to reain as much
energy as possible for the boss and his ninjas. You really need
to get past this sign without getting hit to fully ensure you
won't lose alife. After you've crossed the bridge you will
face a woman, and then a ninja and a boxer. Beware as a Red
charging guy might be on this level.
After you've killed him stun all the switchblade
guys that come on next. You can then carry about 4 or 5 spare
switchblades to the boss. Then when the boss comes on with
his 1 or 2 ninjas use the stab and run technique and avoid
all the switchblade guys. You can also surround yourself
with switchblade guys so you can have some privacy from
the boss when kicking the ninjas.
The best technique to use here is to try and get as many people
on the screen before the boss comes on. I've managed to get
only the boss and one ninja to arrive. There are so many
switchblades guys on the screen that there is no room for any
more enemies. You still have to kill them eventually but
use this to your advantage. Kill the switchblade guys last.

Level 6
Firstly get a switchblade and use it on everyone, and get the gun
from the gun guy that comes on very early. Then shoot your way
through the level. Two thirds of the way through the level there
is a poster that will make you lose your gun, so stay at the
very bottom of the screen or stun the gun guy(s) that you meet
later in the level and carry them with you, run into the sign
and retrieve another. Make sure you don't lose your gun and
you'll be fine on this level.

Level 7
A few cool punks come on at the beginning of this level , this
is another level where it is essential you use back kicks to
avoid stabs and punches from enemies mounting up so you quite
a chink of energy. With no guns available you'll need to bring
together all your best skill to not lose any lives on this level.
Even I lose a life sometimes during this level.
Get a switchblade and proceed slowly at all times, when the
small pathway of the level emerges proceed very slowly as a
red ninja will come on and adog will come come on very close by.
If they get on together then you'll lose tons of energy trying
to rid of them both. Firstly when the ninja comes on go to
the back of screen and fight the ninja there.
Then kill the dog, using back kicks as they are the quickest
and most accurate attack to use. There might be two dogs so
be careful. Slightly further on is a road and avoid the four
motor bikes by standing at the far bottom of the screen for
the first and second and at the far top for the other two.
A red guy appears halfway thorugh the road section with some
happy dogs (If Japanese version) so get the running guy to
charge over to you knock him down then quickly kill the dogs
whilst he is down. Then you can dispose of him on his own.
Once you've killed him start to collect a collection of
switchblade guys and carry them with you, there could be a
ninja and a red charging guy close together and very near
the boss so scroll the screen slowly when you see the opening
the ware house to the right to dispose of each on their own.
If you get a red charging guy, ninja, a dog and the boss all
at the same time by scrolling too fast then you can pretty
much kiss a life or even two goodbye.

Level 8
Get the drainpipe at the beginning of this level and then
also get the gun soon afterwards, quickly shoot the dog that
comes on straight after you've got your gun while it jumps
at you, stay at the bottom of the screen to avoid the boxes
and losing your gun and you should have no problems with the
rest the level, near the end of the level are lots of stacked
boxes and then a gap where you can the jail cell. At this
point is a gun man, stun him and take him with you and fight
the last boss and you can have a spare gun if you lose your own.

BONUS ROUND:- The Bosses Strike Back
Now you must work very hard to get through this level, losing
lives is inevitable but you will lose less if you follow these
next hints. Don't kill the first seven bosses that come on,
stun them.
If you manage to get 5 or 6 full combinations punches without
hitting them with a single punch here or there they should be
stunned without you accidentally killing them. Is you stun all
7 bosses then you can kill one and fight the rest of the
enemies seperately reducing the difficulty of this bit.
If you accidentally kill a boss don't worry, stun the green
boxer that will come on next.
But don't kill two guys or a red guy will come on and will be
very difficult to kill with all the bosses on and you will
lose tons of lives trying to kill him.
Firstly stun the weaker bosses from Level 2, 3 and 5. Try to
position the Level 1 boss on one side so while he's swinging
you can fight another boss on the other side without fear of
being surrounded. Always use punches on this bit.
If you lose a life try to get as many cheap shots against the
Giant Boxer and Army General while you have some invulnerabilty,
Having no weapons also increases the difficulty of this bit.
Once you've stunned all seven kill a boss of your choice and
then kill each enemy that arrives next. When the syndicate boss
comes on quickly all of the other bosses so that it is easier
to fight him one and one. Then try and kill him losing the least
amount of energy possible. Use kicks or back kicks. Do not use
flying attacks or forward kicks.

Levels 1 to 8 the Second Time Around
Use the techniques previously described on this page except
you can carry a drainpipe onto Level 2 to make things easier.
Then carry the gun onto Level 3, Level 4 and basically through
the rest of the game. Level 4, 5 and 7 will be simple as long
as you don't lose your gun. Try to get your friend to carry a
gun if you're working together.
the current to the next level if you have it in your hands
when the boss dies, be extra careful when handling your gun
at the end of the third level as
you can carry it throughout the fourth and fifth level. Only
the Humour Aspect:will be of a problem on these levels.
Be also extra careful when you have your gun on the seventh level
as dogs can be quick and can catch you unaware and you'll lose
your gun. On the levels with no guns don't risk shooting guys
on the floor and becareful of picking up other weapons.
Also be extra cautious of the steamrollers on Level 4, the big sign
on Level 5 and the Motorbikes on Level 7 as one slip as you will
lose your gun again.
At the end of the eighth level there will be no Bonus Round and
then you have infinite credits. Well Done!





There are four versions of this game, there is a seperate
board for each version, there are more than 4 but only these
are only area versions and many of these are the same.
For instance the USA and UK 2 player version will be the same
except for the copyright laws.
There is a japanese version with all the features included
and that is available in a 4 player or 2 player board version.
There is an edited and cut version that the rest of the world
will use and this is also available in a 4 player or 2 player
board version.
I own the 2 player japanese version which in my opinion of the
best of all 4.

Below are the exact words of some of the instructions to
Crime Fighters, if you use the information provided below
you are using it at your own risk. I can not be held
responsible for any damage that you may cause to your board
etc etc. Although I do not think you will have any problems
I just thought I'd make myself clear. All the information
below is a trademark of Konami

Play Instructions
- 1 or 2 players
- Second Player can join at anytime - Control the player's
movements/action with the 8-way joystick and three buttons.
Press PUNCH and KICK buttons simultaneously to make a jump

- Hit buttons repeatedly to give different techniques.
  You can kick the knocked down enemies as well.

- Destroy the enemy holding a weapon. Pick up weapon by
  pressing the PUNCH button.

- You are given 3 lives at the beginning (changeable by DIP
  SWITCH setting). Each life is indicated by LIFE METER.
  The game is over when you have lost all lives.

- Continuation is available by inserting additional coin(s).

- There are 8 stages. There is also an extra stage in which
  all the BOSS enemies come back for revenge. After
  completing this stage the game restarts from the first stage.

Gauntlet can be converted to a Crimefighters PCB.



Crime Fighter Dip Switch Settings


0 = Off

1 = On

# = shows default factory settings



1. Coin Switch No 1 Settings

  1  2  3  4       Setting

# 0  0  0  0    1 Coin 1 Play #
  1  0  0  0    1 Coin 2 Play
  0  1  0  0    1 Coin 3 Play
  1  1  0  0    1 Coin 4 Play
  0  0  1  0    1 Coin 5 Play
  1  0  1  0    1 Coin 6 Play
  0  1  1  0    1 Coin 7 Play
  1  1  1  0    1 Coin 1 Play
  0  0  0  1    1 Coin 3 Play
  1  0  0  1    1 Coin 5 Play
  0  1  0  1    1 Coin 1 Play
  1  1  0  1    1 Coin 2 Play
  0  0  1  1    1 Coin 4 Play
  1  0  1  1    1 Coin 1 Play
  0  1  1  1    1 Coin 3 Play
  1  1  1  1      Freeplay

2. Coin Switch No 2 Settings

  5  6  7  8       Setting

# 0  0  0  0    1 Coin 1 Play #
  1  0  0  0    1 Coin 2 Play
  0  1  0  0    1 Coin 3 Play
  1  1  0  0    1 Coin 4 Play
  0  0  1  0    1 Coin 5 Play
  1  0  1  0    1 Coin 6 Play
  0  1  1  0    1 Coin 7 Play
  1  1  1  0    1 Coin 1 Play
  0  0  0  1    1 Coin 3 Play
  1  0  0  1    1 Coin 5 Play
  0  1  0  1    1 Coin 1 Play
  1  1  0  1    1 Coin 2 Play
  0  0  1  1    1 Coin 4 Play
  1  0  1  1    1 Coin 1 Play
  0  1  1  1    1 Coin 3 Play
  1  1  1  1      Freeplay


1. The number of player's life

  1  2    		Setting

  0  0    		1 Life
  1  0    		2 Lives
# 0  1    		3 Lives #
  1  1    		4 Lives

2. Difficulty of the game

  6  7    		Setting

  0  0    		Easy
# 1  0    		Normal #
  0  1    		Difficult
  1  1    		Very Difficult

3. Sound in attractive mode

  8    		Setting

  0    		Sound Off
# 1    		Sound On #

SW3, SW4 and SW5 are not used and should be kept off.


1. Video Screen Flip

  1    		Setting

# 0 			Normal #
  1 			Upside Down

2. Change of mode

  3    		Setting

# 0			Game Mode
  1			Test Mode

SW2 and SW4 are not used and should be kept off.


On a 2 player version you have lives and energy bars. In each
life you have 4 pieces of energy. Once you have lost all 4 you
will die in the next hit.
Your energy will be replenished at the end of each level.

On the 4 player version you have numbered health.
Ridiculously your halth gradually depletes every few seconds
and even when you get hit you only lose 1 or 2 hit points.
So basically you are in theory getting hit once every 3 seconds.
The best technique to employ here is to sprint through the level
and use punches. Attacking everyone wildly is suprisingly
the best tactic since you lose so much health doing nothing.

Also on the 4 player version if there is more than 1 person
you will be allowed to pointlessly fight each other.
In this way you can make your credit dissapear even faster.
The result is that your go lasts for about 2 or 3 minutes.
Once you are on 1 hit point you will die in the next hit.
You also can't cheat using the hand gun as it had a limited
number of bullets.
In short the 4 player version sucks exponentially compared to
the 2 player version.


Simple this, you score 1 point for every enemy you kill, even
bosses. Also when you have knocked down the "fat toad" at the
end of the game you get bonus points for kicking or shooting
him while he is dead, I would recommend kicking him as it is
faster than shooting him.




Konami often tend to add bits of humour into their games and
Crimefighters is no exception.
There is something to see on nearly every level and although
they are funny sometimes it is best to avoid them as they make
you lose your weapons and if you lose your gun often there are
no more on the level to get. There is plenty to see on most
It should be noted again that none of these humourous features
of the game inflict any damage to the characters health.

Level 1
The bank billboard in the middle of the screen saying
"Are you covered?" showing a topless woman in a bikini will
break in half and fall on you when you walk underneath it.
When it lands on you your character will walk out from
underneath very squashed and after a short time you will
suddenly grow out of your squished status back into your
proper size.

Level 2
Inside the train all the picture of women are animated. The
posters on this level do not affect you at all. There are
three of them altogether:-

1. The first poster shows you a picture of a woman dressed
   in a bikini relaxing besides a swimming pool occasionally
   taking a sip of her softdrink.
2. The second poster shows a picture of a womans face
   occasionally winking at you.
3. The final poster shows the behind of a woman wearing a
   bikini and she occasionally pulls her bikibi out towards
   you to reveal more of her bottom.

Level 3
The dancing club at the end of the level shows a woman in the
window of a door posing for people passing by to see.
If you get too close your character moves over to the window
without your consent and will press his face against the window
and stare at her.
The woman will turn away in disgust and a guy will come to the
door and open the door violently and you will be squashed
against the wall and the door will bounce back and close itself.
Leaving you flat as a pancake on the wall for a bit and then
you peel down into a puddle on the pavement.
You will then suddenly get up and reappear as you was before.
This is my favourite.

Level 4
At the beginning of this level a couple of steam rollers are
driving past and if you are standing in their way then you get
squashed as flat as a pancake across the floor.

Level 5
The billboards at the beginning of this level will electrocute
you if you go near them and unobviously they don't kill you.
It will only damage you if a green boxer whacks you into it.

Level 6
There could be two on this level, three mice run past half way
through the level and one of them is wearing a pink bracelet.
I don't think this is it but I thought I would mention it anyway.
The other one is a poster almost at the end of the level.
It is a dating agency poster and it shows a picture of some
big lips.
When you go near it you are drawn towards it and then it gives
you a good licking and afterwards you fall over.

Level 7
I can't seem to find one on this level, I've tried walking
into the sea but you can't. It might be the gay dogs that
you must fight on this level.
If you happen to know what it is please contact me
at enay@polplex.co.uk and inform me what it is.

Level 8
At the beginning of this level there are some boxes at the top
of the screen hovering above you, if you walk underneath they
will be dropped on you and taken away vertically upwards. You
will walk away squished similar to as on the first Level.

BONUS ROUND:- The Bosses Strike Back
There isn't one on this level and I'm not surprised because
you can't move very far and it is a bonus round.
It's basically just Level 6 anyway.




This is where I have found out loads of pointless things about
the game that are of no importance what so ever but I think
are worth mentioning for you try out. Especially when you have
turned the game onto "FREE PLAY".

Some of the graphics on the screen namely "PRESS START", "KICK"
and "TIME" are surrounded in a transparent green box.
On Level 1 it is possible to go to the top of the screen and
flying attack yourself into the TIME box and see yourself green.
Also you can stand behind a KICK prompt on an enemy right at
the beginning of the game.

It is possible to flying kick or knee off the screen. If you move
as far as possible to the back of the screen and then move slighly
to the right then you can flying kick or knee off the screen.
There is normally a limit to how far you can walk off the
left but you can just jump over it.

If you do a flying attack against an object you bounce off
the object in the opposite direction. Looks odd/

At the end of the first level when the train pulls up, the
doors will open and you'll walk into the train. If you make
sure you are in the air when the doors open you will walk in
the air for a bit towards the train before you land.

Unless this game is played a lot in the arcades then you'll
never see it. Simply get a high score not large enough to put
on the score board. But as the lowest score when the machine
is turned on is 1 then you have must die without killing
If you do score lower than the high score then instead
of your bloke hitting the enemies into the high score all
the bosses will come on and line up in a row and do a dance
for about 20 seconds to the music. Then they'll stroll off.
How pointless, entertaining but pointless.
This is best done when the game is on FREE PLAY.

================= Crimefighters : FAQ V1.0 ==================


V1.0 June/20th/2001

This document is Copyrighted 2001 ENAY.

Crime Fighters is a trademark of Konami (c)1989


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