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Tekken
Developer Namco
Publisher Namco
Released Arcade PlayStation
Genre Fighting
Mode(s) Up to two players
Platform(s) Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 2 (as part of Tekken 5's Arcade History mode)
Input methods 18-way joystick, 26 buttons; Gamepad
Arcade cabinet Upright
Arcade system Namco System 11


Tekken is a fighting game and is the first of the series of the same name. It was released at arcades in 1994 and on the PlayStation in 1995 and was later released again in Tekken 5's arcade history mode. It was developed and published by Namco. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... This article is about Namco, a Japanese leisure company and game developer. ... This article is about Namco, a Japanese leisure company and game developer. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 1994 in games 1993 in video gaming 1995 in video gaming Notable events of 1994 in computer and video games. ... This article is about the country in East Asia. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1995 1995 in games 1994 in video gaming 1996 in video gaming Notable events of 1995 in video gaming. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1995 1995 in games 1994 in video gaming 1996 in video gaming Notable events of 1995 in video gaming. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1999 1999 in games 1998 in video gaming 2000 in video gaming Notable events of 1999 in video gaming. ... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... In computing, a platform describes some sort of framework, either in hardware or software, which allows software to run. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... PS2 redirects here. ... For other uses, see Joystick (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This arcade cabinet, containing Centipede, is an upright. ... An arcade system board is a standardized printed circuit board or group of printed circuit boards that are used as the basis for multiple arcade games with very similar hardware requirements. ... The Namco System 11 is an arcade system board released by Namco in 1994. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... Tekken lit. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... 1994 1994 in games 1993 in video gaming 1995 in video gaming Notable events of 1994 in computer and video games. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... 1995 1995 in games 1994 in video gaming 1996 in video gaming Notable events of 1995 in video gaming. ... Tekken 5 is the sixth installment in the popular Tekken series. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about Namco, a Japanese leisure company and game developer. ...

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Gameplay

Tekken is one of the earliest 3D fighting game franchises, with the first game applying many of the concepts found in Virtua Fighter by Sega. This article is about process of creating 3D computer graphics. ... Virtua Fighter is a 1993 fighting game developed by the Sega studio AM2, headed by Yu Suzuki. ... This article is about the video game company. ...


As with many fighting games, players choose a character from a lineup, and engage in hand-to-hand combat with an opponent.


Tekken differs from other hand-to-hand fighting games in some ways. Traditional fighting games are usually played with buttons which correspond to the strength of the attack, such as strong punch or weak kick. Tekken, however, dedicates a button to each limb of the fighter, making learning special attacks more of an intuitive process. The player could watch the animation on screen and figure out the appropriate command (if the character kicks low with their right leg, the move is likely to be executed by pressing down and right kick, or a similar variation). Traditional fighting games, such as Street Fighter, involve inputting commands as rapidly and accurately as possible, whereas Tekken slows the action down, emphasizing rhythm, strategy, and deception over speed. “Street Fighter” redirects here. ...

Kazuya vs. King in Angkor Wat.
Kazuya vs. King in Angkor Wat.

By default, there will be two rounds of combat. However, the players have a choice from one to five rounds, as well as options for the time limit of each round. If the winning character retains all his or her health without the time having run out, the announcer will say, "Perfect!" If the winning character is near knock out, the announcer will call, "Great!" Occasionally, both characters will be knocked out simultaneously, and the announcer will call "Double K.O." If the time limit for the round expires, the character with more health will be declared the winner. If one does not exist, the round will be a draw. In most cases, the announcer will call "K.O." when one character is victorious. Image File history File links Kazuya_vs. ... Image File history File links Kazuya_vs. ... Aerial view of Angkor Wat The main entrance to the temple proper, seen from the eastern end of the Naga causeway Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. ...


In the game, the name of the location was displayed in the bottom right corner of the screen. The locations included Angkor Wat, Szechwan, Monument Valley, Chicago, Kyoto, Fiji, Windermere, Venezia, Akropolis, King George Island, and Chiba Marine Stadium (however, in later Tekken games the location names were removed). Aerial view of Angkor Wat The main entrance to the temple proper, seen from the eastern end of the Naga causeway Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: SzÅ­4-chuan1; Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in the central-western China with its capital at Chengdu. ... Monument Valley from the valley floor. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Windermere or close variations is a name used in a number of places, including: // Bodies of water Windermere, lake, in the Lake District, county of Cumbria, the largest lake in England See also Lake Windermere Windermere Basin, bay, Ontario, Canada (43°1556N 79°4647W) Towns and... For other uses, see Venice (disambiguation). ... Acropolis (Gr. ... Location of King George Island Map of King George Island King George Island (Argentina: Isla 25 de Mayo, Chile: Isla Rey Jorge, Russian historical name - Vaterlo (Waterloo)) is the largest of the South Shetland Islands, situated at , 120 kilometers off the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. ... Chiba Marine Stadium is a stadium in Chiba, Japan. ...


Story

A worldwide martial arts tournament is nearing its final, with a large purse of prize money to the fighter who can defeat Heihachi Mishima in the final round of competition. The contest is sponsored by the giant financial group, the Mishima Zaibatsu. There are eight fighters that remain after winning death matches all over the world. The winner of the tournament will receive The King of the Iron Fist title. Only one will have a chance at defeating Heihachi and taking home the prize money and fame. The player is initially able to select one of those eight fighters at the start of the game, each one having their own personal reasons for entering the tournament aside from the prize money.


Kazuya Mishima is the main character. Heihachi's biological son, he was thrown into a ravine by his tyrannical father when he was five years old. Heihachi, believing his son was too weak to ever inherit his conglomerate, decided that if he were truly strong enough, he would be able to survive the fall and climb back up. Kazuya barely survived a fall that left him with the scar prominently visible on his chest. Fueled by hatred for his father, he enters the tournament to exact his revenge.


Although all playable characters in Tekken have their own ending upon completion of their particular scenario, depicting events following the tournament as if they were the one victorious, it became a staple in later Tekken games of having only one character's ending as the true canonical one, and the following sequel's storyline is based on what happened after that particular ending.


Characters

The eight starting characters in a group. All of them are wearing their player two outfits.
The eight starting characters in a group. All of them are wearing their player two outfits.

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Starting characters

Kazuya Mishima ) is a fictional character in the Tekken fighting game series. ... King is the name of two characters in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Nina Williams is a character from the Tekken game series. ... Paul Phoenix is a video game character from the Tekken fighting game series. ... Michelle Chang is a character in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Marshall Law is a character in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Yoshimitsu ) (meaning Good fortune light) is a fictional character originally created for the Tekken series of fighting games, designed by Namco. ... Jack is the name given to several fictional androids in the Tekken fighting game series. ...

Unlockable characters

Lee Chaolan (Chinese: 李 超狼 Pinyin: Lǐ Chāoláng, Japanese: リー・チャオラン Rī Chaoran) is a fictional Japanese character from the Tekken fighting game series. ... Armor King is a fictional character in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Anna Williams is a fictional character featured in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Kuma is a character in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Kunimitsu (国光 meaning National light)is a character in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Wang Jinrei (Chinese: 王 椋雷 Pinyin: Wáng Liángléi) is a fictional Chinese character in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Jack is the name given to several fictional androids in the Tekken fighting game series. ... Ganryu is a fictional character in the Tekken fighting game series // History Tekken 2 Ganryu was banned from the sumo ring after he was caught fixing fights in his favor. ... Heihachi Mishima ) (roughly translates to Eighth Peace of the Third Island) is a fictional Japanese character in the Tekken fighting game series. ...

Ports

Cover of the PlayStation version.
Cover of the PlayStation version.

Tekken was ported to the PlayStation. The PlayStation version allowed players to unlock mid boss characters when the game was beaten and had FMVs. The PlayStation 2 version of Tekken 5 features the arcade version of the original Tekken. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In computer science, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... Screenshot of an FMV from Final Fantasy VIII using Bink Video. ...


Reception

Tekken was met with many positive reviews, with critics claiming it was a good start to the series. Its success and popularity has spawned six sequels. The Tekken games have been highly popular with the martial arts community due to moves of the fighters being close to the actual style of fighting.


Tekken was the first PlayStation game to sell over a million units ([1]).


External links

  • Tekken Zaibatsu page

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