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Matrimelee (c) 2002 Playmore.

Revived from the New Power Instinct series, the Goketsuji clan has appeared newly on the MVS Neo-Geo! In addition to the familiar 11 characters, individual fresh 4 join in the heated Head Decision Match. You will be overwhelmed by the spectacular graphics and the BGM. Attention to the memorial Marriage Battle over the right to the throne and get ready!


SNK Neo-Geo MVS harware

Game ID : 0266

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way Joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Weak Punch, [B] Weak Kick, [C] Strong Punch, [D] Strong Kick


Developed by Noise Factory & Atlus. Also licensed to SNK Playmore for manufacture and distribution.

Even if the copyright year shows 2002, this game was officialy released in public March 2003.

Known in Japan as "Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon - Matrimelee", translates from Japanese as 'True Gouketsuji Family Fighting Spirit - Matrimelee' ('Gouketsuji' is literally means 'Overpowering Blood Temple Family').

Some characters from the Power Instinct series received some minor name changes in this game :

Thin Nen => Chinen

Otane => Tane

Oume => Ume

Kurara => Clara

Annie => Anny

Pochi => Poochy

Also the transformation sequences from previous games has been almost completely ditched in this game (with the only exceptions of super moves from Kanji, Clara & Princess Sissy; as well as one of Tane's win poses).

While there have been a few fighting games that feature a vocal track as BGM (Roll's BGM in "Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes", Arina's BGM in "Waku Waku 7" & Roomy's BGM in "Galaxy Fight - Universal Warriors" are but a few examples of this), the Japanese version of this game's BGM features an unprecedented number of excellent & quite hilarious vocal tracks for many stages. Chinen BGM is nothing short of awesome!

Jones is the only selectable character from "Rage of the Dragons" that won't challenge you on the 3rd & 5th battle. This is odd...

Abubo ("Rage of the Dragons"' sub-boss character) makes an unlikely cameo as one of Princess Sissy box surprises!

Kang Jae-Mo ("Rage of the Dragons" wrestler) makes a hilarious cameo in one of Jones' super moves.

Default highscore table (Ranking) :


1ST 0500000 PLM

2ND 0450000 ATL

3RD 0400000 MTM

4TH 0350000 NEO

5TH 0300000 GEO

Noise Factory released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon - Matrimelee / Original Soundtrack) on May 01, 2003.


The US version of this game completely removed all the vocal tracks from the Japanese version and are replaced with the BGM of the "Rage of the Dragons" guest characters, causing those tracks to be recycled quite a few times. Such strange issue had already been seen in a few previous Neo-Geo games such as the Magical Drop games.


* Enable "Rage of the Dragons" Characters : At the character selection screen, press Up(x4), Down(x3), Left(x2) and Right. The screen will go black and reappear with Lynn, Mr. Jones, Jimmy and Elias in the center of the character select screen.

* Play As Princess Sissy : After you choose your character, press and hold A+B+C+D until the match begins and you'll play as Princess Sissy.


1. Power Instinct (1993)

2. Power Instinct 2 (1994)

3. Gogetsuji Legends (1995)

4. Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 - Groove on Fight (1997)

5. Matrimelee (2003)

6. Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku - Bonnou Kaihou (2006, Sony PlayStation 2)

7. Power Instinct - The Commemoration (2009)


Producer : Keiko Ijuu

Directors : Keiko Ijuu, Marohie. M

Sub Directors : Hidenari Mamoto, 55

Main Programmers : Hidenari Mamoto

Sub Programmers : Kazuaki Ezato, H. Hishikawa

Character Designers : Marochie. M, Super Dotter K', Dessy, Shio Shio Shio, Orie Kinugasa

Background Designers : Miyukichi, Miyavi, Kuramoyan

Illustration : Range Murata, Tomokazu Nakano, Ooma Bunshichiro

Sound Producer : Studio Aqua

Vocalists : Toshikazu Tanaka (Dencyu), Masanosuke Fujiwara, Momoeika, Ryuji Mutou, Moamo & Cheiko, Uchida, Nami Matsusima, Aya Fujimoto

Voice Actors : R. Riken, Shinya Moriguchi, Akihisa Muramoto, N. Chinatsu, Mina Yamamoto, Nahomi, Ikuro. I, Sayaka Mishimura, Aumi Jinga

Special Thanks: H. Yokoyama, A. Morita


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo [JP] (May 29, 2003; "Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon Matrimelee [Model NGH-2660]")

SNK Neo-Geo [US] (May 29, 2003; "Matrimelee [Model NGH-266]")

Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (May 25, 2006; "Shin Goketsuji Ichizoku : Bonnou Kaihou [Model SLPM-66278]"): features an online mode, new characters and a card battle system called 'lusts cards system'.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.92 [Razoola]

Neo-Geo (Artwork available)


- 0.143u1: Changed description to 'Matrimelee / Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon (NGM-2660) (NGH-2660)'. Fixed rom names.

- 0.127u8: Kawaks added clone Matrimelee / Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon (bootleg).

- 0.127u5: Removed 266-m1_decrypted.bin audio rom.

- 0.97u2: Changed description to 'Matrimelee / Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon'.

- 0.92: Razoola added Matrimelee (Noise Factory / Atlus 2002).

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* Kawaks

* Nebula

Recommended Games (Fighter):

Street Smart

Violence Fight

Solitary Fighter

Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting 2

Art of Fighting 3

Fit of Fighting

Burning Rival

World Heroes

World Heroes 2

World Heroes 2 Jet

World Heroes Perfect

The History of Martial Arts

Fighter's History

Karnov's Revenge / Fighter's History Dynamite

Martial Champion

Power Instinct / Gouketsuji Ichizoku

Power Instinct 2

Groove on Fight - Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3

Gogetsuji Legends

Tao Taido

Aggressors of Dark Kombat

Alien Challenge

Best Of Best

Kaiser Knuckle

Dragoon Might

Savage Reign


Breakers Revenge

Kizuna Encounter

SD Fighters

Touki Denshou -Angel Eyes-

JoJo's Venture

JoJo no Kimyouna Bouken: Miraie no Isan



Rage of the Dragons

Fist Of The North Star

Melty Blood Act Cadenza

Melty Blood Actress Again

Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf Achse

Romset: 87168 kb / 13 files / 77.4 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="matrimbl" sourcefile="neodrvr.c" cloneof="matrim" romof="matrim">
              <description>Matrimelee / Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku Toukon (bootleg)</description>
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              <biosset name="euro-s1" description="Europe MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="us" description="US MVS (Ver. 2?)"/>
              <biosset name="us-e" description="US MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="asia" description="Asia MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s2" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 2)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-s1" description="Japan MVS (Ver. 1)"/>
              <biosset name="mv1c" description="NEO-MVH MV1C"/>
              <biosset name="japan-j3" description="Japan MVS (J3)"/>
              <biosset name="japan-hotel" description="Custom Japanese Hotel"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_3o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.3, older?)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_2_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 2.0)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_3" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.3)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_2o" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.2, older)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_1" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.1)"/>
              <biosset name="uni-bios_1_0" description="Universe Bios (Hack, Ver. 1.0)"/>
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              <rom name="uni-bios_2_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_2_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_2_0" size="131072" crc="0c12c2ad" sha1="37bcd4d30f3892078b46841d895a6eff16dc921e" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
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              <rom name="uni-bios_1_0.rom" merge="uni-bios_1_0.rom" bios="uni-bios_1_0" size="131072" crc="0ce453a0" sha1="3b4c0cd26c176fc6b26c3a2f95143dd478f6abf9" region="mainbios" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="266-p1.p1" merge="266-p1.p1" size="1048576" crc="5d4c2dc7" sha1="8d723b0d28ec344eef26009b361a2b97d300dd51" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="266-p2.sp2" merge="266-p2.sp2" size="4194304" crc="a14b1906" sha1="1daa14d73512f760ef569b06f9facb279437d1db" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="000-lo.lo" merge="000-lo.lo" size="131072" crc="5a86cff2" sha1="5992277debadeb64d1c1c64b0a92d9293eaf7e4a" region="zoomy" offset="0"/>
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              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="12000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="4000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM2610" clock="8000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="320" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="6000000" htotal="384" hbend="30" hbstart="350" vtotal="264" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="4" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Test Switch" tag="IN0" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coin Chutes?" tag="IN0" mask="2">
                     <dipvalue name="1?" value="0"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2?" value="2" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Autofire (in some games)" tag="IN0" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Cabinet No.)" tag="IN0" mask="24">
                     <dipvalue name="1" value="24" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="2" value="16"/>
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="8"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="COMM Setting (Link Enable)" tag="IN0" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Free Play" tag="IN0" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="IN0" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="0"/>

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