When it comes to arcade classics, we have everything you might want, here at William Amusements. From Ms. Pac-Man to Donkey Kong and Space Invaders, we have played and restored the lot. This includes some of the giant Tekken series. In fact, we have a beautifully repaired and restored Tekken 4 machine, just waiting to be played. But why would you choose Tekken? Well, this is our buyers guide to Tekken 4.

The background

Following on from Tekken 3, Tekken 4 has a more developed plot and storyline, while still being packed full of the adrenaline pumping fighting you have been used to. Released by Namco in 2001, for the arcade system, the game was then ported to the PlayStation 2 in 2002. Nominated for the best fighting game of 2002, and with a general critic score of 82%, Tekken 4 is a fantastic addition to the fighting genre and has really stood out.

The gameplay

Tekken 4 saw a shake up in gameplay that really made a massive difference to the series.

In this game, for the first time, players can move around before the round begins, which helps to choose a more advantageous, strategic position.

In addition, players can also fight in walled arenas with usable obstacles. This means that players can build up combos by juggling opponents and use the switch maneuver, so that you can escape from cornering.


Tekken 4 features a host of playable characters to choose from, up to 23 in fact. Many of these are familiar faces, returning from Tekken 3. There are also some from Tekken 2, as well as 6 new characters. These include:

  •  Christie Monteiro
  • Eddy Gordo
  •  Craig Marduk
  •  Miharu Hirano
  • Steve Fox
  •  Violet

Some of the characters bring a fighting or physical advantage, while others add depth and interest to the plot and storyline. It’s worth noting that while most of the characters will ultimately fight the same boss, 4 of the characters have their own boss.

Why not take a look at our Tekken 4 machine today, here at Williams Amusements?