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The year is 2027 and an Earth starship has discovered the planet Tobal which has large deposits of a rare and powerful energy source called Molmoran. A tournament is set up to see who should get the rights to it.

Tobal No.1 is a fighting game with a stand-out feature: grappling system. Every character has the ability to grapple the opponent, which in its turn allows access to new moves. Grapple reversal and grapple escape are also available. In addition, there is a large amount of combo attacks to perform (by rapidly pressing corresponding buttons), most of which are unique to each character. There is also a quest mode.


Tobal No.1 PlayStation In the Fight
Tobal No.1 PlayStation Title Screen
Tobal No.1 PlayStation The Replay and a throw
Tobal No.1 PlayStation The Character Selection Screen

Promo Images

Tobal No.1 Magazine Advertisement Part 1
Tobal No.1 Magazine Advertisement pp. 34-35
Tobal No.1 Magazine Advertisement Part 2

Alternate Titles

  • "トバル ナンバーワン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic May 05, 2002 A 100
IGN Nov 26, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87 Dec, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
Playmag Sep, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1997 33.5 out of 40 84
Bravo Screenfun Mar, 1997 2 out of 6 80
Video Games Jan, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Absolute Playstation Jul, 1996 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Jan, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70


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Character designs

Tobal No. 1's character designs (as well as Tobal 2's) were by the famous Akira Toriyama, creator of the Dragonball and Dragonball Z series, as well as the character designer for Dragon Quest/Warrior and Chrono Trigger.

Final Fantasy VII

This game is probably best known for the inclusion of a Final Fantasy VII demo disc.

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Matthew Bailey (1268) added Tobal No.1 (PlayStation) on Apr 05, 2001
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