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Last Battle
Publisher: Sega,
Commodore Amiga
Commodore 64
Elite Systems
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Amiga, Commodore 64
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,000 G-4012
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
R$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
₩? GM4039JG

Commodore Amiga
£25.53[3] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£? ?

Wii Virtual Console
600 pts ?

Last Battle, known as Hokuto no Ken: Shin Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu (北斗の拳 新世紀末救世主伝説) in Japan, is an action game developed by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive. As the Japanese name suggests, it was originally intended to be paired with the Japanese manga series, Hokuto no Ken, but the graphics were altered for a western release. In fact, it is a sequel to Hokuto no Ken, which was given the same treatment and sold as Black Belt overseas. It was a launch title for the console in North America.

The game was ported to the Amiga and Commodore 64 by Elite Systems in 1991. IBM PC and Atari ST versions were apparently due to be released, but never were.[3]

The Japanese version of the game has since been re-released for the Japanese Wii Virtual Console service.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Director: The Hase
Main Programmer: Dandy Matsu
Programmer: Momonga Momo
Art Director: BigIsland
Special Designer: Judy Totoya
Designer: Gotani, Toyo Ozaki
Music: Booty

Magazine articles

Main article: Last Battle/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

K IT 31.pdf


Physical scans

Mega-Tech version

LastBattle MT cover.jpg

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №2, p24[2]
32 №4, p32[5]
50 №3, p79[6]
40 №5, p93
29 №9, p20
32 №1, p79[7]
20 №23, p53
69 №4, p18[8]
58 №18, p66
33 №8, p24[9]
79 №8, p92
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, US
LastBattle MD US Box.jpg
LastBattle MD US Cart.jpg
Last Battle MD US Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, EU
LastBattle MD EU Box.jpg
LastBattle MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
LastBattle MD JP Box.jpg
LastBattle MD JP CartTop.jpg
LastBattle MD JP Cart Back.jpgLastBattle MD JP Cart.jpg
Hokutonoken md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
LastBattle MD BR Box.jpg
LastBattle MD BR Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, CA

Mega Drive, KR
LastBattle MD KR cover.jpg
LastBattle MD KR cart.jpg
Mega Drive, KR (Hokuto no Ken)
Hokuto MD KR cover.jpg

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
32 №1991-11, p56[10]
Commodore Amiga
Based on
1 review

Amiga, UK
LastBattle Amiga UK Box Back.jpgNospine.pngLastBattle Amiga UK Box Front.jpg

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
43 №79, p49[11]
Commodore 64
Based on
1 review

Commodore 64, UK

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bbfaad77
MD5 1164d4b9e1c69c914f68a3f0e126039b
SHA-1 6ebef9c86779040bd2996564caa8631f4c41cf03
512kB 1989-04 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1b6585e7
MD5 f5e327aa603b334fd5713fda10464748
SHA-1 7d489e1087a0816e2091261f6550f42a61474915
512kB 1989-04 Cartridge (JP)

External links


  1. File:Raze UK 11.pdf, page 76
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:AcaoGames BR 002.pdf, page 24
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 File:Raze UK 09.pdf, page 7
  4. File:TheGamesMachine IT 034.pdf, page 21
  5. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 32
  6. File:MDAG UK 03.pdf, page 79
  7. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 79
  8. File:SegaPro UK 04.pdf, page 18
  9. File:SegaForce UK 08.pdf, page 24
  10. File:AmigaJoker DE 1991-11.pdf, page 56
  11. File:Zzap64 UK 079.pdf, page 49

Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star games on Sega systems or published by Sega
Sega Master System
Black Belt (1986)
Sega Mega Drive
Last Battle (1989)
Sega Saturn
Hokuto no Ken (1995)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken (2004) | Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken Plus (2005) | Jissen Pachinko Hisshouhou! CR Hokuto no Ken (2005) | Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken SE (2006) | Hokuto no Ken: Shinpan no Sousousei Kengou Retsuden (2007) | Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken 2: Ransei Haouden Tenha no Shou (2007)
Hokuto no Ken (2005)
Nintendo DS
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken DS (2005) | Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken SE DS (2006)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken Portable (2005) | Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken SE Portable (2006)
Nintendo Wii
Jissen Pachi-Slot/Pachinko Hisshouhou! Sammy's Collection Hokuto no Ken Wii (2007)
Sony PlayStation 3
Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou! Hokuto no Ken F: Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu (2012)
Google Android OS
Pachi-Slot Hokuto no Ken Kyouteki (2015)