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Black Belt
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2 (alternating)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,000 G-1303
Sega Master System
US
$? 5054
Sega Master System
UK
£19.95[1] MK-5054-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-5054-50
Sega Master System
DE
79 41007
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-5054-50
Sega Master System
IT
? ?
Sega Master System
AU
$? 5054
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB-1005
Sega Master System
TW
NT$? G-1303



Wii Virtual Console
JP
¥600[2] pts ?




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Black Belt, known as Hokuto no Ken (北斗の拳) in Japan, is a beat-'em-up action game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Master System. The game was originally based on the manga and anime series Hokuto no Ken when released in Japan. The international release however did not have the license, and so the graphics and any references to the source material were removed.

The game received a sequel on the Sega Mega Drive, Hokuto no Ken: Shin Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu, which was given the same treatment overseas and released as Last Battle.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Black Belt Black Belt
English (US) Black Belt Black Belt
Japanese Hokuto no Ken (北斗の拳) Fist of the North Star

Production credits

Source: Uncredited[4]


Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Black Belt/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

JP TV advert

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №1, p49[5]
81 №4, p92[6]
40 №23, p55
50 №1, p39[7]
Sega Master System
63
Based on
4 reviews

Master System, US
BlackBelt US cover.jpg
Cover
Blackbelt sms us cart.png
Cart
Blackbelt sms us manual.pdf
Manual
GameCatalogSMSU.pdf
Catalog
Master System, US (1990 rerelease)
BlackBelt US cover2.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU
BlackBelt EU cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, EU
"No Limits" variant
BlackBelt EU nolimits cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, UK
BlackBelt EU nolimits Eng cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, JP
BlackBelt SMS JP Box Back.jpgBlackBelt SMS JP Box Spine.jpgBlackBelt JP cover.jpg
Cover
HokutonoKen SMS JP Cart.jpg
Cart
HokutoNoKenSMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU
BlackBelt AU cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
BlackBelt BR cover.jpg
Cover
BlackBelt SMS BR Cart Back.jpgBlackBelt SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
BlackBelt SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (newer)
BlackBelt SMS BR Box Back Newer.jpg
Cover
BlackBelt SMS BR Cart Back.jpgBlackBelt SMS BR Cart Alt.jpg
Cart
BlackBelt SMS BR Manual Alt.pdf
Manual
Master System, DE
BlackBeltSMSDECover.jpg
Cover
Master System, TW

BlackBelt SMS TW spine.jpg

BlackBelt SMS TW cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, KR
BlackBelt SMS KR cover.jpg
Cover
BlackBelt SMS KR Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 DA3A2F57
MD5 16E6B4A1D71960D64BD20AAF7024E8AC
SHA-1 7C5524CFF2DE9B694E925297E8E74C7C8D292E46
128kB Cartridge (EU/US)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 24F5FE8C
MD5 DDD6B56E864A7DFD74A9E04BC4407F41
SHA-1 26C5DA3EE48BC0F8FD3D20F9408E584242EDCD9D
128kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 C4AB363D
MD5 6024C42162C64C922E722547C6F4995F
SHA-1 A66F9373F75355855AAC52FDC11D9AD887FD5556
128kB Cartridge (TW)

External links

References


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)
Arcade
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
iOS
Pachi-Slot Hokuto no Ken Kyouteki (2015)
Sony PlayStation 4
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (2018)