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Heavyweight Champ (8-bit)

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For other games which bear this title, see Heavyweight Champ.

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Heavyweight Champ
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Sega, SIMS (JP), Flying Edge (George Foreman)
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
$? 7063
Sega Master System
EU
(G. Foreman)
€29.99More...[1] MK-27041-50
Sega Master System
UK
£24.99More...[2]More...[3] 7063
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7063
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7063
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7063
Sega Master System
PT
?PTE$ MS27041
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 024180
Sega Master System
BR
(G. Foreman)
R$? 026180



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,200 T-44027
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.95More...[5] T-81038
Sega Game Gear
UK
£39.99More...[7] T-81038-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-81038-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-81038-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-81038-50
Sega Game Gear
IT
T-81038-50




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Heavyweight Champ (ヘビーウェイトチャンプ) is a boxing game released for the Sega System 16 arcade in 1987 and later ported to the Master System and Game Gear in 1991. The game has had an unusual history, having been tied to two professional boxing champions, George Foreman and James "Buster" Douglas.

For a brief period in North America, the game was titled James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing (where it was released alongside the redesigned Master System II), to accompany the Sega Mega Drive game of the same name. It is, however, a very different game to the Mega Drive version, and is sometimes even seen as the superior product. In Europe and Brazil, it was titled George Foreman's KO Boxing, and is again unrelated to the Mega Drive game with the same name. In more recent releases the game has simply been titled as "Heavyweight Champ", presumably because SIMS and Sega no longer had the rights to pair it with those celebrity boxers.

Gameplay

Heavyweight Champ is more traditional fighting game, viewed from the side of the action and controlled using a standard control pad.

Production credits

Master System version (Heavyweight Champ)


Master System version (George Foreman)

  • Acclaim Development by: "The White Team"
  • : Dan Feinstein, Tom Gibson, Donn Nauert, Joe Libertella, James Fink
Staff
  • Planners: All Members
  • Programmers: Machida
  • Designers: Aoyama
  • Sound Composer: Wada, Nishino
  • Special Thanks: Fujioka, Hikita


Magazine articles

Main article: Heavyweight Champ (8-bit)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GeorgeForeman MD-GG US PrintAdvert.jpg

US print advert

ATU GL 1991-05-08 Heavyweight Champ.jpg

Print advert in Atuagagdliutit (GL) #1991-05-08 (1991-05-08)

BeepMD JP 1992-03.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-03: "March 1992" (1992-02-08)

SegaVisions US 08.pdfSegaVisions US 08.pdf

PDF
Game Gear print advert in Sega Visions (US) #8: "May/June 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

SegaVisions US 08.pdf

PDF
Game Gear print advert in Sega Visions (US) #8: "May/June 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #36: "July 1992" (1992-xx-xx)More...[8]

EGM US 039.pdfEGM US 039.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

EGM US 041.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
69 More...[10]
49 More...Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[11]
74 More...[12]
62 More...[13]
50 №37
46 More...[14]
77 More...[15]
65 More...[16]
65 More...[2]
67 More...[17]
60 More...[18]
12 №38, p56/57
79 More...[19]
69 №15, p32/33
55 №3, p60/61
Sega Master System
60
Based on
15 reviews

Master System, US
(James "Buster" Douglas)
HWC SMS US Box JBD.jpg
Cover
JBDKB SMS US Cart Top.jpg
JBDKB SMS US Cart Back.jpgJBDKB SMS US Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU
(Heavyweight Champ)
HWC SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
HeavyweightChamp SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Heavyweight Champ SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
(George Foreman)
HWC SMS EU Box GF.jpg
Cover
GFKOB SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
(Heavyweight Champ)
HWC SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
HeavyweightChamp SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
(George Foreman)

GFKOB SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (Heavyweight Champ)
HWC SMS BR2 Box.jpg
Cover
HeavyweightChampSMSBRCartridge.jpg
Cart
HWC SMS BR2 Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (Heavyweight Champ; newer)
HWC SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
HeavyweightChampSMSBRCartridge.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (George Foreman)
HWC SMS BR Box GF.jpg
Cover
Georgeforeman sms br cart.jpg
Cart

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
61 More...[20]
60 More...[21]
62 More...[22]
63 More...[23]
74 №5, p56
84 №10, p50
70 More...[24]
73 More...[25]
78 More...[26]
75 More...[27]
85 More...[28]
55 More...[29]
28 №36, p63
80 More...[30]
62 №13, p27
70 №15, p34
47 №5, p28/29
Sega Game Gear
66
Based on
17 reviews

Game Gear, US
(George Foreman)
GFKOB GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngGFKOB GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
George Foreman's KO Boxing GG US cart.jpg
Cart
GFKOB gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
(George Foreman)
HWC GG EU Box GF Front.jpg
Cover
George Foreman's KO Boxing GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP (Heavyweight Champ)
HWC GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 A64898CE
MD5 31CF051D130A64E211D3CCB37C5653F7
SHA-1 D0DDB71C6CA823C53D7E927A0DE7DE4B56745331
256kB Cartridge (EU) (Alt)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 FDAB876A
MD5 08431E57A5ECF6CBFB1FDB757D496541
SHA-1 7E2523061DF0C08B7DF7B446B5504C4EB0FEA163
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 6A664405
MD5 B3A4815CA9FDC900CF7FE6AD961F8125
SHA-1 B07000FEB0C74824F2E3E74FD415631A8F3C4DA6
256kB Cartridge (US)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 BEED9150
MD5 B963441C5EDAD8396B857A9AD8448995
SHA-1 7CFD703EBDAB4B2665F402ADEAC0060740615B6C
128kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 58B44585
MD5 C5D2AADB57D9827A24C69A80014B4ECF
SHA-1 5B3E3E3B88079108A4379C2428E70007D62C7B51
128kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sega Power, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-07), page 11
  2. 2.0 2.1 Raze, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-05-30), page 54
  3. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 35
  4. Supergame, "Agosto 1991" (BR; 1991-08-xx), page 27
  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 84
  6. Press release: 1992-05-19: ACCLAIM BEGINS SHIPMENT OF SEGA SOFTWARE
  7. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 111
  8. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 89
  9. Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 5
  10. Computer & Video Games, "May 1991" (UK; 1991-04-14), page 74
  11. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 138
  12. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 142
  13. Mega Force, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 108/109 (108)
  14. Mean Machines, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-04-01), page 58/59 (58)
  15. Player One, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 41
  16. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 132 (116)
  17. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 34/35 (34)
  18. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 57
  19. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 47
  20. Computer & Video Games, "April 1992 (Go! Issue 6)" (UK; 1992-03-15), page 18/19 (18)
  21. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 111/115 (111)
  22. Consoles +, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 127
  23. GamePro, "June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 82 (84)
  24. Joypad, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 136
  25. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 154
  26. Joystick, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 155
  27. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 229
  28. Player One, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-12-10), page 130 (126)
  29. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 78/79 (78)
  30. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 64


Heavyweight Champ (8-bit)
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