Heavyweight Champ (8-bit)

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  • Sega Master System
    Heavyweight Champ
  • Sega Master System
    James "Buster" Douglas
  • Sega Master System
    George Foreman
  • Sega Game Gear
    Heavyweight Champ
  • Sega Game Gear
    George Foreman

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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[1][2][3][4]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
7063
Sega Master System
EU
7063
Sega Master System
EU
(G. Foreman)
MK-27041-50
Sega Master System
PT
(G. Foreman)
MS27041
Sega Master System
UK
£24.9924.99[5][6] 7063
Sega Master System
UK
(G. Foreman)
£29.9929.99[8][7] MK-27041-50
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
AU
(G. Foreman)
Sega Master System
BR
024180
Sega Master System
BR
(G. Foreman)
026180
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,2004,200 T-44027
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.9534.95[10] T-81038
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-81038-50
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.9924.99[8][12] 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

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US print advert
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Print advert in Atuagagdliutit (GL) #1991-05-08 (1991-05-08)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-03: "March 1992" (1992-02-08)
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Game Gear print advert in Sega Visions (US) #8: "May/June 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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Game Gear print advert in Sega Visions (US) #8: "May/June 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #39: "October 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
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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
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
51
[15]
Console XS (UK) PAL
77
[16]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
69
[17]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
49
[18]
Game Power (IT)
85
[19]
Joypad (FR)
55
[20]
Joystick (FR) PAL
74
[21]
Mega Force (FR)
62
[22]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
50
[23]
Mean Machines (UK)
46
[24]
Player One (FR)
77
[25]
Player One (FR)
65
[26]
Play Time (DE)
39
[27]
Power Play (DE)
39
[28]
Raze (UK)
65
[5]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
67
[29]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[30]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
12
[31]
Sega Pro (UK)
79
[32]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
69
[33]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
69
[34]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
55
[35]
Video Games (DE)
30
[36]
Video Games (DE)
59
[37]
Sega Master System
58
Based on
24 reviews

Heavyweight Champ (8-bit)

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, FR
(George Foreman; Blister pack)
GFKOB SMS FR blister back.jpgGFKOB SMS FR blister front.jpg
Cover
Master System, PT
(George Foreman)
GFKOB SMS PT cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU
(Heavyweight Champ; Hotline/not for rental stickers)
HWC SMS AU Box.jpg
Cover
HeavyweightChamp SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
(Heavyweight Champ; NIAL sticker)
HWC SMS AU nial cover.jpg
Cover
HeavyweightChamp SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
(Heavyweight Champ; Hotline sticker)
HWC SMS AU hotline cover.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
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
33
[38]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
50
[39]
Consoles + (FR)
62
[40]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
79
[41]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
61
[42]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
60
[43]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
63
[10]
Game Zone (UK) NTSC-J
74
[44]
Game Zone (UK)
84
[45]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
85
[46]
Joypad (FR)
70
[47]
Joypad (FR)
73
[48]
Joystick (FR)
78
[49]
Joystick (FR) PAL
75
[50]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
46
[51]
Player One (FR)
85
[52]
Play Time (DE)
77
[53]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
28
[54]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
80
[55]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
62
[56]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
70
[12]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
56
[57]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
55
[58]
Sega Game Gear
65
Based on
23 reviews

Heavyweight Champ (8-bit)

Game Gear, JP (Heavyweight Champ)
HWC GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
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 back.jpgNospine.pngHWC GG EU Box GF Front.jpg
Cover
George Foreman's KO Boxing GG EU cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, FR (Blister pack)
GFKOB GG FR blister 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. File:HWC GG JP Box Front.jpg
  2. File:HWC GG EU back.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://sega.jp/fb/segahard/gg/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2013-01-01 20:24)
  4. File:HWC SMS EU Box.jpg
  5. 5.0 5.1 Raze, "July 1991" (UK; 1991-05-30), page 54
  6. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 35
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 33
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Sega Power, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-07), page 11
  9. Supergame, "Agosto 1991" (BR; 1991-08-xx), page 27
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 GamePro, "June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 84
  11. Press release: 1992-05-19: ACCLAIM BEGINS SHIPMENT OF SEGA SOFTWARE
  12. 12.0 12.1 Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 34
  13. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 89
  14. Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 5
  15. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 94
  16. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 141
  17. Computer & Video Games, "May 1991" (UK; 1991-04-14), page 74
  18. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 138
  19. Game Power, "Febbraio 1992" (IT; 1992-0-xx), page 40
  20. Joypad, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 100
  21. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 142
  22. Mega Force, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 108
  23. Micromanía (segunda época), "Junio 1991" (ES; 1991-0x-xx), page 55
  24. Mean Machines, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-04-01), page 58
  25. Player One, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 41
  26. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 132
  27. Play Time, "6/92" (DE; 1992-05-06), page 97
  28. Power Play, "7/91" (DE; 1991-06-12), page 137
  29. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 34
  30. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 57
  31. Sega Power, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 56
  32. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 47
  33. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 32
  34. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 71
  35. Sega Zone, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-xx), page 60
  36. Video Games, "2/91" (DE; 1991-06-07), page 81
  37. Video Games, "8/92" (DE; 1992-07-22), page 122
  38. Aktueller Software Markt, "Oktober 1992" (DE; 1992-09-11), page 132
  39. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1992" (JP; 1991-12-07), page 84
  40. Consoles +, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 127
  41. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 148
  42. Computer & Video Games, "April 1992 (Go! Issue 6)" (UK; 1992-03-15), page 18
  43. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 111
  44. Game Zone, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-21), page 56
  45. Game Zone, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-xx), page 50
  46. Hobby Consolas, "Septiembre 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 76
  47. Joypad, "Mars 1992" (FR; 1992-02-1x), page 136
  48. Joypad, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 154
  49. Joystick, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 155
  50. Joystick, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 229
  51. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 143
  52. Player One, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-12-10), page 130
  53. Play Time, "10/92" (DE; 1992-09-02), page 112
  54. Sega Power, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-01), page 63
  55. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 64
  56. Sega Pro, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-08), page 27
  57. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  58. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 78


Heavyweight Champ (8-bit)

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