James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing (Mega Drive)

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Final Blow/James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega (US, Europe), Taito (Japan)
Developer:
Original system(s): Taito F2 System
Publisher(s) of original games: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
Genre: Sports[1]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 T-11033
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[2] 1204
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
$29.9529.95[3] 1204C
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1204
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[4][5] 1204
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing, known as Final Blow (ファイナルブロー) in Japan and original version, is a 1990 Sega Mega Drive boxing game ported from 1988 arcade game by Taito.

Gameplay

The game is a typical 2D boxing game. A punches with the right fist, B punches with the left, and C blocks, with various moves being done depending on which D-pad buttons are being held at the time.

Boxers

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"Buster" Douglas
Western versions only.
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Detroit Kid
Japanese version only.
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Dynamite Joe
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King Jason
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Fernando Gomez
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Kim Nang

History

Taito ported it to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990, releasing it under its original name in Japan — but when brought to the US and Europe, it was renamed James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing, despite the original arcade game having already been released with its original name.

It has been suggested that Sega licensed James Douglas after the infamous boxing match, Tyson vs. Douglas, in which Douglas (the underdog) knocked out Mike Tyson, the then undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Nintendo had licensed the use of Mike Tyson in 1987 for their successful NES release of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, so Sega of America, caught up in their iconic "Genesis Does (what Nintendon't)" campaign, saw an opportunity to poke fun at their rivals by producing a game starring the "better" fighter.

James Douglas's next fight was against Evander Holyfield, which he lost in the third round. Not wanting to be left behind, Sega licensed the boxer and created Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Boxing in 1992.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing
English (US) James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing
Japanese ファイナルブロー Final Blow

Magazine articles

Main article: James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing (Mega Drive)/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
41 [4]
63 [6]
53 [7]
78 [8]
63 №97, [1]
60 [9]
88 [10]
91 [11]
40 [12]
12 №5, p92
31 №10, p32
6 №15, p77
69 [13]
56 №8, p47
80 [14]
75 [15]
32 [5]
60 [16]
71 [17]
79 №23, p65
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Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 87bbcf2a
MD5 9635abe009beffdff9954c4214e8cc8d
SHA-1 617b61da9bceb6f4d8362d074dc1dad3f7304584
512kB 1990-07 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 48ad505d
MD5 f2c1ca2b1ab0febcf6d244785d477a50
SHA-1 610c3136e6ddccc41ab216affd07034fa46341a8
512kB 1990-01 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1990-01-16 Page

References


James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing (Mega Drive)
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