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
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[6]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU) NTSC-J
30
[7]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[8]
ACE (UK)
41
[4]
ACE (UK) PAL
0
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
63
[10]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
69
[11]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
69
[12]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
60
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK) NTSC-J
78
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
63
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
60
[16]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
88
[17]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
91
[18]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
40
[19]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
12
[20]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
60
[21]
Mega (UK) PAL
31
[22]
Mega (UK) PAL
6
[23]
MegaTech (UK)
69
[24]
MegaTech (UK)
56
[25]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
69
[26]
Player One (FR)
80
[27]
Power Play (DE)
36
[28]
Raze (UK) PAL
75
[29]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[30]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
32
[5]
Sega Pro (UK)
60
[31]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
42
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
53
[33]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-J
32
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-U
70
[35]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
40
[2]
Zero (UK)
71
[36]
Zero (UK)
79
[37]
Sega Mega Drive
53
Based on
35 reviews

James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing (Mega Drive)

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
James Buster Douglas Knockout Boxing MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
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Cover

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  2. 2.0 2.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "November 1990" (US; 1990-1x-xx), page 53
  3. Sega Visions, "August/September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 20
  4. 4.0 4.1 ACE, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-08), page 71
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sega Power, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-10-04), page 37
  6. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 40
  7. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 118
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 100
  9. ACE, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-08), page 118
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1990" (JP; 1990-03-08), page 109
  11. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 29
  12. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 46
  13. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 130
  14. Computer & Video Games, "July 1990" (UK; 1990-06-16), page 105
  15. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1990-0x-xx), page 1
  16. GamePro, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 100
  17. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1991" (ES; 1991-1x-xx), page 78
  18. Joystick, "Juillet/Août 1990" (FR; 1990-06-25), page 108
  19. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 92
  21. Mega Drive Fan, "October 1990" (JP; 1990-09-08), page 79
  22. Mega, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-17), page 32
  23. Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 77
  24. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
  25. MegaTech, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-20), page 47
  26. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  27. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 58
  28. Power Play, "7/90" (DE; 1990-06-15), page 127
  29. Raze, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-07-25), page 55
  30. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  31. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 18
  32. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  34. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 99
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 92
  36. Zero, "July 1990" (UK; 1990-0x-xx), page 80
  37. Zero, "September 1991" (UK; 1991-0x-xx), page 65


James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing (Mega Drive)

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