Pit-Fighter

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Pit-Fighter
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Tengen
Sega Master System
Domark
Developer:
Distributor:
Sega Mega Drive
Domark (EU)
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Publisher(s) of original games: Atari Games
Developer(s) of original games: Atari Games
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
Sega Mega Drive
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Nederlands
  • Svenska
  • Suomi
  • Norsk
  • 日本語
  • Sega Master System
  • English
  • Português
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥7,800 (8,034)7,800e[3] T-48033
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    $59.9559.95[5] 301027-0150
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    301027-0170
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £39.9939.99[7][8] 301027-0170
    Sega Mega Drive
    SE
    (Rental)
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM8033JT
    Sega Master System
    EU
    MK 29009-50
    Sega Master System
    PT
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £32.9932.99[11][12] MK 29009-50
    Sega Master System
    BR
    028250
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    Pit-Fighter or Pit Fighter (ピットファイター) is a 1990 arcade fighting game by Atari Games. Tengen ported it to the Sega Mega Drive internationally in 1991. The Kremlin ported it to the Sega Master System with a new soundtrack by The Doomsday Machine and with Domark releasing it in Europe in 1992.

    Gameplay

    The game is a conventional fighting game with a pseudo-like perspective. A/2 punches, B/1 kicks, and C (no equivalent on SMS) jumps.

    In the arcades, Pit-Fighter relies on digitised graphics (later popularised by Mortal Kombat) and a sprite scaling mechanism to give the illusion of depth (of which neither Sega port offers). The Master System version uses extremely small sprites and lacks most of the crowd, making it the least faithful of the many home ports of the game.

    While both versions offer two-player support, neither support the three-player option seen in the arcades.

    Production credits

    Mega Drive version

    • Produced by: Tengen
    • Programmed by: Sterling Silver Software (original build)
    • Programmed by: Lee Actor, Dennis Koble (Rev. A build)
    • Sound by: Earl Vickers
    • Special Thanks to: Gary Stark, Bill Hindorff, Doug Coward
    Source:
    Intro sequence


    • Thanks to: Rusty Dawe
    • Special thanks to the original coin-op team at Atari Games
    • Graphic and Package Design: Louis Saekow Design
    Source:
    US manual
    [13]


    Master System version

    Source:
    Intro sequence


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Pit-Fighter/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Pit-Fighter/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    70 [14]
    75 [15]
    81 [16]
    82 [17]
    100 [18]
    90 №3, p26-27
    70 №1992-04, p84
    79 [19]
    30 [20]
    70 №10, p32-33
    78 №15, p76-77
    89 №1, p64
    49 №8, p80
    75 [21]
    80 [22]
    81 [23]
    70 [24]
    70 [25]
    95 [26]
    91 №13, p22-23
    89 №18, p66
    90 [27]
    Sega Mega Drive
    77
    Based on
    22 reviews
    Mega Drive, JP
    PitFighter MD JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    PitFighter MD JP CartTop.jpg
    PitFighter MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Pit-Fighter MD JP Manual.pdf
    Manual
    PitFighter MD JP pcb.jpg
    PCB
    Mega Drive, US
    PitFighter MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    Pitfighter md us cart.jpg
    Cart
    Pit Fighter MD US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, EU
    PitFighter MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    PitFighter MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, FR

    Pit-Fighter MD FR Manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, SE (rental)
    PitFighter MD SE Box Rental.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU

    PitFighter MD AU cartback.jpgPitFighter MD AU cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, KR
    PitFighter MD KR cover.jpg
    Cover
    PitFighter MD KR cartback.jpgPitFighter MD KR Cart.jpg
    Cart

    Master System version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Consoles + (FR)
    44
    [28]
    Consoles + (FR)
    67
    [29]
    Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
    13
    [11]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    20
    [9]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    47
    [30]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    75
    [31]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    75
    [32]
    Sega Zone (UK) PAL
    72
    [33]
    Sega Master System
    52
    Based on
    8 reviews

    Pit-Fighter

    Master System, EU
    PitFighter SMS EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    PitFighter SMS EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Master System, PT
    PitFighter SMS PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, BR
    PitFighter SMS BR cover.jpg
    Cover
    PitFighter SMS BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Pitfighter sms br manual.pdf
    Manual

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 aa4d4b5a
    MD5 5535108813e568e4dd84a425ff2e928b
    SHA-1 409ccca9dcb78a20f7dd917699ce2c70f87f857f
    512kB Cartridge (BR)
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 b840a446
    MD5 585aed13ba548d0258a457cd6768511b
    SHA-1 e2856b4ae331aea100984ac778b5e726f5da8709
    512kB Cartridge (EU)

    References

    1. File:PitFighter MD KR cover.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
    3. Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1992" (JP; 1992-02-08), page 148
    4. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 40
    5. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 70
    6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 9
    7. Sega Power, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-02), page 10
    8. Game Zone, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-18), page 27
    9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 GamesMaster, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 90
    10. 10.0 10.1 Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 39
    11. 11.0 11.1 Computer & Video Games, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-15), page 78
    12. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 10
    13. File:Pit Fighter MD US Manual.pdf
    14. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1992" (JP; 1992-03-07), page 34 (36)
    15. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
    16. Consoles +, "Février 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 58-60 (58)
    17. Computer & Video Games, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-15), page 63
    18. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 68 (70)
    19. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 116
    20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
    21. Mega Force, "Mayo 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 80-81 (80)
    22. MegaTech, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-20), page 28-30 (28)
    23. Mean Machines, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-27), page 118-120 (118)
    24. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-07-10), page 132 (136)
    25. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 26-27 (26)
    26. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 56-57 (56)
    27. Sega Force, "Februrary 1992" (UK; 1992-01-23), page 28
    28. Consoles +, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 129
    29. Consoles +, "Avril 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 104
    30. Sega Power, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 37
    31. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 38
    32. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 72
    33. Sega Zone, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-xx), page 65


    Pit-Fighter
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