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Saturday Night Slam Masters

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Saturday Night Slam Masters
Publisher: Capcom
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-1
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-12066
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? T-12066-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-12066-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-12066-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-12066-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$99.95Media:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf[2] FSLA00SMC



Saturday Night Slam Masters is a fighting/wrestling hybrid arcade game developed by Capcom, originally released for Capcom's CP System Dash arcade hardware in July 1993. The following year it was ported to the Sega Mega Drive and Super NES.

In Japan the game is typically known as Muscle Bomber: The Body Explosion, although the Mega Drive port was not released in that region. Nevertheless during development the game featured at Summer CES 1994 under the working title of Muscle Bomber, which may suggest a Japanese version was planned.

Gameplay

Saturday Night Slam Masters mixes up Capcom's one-on-one fighting system seen in games like Street Fighter II' (though here there is a vertical plane, similar to what you would typically find in arcade beat-'em-ups of the era), with the rules of professional wrestling.

The Mega Drive version allows players to use the full character roster, including bosses, in single player mode, and features an death match mode exclusive to the system. However, possibly due to colour palette restrictions, the 4-player tag team mode present in the Super Nintendo version (wherein a multi-tap is needed) is omitted. 4-player tag teams were not a feature of the arcade Saturday Night Slam Masters, but were included in a 4-player Japanese-only variant known as Muscle Bomber Duo.

Character List

  • Jumbo Flapjack (sub-boss)
  • Biff Slamkovich
  • Gunloc
  • The Great Oni
  • Titanic Tim
  • El Stingray
  • Mike -Macho- Haggar (of Final Fight fame)
  • Alexander the Grater
  • King Rasta Mon
  • The Scorpion (last boss)

Promotional material

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GamePro US 064.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
79 №30, p53
40 №6, p111[3]
55 №55, p117[4]
43 №45, p84
82 №67, p59
Sega Mega Drive
60
Based on
5 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart

References

  1. File:GamePlayers US 0710.pdf, page 14
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf, page 13
  3. File:NextGeneration US 06.pdf, page 113
  4. File:PlayerOne FR 055.pdf, page 115