Slaughter Sport

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Slaughter Sport
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
RazorSoft (US)
Sega Mega Drive
Sanritsu (JP)
Developer:
Original system(s): PC
Genre: Action[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,800 (8,034)7,800e[3] T-44013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[5] T-56046

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Slaughter Sport, called Fatman (ファットマン) in Japan, is a fighting game developed by Brian A. Rice, Inc. for the Sega Mega Drive in 1990. It was previously released as Mondu's Fight Palace and Tongue of the Fatman for Commodore 64 and DOS computers, respectively (and were working titles for this version). The Mega Drive version was not released in Europe.

Gameplay

Slaughter Sport is an early one-on-one fighting game where players take on seventeen opponents to become "king of the fight palace". A and B attack, while C can be used to trigger magic powers. The player is given three tries to complete the game. After the first sixteen opponents are beaten, the player takes on Mondu.

Unlike traditional fighting games, there is a currency system, in which every hit adds money to the "fight purse", which is gifted to the winner. This money can then be used to replenish health and upgrade your attack power between fights, as well as use your selected magic power during said fights. In its original IBM PC incarnation, players need to place bets between fights to earn money, however all semblence of gambling is removed on the Mega Drive.

The Mega Drive only features one playable character at the start (Rex) but more can be unlocked after being beaten (or by inputting codes).

Characters

Slaughter Sport has seventeen characters, although eight are just palette swapped variants. Some of the original IBM PC cast has been replaced.

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Rex
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Edwina
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Guano
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Bonapart
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Robochic
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Stump
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Ramses
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Webra
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MC Fire
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Sheba
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Weezil
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Skinny
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Braniac
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Buff
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El Toro
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Spidra
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Mondu

History

Development

Mondu's Fight Palace was announced relatively early on in the Mega Drive's lifespan, and was set to be published in North America by Mediagenic (trading as Activision) in Autumn 1990[6] (and then January 1991[7]). Following rulings of multi-million dollar patent infringements, Mediagenic spent much of this period being in significant debt, dealing with a Robert Kotick-led buyout and a US chapter 11 bankruptcy, before re-emerging a couple of years later back under the Activision name.

During this period Activision pulled out of the Mega Drive market, and Mondu's Fight Palace was put on hold in the summer of 1991[6], finding a new publisher in Razorsoft and being finally released in December of that year under its final Slaughter Sport name.

None of these events affected the Japanese release.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Slaughter Sport Slaughter Sport
Japanese ファットマン Fatman

Magazine articles

Main article: Slaughter Sport/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Slaughter Sport/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
[8]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
80
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
58
[10]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
71
[11]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
71
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
79
[13]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
50
[7]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
84
[16]
Joystick (FR)
80
[17]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
60
[18]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-U
32
[19]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
62
[20]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
41
[21]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-J
71
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
71
[23]
Power Play (DE)
28
[24]
Raze (UK) NTSC-J
89
[25]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-J
50
[26]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
25
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
64
[28]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
50
[29]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-U
75
[30]
Tricks 16 bit (RU) NTSC-J
60
[31]
User (GR) NTSC-J
83
[32]
Sega Mega Drive
62
Based on
26 reviews

Slaughter Sport

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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1990-07-03 Page

References

  1. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Interview:Tom_Sloper
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "September 1990" (JP; 1990-08-XX), page 10
  4. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 108
  5. GamePro, "October 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 71
  6. 6.0 6.1 Game Players Sega Guide!, "Vol. 2, No. 3: June/July 1991" (US; 1991-0x-xx), page 16
  7. 7.0 7.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 26
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 211
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 249
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "November 1990" (JP; 1990-10-XX), page 23
  11. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 37
  12. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 51
  13. Computer & Video Games, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-11-16), page 134
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 358
  15. Famitsu, "1990-10-26" (JP; 1990-xx-xx), page 17
  16. GamePro, "October 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 70
  17. Joystick, "Décembre 1990" (FR; 1990-1x-xx), page 123
  18. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  19. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 93
  20. Mega Drive Fan, "January 1991" (JP; 1990-12-08), page 87
  21. Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 77
  22. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 81
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 142
  24. Power Play, "1/91" (DE; 1990-12-14), page 181
  25. Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 70
  26. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  27. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
  28. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  30. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 164
  31. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 273
  32. User, "Októvrios 1991" (GR; 1991-xx-xx), page 89


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Prereleases: Prototype; 1990-07-03