Toughman Contest

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Toughman Contest
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega 32X
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
Genre: Sports[1]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.9564.95[2] 741101
ESRB: Teen
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E295SMXI
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ295
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[5][3] E295SMXI
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
AU
OFLC: G8
Sega 32X
US
T-5001B
ESRB: Teen
Sega 32X
EU
T-5001B-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega 32X
DE
DM 139.00139.00[7] T-5001B-50
Sega 32X
UK
£49.9949.99[6] T-5001B-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK

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Toughman Contest is a Sega Mega Drive boxing game developed by High Score Productions and published by Electronic Arts. Released in Europe in March 1995, it was later released in the United States that July. Based on the titular amateur boxing competition, the game was ported to the Sega 32X by developer Visual Concepts and published worldwide in June 1995.

Gameplay

Toughman Contest is an over-the-shoulder boxing game, featuring a player character represented by a green wireframe, and dodge-punch gameplay directly based on Nintendo's 1984 arcade game Punch-Out!!.

Versions

The Sega 32X version of Toughman Contest boasts higher quality speech samples and expanded background colors over the Sega Mega Drive original.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Designed by: Michael Rubinelli
  • Developed by: Visual Concepts Entertainment, Inc.
  • Programming by: Tim Meekins
  • Lead Artist: Colin Silverman
  • Graphic Artists: Heather Snitzer, Peter Wong, Nelson Wang, Dale Henderscheid, Matthew Crysdale
  • Project Manager: Jeff Thomas
  • Technical Assistance: Stephen Theodore Chiang
  • Sound & Music: Brian Schmidt
  • Executive Producer: Scott Orr
  • Producer: Michael Rubinelli
  • Assistant Producer: Scott Wilkinson
  • Testers: Foster Birch, Marc Gilliland
  • Technical Director: Dave Walker
  • Product Manager: H. Erik Whiteford
  • Licensed by: Adore Ltd.
  • Special Thanks: Arthur Dore Sr., Kevin C. Hogan, Eric 'Butter Bean' Esch, Gordon Bellamy, Coolio, Spoon, Shelly Haute, Cheri Fischer
Source:
In-game credits
Toughman Contest MD credits.pdf
[8]

  • Package Design: E.J Sarraille Design Group
  • Package Photography: David Martinez
  • Package Art Direction: Nancy Waisanen
  • Documentation: David "Boom-Boom" Lee, Paul "Knuckle-Dragger" Armatta
  • Documentation Layout: Robert Gin
  • Testing Manager: Al Roireau
  • Product Testing: Foster Birch, Marc Gilliland, Rich Rogers, Michael Caldwell
  • Quality Assurance: Mike Gong
  • Special Thanks To: Joe Bob
Source:
US manual
Toughman Contest MD US Manual.pdf
[9]


32X version

  • Designed by: Michael Rubinelli
  • Developed by: Visual Concepts Entertainment, Inc.
  • Programming by: Tim Meekins
  • 32X Programming by: Roderick L. Mann
  • Lead Artist: Colin Silverman
  • Graphic Artists: Heather Snitzer, Peter Wong, Nelson Wang, Dale Henderscheid, Matthew Crysdale
  • Project Manager: Jeffrey J. Thomas
  • Technical Assistance: Stephen Theodore Chiang
  • Sound & Music: Brian Schmidt
  • Executive Producer: Scott Orr
  • Producer: Michael Rubinelli
  • Assistant Producer: Scott Wilkinson
  • Testers: Foster Birch, Marc Gilliland, Sean House, Michael Caldwell
  • Technical Director: Dave Walker
  • Product Manager: H. Erik Whiteford
  • Licensed by: Adore Ltd.
  • Special Thanks: Arthur Dore Sr., Kevin Hogan, Eric 'Butter Bean' Esch, Gordon Bellamy, Coolio, Spoon, Shelly Haute, Cheri Fischer
Source:
In-game credits
Toughman Contest 32X credits.pdf
[10]

  • Package Design: E.J. Sarraille Design Group
  • Package Photo: David Martinez
  • Package Art Director: Nancy Waisanen
  • Documentation: Paul "Knuckle-Dragger" Armatta & David "Buzz-Saw" Lee
  • Documentation Layout: Tom Peters and The Gin Brothers
  • Testing Manager: Al Roireau
  • Quality Assurance: James "Saved-by-the-Bell" Abney, Mike Gong
  • Special Thanks To: Joe Bob
Source:
US manual
Toughman 32x us manual.pdf
[11]


Magazine articles

Main article: Toughman Contest/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #69s: "Toughman Contest advertising supplement" (1995-0x-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80
68
84 [12]
77 №11, p79
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
4 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[13]
Consoles + (FR)
90
[14]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
69
[5]
Digitiser (UK)
78
[15]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
67
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[2]
Joypad (FR)
87
[17]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
67
[18]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
64
[19]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
84
[20]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
75
[21]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
64
[3]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
50
[22]
Player One (FR)
85
[23]
Score (CZ)
58
[24]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
66
[4]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
82
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[26]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
74
[27]
Todo Sega (ES)
70
[28]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
77
[29]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
90
[30]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
22 reviews

Toughman Contest

Mega Drive, US
ToughmanContest MD US Box.jpg
Cover
TC MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Toughman Contest MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
ToughmanContest MD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
TC MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Toughman Contest MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
TMC MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
ToughmanContest MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (PAL)
TMC MD AU pal cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU (NTSC-U)
TMC MD AU ntscu cover.jpg
Cover

32X version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega 32X
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
70
[31]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[32]
Hyper (AU)
80
[33]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
67
[34]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
64
[35]
Sega Magazin (DE)
69
[36]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
70
[37]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
79
[6]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[38]
Sega 32X
73
Based on
9 reviews

Toughman Contest

32X, US
ToughmanContest 32X US Box Back.jpgToughmanContest 32X US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ToughmanContest 32X US Cart.jpg
Cart
Toughman 32x us manual.pdf
Manual
32X, EU
ToughmanContest 32X EU Box Back.jpgToughman Contest 32X EU Box Spine.jpgToughmanContest 32X EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Cart
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Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e19fbc93
MD5 7a7538d5d2f66f4a15786f49cae0c382
SHA-1 c7c533b25a50b9c1ccd4c9772bf50957f728c074
4MB 1995-01 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega 32X
CRC32 14eac7a6
MD5 386d99d132ce5699ade81b4473cef5b4
SHA-1 7588b0b8f4e93d5fdc920d3ab7e464154e423da9
4MB 1995-02 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:ToughmanContest MD SE Box Rental.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "May 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 44
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mean Machines Sega, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-28), page 79
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Magazine, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-03-15), page 80
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-03-15), page 88
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Sega Pro, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-06-08), page 50
  7. Games World Magazin, "" (DE; 1995-0x-xx), page 79
  8. File:Toughman Contest MD credits.pdf
  9. File:Toughman Contest MD US Manual.pdf, page 16
  10. File:Toughman Contest 32X credits.pdf
  11. File:Toughman 32x us manual.pdf, page 28
  12. GamesMaster, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 63
  13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 250
  14. Consoles +, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 90
  15. Digitiser (UK) (1995-05-22)
  16. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 82
  17. Joypad, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 60
  18. MAN!AC, "05/95" (DE; 1995-04-12), page 60
  19. Mega Fun, "05/95" (DE; 1995-04-19), page 68
  20. Mega Play, "June/July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 49
  21. Magazina Igrushek, "4/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 68
  22. Next Generation, "May 1995" (US; 1995-04-18), page 101
  23. Player One, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 102
  24. Score, "Duben 1995" (CZ; 1995-04-01), page 38
  25. Sega Power, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-03-16), page 42
  26. Sega Pro, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-23), page 54
  27. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1996-01-03), page 153
  28. Todo Sega, "Mayo 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 47
  29. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 205
  30. VideoGames, "May 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 92
  31. GameFan, "Volume 3, Issue 6: June 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 111
  32. GamePro, "June 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 66
  33. Hyper, "October 1995" (AU; 1995-xx-xx), page 68
  34. MAN!AC, "08/95" (DE; 1995-07-12), page 49
  35. Mega Fun, "08/95" (DE; 1995-07-19), page 73
  36. Sega Magazin, "August 1995" (DE; 1995-07-12), page 16
  37. Sega Magazine, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-13), page 90
  38. VideoGames, "July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 98


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