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[6] T-5001B-50

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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

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: Brian Schmidt
  • 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: David Walker
  • Product Manager: H. Erik Whiteford
  • Licensed by: Adore Ltd.
  • Special Thanks: Arthur Dore Sr., Kevin Hogan, Eric Esch (Butter Bean), Gordon Bellamy, Coolio, Spoon, Shelly Haute, Cheri Fischer
Source:
In-game credits
  • 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

Magazine articles

Main article: Toughman Contest/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80
68
84 [7]
77 №11, p79
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
4 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[8]
Consoles + (FR)
90
[9]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
69
[5]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
67
[10]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[2]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
64
[11]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
84
[12]
Magazina Igrushek (RU)
75
[13]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
64
[3]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
50
[14]
Player One (FR)
85
[15]
Score (CZ)
58
[16]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
66
[4]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
82
[17]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[18]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
74
[19]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
77
[20]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
90
[21]
Sega Mega Drive
74
Based on
18 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
78
70
67
Sega 32X
72
Based on
3 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[22]
Hyper (AU)
80
[23]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
64
[24]
Sega Magazin (DE)
69
[25]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
70
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
79
[27]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[28]
Sega 32X
75
Based on
7 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
ToughmanContest 32X EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Toughman Contest 32X EU Manual.jpg
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
CRC32 14eac7a6
MD5 386d99d132ce5699ade81b4473cef5b4
SHA-1 7588b0b8f4e93d5fdc920d3ab7e464154e423da9
4MB Cartridge (EU/US)

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. Games World Magazin, "" (DE; 1995-0x-xx), page 79
  7. GamesMaster, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 63
  8. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 250
  9. Consoles +, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 90
  10. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 82
  11. Mega Fun, "05/95" (DE; 1995-04-19), page 68
  12. Mega Play, "June/July 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 49
  13. Magazina Igrushek, "4/1995" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 68
  14. Next Generation, "May 1995" (US; 1995-04-18), page 101
  15. Player One, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 102
  16. Score, "Duben 1995" (CZ; 1995-04-01), page 38
  17. Sega Power, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-03-16), page 42
  18. Sega Pro, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-02-23), page 54
  19. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1995-xx-xx), page 153
  20. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 205
  21. VideoGames, "May 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 92
  22. GamePro, "June 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 66
  23. Hyper, "October 1995" (AU; 1995-xx-xx), page 68
  24. Mega Fun, "08/95" (DE; 1995-07-19), page 73
  25. Sega Magazin, "August 1995" (DE; 1995-07-12), page 16
  26. Sega Magazine, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-13), page 90
  27. Sega Pro, "July 1995" (UK; 1995-06-08), page 50
  28. VideoGames, "July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 98


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