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































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,800 T-48033
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.95More...[1] 301027-0150
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.99More...[3] 301027-0170
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 301027-0170
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 301027-0170
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 301027-0170
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM8033JT



Sega Master System
UK
£32.99More...[5]More...[6] MK 29009-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK 29009-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK 29009-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK 29009-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 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 manualMedia:Pit Fighter MD US Manual.pdf[8]


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 More...[9]
75 More...[10]
81 More...[11]
82 More...[12]
100 More...[13]
90 №3, p26-27
70 №1992-04, p84
79 More...[14]
30 More...[15]
70 №10, p32-33
78 №15, p76-77
89 №1, p64
49 №8, p80
75 More...[16]
80 More...[17]
81 More...[18]
70 More...[19]
70 More...[20]
95 More...[21]
91 №13, p22-23
89 №18, p66
90 More...[3]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
22 reviews

Mega Drive, US
PitFighter MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
PitFighter MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
PitFighter MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
PitFighter MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, KR
PitFighter MD KR cover.jpg
Cover
PitFighter MD KR cartback.jpgPitFighter MD KR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR

Mega Drive, SE (rental)
PitFighter MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
44 More...[22]
67 More...[23]
13 More...[24]
20 More...[7]
47 №38, p37
75 №15, p38-39
72 №2, p65-66
Sega Master System
48
Based on
7 reviews

Master System, EU
PitFighter SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
PitFighter SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
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. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 70
  2. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 40
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sega Force, "Februrary 1992" (UK; 1992-01-23), page 28
  4. Sega Pro, "April 1992" (UK; 1992-03-19), page 9
  5. Computer & Video Games, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-15), page 78
  6. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 10
  7. 7.0 7.1 GamesMaster, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 90
  8. File:Pit Fighter MD US Manual.pdf
  9. Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1992" (JP; 1992-03-07), page 34 (36)
  10. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  11. Consoles +, "Février 1992" (FR; xxxx-xx-xx), page 58-60 (58)
  12. Computer & Video Games, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-15), page 63
  13. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 68 (70)
  14. Joystick, "Janvier 1992" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 116
  15. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
  16. Mega Force, "Mayo 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 80-81 (80)
  17. MegaTech, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-20), page 28-30 (28)
  18. Mean Machines, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-27), page 118-120 (118)
  19. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1992" (FR; 1992-07-10), page 132 (136)
  20. Sega Power, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-06), page 26-27 (26)
  21. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 56-57 (56)
  22. Consoles +, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-xx-xx), page 129
  23. Consoles +, "Avril 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 104
  24. Computer & Video Games, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-11-15), page 78-79 (78)