Fighting Masters

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Fighting Masters
Fighting Masters
Japanese cover art
Developer(s) Almanic[1]
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) Sega Mega Drive
Release date(s)
  • JP December 6, 1991[1]
  • NA August 17, 1992
KOR 1992
Genre(s) 2D fighting[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (2 players)
Distribution Sega Mega Drive cartridge

Fighting Masters (ファイティング マスターズ?)[2] is a Mega Drive/Genesis fighting video game released by Treco in 1991.

Summary[edit]

Tomahawk (top left) fighting Medusa

It is set in a pre-apocalyptic universe: according to the manual and pre-game introduction, the giant red sun is about to go supernova within hours and representatives from each alien race must fight each other in order to gain the trust and service of an ultra-intelligent race known as the Primaries who will grant them and their future generations another galaxy to live in.[2] There are only two humans in the game but they don't come from planet Earth. However, the game itself tells a different story of a demon lord who leads an underground campaign against a 12 star galaxy to take control of it. He conquers all of the stars' rulers and makes them his slaves except for one. Taking control of this lone hero, the player battles through the enslaved rulers and into the final battle with the demon lord, Lord Valgasu, himself.

Both the game's intro and ending reflect this storyline.

Selectable characters[edit]

Some of the character names were changed in the 1992 release. The names from the 1991 version are listed first.

Larry/Dirk
Human lightweight wrestler
Elepha/Mastodon
Anthropomorphic elephant
Flamer/Equus
Anthropomorphic kickboxing horse
Morin
Amazon warrior with tonfa
Beowolf/Grinder
Razor-clawed machine
Goldrock
Living rock formation with an Egyptian motif
Tomahawk/Phoenix
Anthropomorphic hawk, somewhat like a gryphon
Zygrunt/Zygrunte
Anthropomorphic lobster
Medusa/Rotundo
Jellyfish creature
Drason/Xenon
Fire-breathing dragon
D I O
Sentient man-eating plant
Eyesight/Uppercut
Cyclops boxer

Reception[edit]

The video game magazine Mega gave this video game a score of 20% in their December 1993 issue.[3] Allgame gave this video game a rating of 3 stars out of a possible 5.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Fighting Masters release information at GameFAQs
  2. ^ a b Fighting Masters basic overview at MobyGames
  3. ^ Mega rating, issue 15, page 77, December 1993
  4. ^ Rating of Fighting Masters at allgame