Fighting Masters

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

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.


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.

Human lightweight wrestler
Anthropomorphic elephant
Anthropomorphic kickboxing horse
Amazon warrior with tonfa
Razor-clawed machine
Living rock formation with an Egyptian motif
Anthropomorphic hawk, somewhat like a gryphon
Anthropomorphic lobster
Jellyfish creature
Fire-breathing dragon
Sentient man-eating plant
Cyclops boxer


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]


  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