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Toughman Contest technical data

Name Toughman Contest
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1993
Developer Visual Concepts
Genre Sports

The Toughman Contest for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive is a game that was released in 1992 by Domark Software. It is a boxing game where players can choose from one of eight different fighters, each with their own unique fighting style and special moves. The objective of the game is to fight through a series of opponents and win the tournament.

Players will first be asked to select from one of eight fighters: The American, The Mexican, The Chinese, The Russian, The Japanese, The Italian, The British or The African. Each fighter has their own unique attributes such as strength, speed and agility. Once a fighter has been chosen they will enter into the tournament which consists of three rounds. In each round they must face off against an opponent who will use their own special moves and abilities to try and knock out the player’s character. If a player’s character gets knocked out then it’s game over and they have to start again from the beginning.

The graphics in Toughman Contest are quite basic compared to other games released at the time but they still manage to capture the atmosphere of a boxing match quite well. As well as this there are some nice touches such as the crowd cheering when a knockout occurs or when a fighter wins a round.

The controls in Toughman Contest are relatively simple but effective. Players can move their character around using either an 8-way directional pad or by using two buttons for left and right movement respectively. There are also two action buttons which allow players to throw punches, blocks or perform special moves depending on how close they are to their opponent at any given time.

Overall Toughman Contest for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive is an enjoyable game that offers an interesting take on boxing games that was popular at the time of its release. It may not have aged particularly well due to its simplistic graphics but it still manages to capture the essence of what made boxing games fun at that time period; namely challenging opponents, unique characters and easy-to-learn controls.

Genesis - Mega Drive Sports games