Black Belt

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For the Japanese Sega Master System game, see Hokuto no Ken (Master System). For the "Black Belt" console, see History of the Sega Dreamcast/Development.

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Black Belt
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1-2 (alternating)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
5054
Sega Master System
EU
MK-5054-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM 7979 41007
Sega Master System
UK
£19.9519.95[3][4] MK-5054-50
Sega Master System
IT
Sega Master System
AU
5054
Sega Master System
BR
Sega Master System
KR
GB-1005
Sega Master System
TW
G-1303

Black Belt is a beat-'em-up action game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Master System. It is a reworked version of Hokuto no Ken, with different graphics and audio, removing the Hokuto no Ken license in the process and turning it into a martial arts game similar to Irem's 1984 arcade game, Spartan X/Kung-Fu Master.

Story

The martial artist Riki sets out to rescue his girlfriend Kyoko from his rival Wang.

Gameplay

The game is a single-plane beat-'em-up played on left-to-right side-scrolling stages. Riki faces numerous underlings and minibosses before fighting a boss. Boss fights take place in separate, closed arenas with no scrolling and use larger sprites.

Riki is moved with Left and Right and crouches with Down. He jumps with Up; jumping from a crouch performs an extra high jump. Riki punches with 1 and kicks with 2. Punches are faster but kicks have greater reach. Both can be done from a crouching position; kicks (but not punches) can be done from a jump.

Riki has a health bar that diminishes as he takes damage from foes. He loses a life if he loses all of his health. He also loses a life if he runs out of time. The game ends if he loses all of his lives. The player receives an extra life at 100,000 and 300,000 points. Health and time are replenished at the beginning of each stage. A small amount of health is replenished from defeating ten common enemies and a larger amount of health is replenished from defeating a miniboss.

Items

Items occasionally pass overhead and can be collected by performing an extra high jump.

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Strength (力)
Temporarily makes Riki invulnerable to damage.
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Food
Restores a portion of Riki's health.

Chapters

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 5
The weak spot of the boss cycles between the head, chest, waist, and legs.

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Chapter 6
The final hit on the boss must be a punch.

Production credits

Source:
Uncredited
UltraGamePlayers US 103.pdf
[5]


Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Black Belt/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
80
[6]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
81
[7]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
81
[8]
Console XS (UK) PAL
41
[9]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
81
[10]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[11]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
50
[12]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
41
[13]
Sega Master System
60
Based on
8 reviews

Black Belt

Master System, US (Made in Japan; ℠)
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Cover
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Cart
GameCatalogSMSU.pdf
Catalog
Master System, US (Made in Japan; ®)
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Cover
Master System, US (Made in Taiwan; ℠)
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Cover
Master System, US (Made in Taiwan; ®)
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Cover
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Manual
Master System, US (1990 rerelease)
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Cover
Master System, EU
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Cover
Master System, EU (Sega®)
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Master System, EU ("No Limits")
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Master System, UK
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Cover
Master System, DE
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Cover
Master System, IT

Master System, AU
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Cover
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Master System, AU (NIAL sticker)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Master System, BR (newer)
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Master System, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 da3a2f57
MD5 16e6b4a1d71960d64bd20aaf7024e8ac
SHA-1 7c5524cff2de9b694e925297e8e74c7c8d292e46
128kB Cartridge (EU/US)

References


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