Slap Fight MD

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Slap Fight MD
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Tengen
Licensor: Toaplan
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥7,800 (8,034)7,800e[3] T-48093
Sega Mega Drive

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Slap Fight MD (スラップファイト) is a Sega Mega Drive vertical shoot-'em-up game developed by MNM Software and published by Tengen. Released in Japan in June 1993, the game is an enhanced port of the 1986 Toaplan arcade game Slap Fight.


Slap Fight MD mode title screen.

Two games are available: a port of Toaplan's 1986 arcade shoot-'em-up Slap Fight with the choice to use either remastered music or the original sound, and a separate game called Slap Fight MD, that has the same gameplay mechanics but new art, levels, weapons, and music (composed by Yuzo Koshiro). The option to switch between Slap Fight and Slap Fight MD is in the Options menu under "Game Mode," with Normal enabling Slap Fight and Special enabling Slap Fight MD.

B shoots rapidfire; C fires a single shot. In either case, the shots will not reach the end of the screen, so proper positioning is necessary. On the side of the screen is a menu of powerups. Some enemies leave stars that, when collected, moves a cursor to an item on that menu; press A to use the powerup. If the player loses a life before using a powerup, the cursor is moved to the "speed up" powerup.




The late and limited release of Slap Fight MD meant that reportedly only about 5,000 copies were sold in total.


Slap Fight MD was later re-released as one of the 42 pre-installed games on the Mega Drive Mini in Japan and other Asian countries. However, the game was modified in several ways. All mentions of Tengen were removed from the game and it's packaging, with further modifications made for the game's manual released through the system's official website. In addition, an in-game sprite resembling one of the Invaders from Space Invaders was modified likely due to copyright concerns.

Production credits

Legend: names with a * are Toaplan staff; names with a † are MNM Software staff.

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Slap Fight MD/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-07: "July 1993" (1993-06-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-10: "October 1993" (1993-09-08)

Physical scans

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Slap Fight MD

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, KR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d6695695
MD5 989f8effd6fbbd93dcabd0be8fd41f8a
SHA-1 3cb992c70b4a5880a3e5f89211f29fe90486c0e0
1MB 1993-07 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 dbb62949
MD5 ea2d65c39e67519ecb1e5615ffb9c93b
SHA-1 2add264816b97ca20d3efc5ae541997aa1b82a59
1MB EPROM cartridge Page

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Slap Fight MD

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