Black Belt for the Master System was released by Sega in 1986. It is a horizontal scrolling game with a single plan, where Riki karateka should attack all enemies that comes in your direction, no style Kung Fu Master, I met the Atari 2600, but coming from Arcades and also had a version for NES. Most is overcome with a bang, but eventually appear sub-heads who need more than a blow to be defeated.
At the end of each of the five stages, He faces a boss. At that point the game changes: the screen is static and the characters appear larger size for a fight one on one, in the style that would be famous later with Street Fighter.
The game has only 1 Cloud, and brings good graphics and cool sound for the time, especially considering it was one of the first games Master System.
In Japan, this game is called Hokuto no Ken and it is based on a manga and anime of the same name. As the Sega license only value to Japan, the game has been greatly modified to be released in the US and rest of the world. exchanged scenarios, characters, and some songs, but kept the game mechanics.
Black Belt It was released by Tec Toy in Brazil in February 1991. It was available at the video store I frequented, so that I could rent it a few times. Its Brazilian cover can be seen below, as extracted from the Tec Toy Wiki:
The game's story appears in the rear box, as follows:
It's the real karate game you've ever seen on a TV screen. The story takes place after a nuclear war, and the bad guys and their gangs are getting the better.
Use your skill black belt to restore order. Several rounds, where you must defeat enemies, evil leaders. Each has different strengths and weaknesses. All the wisdom learned from the great masters will be required to end the violence and restore peace.
Note that the question of nuclear war makes sense in Hokuto no Ken, it is the story of the anime / manga, and combines with the scenarios seen in the game. On Black Belt the scenarios have changed and nuclear war does not seem to make much sense.
And now my main contribution to the community: the flyer that Tec Toy sent me with the tips of Black Belt there in the early 90, time of late Master Club.
The booklet follows consists of a single sheet of continuous form, with matrix printing. Apparently it is a continuous form carbonaceous, those leaving multiway, because there is printer roller marks on paper. Unlike other tips booklets, this only has the same tips. No fact sheet, plot, objective, etc. On the other hand, this included a salute “Dear little friend”, and a shutdown “good luck”.
Check out the brochure Tec Toy with the tips of Black Belt Digitized:
To complete, I leave a video demonstrating the Black Belt and the Hokuto no Ken, but now I can not even shamelessly more past the first round. I need to train more, much.
The equipment used for this capture was:
- Elgato - Game Capture HD60 - For capturing video in digital format and Full HD 60fps.
- Analogue Mega Sg - Mega Drive in FPGA, with HDMI 1080 p (Full HD), that also runs Master System games, the Game Gear, the SG-1000 and the ColecoVision.