Toughman Contest

a game by Electronic Arts
Genres: Fighting Games, Sports
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6.8/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Boxing Games
Toughman Contest
Toughman Contest
Toughman Contest
Toughman Contest
  • Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
  • Machine: Genesis

If you've ever wanted to step into the ring and get your brains beat out by a 300-pound giant, then this is the game for you. If, on the other hand, you like fighting games with good graphics, long fights and real combination moves, then this game isn't for you.

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Genesis

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
  • Machine: Genesis

If you've ever wanted to step into the ring and get your brains beat out by a 300-pound giant, then this is the game for you If, on the other hand, you like fighting games with gold graphics, long fights and real combination moves, then this game isn't for you.

  • Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
  • Machine: Genesis

If you've ever wanted to step into the ring and get your brains beat out by a 300-pound giant, then this is the game for you. If, on the other hand, you like fighting games with good graphics, long fights and real combination moves, then this game isn't for you.

Keep your guard up because Tough- man brings the art of boxing to a fierce new level of Genesis competition. Featuring a behind-the-boxer view, Toughman Contest plays like Super Punch-Out! but incorporates a wide range of special moves and combos normally found in good side-view fighting games.

ProTip: Chain together Power Punches for highly effective combos. To really spin your opponent's head, let loose with a Power Hook, then a Back-Handed Slap.

Raging Bulls

Based on the real Toughman Contest, this game features similar tournament-style action. You begin by entering the regional tournament where untrained brawlers square off in three-round matches. The regional winner progresses to the championship in hopes of becoming Toughman world champion. With a choice of 24 contenders, you can compete in a one- or two-player exhibition match, set up a tournament, or enter the Toughman contest directly.

Technological Knockout

Because there are a whopping 32 megs of data packed into this game, it's easy to understand why these dirty fighters look so clean onscreen. Each challenger has his own distinct look, and the animation is superb.

  • When you land a hook, you'll stun your opponent long enough to land two more hooks with the same hand.
  • When the opponent throws a flurry of hooks, dodge them and immediately counter with multiple uppercuts.
  • An easy, effective combo is a regular uppercut followed by a Haymaker Power Punch.
  • When your opponent is dizzy or almost out of energy, knock them out of the ring with the Super Uppercut.

The backgrounds are a little hokey, but they're funny. If you look closely, you'll see some hilarious things going on back there.

You also hear great bout noises, such as the clearly ringing bell, the referee's voice for the ten-count, and the whoosh and smack of a punch landing.

The good music on the menu screens gets you psyched for boxing games. Players can the fight.

Custom Delivery

The sharp control and the array of custom Power Punches separate Toughman from other boxing games. Players can equip their fighter with 3 of 14 Power Punches, ranging from haymakers to head butts. Be careful when throwing these punches -- if you miss, your opponent can hit you twice as fast as normal for a short time. Toughman stands tall in the video game ring. Like Super Punch-Out!, the Toughman contenders fight harder as you progress through the ranks. Where the two games really differ, however, is in the two-player action, which Super Punch-Out! doesn't even have. For a pal-pounding good time, Toughman lets a second player fight as the opposition.

Fans of Greatest Heavyweights and Legends of the Ring will miss the famous faces and the build-your-own- boxer feature, but when the bell rings in the final round, the unanimous decision goes to Toughman.

Snapshots and Media

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots