Lost In Translation/Saturday Night Slam Masters

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Saturday Night Slam Masters
Saturday Night Slam Masters marquee.
No screen shot.
Saturday Night Slam Masters control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1993
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Q-Sound (@ 4.000 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 28 ROMs
12,713,984 bytes (12.13 MiB)
MAME ID slammast · mbomberj · mbombrd · mbombrdj · slammasu

About The Game

Saturday Night Slam Masters is a one-on-one wrestling arcade video game in which players choose from 10 different wrestlers and take to the ring to try and defeat their larger-than-life opponents. Each wrestler has an assortment of moves, including his own special 'super slam'. The object of the game is to win and defend the championship by pinning or putting a submission hold on your opponent.

There are 2 different game modes to select and play : Single Match or Tag Team 'Battle Royal'. In Single Match, players choose to be one of eight wrestlers including 'Mike Hagger', 'Alexander The Grater', 'El Stingray', 'King Rasta Mon', 'Titanic Tim', 'Gunloc', 'Biff Bolshevik' and 'The Great Oni' ('Jumbo Jack' and 'The Scorpion' cannot be selected in this game).

Once a wrestler has been selected, players will compete in a world-wide tournament against the other 9 wrestlers (including 'Jumbo Jack' and 'The Scorpion') in respective matches. In each match, players must defeat each of their respective opponents by a pinfall, count-out or submission in order to proceed to each of the following matches. Once all opponents are defeated, the winner will be crowned champion and players will have to face all opponents again to defend their title.

In Tag Team 'Battle Royal', players can choose to play as any 2 of the 10 wrestlers for their tag team, including 'Jumbo Jack' and 'The Scorpion'. Here, the player and his or her partner have to eliminate both of the 2 wrestlers on the opposing tag team, in order to win the match and proceed to the next. During these matches, if the player is eliminated before his or her partner is, the match will be declared no contest and it will be a draw.

During each bout in this game, metal buckets and/or glass bottles will sometimes be thrown into the ring which can be picked by the players' wrestler(s) and used as weapons against their opponents.

Trivia

Released in July 1993.

This game is known in Japan as "Muscle Bomber - The Body Explosion".

Tetsuo Hara, who designed the characters in the Muscle Bomber games, is a popular manga artist in Japan. He is famous for his work on 'Hokuto no Ken' (aka 'Fist of the North Star').

Some characters in the game are based on real life wrestlers. Such examples are the Great Oni, who is based on legendary Japanese wrestler the Great Muta, El Stingray, who is based on Mexican wrestler Lizmark, Alexander the Grater is based on former WCW and IWGP world champion Big Van Vader, and Jumbo Flapjack is based on the late Canadian wrestler Earthquake.

One of the wrestlers is Mike Haggar from the game "Final Fight". Also, one of the wrestlers named Gunloc is related to Guile from "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior". Additionally his clone, named Biff, is a friend of Zangief from "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior".

King Rasta Mon was the original design for "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior" character Blanka, but rejected later on in favour of the most 'beast-like' design.

Biff Slamkovich appears in the background of Ken's stage in "Street Fighter Alpha 2".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Muscle Bomber - PCCB-00136) on 17/09/1993.

Updates

The US version is slightly different, it has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.

Series

  1. Saturday Night Slam Masters (1993)
    Muscle Bomber Duo - Ultimate Team Battle (1993)
  2. Ring of Destruction : Slammasters II (1994)

Staff

Planners
Tomy
Saddy
Koguma
Object Designers
Mount-S
Ikusan Z
Q;clever
Imomushi
Kazz.Ist
Yorio
Tom
Chama(c)
Rikagon
Scroll Designers
Buppo
Okachan
Taka
Programmers
H.M.D.
B.I.N
Shaver
Semari!
Yu Bono
Sound Designers
T. Yomage
Toshi
Syun Nishigaki (SYUN)
Kiyo
Nobu
Assist
Eripon
Ball Boy (Ball-Boy)
Yuusuke
Chin
Go
Iwai
Tetsuya.
Tenman
Vlad T.
Special Thanks
Yoshiki Okamoto (Kihaji)
Noritaka Funamizu (POO)
Akira Yasuda (Akiman)
Akira Nishitani (NIN)
K-Man, Meshi
USA Support
James Goddard (DJames'Mon')
Alex Jimenez
David Winstead (Dr. Dave W.)

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)
Sega Mega Drive (1994)
FM Town Marty (Muscle Bomber - The Body Explosion)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Muscle Bomber: The Body Explosion PCCB-00136[1] 1993-09-17 Pony Canyon CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.