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Sonic Blast Man
Game Code: SK Genre: Fighting / Brawler
US Title: Sonic Blast Man US Publisher: Taito
Japan Title: Sonic Blast Man Japan Publisher: Disco/Taito
Title in Kanji: Title in Kana:
European Title: Sonic Blast Man Europe Publisher: Taito
Developer: Taito Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: none
Save: none

Sonic Blast Man is one of the many Final Fight clones that appeared on the snes. The defining thing about this game is the large character sprites. The graphics are actually really good, especially notable for the Mode 7 boss fights. The lead character is laughable, and looks like a mulletted dork in an blue Optimus Prime costume.

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A side-scrolling beat-em-up loosely based on the Taito coin-op. Plays very much like Capcom's "Final Fight," though this game has a more lighthearted tone, as the main character is a ridiculously-dressed superhero parody. Bonus levels are taken directly from the arcade game, which featured a pad which you would hit to test the power of your punches. On SNES, your punching power is determined by how quickly you rotate the D-pad. Followed on SNES by Sonic Blast Man II. - werwe


Cartridge label information

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Americas USA SNS-SK-USA regular release link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SNS-SK-0 (front) (back) USA 9250 SHVC-1A0N-20 D411A There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips

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Box information

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Published Review Scores

Nintendo Power Publication date:
December 1992
Issue: 43 Page: 109
Graphics and Sound: 3.7/5 Play Control: 3.6/5 Challenge: 3.8/5 Theme and Fun: 3.7/5
Nintendo Power Publication date:
January 1993
Issue: 44 Page: 107
Graphics and Sound: 3.7/5 Play Control: 3.6/5 Challenge: 3.8/5 Theme and Fun: 3.7/5

Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, Now Playing (review scores), Publication date: December 1992, Volume: 43, Pages: 109
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch (preview - shows three screenshots), Publication date: December 1992, Volume: 43, Pages: 111
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch - Japan Watch (shown at Shoshinkai in 1992), Publication date: December 1992, Volume: 43, Pages: 113
  • Nintendo Power, Featured article (game overview), Publication date: January 1993, Volume: 44, Pages: 22-25
  • Nintendo Power, Now Playing (review and scores), Publication date: January 1993, Volume: 44, Pages: 102,107

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