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Tongue of the Fatman (Genesis)

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Tongue of the Fatman is an eclectic fighting game. Choose from different alien races (including Human) with different abilities and fighting styles, purchase weapons and devices, and fight your way through multiple opponents to face the Fatman. Some of the features include being able to place wagers on the outcome of the fight, and the phenomenon of a special move being less powerful the more you use it to balance gameplay. Two-player, head-to-head combat is supported.


Tongue of the Fatman Genesis You can upgrade your fighter with your prize money on this screen. There's also information about the next opponent.
Tongue of the Fatman Genesis Losing is a bloody experience
Tongue of the Fatman Genesis Welcome to the fight palace!
Tongue of the Fatman Genesis Opening intro.

Alternate Titles

  • "Slaughter Sport" -- Genesis title
  • "Red Belt" -- Working title
  • "Mondu's Fight Palace" -- C64 title
  • "Fatman" -- Japanese Mega Drive title

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Génération 4 Jan, 1991 5 out of 10 50 Sep 12, 2011 3 out of 10 30
Power Play Dec, 1990 28 out of 100 28


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The title "Tongue of the Fatman" arose from the original tiles "Red Belt" and "Mondu's Fight Palace." The title was based on one of the most memorable boss fighters, a sumo-like alien who had a tongue come out of his tummy!

One of the original cover art comps simply showed a tipped over chinese food box with a tongue sticking out!

The title Red Belt represented an "illegal to-the-death" fight, which was the original concept of the game. It then took on a more wacky form when the challengers became aliens with special powers, and you could buy "bio-boosts" to increase your stats in the game.

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