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