In addition to the 3 1/2" disk version not having the digitized sounds, the 5 /14" version also featured additional background scenery during the fights and several different screens, such as when the player begins the game or dies.
Tongue of the Fatman featured off disk copy protection which required looking up a statistic about one of the fighters. The statistics were listed in the form of trading cards printed throughout the manual. Mondu The Fat was the only character to have an actual color card included in the box, the picture on the front of the card taken from the MCGA version of the game. Add
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The Genesis version- as Mondu's Fight Palace- did indeed get released (see previous trivia entries.) This title was also used on some (all?) versions for other systems, such as the European C64 release.
Activision sponsored a contest which may have been the source of the flame spewing chicken mentioned before... on the back of the manual is a contest for people to send in ideas and sketches for a new character. ("Mondu Challenges You to a Draw!", ended April 30, 1990.) There is a slight hint that either a sequel or update was planned- "...we'll decide if your challenger is outrageous enough to be on the Fight Palace's next fight card."
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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.