Black Belt

aka: Hokuto no Ken
Moby ID: 14309
SEGA Master System Specs
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In this game, you play Riki. Kyoko, your beautiful Japanese girlfriend, has been kidnapped, and in order to rescue her, you must get through a tireless army of enemies. These enemies come equipped with weapons that include whips, knives, swords, and flamethrowers, but Riki has to make do with his well-trained martial arts body.

Black Belt is a side-scrolling game that is split into seven chapters. During these chapters, you are fighting Chinese Kung Fu men, wrestlers, jujitsu men, eagles, ninjas, and black women. When you get halfway through the chapter, you will fight a different enemy than one that you encounter before. At the end of each chapter, you have to defeat several bosses before continuing on to the next round. Each type of these has their own personal strengths and weaknesses.

Once you touch an enemy or boss, you will lose energy. once you lose all energy, you lose a life, but more life can be restored by getting the cake when it comes across the screen in mid-air, or by defeating an enemy that will come at you halfway and you receive a bonus for doing so.


  • 北斗の拳 - Japanese spelling

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German index

On August 19, 1987, Black Belt was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. More information about what this means can be found in the game group.

Japanese version

In Japan this game is originally based on the anime series Hokuto no Ken (or The Fist of the North Star). Sega, however, edited the game considerably and changed the title to Black Belt since the anime was relatively unknown in US and Europe. Although graphics and other thing such as music is different, gameplay is all the same.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Katakis | カタキス.

Wii added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: Xoleras, Игги Друге, Big John WV, Patrick Bregger.

Game added August 4, 2004. Last modified February 4, 2024.