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Muscle Bomber: The Body Explosion (Japan 930713)

Muscle Bomber - The Body Explosion (c) 07/1993 Capcom.

Choose from ten different wrestlers in this four-player wrestling/fighting game. Each wrestler has an assortment of moves, including his own special super slam. The object of the game is to win and defend the championship by pinning or putting a submission hold on your opponent. There are two different games to select and play : Single Match or Tag Team 'Battle Royal'.

In Single Match, you can choose to be one of eight wrestlers including Mike Hagger, Alexander The Grater, El Stingray, King Rasta Mon, Titanic Tim, Gunloc, Biff Bolshevik and The Great Oni (NOTE : Jumbo Jack and The Scorpion cannot be selected in this game).

After you have selected a wrestler, you will compete in a world-wide tournament against the other nine wrestlers (including Jumbo Jack and The Scorpion) in respective matches. In each match, you must defeat each of your respective opponents by a pinfall, countout or submission in order to proceed to each of the following matches. If you beat all the opponents, you will become the champion and then you will have to face all opponents again to defend your title.

In Tag Team 'Battle Royal', you get to choose any two of the ten wrestlers for your tag team including Jumbo Jack and The Scorpion. Here you and your partner have to eliminate both of the two wrestlers on the opposing tag team in order to win the match and proceed to the next. During these matches, if you are eliminated before your partner is, the match will be declared no contest and it will be a draw.

During each bout in this game, metal buckets and/or glass bottles will sometimes be thrown into the ring which can be picked by your wrestler(s) and used as weapons against your opponents.


Capcom Play System hardware (CPS)

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


This game is known outside Japan as "Saturday Night Slam Masters".

Hara Tetsuo, who designed the characters in the Muscle Bomber games, is a popular manga artist in Japan. He is famous for his work on 'Hokuto no Ken' (aka 'Fist of the North Star').

One of the wrestlers is Mike Haggar from the game "Final Fight". Also, one of the wrestlers named Gunloc is related to Guile from "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior". Additionally, his clone, named Biff, is a friend of Zangief from "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior".

Capcom released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Muscle Bomber - PCCB-00136) on 17/09/1993.


Certain wrestlers had their names changed for non-Japanese audiences. They are as follows :

Zalazoff - Biff Slamkovich.

Colt - Gunloc.

Budo - Oni.

Stinger - El Stingray.

Sheep - Alexander The Grater.

Gomes - Rasta.

Kimala - Jumbo.

Astro - Scorpion.


1. Muscle Bomber - The Body Explosion (1993)

2. Muscle Bomber Duo - Heat Up Warriors (1993)

3. Super Muscle Bomber - The International Blowout (1994)


Planners : Tomy, Saddy, Koguma

Object designers : Mount-S, Ikusan Z, Q;clever, Imomushi, Kazz.Ist, Yorio, Tom, Chama(c), Rikagon

Scroll designers : Buppo, Okachan, Taka

Programmers : H.M.D., B.I.N, Shaver, Semari!, Yu Bono

Sound Designers : T. Yomage, Toshio Kajino, Syun Nishigaki (SYUN), Kiyo, Nobu

Assists : Eripon, Ball-Boy, Yuusuke, Chin, Go, Iwai, Tetsuya., Tenman, Vlad T.


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)

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