Black Belt

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Black Belt
PublisherSega, Tec Toy
SystemsSega Master System, PlayStation 2, Wii, PlayStation 4
ReleasedSega Master System
Japan: July 20, 1986
North America: November 1986
Europe: August 1987
Australia: 1987
Brazil: 19xx
PlayStation 2
Japan: March 25, 2004
Japan: February 26, 2008
PlayStation 4
Japan: March 8, 2018
WW: October 2, 2018
Added to
PS4: October 26, 2018

Black Belt, known in Japan as Fist of the Big Dipper or Fist of the North Star (北斗の拳, "Hokuto no Ken"), is a brawler developed and published by Sega.


In Japan, it was based on the Fist of the North Star series. Outside of Japan, the characters and references to Fist of the North Star were changed as Sega didn't utilize the license outside of Japan.

An enhanced remake was released on PlayStation 2 as Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken (Sega Ages 2500シリーズ Vol.11 北斗の拳) in 2004 in Japan. The Japanese Sega Master System version was released on Virtual Console for Wii in 2008 in Japan.

The Japanese Sega Master System version was included in both the Japanese and worldwide releases of Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, which was released in 2018 for PlayStation 4.