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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.

Saturday Night Slam Masters was produced by Capcom in 1993.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Saturday Night Slam Masters was produced include: Quiz & Dragons, Adventure Quiz Capcom World 2, Sangokushi II, Cadillacs And Dinosaurs, Knights Of The Round, Dungeons & Dragons: Tower Of Doom, Muscle Bomber Duo - Heat Up Warriors, Muscle Bomber - The Body Explosion, CP System II, and Cadillacs Kyouryuu-Shinseiki

Saturday Night Slam Masters
Saturday Night Slam Masters


Name Saturday Night Slam Masters
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9437
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class Capcom CPS - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Attack|Jump|Pin
Sound Capcom Q-Sound - Amplified Stereo
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The names of the wrestlers in the game are Mike Hagger, Jumbo Jack, Alexander The Grater, El Stingray, The Scorpion, King Rasta Mon, Titanic Tim, Gunloc, Biff Bolshevik and The Great Oni.

Game Play

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.

Saturday Night Slam Masters KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.43 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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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.

Cabinet Information

Detailed images for each of the 10 wrestlers on the front board. Additionally, a picture of each character and their special moves is displayed above the joysticks. The game consists of 2 cabinets joined together by a center section of artwork. Has two RGB color monitors and four-speaker Q-sound.


COPY OF: Muscle Bomber - The Body Explosion

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Saturday Night Slam Masters Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 27 known instances of this machine owned by Saturday Night Slam Masters collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 25 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Saturday Night Slam Masters circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



This game uses two "suicide batteries". One is located on the C-board of the PCB and the other is located on the Q-Sound board. When either of these batteries die, the game will no longer operate. You will be greeted with a blank screen upon power-up, usually blue or green, sometimes black. A hack exists to revive the game, even if both batteries are dead, involving burning one or more new EPROMs, using the c-board from a different CPS-1 game (one that does not have a suicide battery), replacing the custom Z80 with a standard Z80, adding a couple of TTL chips and doing a bit of soldering.


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