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Hey Punk! Are You Tuff E Nuff?

original title: Dead Dance

Comparison:

Censored Version
Region: Worldwide

Uncensored Version
Region: Japan

Release: Oct 18, 2011 - Author: murtile - Translator: Bensn
The Fighting game “Tuff E Nuff” by Jaleco was released for the Super Nintendo in 1993 and resembles strongly “Street Fighter II”.

However, there are a few differences that do not exist in every "Beat'em Up":
- A password-system (story): In order to restart at the last opponent you were defeated by.
- The characters become more powerful during the Story-Mode, e.g. a special attack using the fist becomes a fire-fist after a few stages.
- A replay mode in which you are able to review the last seconds of a fight and the Knock-Out closely.
- In the Uncut-version ONLY: injuries inflicting the face/the head during the fight.

There are 3 modes of the game but only 4 main characters (heroes) to choose from.
- story: You fight your way through 10 enemies (the missing 3 heroes + 6 opponents + boss).
- 1P vs 2P: ...as the name is already telling you are asked to challenge each other and choose from a total of 11 stages.
- VS Com: Choose one of the story-opponents who you would like to fight (stages 4-9, not the boss)

The game was censored in the USA and Europe.
Only the Japanese original version is uncensored.

The alterations in the game are not only based on censorships but are probably also adaptions to the Western culture, especially regarding the language.
Whether or not the Japanese characters were removed because they contained words/sentences that should be censored for the western countries cannot be clarified due to a lack of knowledge in the Japanese language.
For the sake of completeness, this report mentions the alterations which are not based on censorship, too.

Compared were the censored EU-version (or US.) and the uncensored JAP-version.
Japanese Uncut-version: The language during the game is mixed (a lot of Japanese, some parts English)
European Cut version (or US. Cut version): is entirely in English.
(The censorship reports therefore only mentions some linguistic comparisons without further explanations.)

Unless otherwise indicated, the following is always true:
To the left the Jap-U.V. and to the right the EU-C.V.

- Intro -
The Intro of the Jap-U.V. tells of the year 200X (2000-2009).
In the EU-C.V. some 150 years have been added up (less reference to reality/near future) and the exact year 2151 is being mentioned. The first Intro picture appears earlier as well.
(note: No differences within the Intro-pictures)

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- Start-menu -
The Jap-U.V. shows the original name of the game “Dead Dance”.
For the Eu-C.V. the title has been changed to "Tuff E Nuff" (colloquially written; correct: "Tough enough")

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- Story + Password + Option -Menus -
(Again the altered name can be read in the background "DD"-"TEN")

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- Select Stage -
Within the 1P.vs.2P-mode some stage-names have been rewritten.
The stages of the 4 main characters all have the same name, thus are listed only once!
(note: nevertheless, there are a few visual differences within these 4 “main-stages”.)

"Colloseum" became "Coliseum" (Syoh, Zazi, Kotono und Vortz Stages)
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"Destroyed View Deck" became "Destroyed Observatory" (Gajet Stage)
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"Towers´s Highest" became "Tower´s Roof Top" (Final Jado/Jade Stage)
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- Fighters’ profiles -
Playing the story-mode, the gamer sees where he is located on the map right before the fight begins.
Here as well, a few changes have been made: Left (Jap-U.V.) normal picture - right (Eu-C.V.) enlarged picture
(Here all fighters are listed in order to make the profile-picture of all of them visible; because these are missing in the EU-C.V. together with the dialogue box later on, see below…)

Syoh and Zazi: "Both Knuckle" became "Bare Fist"
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Kotono: no changes
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Vortz: "Great Power" became "Great Strength"
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Beans: no changes
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Dolf: "Knife" and "Bazooka" became "Rocket Launcher" and "Bowie Knife"
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Rei: The profile picture has been altered slightly.
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Gajet: The same alteration as with "Vortz"
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Sirou und K'S: no changes
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Jade: The name "Jado" became "Jade"
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- Stage -
The EU-C.V. shows the level for one moment before the fight: "stage 1" "stage 2"... etc.
The Japanese version shows Japanese characters moving from the top to the bottom of the screen.

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- Dialogues -
As already mentioned above, the EU-C.V. lacks the dialogues of the fighters immediately before the fight completely.
Therefore, it starts straight away: 1.Bout --> GO!!
The Jap-U.V. looks as follows: 1.Bout --> Dialog --> GO!! A text box including the particular profile picture appears.
(from the second round on, only the winner of the last round says a few sentences before the fight starts again.)
On the left hand side you can see an example dialogue from the Jap-version in order to illustrate what follows after “1. Bout”. To the right you can only see the announcements “1.Bout” and “GO” as it is the case in the EU-version.

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- injuries during the fight -
The Jap-U.V. shows the fighters having a bloody face as soon as they reach 50 % or more damage (orange-red section in the energy bar).
The fighters are completely healthy and do not have any more damage as a new round begins.
(The final enemy of the Uncut-version "Jado" is the only one to have no injuries whatsoever!)
Nothing at all happens in the EU.C.V.; the fighters are “unwounded” at any time.

... Syoh ...
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... Zazi ...
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... Kotono ...
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... Vortz ...
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... Beans ...
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... Dolf ...
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... Rei ...
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... Gajet ...
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... Sirou ...
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... K´S ...
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... Jado/Jade ... (no difference)
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- winner/loser screen -
After you have won or lost two rounds, the winner/loser screen appears.
The Jap-U.V. shows again the fighters talking to each other; while doing so, the injuries of the loser become clear by the injured posture and, of course, the bloody face. Also, the loser’s injured face can be seen on the profile picture within the text box.
The EU-C.V. shows this screen only for a short while. However, neither the text box nor blood exists here.

... Syoh ...
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... Zazi ...
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... Kotono ...
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... Vortz ...
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... Beans ...
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... Dolf ...
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... Rei ...
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... Gajet ...
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... Sirou ...
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... K´S ...
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... Jado/Jade ...
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- Last-Level-Screen -
As soon as you have defeated the final enemy Jado/Jade, different "Congratulations-Screens" appear:

The Jap-U.V. mentions the next difficulty level (normal/hard-level).
The Eu-C.V. only shows the completed difficulty level.
(The Jap-Version does not contain a "Hard-Level-C.Screen")

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- Story-End -
ONLY the Jap-U.V from the difficulty level "Normal" onwards concludes the story of the 4 main fighters.
Thus, the pictures are taken from the Jap-Version ONLY and must be looked at from left to right.

... Syoh ...



... Zazi ...



... Kotono ...



... Vortz ...



- Bonus-Screens -
When you complete the game on difficulty level “Hard”, the “Credits” are being shown as a Bonus in both of the version. At this, you can see all fights between the “Heroes” and the enemies in the middle of the screen for a short while again (from Stage 4 till the final).
Needless to say, the name of the "Project Team" has been changed:

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- High score-List -
(Final screen of the game...)

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