A Witness To Numerous Mega Drive Talents

“One that I remember very well is “Advanced Daisenryaku: Doitsu Sakusen”. The planner was a military fanatic, so I was trying to work on all of these aircrafts that I’d never seen before in my life.” – Rieko Kodama

Hokuto no Ken

Hokuto-no-Ken - Title Screen

It was the right time for the Hokuto no Ken franchise to be made into a video game: The manga and anime series had been popular for 2-3 years already. You could that Hokuto no Ken was made to be a video game since it involves copious amounts of violence. For those unfamiliar with the story, Our hero Kenshiro travels throughout the a post apocalyptic world overrun by gangs to find his kidnapped fiancee Yuria, utilizing his Hokuto Shinken to pummel enemies with fists and feet. This usually results in them gruesomely exploding from the pressure point manipulation that Hokuto Shinken is based around. If this wasn’t begging to be made into a side-scrolling beat-em-up, what was?

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