Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san [Model SHVC-EZ]

The Super Famicom Game by Irem Corp.

Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san [Model SHVC-EZ] screenshot



Emulated in MAME ! [Console] Super Famicom Game

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(Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san)

Ganbare Daiku No Gensan is a wacky side-scrolling action game by Irem and featuring a carpenter boy with a large hammer. The game is the unlikely sequel to Daiku No Gensan (aka Hammerin' Harry in the west), an arcade game also released by Irem in 1990. As early mentioned, the hero's main weapon is a wooden mallet that he uses when battling the various enemies found in every stage. The default hammer is rather weak and can thankfully be upgraded over time - the heavy metal hammer being the best of all. Our friend can also trigger special attacks or throw his mallet at his enemies. He can also throw his hammer angrily onto the ground and unleash shock waves, or throw it above his head and fire deadly stars in all directions (these special attacks come in limited quantities though and can be refilled by using 'power icons' usually hidden inside crates). Enemies in Ganbare Daiku No Gensan are often really unusual - such as weird looking cats or old ladies sweeping the floor. Some of them also pop out from nowhere or from behind objects from the scenery. Levels have also an interesting non-linear structure and different paths (usually simple though) can lead to the end of stage's mean boss - but be warned, our hero can't move backwards to get an item he ran by. Special racing sections are also added to the mix and give players some extra diversion.


Cartridge ID: SHVC-EZ


The game was presented at the Famicom Spaceworld' 93 in August 1993 in Japan. It was then released on December 22, 1993 for 8900 Yen.


1. Daiku no Gen-san - Beranmee Machi Soudouki (1990, Arcade)
2. Daiku no Gen-san - Ghost Building Company (1992, Game Boy)
3. Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san [Model SHVC-EZ] (1993, Super Famicom)
4. Daiku no Gen-san 2 - Akage no Dan no Gyakushuu (1992, Famicom)
5. Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san (1993, Super Famicom)
6. Daiku no Gen-san: Robot Teikoku no Yabou (1994, Game Boy)
7. Daiku no Gen-San: Kachikachi no Tonkachi ga Kachi (2000, Game Boy Color)
8. Ikuze! Gen-San: Yuuyake Daiku Monogatari (2008, PSP)

Game's ROM.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel;

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