Bishin Densetsu Zoku [Model SHVC-ZK]
The Nintendo Super Famicom Game by Magifact
Emulated in MAME !
[CONSOLE] Nintendo Super Famicom Game
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(Bishin Densetsu Zoku)
Bishin Densetsu Zoku is an unusual mix of beat'em up and racing game by Magifact. In the near future, Tokyo is devastated by blood thirsty gangs. The worst of them has kidnaped the hero's beloved friend and there is only one way to get her back. Before the game starts, the player must pick a character and either go with Koji or his colleague Risa. The first part of Bishin Densetsu Zoku features a traditional racing game heavily relying on the Super Famicom's System 7. However, it is not exactly a race, and the goal of each mission is to actually drive to the villain's hideout. A map shows in real time the position of the car and it is the player's task to find the best way to get to his final destination. The road is also far from linear and features countless T junctions and dead-ends. Speed boosters and other special items can also be used to get there faster - Speed is at the heart of the gameplay and a time lime prevents the players wondering around the map forever. The game switches to a side scrolling beat'em up mode when the destination is finally reached, or, in later stages, when our hero happens to be kicked-out of his car. There, he must fight the boss bodyguards and then teach him a lesson. Traditional beat'em up moves are available such as punches, kicks and grabs. Interestingly, Magifact included a one-on-one fighting game available from the game's menu.
Released on December 25, 1993 in Japan for 9800 Yen.
Katsuya Terada illustrated the box art of Bishin Densetsu Zoku. This very talented Japanese artists is also famous for the work he did, as a designer, for the anime Blood The Last Vampire.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com