キン肉マン キン肉星王位争奪戦 © 1987 Bandai.
(Kinnikuman - Kinniku Ookurai Soudatsusen)
Kinnikuman is a simple platform/action game by Bandai and features the famous wacky Japanese wrestler and hero of a very popular comic book and anime in the late 70s and known as Muscleman in the west. At the start, each stage is filled up with demon like enemies who try to hit our hero-wrestler with their maces. Later on, some of them will even throw axes and fireballs at him. Kinnikuman can only punch and kick but his enemies won't oppose too much resistance and one hit is usually enough to defeat them. Interestingly, by pressing Start and Select during the game, the player can switch to another character - three wrestlers are available from the start but the player can only switch from one to another for a limited amount of time. A boss is of course waiting for Kinnikuman at the end of each area. They are tougher and more vicious than those weak demons and all our hero's wrestling moves and tricks will be needed to get them down for good. Those special moves are only available during boss encounters and are triggered by button combinations - like direction + A to grab and slam an opponent on the ground. The bosses vary from a skeletal robot firing lasers to the evil robot-blender who will mix Kinnikuman up to death.
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