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Daimakaimura
大魔界村

Dec 1988

 
 
The Princess has been bagged again; and Arthur is going to have pick up his gear and set off for the 'Demon World Village' once more, with a jaded eye and a head full of déja-vu.
The follow-up to the excellent Makaimura (1985) might well be the best sequel ever made. It takes the same premise and gameplay as its predecessor and spices things up nicely with a humble sprinkling of new features and visual flair. Nothing too drastic - just enough to refresh the formula and let it grow.
The visual overhaul is superb - the distinctive style of the first game really comes to life here, thanks to some truly inspired backdrops and character designs. Every stage glides by like a well-honed cartoon.
The gameplay has also had a crank-up: Arthur can now shoot upwards, downwards (in mid-jump) and collect a special 'Gold Armour' that enables new magical powers. These powers vary according to which weapon you are using, and is activated by holding the button for a few seconds.
But then, something weird happens. Each magic makes Arthur invincible for a second - use it wisely and the game a LOT easier to finish than the first Makaimura.
Indeed, compared to the oceans of tears that were poured over the original, Daimakaimura only clocks in as a middle-of-the-road challenge. That did disappoint a lot of veterans, but then again taking the difficulty down a step or two might have been the right thing to do: the original game was ridiculously tough.
You still have to loop the game twice though, but even that remains a pleasure - the game isn't that big, and when everything looks and plays this good, who cares?

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Daimakaimura
大魔界村

MEGA DRIVE
DETAILS
Format Mega Drive
Released 3 Aug 1989
Publisher Sega
Product ID G-4013
Size (cm) 17.8 x 12.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
Top-class home conversion of Capcom's stunning sequel. Save a little background the game is near-perfect.
A fantastic MD release in every repect.

Standard MD case, 5Mbit cartridge, colour manual.

Daimakaimura
大魔界村

SUPERGRAFX
DETAILS
Format SuperGrafx
Released 27 July 1990
Publisher NEC Avenue
Product ID NAPH-1008
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1.1
Weight (kg) 0.11
PRICE
STATUS
The 1990 Supergrafx version just manages to top the MD port thanks to a lot of added detail in the background scenery.
The sound may not be up to scratch, it remains a phenomenal production in every way.

Standard PCE case inside cardboard slipcase, 8Mbit HuCard, colour manual.

Daimakaimura
大魔界村

X68000
DETAILS
Format X68000
Released 12 Mar 1993
Publisher Capcom
Product ID No ID#
Size (cm) 22.7 x 16.5 x 5
Weight (kg) 0.34
PRICE
STATUS
The X68000 version came out quite late but is immediately forgiven for being utterly identical (if not better) than the arcade original.
The conoisseur's version.

Large plastic PC case, 2 x 5" floppies, 24-page monochrome booklet.

Capcom Generation Dai 2 Shū Makai to Kishi
カプコンジェネレーション 第2集 魔界と騎士

SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 15 Oct 1998
Publisher Capcom
Product ID T-1233G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The second Capcom Generation pack contains perfect replicas of the 3 main instalments of the Makaimura series:
- Makaimura (1985)
- Daimakaimura (1988)
- Chohmakaimura (1991)
Each title is presented with interactive art galleries, sound tests, hints, trivia, and more.

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, colour manual, spine card.

Capcom Generation Dai 2 Shū Makai to Kishi
カプコンジェネレーション 第2集 魔界と騎士

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 23 Sep 1998
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPS-01585
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The Makaimura series is treated to a superb Capcom Generation package on the PlayStation:
- Makaimura (1985)
- Daimakaimura (1988)
- Chohmakaimura (1991)
Features menus, option screens, galleries, sound tests and hints for each title.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour manual, spine card.

Capcom Generation Dai 2 Shū Makai to Kishi [Capcore]
カプコンジェネレーション 第2集 魔界と騎士 [カプコレ]

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 15 Mar 2001
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPM-86778
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'Capcom Collection' re-issue of the 2nd Capcom Generation collection:
- Makaimura (1985)
- Daimakaimura (1988)
- Chohmakaimura (1991)
Content remains identical to the original print.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol.2
カプコン レトロゲーム コレクション Vol.2

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 30 Mar 2005
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPM-87360
Size (cm) 21 x 15 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
3rd issue of the PS Capcom Generation 3-in-1 Makaimura collection:
- Makaimura (1985)
- Daimakaimura (1988)
- Chohmakaimura (1991)
Features extended instructions, options, art and hints sections, presented in a A5-sized hardback book.

A5 hardback book with PlayStation CD-ROM disc.

Capcom Classics Collection
カプコン クラシックス コレクション
PLAYSTATION 2
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 2 Mar 2006
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPM-66317
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
Massive 22-game collection featuring all 16 titles of the Capcom Generation series, plus 6 bonus games:
- Section Z (1985)
- Ares no Tsubasa (1986)
- Tatakai no Banka (1986)
- Top Secret (1987)
- Lost Worlds (1988)
- Final Fight (1989)
A fantastic collection; the games are really well emulated. Only the amateurish menus and presentation let the package down a little.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

Capcom Classics Collection
カプコン クラシックス コレクション
PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 7 Sep 2006
Publisher Capcom
Product ID ULJM-05104
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
The 16-game Capcom Generation collection makes its way onto the PSP, with 3 bonus titles thrown in for good measure:
- The King of Dragons (1991)
- Knights of the Round (1992)
- Ultimate Ecology (1994)
19 games in total.

Standard PSP case, PSP UMD disc, colour booklet.

Capcom Classics Collection [Best Price]
カプコン クラシックス コレクション [ベストプライス]
PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 13 Sep 2007
Publisher Capcom
Product ID ULJM-05280
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
'Best Price' re-release of the PSP Capcom Classics Collection. Content remains the same: all 16 games from the Capcom Generation set, plus:
- The King of Dragons (1991)
- Knights of the Round (1992)
- Ultimate Ecology (1994)
19 games in total.

Standard PSP case, PSP UMD disc, colour booklet.

Capcom Classics Collection [Best Price]
カプコン クラシックス コレクション [ベストプライス]
PLAYSTATION 2
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 11 Oct 2007
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPM-66852
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
The PS2 Capcom Classics Collection gets a 'Best Price' re-issue.
Content remains identical: all 16 titles of the Capcom Generation set, plus:
- Section Z (1985)
- Ares no Tsubasa (1986)
- Tatakai no Banka (1986)
- Top Secret (1987)
- Lost Worlds (1988)
- Final Fight (1989)
22 games in total.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

 



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