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PC Genjin
PC原人
15 Dec 1989

 
 
By 1989 Nintendo was synonymous with Mario, while Sega had the young Alex Kidd as a mascot. NEC's PC Engine range was definitely lacking some kind of figurehead - a loyal and subservient über-soldier who will not hesitate to take on the opposition and sort them out at the gates.
Bomberman was already a Famicom icon, so Hudson came up with completely original character: the 'PC Kid' - an oddball hero from some weird and wacky prehistoric dimension, kitted out with nothing more than a loincloth, an iron head and a distinctively wry smile.
Distinctive is the word… Hudson's designers delivered a truly unique hero here, and some very one-off game mechanics to boot: while the main attack is a head butt, doing in mid-air makes the character spin and float. Diving down head first is also an attack that makes you bounce off the enemy. You can bounce around and juggle folk all over the place.
It's great fun: the game's imaginative level designs, zany characters and quirky hidden bonus games make it a great little adventure worthy of all the attention and spotlight it was bound to attract; and serves as a good prelude to the peak of the series - the brilliant PC Genjin 2 (1991).

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PC Genjin
PC原人

PC ENGINE
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 15 Dec 1989
Publisher Hudson
Product ID HC89024
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Though completely eclipsed by its sequel the original PC Genjin remains a fun and sharp action platform game, a landmark of its era.

Standard PCE case, 3Mbit HuCard, monochrome booklet.

PC Genjin Hisshō Kōryaku Hō
PC原人 必勝攻略法

PC ENGINE KANPEKI KŌRYAKU SERIES #7
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released Dec 1989
Publisher Futabasha
Product ID ISBN4-575-15152-1
Size (cm) 17.3 x 10.6 x 0.7
Weight (kg) 0.09
PRICE
STATUS
Pocket-sized 'Certain Victory Capture Method' guide book for the original PC Genjin.
Features hints, tips, and complete level layouts with strategies.

79 pages, Japanese.

 



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