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DescriptionChakan is a fairly standard platform game in which you control a dead guy (Chakan has lost his soul) through many levels of hack and slash platforming. The ultimate goal is defeat all the bad-guys and so finally achieve inner-peace.
The story-line (if you can call it that), does give this game an interesting image and it is much darker than most other titles available on the Genesis.
- "Chakan the Forever Man" -- In-game title
Part of the Following Group
|The Forever Man lives....||Genesis||MasterMegid (900)|
|The immortal game||Genesis||Cobra Blade (949)|
The Press Says
|GameFan Magazine||Genesis||Jan, 1993||81 out of 100||81|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Genesis||May, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|Sega-16.com||Genesis||Mar 26, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Informer Magazine||Game Gear||Mar, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|Mega Fun||Game Gear||Apr, 1993||60 out of 100||60|
|Gamers (Germany)||Game Gear||May, 1993||8 out of 15||53|
|Video Games||Genesis||Apr, 1993||50 out of 100||50|
|Power Play||Genesis||Mar, 1993||48 out of 100||48|
|neXGam||Game Gear||Dec 27, 2009||4.7 out of 10||47|
|The Video Game Critic||Genesis||Nov 15, 2006||D||25|
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Cancelled sequelDevelopment on a Dreamcast sequel by AndNow LLC was started in 1998. After a last mention about the game in October 2000, it was eventually cancelled, but never officially. Content from the unfinished game was taken and used in the Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2.
ComicChakan was originally from an obscure comic book. The game became so popular that more people recognize the the game than the comic.
Information also contributed by Dracula_Marth
Related Web Sites
- Forgotten Franchise: Chakan the Forever Man -- Information about the game and its cancelled sequel on SEGA-16
Robert Kraus, R.A.K. GraphicsSpecial Thanks to:
Clyde Grossman, Steven Apour, S.O.A. Software Test Dept., Mark Lindstrom, Alex Fairchild, Eric Rawlins