DescriptionChakan is a somewhat unorthodox platform game with its mix of relentless difficulty, spell crafting and dark themes. In the game you're controlling Chakan whose been cursed to not die. In order for him to rest in peace, he'll have to go through many levels of hack and slash platforming. The ultimate goal is defeat all the primary realms and achieve inner-peace.
Through your travels you have to defeat bosses in each of the four realms of air, water, fire and earth to proceed and acquire weapons that'll help you on progress in other realms. Chakan can acquire the mallet, scythe, grappling hook and axe along with his standard swords and depending on what weapons is equipped, different abilities are unlocked. Some weapons allows for double jumping for instance, while others can tear down walls.
Furthermore, the player is able to collect potions that can be used in alchemy. By pressing "Start" at any time, one can create various spells that enhance the character like higher jumping, putting fire on your blades or even invisibility. Some levels actually requires you to use specific spells to progress, forcing you to think outside the borders of a normal platform game. On top of all this, there's an imposed time limit on each level.
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- "Chakan the Forever Man" -- In-game title
Part of the Following Group
|The Forever Man lives....||Genesis||MasterMegid (902)|
|The immortal game||Genesis||Cobra Blade (998)|
|Play Time||Genesis||Apr, 1993||85 out of 100||85|
|GameFan Magazine||Genesis||Jan, 1993||81 out of 100||81|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Genesis||May, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Genesis||Feb, 1993||30 out of 40||75|
|Sega-16.com||Genesis||Mar 26, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Informer Magazine||Game Gear||Mar, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|Gamers (Germany)||Game Gear||May, 1993||8 out of 15||53|
|neXGam||Game Gear||Dec 27, 2009||4.7 out of 10||47|
|Mega Fun||Genesis||Jan, 1993||41 out of 100||41|
|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.
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Related Web Sites
- Forgotten Franchise: Chakan the Forever Man (Information about the game and its cancelled sequel on SEGA-16)