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Chakan 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 Game Gear Some phoenix-like things arise from the lava
Chakan Genesis Demo gameplay
Chakan Game Gear Earth level
Chakan Game Gear Screen to select weapons and spells

Alternate Titles

  • "Chakan the Forever Man" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

The Forever Man lives.... Genesis MasterMegid (897)
The immortal game Genesis Cobra Blade (949)

Critic Reviews

Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 85 out of 100 85 Genesis May, 2004 8 out of 10 80 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 sequel

Development 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.


Chakan 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

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