City Hunter (TurboGrafx-16)

City Hunter TurboGrafx-16 Title screen

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City Hunter is based on the eponymous manga by Tsukasa Hojo. The story focuses on Ryo Saeba, a young man with a mysterious past, who founds the City Hunter team in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The City Hunter is an underground private detective agency, which takes care of particularly dangerous cases. In the game, the player is able to play through three of such cases, which are unrelated to each other and can be played in any order.

The gameplay is essentially that of a side-scrolling shooter. The player navigates Ryo through the stages, dispatching of the frequently appearing enemies with his gun. The gameplay system is rather simple, without power-ups or different weapons, and with one item possible to carry at a time. The levels are usually designed as vast indoor areas, with many rooms Ryo can enter. The structure of the game also reveals mild adventure elements: often it is necessary to speak to a character, receive an item (such as a key), back-track to a previous area in order to reach a previously inaccessible room, etc.

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City Hunter TurboGrafx-16 Kneeling in a warehouse
City Hunter TurboGrafx-16 Title screen
City Hunter TurboGrafx-16 Be careful not to get smashed...
City Hunter TurboGrafx-16 How very "film noir" :)

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Génération 4 Apr, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Power Play May, 1990 53 out of 100 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1990 2.8 out of 12 23

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Cor 13 (173736) added City Hunter (TurboGrafx-16) on Dec 11, 2010