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Genki's first game is a paddle/pong game with a background story. Once upon a time there were a prince and a princess who loved each other. But the evil jealous demon named "Y" turn them both into stone paddles. Suddenly, a blue sphere fell from the sky, becoming the ball which the paddles can now push forwards, overcoming obstacles and defeating demons.

Devilish is different from other paddle games by letting you play with two paddles. The lower one behaves just like a usual paddle - you use it to prevent the ball from dropping down. The upper one can move and turn, allowing you to hit the ball from different angles and from different parts of the screen. You advance through levels by destroying bricks and enemies, going up until the level boss enemy appears.


Devilish Game Gear It's not easy to free the ball from those guys
Devilish Genesis Made it to a waterfall
Devilish Game Gear Don't be on my way, flying pig or whatever you are. Got a time limit here, see?
Devilish Genesis Lots of letters in the corners!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Devilish: The Next Possession" -- Genesis title
  • "Bad Omen" -- Japanese Mega Drive title
  • "バッドオーメン" -- Japanese Mega Drive spelling
  • "デビリッシュ" -- Japanese Game Gear spelling

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Critic Reviews

Raze Game Gear Oct, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Gear Sep, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 26, 2007 30 out of 40 75
Sega Force Game Gear Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Game Gear Jul, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Video Games Game Gear Sep, 1992 65 out of 100 65
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Play Time Genesis Jul, 1992 41 out of 100 41
Power Play Genesis Jun, 1992 38 out of 100 38
Gamers (Germany) Genesis Aug, 1992 5 out of 15 33


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