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Chakan (Game Gear)

Chakan Game Gear Title screen


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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 Hit detection's not the best
Chakan Game Gear A portal
Chakan Game Gear Attacked right from the start...
Chakan Game Gear Some phoenix-like things arise from the lava

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Apr, 1993 60 out of 100 60
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Gamers (Germany) May, 1993 8 out of 15 53
neXGam Dec 27, 2009 4.7 out of 10 47


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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.

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Riemann80 (18350) added Chakan (Game Gear) on Apr 26, 2010
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