Chakan (Genesis)

59
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User Score
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Description

Chakan 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.

Screenshots

Chakan Genesis In-game menu
Chakan Genesis Each section has their own brief introduction.
Chakan Genesis The Spider Queen Boss. She's pretty anti-climatic.
Chakan Genesis Jumping over rocks

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Apr, 1993 85 out of 100 85
GameFan Magazine Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Pixel-Heroes.de May, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Mar 26, 2009 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1993 6 out of 12 50
Video Games Apr, 1993 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Mar, 1993 48 out of 100 48
Mega Fun Jan, 1993 41 out of 100 41
The Video Game Critic Nov 15, 2006 D 25

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Trivia

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.

Comic

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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Tibes80 (1495) added Chakan (Genesis) on Jan 01, 2003
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