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Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken (Genesis)

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Description

An ancient evil has resurfaced after being sealed underground for thousands of years. The peaceful island, Usontō, has been split into seven pieces, and it's up to our hero, Hat, and his friends to restore the island and defeat the evil king!

Based on the 1989 TV anime Magical Hat, produced by Studio Pierrot and based on the original manga by Yōji Katakura, Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken (Magical Hat's Flying Turbo! Adventure) is an action platform game not unlike the Master System classic Psycho Fox. You play as the titular Hat, jumping on and punching enemies, grabbing items from statues, and fighting a boss at the end of each world. In each stage, you can find your robot-egg friend Robegg hidden somewhere, who will help you out by acting as a projectile and a shield.

There are a wide range of different power-up items that can be obtained in the game, which will do things like give you temporary invincibility, freeze all the enemies for a short time, give you an extra-high jump, or even call in air support from a helicopter. At the end of each stage, you can play a game of chance to win extra items and lives.

A heavily modified version of the game was released outside of Japan as DEcapAttack. The graphics, sound, story, and many of the stages were changed.

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Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken Genesis Opening story
Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken Genesis You can break the statues to find things.
Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken Genesis Starting out with three lives.
Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken Genesis Starting location

Alternate Titles

  • "まじかるハットのぶっとびターボ!大冒険" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure!" -- Common title

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My thoughts in a nutshell Mike Boxall (2) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (57232) added Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken (Genesis) on Jan 09, 2009