DescriptionIn Kenseiden, you play Hayato, a fearless samurai warrior. You must get back the stolen swords and scrolls, and defeat the evil waiting in the Black Castle!
Kenseiden is a one-player game that comprises of sixteen levels. Each of the levels are side-scrolling, with bamboo houses or dark, haunted caves as their backdrop. These levels see Hayato beseigned by ghosts, skeletons, and other spirits of the supernatural. On his side is his curved sword, which he can swish at will against the monsters. If Hayato comes in contact with a monster, he will lose some life.
At the end of each level, you will have to fight a warlock or one of their henchmen. More often than not, there is a hut with a sealed door, but the door is not unlocked unless a warlock or henceman is defeated. You gain a new special power whenever you recover a scroll from them. These special powers range from high jumping to the ability to whirl your sword around like a windmill.
- "剣聖伝" -- Japanese spelling
|Not bad, but way too hard!||Katharian Berg (19)|
The Press Says
|Shin Force||Jan 28, 2001||9.2 out of 10||92|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Dec, 1988||86 out of 100||86|
|GamesCollection||Dec 07, 2007||8.5 out of 10||85|
|neXGam||Dec 31, 2011||8.2 out of 10||82|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Mar, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|IGN||Feb 01, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|VideoGame||Oct, 1991||7 out of 10||70|
|Power Play||Jan, 1989||69 out of 100||69|
|The Video Game Critic||Mar 02, 2010||D+||33|
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