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Fist of the North Star (NES)

Fist of the North Star NES Title screen

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This is a platform "beat-'em-up" game based on the animé series Hokuto no Ken. According to the story mentioned in the manual, Kenshirou, the main character, has to save the people from the evil Emperor Heaven. The game itself, however, features no story whatsoever, but a lot of platform action instead. You have to run quickly through the levels (there is a time limit), punching and kicking your enemies, causing them to fly away or to explode, occasionally meeting a boss, visiting secret areas behind doors and collecting various power-ups.

This is in fact the second game in the series; the first one was never released outside of Japan.

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Fist of the North Star NES Foul breath boss
Fist of the North Star NES Collect 5 stars and shoot fireballs! (limited quantity, unfortunately)
Fist of the North Star NES In the Japanese version Ken doesn't get fancy glowing blue pants, and he's upset
Fist of the North Star NES A fight with the demon (Japanese version)

Alternate Titles

  • "北斗の拳2" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Hokuto no Ken 2" -- Japanese Title
  • "Fist of the North Star II" -- Common Incorrect English Title

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אולג 小奥 (170204) added Fist of the North Star (NES) on May 23, 2004