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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.


Fist of the North Star NES Be above it all - Super Mario style
Fist of the North Star NES Block-smashing fun!
Fist of the North Star NES When a boss kills Ken in the Japanese version a message is displayed instead of a status-bar
Fist of the North Star NES Super-high ninja jump

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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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Oleg Roschin (174012) added Fist of the North Star (NES) on May 23, 2004