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Hokuto no Ken (PC-88)

Hokuto no Ken PC-88 What an unspectacular title screen...


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Hokuto no Ken is based on the manga series Fist of the North Star. The story focuses on Kenshiro, a young martial artist proficient in the deadly technique known as Hokuto Shinken, which he uses to protect innocents against malevolent fighters populating a post-apocalyptic world. The game's plot follows the initial story arc of the manga, as Kenshiro and Bat are trying to locate Kenshiro's old rival Shin.

This incarnation of the series is a Japanese-style adventure, with still screens representing locations and menu-based interaction with the environment. The verb menu is the same for all screens, comprising eleven commands. The player advances the story by exploring locations and trying out all the commands, combining some of them with objects. The game also includes a few fight sequences, during which the player has to aim a specific body part and charge a punch to inflict damage to the enemy.


Hokuto no Ken PC-88 Stop it, punk!
Hokuto no Ken PC-88 Ken's memories...
Hokuto no Ken PC-88 That's a lot of... old cars
Hokuto no Ken PC-88 ...which turns into the real one!

Alternate Titles

  • "北斗の拳" -- Japanese spelling

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Cor 13 (174226) added Hokuto no Ken (PC-88) on Jul 30, 2011
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