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Phantom 2040

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Gear
...
5.0
Genesis
...
3.7
SNES
72
3.6
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Description

The cartoon mini-series: Phantom 2040, right here. It is the aforementioned year, 2040, and the city of Metropia is in total chaos.

Crime, smuggling and terrorism are escalating. The debase company, Maximum Inc., has invented biotechnology that is threatening to mess about with nature - causing animal extinction and ecosystem adulteration. Evil company owner, Rebicca Madison, would like to rule Metropia and the world.

In comes Kit Walker, the 24th Phantom, following the proud but secret footsteps of his ancestors. This 18 year old has to fight his way to get things right, or end trying.

The game has many twist and turns in its plot, and a multitude of endings.

Screenshots

Phantom 2040 Genesis enemies- two sides to shoot, one on the edge
Phantom 2040 Genesis metal torso
Phantom 2040 SNES The city map
Phantom 2040 SNES Title Screen

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) SNES Jul, 1995 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) Genesis Aug, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus Genesis Dec, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Consoles Plus SNES Dec, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 24, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Joypad SNES Dec, 1995 75 out of 100 75
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1995 2.75 out of 6 65
Game Players SNES Aug, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Jul, 1995 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

"Phantom 2040" is based on the cartoon series of the same name, which was an early Batman Beyond-like adaptation of the classic Phantom character set in the future.

Created by the legendary Lee Falk and first appearing in february 17th, 1936, The Phantom started his many adventures to rid the world from piracy and evildoers following the footsteps of his ancient lineage as the 21st "Walking Phantom" in the world. In practically no time Falk's newest creation rose to world fame under the King Features Syndicate banner, which placed it in tons of newspapers around the world (Falk was already a major-league player from his earlier success: Mandrake the Magician, and thus commanded true star treatment from his publishers) and remains to this day a well-known classic of comic book history.

The character also made the leap out of the comic books many times, with a collection of 15 serials in 1943 from Columbia Pictures, an animated series in 1986 (along Flash Gordon and Mandrake) as well as a motion picture starring Billy Zane in 1996 by Paramount (besides the aforementioned Phantom 2040 animated series which had the particularity of being helmed by Peter Chung of Aeon Flux fame). So far this is the only videogame adaptation of the long-running franchise.
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