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Genpei Tōma Den (TurboGrafx-16)

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In the year 1192, the darkness of the Minamoto clan has come and is spreading across Japan. The country is being ravaged, and only one man of the lost Heike clan can return from the depths of hell to put a stop to it. His name is Taira no Kagekiyo.

Genpei Tōma Den is a conversion of the 1986 Namco coin-op. The story ostensibly revolves around the historical Genpei War from Japanese history, and involves Taira no Kagekiyo fighting the evil Minamoto no Yoritomo and the Minamoto clan across Japan.

The game features three modes of play: "side mode", a small-scale action platforming section; "big mode", a large-scale fighting section comparable to the Taito coin-op Gladiator; and "flat mode", an overhead-view section. In all three sections the goal is to destroy enemies, collect items, and reach the end before the life bar (represented by burning candles) runs out.

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Genpei Tōma Den TurboGrafx-16 Time to start the first level
Genpei Tōma Den TurboGrafx-16 I died
Genpei Tōma Den TurboGrafx-16 Intro
Genpei Tōma Den TurboGrafx-16 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "源平討魔伝" -- Japanese spelling

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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (55234) added Genpei Tōma Den (TurboGrafx-16) on Feb 28, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (5516) and Kabushi (119517)