Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken

aka: Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure!
Moby ID: 38632

Description

An ancient evil has resurfaced after being sealed underground for thousands of years. The peaceful island, Usontō, has been split into seven pieces, and it's up to our hero, Hat, and his friends to restore the island and defeat the evil king!

Based on the 1989 TV anime Magical Hat, produced by Studio Pierrot and based on the original manga by Yōji Katakura, Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibōken (Magical Hat's Flying Turbo! Adventure) is an action platform game not unlike the Master System classic Psycho Fox. You play as the titular Hat, jumping on and punching enemies, grabbing items from statues, and fighting a boss at the end of each world. In each stage, you can find your robot-egg friend Robegg hidden somewhere, who will help you out by acting as a projectile and a shield.

There are a wide range of different power-up items that can be obtained in the game, which will do things like give you temporary invincibility, freeze all the enemies for a short time, give you an extra-high jump, or even call in air support from a helicopter. At the end of each stage, you can play a game of chance to win extra items and lives.

A heavily modified version of the game was released outside of Japan as DEcapAttack. The graphics, sound, story, and many of the stages were changed.

Spellings

  • まじかるハットのぶっとびターボ!大冒険 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Genesis version)

9 People

Producer
  • Sugea The Monster
Programmer
  • Doctor Suzuki
  • K. Iwa
  • Nabe-chan
Character Designer
Map Designer
Sound Composer
Director
  • Credit Company

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 82% (based on 3 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 1 ratings)

My thoughts in a nutshell

The Good
The bosses - Not too easy, not too hard.

The controls - Ducking on a slope, jumping on an enemies head, "gliding".

Power ups - Killing enemies on screen, shield, jumping higher, longer punch, turning into a helicopter or a submarine, turning into a mechanical ape which makes you invincible to boss attacks and have amazing firepower (though the controls are a lot more sluggish) what more could you want?!

The Bad
One hit from an enemy and you either lose your egg-buddy or you die. Simple as.

The Bottom Line
Well there's a reason this game was never released in English as it is. The power ups are all pills and medicines. Political correctness won't allow drugs to be glorified, which is a shame because this is an amazing game!

Genesis · by Mike Boxall (1) · 2009

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Game added January 9, 2009. Last modified January 25, 2024.