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Description

Chakan is a somewhat unorthodox platform game with its mix of relentless difficulty, spell crafting and dark themes. In the game you're controlling Chakan whose been cursed to not die. In order for him to rest in peace, he'll have to go through many levels of hack and slash platforming. The ultimate goal is defeat all the primary realms and achieve inner-peace.

Through your travels you have to defeat bosses in each of the four realms of air, water, fire and earth to proceed and acquire weapons that'll help you on progress in other realms. Chakan can acquire the mallet, scythe, grappling hook and axe along with his standard swords and depending on what weapons is equipped, different abilities are unlocked. Some weapons allows for double jumping for instance, while others can tear down walls.

Furthermore, the player is able to collect potions that can be used in alchemy. By pressing "Start" at any time, one can create various spells that enhance the character like higher jumping, putting fire on your blades or even invisibility. Some levels actually requires you to use specific spells to progress, forcing you to think outside the borders of a normal platform game. On top of all this, there's an imposed time limit on each level.

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Chakan Game Gear The area where portals lead to the actual levels
Chakan Genesis Dragonfly King in the Air dimension.
Chakan Game Gear Title screen
Chakan Genesis Intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "Chakan the Forever Man" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

The Forever Man lives.... Genesis MasterMegid (902)
The immortal game Genesis Cobra Blade (1040)

Critic Reviews

Ação Games Genesis Feb, 1993 4 out of 4 100
Joypad Genesis Feb, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Consoles Plus Genesis Feb, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Sega Pro (Germany) Genesis Apr, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Sega Force (UK) Genesis Apr, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Game Informer Magazine Game Gear Mar, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun Game Gear Apr, 1993 60 out of 100 60
neXGam Game Gear Dec 27, 2009 4.7 out of 10 47
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 15, 2006 D 25

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Trivia

Cancelled sequel

Development on a Dreamcast sequel by AndNow LLC was started in 1998. After a last mention about the game in October 2000, it was eventually cancelled, but never officially. Content from the unfinished game was taken and used in the Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2.

Comic

Chakan was originally from an obscure comic book. The game became so popular that more people recognize the game than the comic.

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