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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 Reached a door
Chakan Game Gear Hit detection's not the best
Chakan Genesis Demo gameplay
Chakan Genesis The earth realm, Spider Level. No one will blame you for hating it.

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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 (993)

Critic Reviews

Supersonic Genesis Feb, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Player One Genesis Feb, 1993 84 out of 100 84
GameFan Magazine Genesis Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis May, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Apr, 1993 3.875 out of 5 78
Sega Pro (Germany) Genesis Apr, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Sega Power Game Gear Dec, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1993 48 out of 100 48
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 the game than the comic.

Information also contributed by Dracula_Marth

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