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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.


Phantom 2040 Genesis tip - avoid the flames
Phantom 2040 Genesis enemies- two sides to shoot, one on the edge
Phantom 2040 SNES Cut sequence
Phantom 2040 Game Gear Don't come closer to the gator.

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GamePro (US) Genesis Aug, 1995 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) SNES Jul, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Power Unlimited SNES Jan, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Genesis Jan, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Joypad SNES Dec, 1995 75 out of 100 75
GamePro (US) Game Gear Sep, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jun, 1995 27.5 out of 40 69
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Game Players SNES Aug, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1995 61 out of 100 61


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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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