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As a member of N.I.C.E. (Nations for International Citizens of Earth), Keith Courage takes up the fight against the aliens of B.A.D. (Bad Alien Dudes) through seven levels in this side-scrolling action platformer.

As Keith Courage makes his way through the various zones, he attacks various forms of enemies in order to gain coins. The coins can be used in the shops for various power-ups, equipment, and other helpful items.

When he makes it to a certain point in each level, Keith Courage is given access to the Nova Suit, an armored suit with a powerful sword that is used to dispatch the end bosses of each level in the Underworld. Once Keith Courage defeats the boss, the returns to the Overworld sans armor to complete the next set of challenges.


Keith Courage in Alpha Zones TurboGrafx-16 Robo Zone
Keith Courage in Alpha Zones TurboGrafx-16 Get some gold to buy weapons, bolt bombs, and extra health
Keith Courage in Alpha Zones TurboGrafx-16 Magic Zone - Underworld
Keith Courage in Alpha Zones TurboGrafx-16 Transformed into your Nova Suit

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Alternate Titles

  • "魔神英雄伝ワタル" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Mashin Eiyūden Wataru" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

The best TG-16 game? N.A.C. (Not A Chance) Katakis | カタキス (42051) unrated

Critic Reviews

IGN Sep 03, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 6.4 out of 12 53 Dec 18, 2019 5 out of 10 50
The Game Hoard Feb 11, 2018 3 out of 7 43
All Game Guide 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Video Game Den Feb 14, 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Random Access May 09, 2013 4 out of 10 40
Netjak Apr 02, 2008 3.4 out of 10 34
The Video Game Critic Apr 04, 2004 D- 16


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Release history

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones was the original "pack-in" game for the TurboGrafx-16 console in the U.S.A. A copy of the game was included in the package when you bought a new system.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Guy Chapman (1997) added Keith Courage in Alpha Zones (TurboGrafx-16) on Jan 29, 2005