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Sengoku
Sengoku Icon
Developer(s) SNK

Data East (Super Famicom)

Publisher(s) SNK

Data East (Super Famciom)

Hamster (Switch)

Platform(s) Arcade platform icon Super Famicom platform icon Virtual Console (Wii) platform icon Nintendo Switch platform icon
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Rating(s)
ESRB 

05ESRB - T 

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Sengoku is a side scrolling beat-'em-up game produced by SNK. It is the first game of the Sengoku series and was released in arcades on February 12, 1991.

Gameplay

The game follows standard elements of the genre: different types of enemies (most of which make references to Japanese mythology) come from off-screen and the player must use their attacks to fend them off. The controls are also rather simple with a pretty straight forward combat system with one button for attacks and one for jumping. The player palettes include a black haired man (player 1) and a blond cowboy (player 2).

What made this game unique was the extra implements added to the gaming genre. While the game is composed of five lengthy levels, players will be teleported at random times to an alternate dimension that resembles ancient Japan. There, players will face alternate enemies or bosses to save the victimized souls of the townsfolk. Saving them grants the player extra power ups, such as the ability to unleash waves of energy or a more powerful weapon.

Plot

"400 years ago, a powerful warlord with plans to conquer the world set forth on his evil mission by attacking entire towns and villages and terrorizing them beyond belief. Anyone who stood in his path of destruction was met by such brutal attacks that death was their only escape. Then two Samurai warriors joined forces to stop the wicked warlord. After many fierce battles they finally defeated him. But before he died he uttered his final words.... 'I shall return in 400 years and this time I will return with another madman and we will rule the world!'

400 years have passed and the prophecy has come true. Only You and another warrior of great strength and skill can stand up to the returned warlord and save the world. Good Luck! We're counting on you!"

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