Last Battle (1989)
"Hokuto no Kobushi" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  14 August 1989 (USA)
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A very simple side-scrolling beat-em-up set in a world ravaged world.


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All is not well with the world! A great war had devastated the land and a nefarious power had established an empire where the good people were treated like slaves. But there is hope. The mighty Aarzak and his two companions, Alyssa and Max, have banded together to reclaim their homeland. Using the secret martial art of Jet-Kwon-Do, Aarzak goes to battle against the Duke, master of Tae-Kung-Fu. In the end Aarzak was victorious and peace reigned in the land. However, before the battle was over, Gromm, Gross and Garokk, the three strongest and most evil warriors escaped. For 3 years the trio plotted to get back in power. One day, they staged a surprise attack on the capital city. Alyssa was captured and taken to the land of the unknown. Aarzak followed the trail of Alyssa's captors to the ultimate savage land, where he prepared to fight the 3 seemingly invincible foes. After a fierce battle, Aarzak was able to defeat Gromm. However, in the midst of the fight Alyssa was taken by her ... Written by Shawn Watson

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14 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Hokuto No Ken  »

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Really, really bad
21 June 2005 | by (The Underverse) – See all my reviews

This video game was based on the highly popular Manga movie Fist of the North Star. Bizarre then when you consider how terrible it is. I've no idea why they didn't just call it Fist of the North Star instead of Last Battle. Perhaps they wanted to fool people into believing they were buying Final Fight (a much better game). Tho that's still not a good enough reason for this to be so terrible.

It was a side-scrolling beat-em-up (one of my fave genres on the Genesis) but the character you played took up 90% of the screen height and walked like he had something stuck up you know where. And you didn't exactly 'beat' people up either. They just flew off the screen the second you touched them. All rather unspectacularly I must say.

It was impossible to get past level three. The end of level boss was just too hard. (Level two boss was a short green fat guy that you touch once and he cracked like an egg !?) And the music? Don't get me started on the music. It was surely the most laughable aspect of the game. I still know it off by heart. Hard really to forget it considering it was only one 'cue' played over and over. Did I really play the game that much? Sega could have made this very cool but it was a very quickly made and very cheap cash-in on a cult anime movie. And if you care (and if you still have a genesis with this game) press ABC and START on the title screen for a level select cheat (only the levels you have already completed tho). They couldn't even make the cheats cool!

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