Forgotten Old Games – Kabuki Quantum Fighter

Hi! I´m Danilo and, for now on, I’ll write every Wednesday about obscure or forgotten old games.
This week I´ll write about KABUKI QUANTUM FIGHTER, a action platform game for one of my favorites 8 bit console of all time, Nintendo Entertainment System!

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Kabuki Quantum Fighter was a game about aliens, martial arts, super powers, cyberspace and… Kabuki actors… Who cares about the story!? … ok ok [I’ll resume it anyway]!
A militar computer is taken by some kind of alien computer virus that spreads into the cyber space and take control of all human nuclear weapons. When the apocalypse it´s about to begin, a group of military take an action.

They plan to put one of their soldiers (Scott O´Conner) into a machine that can convert human mind to raw binary data making possible to take a human to the cyberspace. When they transfer starts, colonel Scott becomes a Kabuki Fighter! What the..!?

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According to the game, Scott was converted in a kabuki fighter because one of his ancestors was a kabuki actor…
Ok, I’ll not gonna argue that.

Now let´s talk about the game itself. Kabuki is one of those games that make a gamer use a lot of his abilities.

There´s a lot of fast action situations, but not in a Ninja Gaiden way, in which if a enemy touches you you´ll be problably thrown form a platform to an abiss. Instead the enemies try to drain your HP at any cost, so when you reach a boss battle, you´ll be in a f. serious situation…

Hopefully, there´s a ability that you can exchange power chips for HP during the boss fights, so if you´re almost dead but have enough power chips, you can turn this situation at your favor.

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In every stage end, you gain a new special abilitie and those special abilities uses power chips to be actived.It´s like the hearts in castlevania and your main weapon is… YOUR HAIR! Oh yeah dude, what can be more badass than this!? This guy is so freak´n strong that even his hair can beat your ass out!

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Graphically, Kabuki can be considered an average game. The main character animations are awesome, specially the hair attack animation. The backgrounds deserve a spotlight for their animated details, like biomechanical stuff pulsing. Looks like one of those classic japanese cyberpunk animes from the 80s!

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The Sound effects and musics are awesome, one of my favorite musics is the one in stage 2. It´s freaking misterious and epic at the same time, I cannot describe that with words, listen by yourself!

Kabuki was a great action game from the past, and deserve to be remembered as an action classic!

So go there dude! Take your powerfull red hair and go kick some alien asses!

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