Forgotten Old Games – Choujin Sentai Jetman
Hi to everyone it´s me again Danilo with a brand new old game!
Ok first of all I´m gonna give to you guys a little background about this one.
Between 1991 and 1994 there was an invasion of Japanese super heroes series in Brazil, almost every kid in that time was a huuuuge fan of those live action super heroes.
I remember that when I was a kid I spend all afternoon playing NES and watching a lot of these series and most of those Japanese series was about “super sentais” or super squadrons like Power Rangers.
So there was a Japanese NES game about a super sentai serie called Choujin Sentai Jetman and because of that, this game was very popular between the kids in that time. (If you read my NES clones article you´ll probably know that was really easy for Brazilians to own a pirate copy of a Japanese game.)
Choujin Sentai Jetman is an awesome platform game that has lots of nice touches.
Basically when you start the game you can choose between five areas, when you pick one of it you have to choose your character.
There´s five characters avaible:
Red Hawk -> main weapon is a sword
Black Condor -> main weapon is a sword
White Swan -> main weapon is a laser pistol
Blue Swallow -> main weapon is a laser pistol
Yellow Owl -> main weapon is his fists
So as you can see those guys has different types of weapons like in Power Rangers for SNES.
Now with your hero selected you start the stage but if your hero dies you have to go back to the character select screen and choose another one.
When all the heroes die you´ll sent to a Game Over screen with a continue option, like in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
At the end of each area there´s a boss waiting for you but these bosses are giant monsters so what you gonna do!?
Easy, call the rest of your team and form a giant robot like Megazord! Fuck Yeah!
In these boss fights the gameplay changes to something like a fighting game with two energy bars one for your robot and another for the giant monster.
After you beat the boss there´s a cool scene with the giant robot finishing the boss with a super beam attack.
At the end of the five areas the area 6 appears as the final stage, something very similar to Willy´s fortress in Megaman.
As you guys can see the gameplay is very rich with a bunch of good ideas that fits perfectly the game´s tematic.
Graphics are fairly good with some good stuff like the cut scene that shows before every boss fight or the fluid aspect of the animations.
Music and sound are good too and some area themes are very memorable.
So if you´re looking a nice platform action game for NES take my word that Choujin Sentai Jetman is very addicting.