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Last Battle (Mega-Tech)


Last Battle - Legend of the Final Hero (c) 1989 Sega.


- TECHNICAL -


Sega Mega-Tech hardware

Game ID : Mega-Tech No. 20


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7.670442 Mhz), (2x) Z80 (@ 3.57954 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3438 (@ 7.670442 Mhz), (2x) SN76496 (@ 3.57954 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 416 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 96


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


- TRIVIA -


This game is known in Japan as "Hokuto no Ken - Shinseiki Matsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu" (translates from Japanese as 'Fist of the North Star - Waiting For The Savior of the New Century').


This game is based on the manga 'Hokuto no Ken' by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara. 'Hokuto' is the Japanese word for the constellation known in the west as 'The Big Dipper'. This is why the main character, Kenshirou, has seven scars in the shape of the big dipper on his chest, not just one scar representing the north star.


- UPDATES -


Changes from Japanese version :

* Blood removed, Enemies now just fly off screen instead of exploding.

* All characters are recolored.

* Characters were all given stupid names. Kenshirou became Aarzak, Bat became Max, Lin became Alyssa, etc.

* Chapter titles removed.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Continue : When you lose your last life and the word 'Legend of the Final Hero' appear, hold A+B+C and then press Start to continue on the stage that you died on.


- SERIES -


1. Hokuto no Ken (NEC PC-8801 computer)

2. Hokuto no Ken (Sega Mark III) (bastardized version, "Black Belt", released outside Japan in 1986 for Sega Master System)

3. Shin Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu : Hokuto no Ken (Sega Mega Drive) (bastardized version, "Last Battle - Legend of the Final Hero", released for Sega Genesis in 1989)

4. Hokuto no Ken (1986, Nintendo Famicom)

5. Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu : Hokuto no Ken 2 (1987, Nintendo Famicom) (Released in USA as "Fist of the North Star" for NES)

6. Shin Seiki Souzou - Seiken Retsuden : Hokuto no Ken 3 (1989, Nintendo Famicom)

7. Hokuto no Ken : Seizetsu Juuban Shoubu (Gameboy, 1989) (Released in USA as "Fist of the North Star : 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe" in 1990)

8. Hokuto no Ken 4 : Shichisei Haken Den - Hokuto Shinken no Kanata he (1991, Nintendo Famicom)

9. Hokuto no Ken 5 : Tenma Ryuusei Den - Ai * Zetsushou (1992, Super Famicom)

10. Hokuto no Ken 6 : Gekitou Denshou Ken * Haou he no Michi (Super Famicom, 1992)

11. Hokuto no Ken 7 : Seiken Retsuden - Denshousha he no Michi (Super Famicom, 1993)

12. Hokuto no Ken (Sega Saturn 1995, Sony Playstation 1996) Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu : Hokuto no Ken (Sony Playstation, 2000)

13. Typing Ougi Hokuto no Ken Gekiuchi (Windows / Mac, 1999)

14. Typing Ougi Hokuto no Ken Gekiuchi SE (Windows / Mac, 1999)

15. Typing Haou Hokuto no Ken Gekiuchi 2 (Windows / Mac, 2000)

16. Punch Mania : Hokuto no Ken (2000)

17. Punch Mania : Hokuto no Ken 2 - Gekitou Shura no Kuni Hen (2000)

18. Hokuto no Ken Gekiuchi Zero (Windows / Mac, 2001)

19. Hokuto no Ken Gekiuchi 3 (Windows / Mac, 2003)

20. Taisen Kakutou Puzzle Game: Hokuto de BON!! (Windows 95/98, 2000) (unlicenced use of Hokuto no Ken characters)

21. Sega Ages 2500 Series : Hokuto no Ken (Playstation 2, 2003)