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Keith Courage in Alpha Zones

a.k.a. 魔神英雄伝ワタル / Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru

published by Hudson Soft / NEC HE in 1988-08-30, developed by Advance Communication Company, running on PC Engine
type: platformer
genre: Manga, Fantasy
series: Mashin Hero Wataru
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn

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Personal review
The game is based on some rather unknown anime series. The US version titled 'Keith Courage in Alpha Zones' was the first pack-in game of the TG-16. Each stage is basically divided into two parts. The first one shows you walking from left to right, avoiding enemies, collecting coins etc. Your standard platform gameplay. Bad about this part that is that it is too slow. Completely in contrast to the second part. After finishing half of a stage you transform into some super robot and enter an underground complex. This part has lots more fast-paced action. But in the end the enemies lack variety and the stages are all too similar. Pretty average. And not a good choice for a pack-in game.

# 2013-08-29 11:31:57
Official description
Now the Battle is in Your Hands

You are Keith Courage. Struck by a giant meteor, the world has been invaded by strange creatures from another planet. Burrowing deep within the Earth's surface, the Planet of B.A.D. (Beastly Alien Dudes) seeks to take over the world. As a member of N.I.C.E. (Nations of International Citizens for Earth), your mission is to defeat B.A.D. and bring peace back to the world.

Armed only with a sword, you must first defeat the outpost guards. Then, enter the Underworld. Here you activate the awesome Nova Suit. A secret force left to you by your fallen father, you are half man, half mechanical monster. Nearly invincible, your sword cracks with the power of lightning, as you wreak havoc on the fearsome Dudes. Your goal is to reach the Robo Zone (the seventh Alpha Zone), headquarters of B.A.D. Succeed here and you will have won the game, recapturing the Earth and restoring humanity's place in the universe. You have help along the way. Four friends offer you advice, swords, bombs, and extra lives. Collect the stolen riches left behind by the invaders and buy your way out of trouble with money.
# 2017-04-01 10:02:56 - official description
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