Getsu Fūma Den
|Getsu Fūma Den|
Front cover of Getsu Fūma Den
|Genre(s)||Action role-playing game|
In the first year of the Demon Age (14672), a horrible demon named Dragon Master was revived by his minions in hell. To protect the peace of the overworld, the two eldest Fūma brothers fought the Dragon Master. Both were unable to defeat him and were killed, losing their legendary Hadouken ("wave swords"). To avenge their deaths, the last of the Fūma brothers vowed to slay the Dragon Master and retrieve the swords. The lead character, Getsu Fūma, is based on the real-life 16th century ninja Fūma Kotarō.
The player controls Fūma, who travels through the overworld on pre-determined paths, which often branch off, leading to shops, character areas, and dungeons. Once in a dungeon, which is usually marked on the map with a torii, the player can navigate Fūma through traditional platform action, jumping and attacking enemies with a sword or other weapons. There are also first-person dungeons later in the game. In these dungeons, the player can collect money and then use it to buy weapons and other accessories on the overworld.
- Although there has yet to be any remake or sequel done by Konami, Fūma has appeared as a playable character in both the Wai Wai World franchise and in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, the latter of which also included a stage based on this game.
- Gesshi Hanafuuma, a character based on Getsu Fūma Den, was featured in Konami's crossover shoot-em-up game Otomedius Excellent. A descendant of Getsu Fūma living on Earth in the 21st century, Gesshi appeared as a new student of St. Gradius High School.
- Getsu Fuhma is featured on a card in the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. His archenemy, Ryu Kokki ("the Dragon Master"), also has its own card.
- In Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu, there is an unlockable cameo involving a Castlevania and Getsu Fūma Den Stage called "Virtual Hell" in Circo Puerto Amusement Park.
- Fūma appeared as the wrestler, "The G Getsu Fūma" (The G・月風魔), in the 1996 Super Famicom wrestling game Jikkyō Power Pro Wrestling '96: Max Voltage.
- In the arcade music game Pop'n Music Sengoku Retsuden, Fūma appeared in the background animation for his song, "Go! Getsu Fuma". The song was listed under the genre, GETSUFUMA-DEN.