Akira (video game)

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Akira
Akira famicom box.jpg
Family Computer cover art of Akira
Developer(s) Taito Corporation
Platform(s) Family Computer
Release
  • JP: December 24, 1988
Genre(s) Adventure, visual novel
Mode(s) Single-player

Akira (アキラ) is a 1988 adventure game 1988 by Taito for the Famicom console exclusively in Japan.[1] It is based on Akira, the 1988 animated film version of Katsuhiro Otomo's manga, Akira.

Story[edit]

The player takes the role of Kaneda, who begins the game when his motorcycle gang is taken into police custody after the abduction of their friend Tetsuo by the military.

Development[edit]

The game was developed by the Taito Corporation.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Progress in the game is made by selecting actions from a list. The current location is depicted in a static image, often redrawn from the movie. Progress can be recorded with the help of passwords.

Release[edit]

The game was released in Japan on December 24, 1988.[1] It was released only 5 months after the film.[3] The release coincided with the height of the popularity of Akira series.[4]

Reception[edit]

Akira was given a poor total score of 17 out of 40 from the panel of four reviewers of Famicom Tsūshin magazine.[5][1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "アキラ [ファミコン]". Famitsu. Enterbrain Inc. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  2. ^ "Why Hasn't There Ever Been a Great 'Akira' Video Game?". Waypoint. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  3. ^ "Famicom Family Basic | Retro Gamer". Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  4. ^ "I Want An Akira Video Game". Game Informer. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  5. ^ "Cross Review". Famicom Tsūshin (in Japanese). Enterbrain, Tokuma (65): 19. 6 January 1989.

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