Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes

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Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes (仮面ライダー クライマックスヒーローズ Kamen Raidā Kuraimakkusu Hīrōzu?, Masked Rider: Climax Heroes) is a Bandai Namco and Eighting PlayStation 2 video game featuring the protagonists of the Heisei Kamen Rider Series (2000–present). It is the first Kamen Rider fighting game to be released onto the PlayStation 2 since Kamen Rider Kabuto. The game was released as part of the 10th anniversary of the Heisei Kamen Rider Series by Toei, TV Asahi, Ishimori Productions, and Bandai.[1] The game spawned several updates (including ones with Kamen Riders from the Showa era) for the Wii and PlayStation Portable consoles as well as an American version for the Wii based on Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight.

Climax Heroes[edit]

Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes
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Climax Heroes cover for the PS2.
Developer(s) Eighting
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Series Kamen Rider Series
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • JP August 6, 2009
Genre(s) Fighting game
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Gameplay[edit]

Combat in the game operates on a basic three-button system, encompassing Weak Attack, Strong Attack, and Special Attacks (such as the various Rider Kicks). In addition to this, many Riders have the ability to perform a Form Change once the Rider Gauge at the bottom of the screen fills, whether by dealing or receiving damage or by charging the meter. Form Change can be used as a counter or to extend combos. A number of Riders also have the ability to summon Strikers, such as Ryuki's Contract Monster Dragredder or Den-O's DenLiner. Also, each Rider has a unique finisher called Rider Finale. This attack can only be activated when the Rider Gauge is full and press the R2 button.

Decade Mode[edit]

In Decade Mode, the player follows Tsukasa Kadoya's journey through the nine Heisei Kamen Rider worlds as Kamen Rider Decade, fighting the other Riders and attempting to prevent the destruction of the worlds. Decade Mode differs from standard gameplay in that Decade's Form Change and Special Attacks are customizable with KamenRide Cards and Final FormRide Cards earned as the player progresses. The missions in the mode are divided by three levels, with the easiest missions can be played in Level 1 while the hardest can be found in Level 3. Level 2 and 3 can be unlocked as the player progress in Level 1.

Climax Heroes W[edit]

Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes W
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Climax Heroes W cover for the Wii
Developer(s) Eighting
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Series Kamen Rider Series
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • JP December 3, 2009
Genre(s) Fighting game
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

A version for the Nintendo Wii console titled Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes W (仮面ライダー クライマックスヒーローズW(ダブル) Kamen Raidā Kuraimakkusu Hīrōzu Daburu?) was announced in the October 8, 2009, issue of Weekly Famitsu for a December 3, 2009, release.[2] It features Kamen Rider Double from Kamen Rider W, which premiered after the release of the original Climax Heroes, as a playable character, as well as various kaijin such as Worms and Dopants. Although a reading for the letter "W" in the title is not given, it refers both to the new series W and the Wii platform for the game. In addition to all of the playable characters from the original PS2 version, more playable characters were introduced.

Climax Heroes OOO[edit]

Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes OOO
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Climax Heroes OOO cover for the PSP
Developer(s) Eighting
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Series Kamen Rider Series
Platform(s) PSP
Wii
Release date(s)
  • JP December 2, 2010
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes OOO (仮面ライダー クライマックスヒーローズ オーズ Kamen Raidā Kuraimakkusu Hīrōzu Ōzu?) was announced by Famitsu on August 9, 2010, released on both the PlayStation Portable and Wii on December 2, 2010. These versions of the games introduce Kamen Rider OOO of Kamen Rider OOO as a playable character, as well as Kamen Rider Accel from Kamen Rider W, the remaining Riders from Kamen Rider Ryuki, several other Riders, and the most powerful forms of all of the previous Heisei Riders as playable characters rather than aspects of the base forms' finishing attack. Dark Decade is not available as a playable character in OOO.[3] The PSP version has a custom soundtrack feature. It also features more characters.

Ragnarok Mode is based on "Mirror World" from the Wii version of Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, but this game has extra stages and monsters.

Climax Heroes Fourze[edit]

Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes Fourze
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Climax Heroes Fourze cover for the Wii
Developer(s) Eighting
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Series Kamen Rider Series
Platform(s) PSP
Wii
Release date(s)
  • JP December 1, 2011
Genre(s) Fighting game
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes Fourze (仮面ライダー クライマックスヒーローズ フォーゼ Kamen Raidā Kuraimakkusu Hīrōzu Fōze?) is set for release on both the PlayStation Portable and Wii December 1, 2011. These versions of the games introduce Kamen Rider Fourze of Kamen Rider Fourze as a playable character, as well as the Showa Era Kamen Riders to commemorate the 40th anniversary. Some new gameplay options will also be added such as tag-team battle. Auto Vajin and WCAX are not returning as playable, although Auto Vajin still appears as only Faiz's Striker. A number of characters also have their sound effects improved from the previous installments of the series. Ragnarok Mode returns as Heroes Mode and has new stages and monsters. More characters were introduced in Fourze.

Super Climax Heroes[edit]

Kamen Rider: Super Climax Heroes
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Super Climax Heroes cover for the Wii
Developer(s) Eighting
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Series Kamen Rider Series
Platform(s) PSP
Wii
Release date(s)
  • JP November 29, 2012
Genre(s) Fighting game
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Kamen Rider: Super Climax Heroes (仮面ライダー 超クライマックスヒーローズ Kamen Raidā Sūpā Kuraimakkusu Hīrōzu?) was released on November 29, 2012 for PlayStation Portable and Wii, with the addition of Kamen Rider Wizard as a new character, as well as Kamen Rider Meteor from Kamen Rider Fourze, and other secondary Riders (such as Gills, Chalice and Sasword) from other series. The game features a free run mode and a new control system. A Rider Art System, which are moves or skills that should be based on recreating scenes from the TV series.Rider Arts varies from riders to riders, are introduced.

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