Kendo Rage

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Kendo Rage
Kendo rage.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s)Affect
Publisher(s)
Producer(s)Tom Shizuma
Composer(s)Takahiro Wakuta
Platform(s)Super NES/Famicom
Release
  • NA: October 1993
  • JP: January 22, 1993
Genre(s)Action game, platformer
Mode(s)Single-player

Kendo Rage, known in Japan as Makeruna! Makendō (負けるな!魔剣道, "Do Not Lose! Kendo Magic"), is an action video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom by Datam Polystar. Seta U.S.A. published the English version.

Gameplay[edit]

It is a 2D action side scrolling game.

Plot[edit]

The original Japanese version of the game stars a girl named Mai Tsurugino (剣野 舞, Tsurugino Mai). A spirit detective named Doro (ドロ) finds Mai and asks her to help him attack monsters.

In the English-language version of the game, an American girl named Josephine "Jo" goes to Japan to attend a summer kendo school. Her personal trainer, Osaki "Bob" Yoritomo, asks her to fight monsters on the way to school.

Release[edit]

Makeruna! Makendō was released for the Super Famicom on January 22, 1993.[1] An OVA series, Makeruna! Makendo, closely follows the original Japanese version of the game, featuring both Mai and her younger sister Hikari (the main character from the second game).[citation needed]

It was released in North America as Kendo Rage in October 1993 and published by Seta U.S.A..[2]

A fighting game follow-up titled Makeruna! Makendō 2: Kimero Youkai Souri was released for the Super Famicom and PlayStation.[3][4] A role-playing video game titled Makeruna! Makendō Z was released for the PC-FX.[5]

Reception[edit]

Famitsu gave the game a score of 24 out of 40.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "負けるな!魔剣道 [スーパーファミコン] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  2. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  3. ^ "負けるな!魔剣道2 決めろ!妖怪総理大臣 [スーパーファミコン] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  4. ^ "負けるな!魔剣道2 [PS] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-24. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  5. ^ "負けるな!魔剣道Z [PC-FX] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Retrieved 2018-08-19.