Low G Man: The Low Gravity Man

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Low G Man: The Low Gravity Man
Low G Man NES US box.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s) KID
Publisher(s) Taxan
Producer(s) Kuniharu Hosoda
Shōji Takagi
Designer(s) Ken Lobb
Programmer(s) Norihisa Kawamoto
Shinobu Yagawa
Composer(s) Nobuyuki Shioda
Norio Nakagata
Ryota Musha
Platform(s) NES
Release
  • NA: September 1990
  • EU: 1991
Genre(s) Action
Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

Low G Man: The Low Gravity Man (or simply Low G Man) is a futuristic action video game developed by KID for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game includes a password feature for players to restore their progress after receiving a game over screen.

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This video game was unusual for a science fiction game in that rather than the usual laser gun weapon, the player had a freeze ray that did no damage to enemies; once they were frozen, the player had to stab them from the top or bottom with an extending spear. Other weapons included fireballs, boomerangs, 'force-waves,' and bombs. The name of the game derives from the protagonist's high-powered jumping, which at its maximum power reaches three screen-heights; this allows the player to kill enemies without freezing them, which generated more power-ups. The plot was a typical alien invasion scenario, in which evil aliens took over a robot-manufacturing planet.

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