American cover art
Phantom Fighter (霊幻道士 Reigen Dōshi) is a Beat 'em up video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 in Japan, and in April 1990 in the United States. The Japanese version is based on the 1985 film, Mr. Vampire (Reigen Dōshi being the Japanese title of the film).
As a kung-fu master, the player must fight through eight towns filled with kyonshi (Chinese vampires), each with a unique town boss, until the final confrontation with an evil witch. An infinite amount of continues are available to complete the game.
A small selection of items, and a large selection of fighting moves, could be used on the enemy. The game also included a hidden character that made the game much more difficult, a baby kyonshi or "conshi." Instead of keeping track of available items, the game's inventory screen tabulates all the possible items in the game.
Nintendo Power rated the North American version of Phantom Fighter with a score of 3 out of a possible 5 points. Allgame gave all versions of the game with a score of 3 out of 5 stars.
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