North American cover art of Psycho Fox
|Genre(s)||2D action Platformer|
In Psycho Fox, an evil god named Madfox Daimyojin has corrupted the land. The people want him gone, so they send a hero named Psycho Fox, to get rid of the evil god.
The player takes control of Psycho Fox in this side-scrolling video game. Psycho Fox must get from the left-hand side of the level to the right-hand side of the level. However, there are many enemies in the way. He can use a Shinto stick to change into other characters/animals, namely a hippopotamus, a monkey or a tiger, each of which has its own special ability. The hippopotamus is slow and cannot jump very high, but can punch through special destructible blocks in the game world. The monkey can jump higher than the other creatures and the tiger can run faster. Psycho also has an ally named Birdfly, who can be used as armor or as a boomerang. If Psycho is hit while carrying Birdfly, Birdfly goes away and the player does not lose a life.
In Brazil, Tectoy released the game as Sapo Xulé: Os Invasores do Brejo (translated as "Xulé Frog: Invaders of the Swamp"), in which Psycho Fox and his friends were replaced by Sapo Xulé (a Brazilian comic frog character), a pig, a turtle and a mouse.
A spiritual successor was released on the Sega Mega Drive in Japan with a new set of characters and a new setting called Magical Hat Flying Turbo Adventure. The version of the game released outside Japan was given a facelift and retitled DecapAttack.
- DecapAttack – The spiritual successor to Psycho Fox for the Sega Mega Drive.
- Kid Kool – Vic Tokai's Nintendo Entertainment System equivalent of Psycho Fox