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Format: Super Famicom
From: Bandai
Year of Release: 1993
Onscreen Language: Japanese

Mazinger Z


A scrolling beat-em-up.

The title animation is enjoyable and the music is very close to the show (but a little sparse by SNES standards). The intro is well animated and sets the story for the game. The gameplay is right-to-left scrolling beat-em-up action. Mazinger has the genre standard moves; punch, combo, throw etc at his disposal as well as a variety of weapons and the ability to fire off his arms at the baddies.

The actual in game graphics come as a bit of a blow after the well made intro. They are sparse with small sprites and dull backgrounds. The gameplay itself is rather tough with no continues at least for the first level.

All in all not a bad game, fun for Mazinger Z fans in particular, but rather hard going.

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