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Chakan
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action[2]






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.99[3] 1047
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[5][6] 1047
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1047
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 119.95[7] 1047
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1047
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 044030



Sega Game Gear
US
2414
Sega Game Gear
EU
2414
Sega Game Gear
PT
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99 2414

Chakan is an action game by Extended Play (not to be confused with Extended Play Productions) and Sega for the Sega Mega Drive and by Sega for the Sega Game Gear based on a comic book series by Robert A. Kraus[11].

A Sega Mega-CD version was reportedly in development at one stage.

Story

Chakan is a warrior so proud of himself he challenged Death to a duel. He won, and was cursed with life eternal until he clears all the evil of the world.

Gameplay

C/2 jumps. B/1 attacks. There is an overworld with four portals to worlds (levels) to clear; if you lose all your health in one, you get taken back here with no lives penalty (as there is no way to "lose all your lives" given the premise). Each port has somewhat different levels.

The game loops infinitely after the ending screen and the game ends in a way that does not provide closure, regardless of the chosen difficulty level.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Thanks for Playing and Look for the Further Adventures of Chakan in R.A.K. Graphics Comics.
© MCMLXLII Sega of America, Inc.
Source: In-game credits


Source: US manual[12]

Game Gear version

Thanks for Playing and Look for the Further Ventures of Chakan in R.A.K. Graphics Comics.
Source: In-game credits


Source: US manual[13]

Uncredited

Magazine articles

Main article: Chakan/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

MegaForce ES 08.pdfMegaForce ES 08.pdf

PDF
Mega Drive print advert in Mega Force (ES) #8: "Diciembre 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
[[:File:No resultsMegaForce ES 08.pdf|File missing.]]
Game Gear print advert in Micromanía (ES)No results # ()
also published in:

MegaForce ES 12.pdfMegaForce ES 12.pdf

PDF
Game Gear print advert in Mega Force (ES) #12: "Abril 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

Artwork

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88 [16]
79 [5]
84 [17]
80 [18]
78 [19]
46 [20]
91 [21]
88 №6, p60-61
84 [22]
88 №1, p65
73 №15, p42-44
84 [23]
83 №41, p46-47
76 №17, p56-57
76 №18, p64
88 №4, p14-15
62 [24]
87 [25]
Sega Mega Drive
80
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Chakan MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Chakan md us cart.jpg
Cart
Chakan MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Chakan MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Chakan MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Chakan MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
Chakan MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Chakan MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Chakan md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, FR

Chakan MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, CA

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80
83 [26]
79 [27]
93 [28]
92 [29]
84 [30]
67 №44, p36-37
90 №18, p48
69 [31]
Sega Game Gear
82
Based on
9 reviews

Game Gear, US
Chakan GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngChakan GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Chakan GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Chakan GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
Chakan GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngChakan GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Chakan GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, PT
Chakan GG PT Box Front.jpg
Cover
Chakan GG US Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 046a48de
MD5 8844a97b65994de94cf398cf4a3217c3
SHA-1 7eae088f0b15e4bcd9a6a38849df5a20446be548
1MB 1992-10 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 DFC7ADC8
MD5 096E525C29AF9F5A0A0DDD8B67DD8FBF
SHA-1 BDB82464147EF20792162CFF7922824D4DEE0DC1
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Interview:Paul_Hutchinson
  2. File:Chakan GG EU Box Back.jpg
  3. GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 50
  4. GamePro, "September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 29
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-15), page 18
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Power, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-04), page 15
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sega Pro, "April 1993" (DE; 1993-03-26), page 49
  8. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 89
  9. 9.0 9.1 GamesMaster, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 14
  10. Computer & Video Games, "June 1993 (Go! Issue 20)" (UK; 1993-05-15), page 22
  11. Sega Visions, "June/July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 82
  12. File:Chakan MD US Manual.pdf, page 18
  13. File:Chakan GG US Manual.pdf, page 2
  14. Todo Sega, "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-03-15), page 3
  15. Hobby Consolas, "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 10
  16. Consoles +, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 80-81 (80)
  17. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 30
  18. Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1993-09-10), page 36
  19. GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 46 (50)
  20. GamesMaster, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 76
  21. Joypad, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 108-109 (108)
  22. Mega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-18), page 34-35 (34)
  23. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 58-61 (58)
  24. Sega Force, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-04), page 36-37 (36)
  25. Supersonic, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 12
  26. Computer & Video Games, "June 1993 (Go! Issue 20)" (UK; 1993-05-15), page 22-23 (22)
  27. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 165
  28. Joypad, "Janvier 1993" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 146
  29. Joystick, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 194
  30. Player One, "Mai/Juin 1993" (FR; 1993-05-10), page 82-83 (76)
  31. Sega Force, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 42


Chakan
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