Gouketsuji Ichizoku

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Gouketsuji Ichizoku
Publisher: Atlus
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Peripherals supported: Six button pad
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥9,800 T-144013

Gouketsuji Ichizoku (豪血寺一族), called Power Instinct outside Japan, is a 1993 arcade fighting game by Atlus and the first in the long-running series of the same name. Atlus ported it to the Sega Mega Drive in 1994, releasing it exclusively in Japan.

Plans were made to port the game to the US under the name Power Instinct (for release in October 1994[1] and later January 1995[2]), but were scrapped (however a US SNES version was released under this name).


The game is a conventional fighter. A, B, and C each perform a different variation of each character's base attack, with various combinations possible with the D-pad. Pressing Up twice makes a double jump (most of 2D and 2.5D fighting games doesn't do that).

Production credits

  • Planner: Super K!
  • Sub Planner: * Bugta *
  • Programmer: D.Dart
  • Sub Programmer: ‑Mi.Taka‑
  • Designer: T.Kakazu, Akira.I, Sadamasa.O
  • Sound: Akihiro Akamatu, Sachiko.K, Shinji Nakaya
  • Special Thanks: Hiro, A.C‑Len, Kotobuki, Range, Atlus All Staff
  • Presented by: Atlus

Super K!



Promotional material


GamePlayers US 0710.pdf

Print advert in
Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 10 "October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive, JP
GI MD JP Box.jpg
GouketsujiIchizoku MD JP CartTop.jpg
GouketsujiIchizoku MD JP Cart Back.jpgGouketsujiIchizoku MD JP Cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 abe9c415
MD5 18ff626a183c188f789d71f17dd739d5
SHA-1 db6b2046e8b6373f141e8c5db68450f2db377dd8
3MB 1994-09 Cartridge (JP)


  1. File:GamePlayers US 0710.pdf, page 11
  2. File:EGM US 065.pdf, page 310