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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Publisher: HOT-B (JP), Sage's Creation (US)|
|Developer: Kaneko, Mecano Associates (sound)|
|Original system(s): Arcade boards|
|Publisher(s) of original games: Taito|
|Number of players: 1|
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Ka-Ge-Ki (火激), sold as Ka-Ge-Ki: Fists of Steel in the US, is a 1991 action game developed by HOT-B for the Sega Mega Drive, ported from an arcade game and arranged in certain aspects, made by Taito and Kaneko in the year 1988. The player character is Ken, a boxer who's girlfriend was captured by a gang of criminals and taken to the ninth floor of their hideout. Ken must defeat every enemy to rescue his girlfriend.
The player fights through 9 stages, represented as floors of a building. In each stage, the goal is to defeat a certain number of enemies that attack the player one at a time. The number of enemies that appear is based on the stage and difficulty level. After enough opponents are beaten, a boss appears. After the boss is defeated, gameplay continues on the next floor until the final boss is defeated on the ninth floor.
Gameplay takes place in a small, square arena, where Ken and his opponent are free to move in all directions. Ken has a fast and a strong punch used to attack enemies, and can also jump to avoid enemies. Occasionally, one of three kinds of power-ups will appear in the arena, these will restore Ken's lost health or increase his attack power for a limited time.
- Voice data is different between the Japanese and US release.
- Compared to the Arcade version, there are some significant differences, making this version an arranged version rather than a straight port.
- The game takes place in a building with changing backgrounds while the original was locatet at a harbor with a single background
- Gang members sitting in the background aren't there anymore, only their cheering for booing remains
- Weaker mob enemies where added, possibly to extend the game's length
- Enemies take more damage
- Some colors indexing mistakes happened, certain characters have wrong shade graduations as a result
- Screenplay: One Two Diamond
- Programming: Mr. Nagaya, Cube and Toda
- Graphic Design: Mike Yorozuya, Motor Gunma
- Music Composed by: Kaneko Co., Ltd., Mecano Associates
- Music Arranged by: Mecano Associates
- Sound Design: M.Suzuki
- Directed by: Professor Banban
- Produced by: Dramatic a Go Go
- Presented by: Sage's Creation
- Source: In-game credits
- Main article: Ka-Ge-Ki/Magazine articles.
- Main article: Ka-Ge-Ki/Promotional material.
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- GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 40
- ACE, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-07-08), page 64/65 (64)
- Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1991" (JP; 1991-03-08), page 30 (32)
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85 (87)
- Joystick, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 130
- Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 79
- MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
- Raze, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-06-27), page 61
- Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
- Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 78/79 (78)