Hokuto No Ken: Raoh Gaiden - Ten No Haoh


STORY:  This installment is based on Yuko Osada's manga seial of the same name which follows the adventures of a young Raoh as he travels the badlands of the future.


Having CVS2 selection screen deja vu...

Hokuto No Ken: Raoh Gaiden ~ Ten no Haoh is a 2D fighting game with 3D graphics, exclusively for the Playstation portable. There will be 13 playable characters including a completely original character made specifically for this game. The game features Story Mode, VS computer, 2-player Versus, and Training Mode.


Not the best PSP fighting game... nor the worst.


Gameplay features include an "Attack Cancel Facility" where a players punch or kick is canceled if the opponent punches or kicks at the same time... the only result if that happens is a circular illumination on screen. There's also a special move power gauge which will allow characters to perform a "Kyukyoku Ogi" (instant kill type move) when completely full and several stages have destructible elements, including a jail cell which can be completely demolished.

Raoh versus Souga.


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Page Updated: October 9th, 2020
Developer(s): Arc System Works
Publisher(s): Interchannel Holon
Platform(s): PlayStation Portable 
Release Date(s): Winter 2008 
Characters Kenshiro, Raoh, Jagi, Juda, Toki, Souther, Souga, Uigher, Reina, Amiba, Uighur, Ryuga, Ryuroh

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Final Words:

While I was in Hong Kong in 2010 with my best friend (who I originally met playing fighting games like MvC2), I stumbled across this little game at a HK game shop - on the 7th level of some awesome building filled with cool anime shops - and had to pick it up. The box art is pretty sick, at least.

I digress... Hokuto No Ken: Raoh Gaiden is a cool name, for a cool game. The character select screen is even cool (and gives me CVS2 vibes). For a PSP fighting game in 2008, this Fist of the North Star spin-off wasn't particularly remarkable or very interesting mechanically. As a fan of several other PSP fighting games (see links above), I was more than unimpressed with this game overall.

As a fan service type game based on an iconic manga / anime series... perhaps this game some charm in certain areas, for certain fans. Otherwise, I think the Hokuto No Ken 2D fighting game on PS2 looks way cooler. 2D sprites baby. If only they could've ported that game to PSP instead of this. 
~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen 

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