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Beraboh Man
Box artwork for Beraboh Man.
Japanese title 超絶倫人ベラボーマン
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Distributor(s) Wii Virtual Console
Release date(s)
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Wii Virtual Console
Genre(s) Beat 'em up/Horizontal scrolling shooter
System(s) Arcade, TurboGrafx-16, Wii
Players 1-2
Rating(s)
ESRB: ESRB E.png Everyone
CERO: CERO A.jpg All ages
Beraboh Man marquee

Beraboh Man (the complete Japanese title: Chouzetsurinjin Beraboh Man, 超絶倫人ベラボーマン, literally Chōzetsurinjin Berabōman), sometimes written as Berabow Man, is a beat 'em up/horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1988, only in Japan. It runs on Namco System 1 hardware and was later ported to the US TurboGrafx-16 under the name of Bravoman; this version of the game was also released for the Wii's Virtual Console in 2007 and described by Namco as a "comical action game". It was also the only game from the company to utilise pressure-sensitive buttons upon its control panel and the first of what would only be three Japan-exclusive 16-bit games from them that did not have a "legal notice" saying that the game is for use in Japan only on startup - the other two are Bakutotsu Kijūtei (which was released later on in 1988), and Four Trax (from 1989).

Introduction[edit]

The game's story begins when a typical Japanese insurance company salaryman (who is a caricature of Namco's then-62-year-old founder, Masaya Nakamura; however, his first name is "Aruhi", written in Hiragana as あるひ), sees an alien from Planet Alpha in the sky, who informs him that an evil scientist named Dr. Bakuda and his army are planning to take over the planet; the alien then gives him a metal rod, a tuning fork and a 100-yen coin (which was the standard Japanese currency for the operation of arcade cabinets at the time), transforming him into a tokusatsu superhero named "Beraboh Man" who must use his extendable bionic limbs to fight Dr. Bakuda and his henchmen - and he will not stop until they have all been defeated (except for the Tekyuu) and the world is once again safe for all humanity.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Controls and Characters
Environments