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This is the first game in the Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman series. For other games in the series see the Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman category.

Box artwork for Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman.
Box artwork for Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman.
Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman
Publisher(s)NCS, Hudson Soft, extreme
Year released1989
System(s)TurboGrafx-16, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii U
Followed byShockman
SeriesKaizou Choujin Shubibinman
ModesSingle player
Rating(s)CERO All ages
Cyber Citizen Shockman
Developer(s)Ratalaika Games
Publisher(s)Ratalaika Games, Shinyuden
Year released2023
System(s)Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Rating(s)IARC Ages 7+ESRB Everyone 10+PEGI Ages 12+USK Ages 12+Parental GuidanceGRB 12+
LinksOfficial websiteCyber Citizen Shockman ChannelSearchSearch

Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman (改造町人かいぞうちょうじん シュビビンマン? lit. Remodeling townsman Shubibinman) is an action game developed by Winds for the PC Engine and originally published in Japan by NCS in 1989. It is the first game in the sci-fi action-platformer series. It was re-released on contemporary consoles in 2023 as Cyber Citizen Shockman with a new English translation.

Though the game appears to be based on an anime or live-action tokusatsu TV show, it is in fact an original IP meant to evoke those media. It was followed by several sequels, the first of which - Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman 2 - was released in the US as Shockman. The original game along with its sequel were also released on Wii Shop, and later once more as part of PSN's Japan-only "PC Engine Classics" series.


Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman is an action platformer that superficially resembles Mega Man; the protagonists are a boy and a girl in robot suits that pass through various stages filled with traps and hostile machine-like enemies. At the end of each stage is a boss, usually some sort of dragon, and after defeating it the player moves onto the next. The player can choose to head straight towards the last level on the overworld map, but it is usually in their best interest to take detours for additional items such as upgraded weapons, health extensions and health refills.

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