Shockman

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Box artwork for Shockman.
Box artwork for Shockman.
Shockman
Developer(s)Winds
Publisher(s)Masaya, NCS, Hudson Soft, extreme
Year released1991
System(s)TurboGrafx-16, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Windows
Preceded byCyber Citizen Shockman
Followed byCyber Citizen Shockman 3: The Princess from Another World
SeriesKaizou Choujin Shubibinman
Genre(s)Action
ModesSingle player
Rating(s)CERO All agesESRB EveryonePEGI Ages 7+General
Cyber Citizen Shockman 2: A New Menace
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 websiteShockman ChannelSearchSearch

Shockman, known in Japan as Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman 2: Aratanaru Teki (改造町人シュビビンマン2 新たなる敵? lit. Remodeling townsman Shubibinman 2: A New Enemy) is a 1991 video game developed by Winds and released exclusively for the TurboGrafx-16. It was released in the United States in 1992, making it the only game in the series to be released outside Japan.

Story[edit]

Shockman takes about two years after the original Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman. Arnold (Tasuke (太助) in the Japanese version) is no longer a student and works as a cook in a local restaurant. Sonya (Kyapiko (キャピ子)) remains a student. Since the fall of the Dark Skull, Doc has constantly suspected that another invasion was coming sending Arnold and Sonya on searches for the new invaders although never finding anything. However, one day, after Doc is kidnapped, Arnold and Sonya find out that an alien empire led by Ryo is planning to take over the world. Also, two other villains have appeared with similar powers to Arnold and Sonya. They are dark Shubibinman (シュビビンマン) named Jeeta (ベータ Bēta) and Mue (ミュー Myū). Arnold and Sonya must now rescue Doc, stop Ryo from taking over the world, and avoid being killed by Jeeta and Mue.

Gameplay[edit]

Shockman plays very differently from the previous title. Swordplay has been eliminated and is replaced by a ranged weapon much like Mega Man's Mega Buster. The world map, upgrades, and hostages have also been removed from the game. There are also now two side-scrolling shooter stages. Additionally, jump control has been altered.

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