|Fist of the North Star|
|Preceded by||Hokuto no Ken (Famicom)|
|Followed by||Hokuto no Ken 3|
|Series||Hokuto no Ken|
|Japanese title||北斗の拳2 世紀末救世主伝説|
|Twitch||Fist of the North Star (NES) Channel|
- This guide is for the first game entitled Fist of the North Star in the Hokuto no Ken series. For other games in the series, see the Hokuto no Ken category.
Fist of the North Star, released in Japan as Hokuto no Ken 2 (北斗の拳２ 世紀末救世主伝説 Hokuto no Ken 2: Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu?, lit. "Fist of the North Star 2: Legend of the Century's End Savior") is a 1987 side-scrolling beat 'em up developed by Shouei System for the Famicom. It based on the manga and anime series of the same name. The game is actually second Hokuto no Ken Famicom game released in Japan and the only one released in North America for the NES.
The game is based on the second anime series, Hokuto no Ken 2, and covers primarily the Imperial Capital arc of the series, where Kenshiro faces off against the Gento Kōken fighters. Because the series was still airing when the game was initially made, the game only goes up to the beginning of the Land of Asura arc. The final boss is the Nameless Asura, who was only a minor villain in the series.
The North American version was ported by Taxan and released in the US in 1989. It is simply titled Fist of the North Star and should not be confused with the first Hokuto no Ken Famicom game, which was unreleased overseas. Despite being based on Hokuto no Ken 2, the North American cover depicts Kenshiro fighting against Toki, who appears only in the first anime series.
|OR||Move right or left|
|Black Stars||Increase Power (0-4 level)|
|White Stars||Increase Power (5-7 level)|
|Silver Necklace||Extra Fireballs|
- To pass through a door, you must press ++.
- Kenshiro and each boss have a total of 56 hit points.
- Normal attacks do 3 points of damage to enemies, while squatting attacks do 1 point.
- If you strike a boss' weak point with the right attack as your first attack, you will do significant damage (see below), and able to earn more points.
- Collect a necklace to make a double image of yourself appear. You will be temporarily invincible, but cannot move between floors.
- You gain 30 more seconds of time for beating a mid-boss. In the Japanese version, many mid-bosses are only vulnerable on their heads.
- If you continue on the fifth stage or beyond, you will return to the fourth stage. You can only access the eighth stage by clearing all stages without ever using a continue.
- Collect the stars/cries by punching enemies to death to power up. However, the black star ("あべし" cries in Japanese version) can only power you up to 4 levels. In order to get more power ups, you must collect white star ("ひでぶ" cries) which can be told by a different crying sound of defeated enemies.
- In Japanese version, some characters will appear after beating a boss. This does not happen in American version.
- By choosing "VS start", you can challenge the first four bosses without any mook fights.
- The names of Killing method are only shown in Japanese version.
Hokuto no Ken series
Hokuto no Ken: Violence Gekiga Adventure · Black Belt · Hokuto no Ken (Sega Mark III) · Hokuto no Ken (Famicom) · Fist of the North Star (NES) · Hokuto no Ken 3: Shin-Seiki Souzou Seiken Retsuden · Fist of the North Star: 10 Big Brawls for the King of Universe · Hokuto no Ken 4: Shichisei Hakenden Hokuto Shinken no Kanata e · Hokuto no Ken 5: Tenma Ryuusei Den Ai★Zetsushou · Hokuto no Ken 6: Gekitou Denshouken Haou e no Michi · Hokuto no Ken 7: Seiken Retsuden Denshousha e no Michi · Hokuto no Ken (Sega Saturn) · Fighting Mania: Fist of the North Star · Hokuto no Ken: Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu · Punch Mania ~Hokuto no Ken 2 Gekitou Shura no Kuni Hen · Sega Ages 2500 Hokuto no Ken · Fist of the North Star (arcade) · Hokuto no Ken: Hokuto Shinken Denshousha no Michi · Hokuto no Ken Online · Hokuto no Ken Raoh Gaiden: Ten no Haoh · Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage · Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 · Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
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