The Reboot that Nobody Asked for!


Fist of the North Star (Famicon)

Fist of the North Star is a legendary Japanese manga series which ran in the mid-80’s. It spawned an anime series, a (terrible) live action film and, of course, a string of tie-in video games. The Famicon version isn’t the very first video game incarnation of the series, but it is as good a place as any to start.

For those who are not familiar with the original manga series, it revolves around Kenshiro, a wandering ass-kicker who wanders around a post-apocalyptic wasteland kicking the asses of all he feels deserve and ass kicking.…