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天外魔境 電々の伝
©1994 Hudson Soft
©1994 Red
Release : 1994 (not for sale)
SuperCDRom² HCD4064
Action game
Tengai Makyō Deden no Den is a promotional game based on Bomberman'94 (originally released on Hucard in 1993), and mixes Hudson Soft's classic Bomberman with Red's immensely popular role playing game Tengai Makyō (aka Far East of Eden). In a nutshell, Tengai Makyō Deden No Den offers the Battle Mode from Bomberman'94, and replaces the traditional Bombermen characters with the blue-haired Kabuki Danjūrō, the eccentric Kabuki performer and swordsman from the Tengai Makyō series. However, this promotional game only features one battle arena (a code can unlock more playfields though) and is multi-player only (no CPU players).
Bomberman'94 (Pce-Hu) Bomberman'94 Special Version (Pce-SCD²)
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Tengai Makyō Deden no Den is based on Bomberman'94, or more precisely on Bomberman '94 Special Version, another promotional Super CDRom² game released in 1993 (before the official release of Bomberman'94). It is not really clear as to where Tengai Makyō Deden no Den actually originated from (most likely from Hudson Soft's exclusive fan club or given away at one of their popular tournaments) and only 20,000 copies are believed to exist. Tengai Makyō Deden no Den is technically the same game with different characters and slightly different graphics in some places - well, Bomberman '94 Special Version was released before Bomberman'94 (and therefore Tengai Makyō Deden no Den) and features temporary/still in progress graphics in various places, whereas Tengai Makyō Deden no Den seems to use the same graphics as Bomberman'94.

Tengai Makyō Deden no Den warning screen Here is the System Card warning screen for Tengai Makyō Deden no Den. Most Super CDRom² games featured System Card warning screens. These screens appeared if the player happened to boot up a Super CDRom² game with the wrong system card (under version 3.0 for a Super CDRom², or any system card for an Arcade CDRom²). Although some of the early games simply didn't boot at all with the wrong card, some started to display simple warning screens, elaborate animated scenes, and some, such as the popular Akumajō Dracula X, even included a short mini-game! Interestingly, these Super CDRom² warning screens became forgotten pieces of history because most players used a Duo system (which has a built-in 3.0 system card) to play their PC Engine CDRom games (Simply use a System Card v1.0, v2.0 or v2.1 to activate the warning screens on a Duo, Duo R or Duo RX system).

Tengai Makyō Deden no Den hidden arenas code Hidden battle arenas:
At the CDRom boot up screen (before the game starts), press and hold Left and then Run. The "Push Run Button" English text on the title screen should change to Japanese (it indicates that the code was successfully entered). Then, on the same screen, press and hold Right and press Run. New battle arenas should now available to choose from.

Add your Pov here !

Tengai Makyō Deden No Den is a promotional game and, frankly, what a brilliant idea to mix Tengai Makyō and Bomberman. But there is a catch, a big catch - the game only consists of one battle arena (well, you can unlock a couple more arenas) and doesn't include any solo/story mode. Also, keep in mind that it was a promotional game, and the original production is estimated at 20,000 copies - so this Super CDRom² is not cheap (well, it is rather affordable for a promotional game and currently costs between $50/$60 a piece). So, in the end, Tengai Makyō Deden no Den is only a party game (no CPU opponents!) and a bit of a one trick pony curiosity, really.

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