Game Designed By Tenky
Release : 1992-12-02 (¥7200)
Ranma 1/2: Datō Ganso Musabetsu Kakutō Ryū is a one-on-one
fighting game by Masaya and is the third in the trilogy for the
PC Engine system. The story mode gets the player to control
Ranma Saotome, a cursed boy who turns into a girl when hit
with cold water. The games starts when Ranma and Happosai,
the pervert grandmaster, spend some time in a traditional Japanese bath.
Ranma knocks the old man down as he tries to climb the separation
wall to have a peak at the girl's side. But Happosai doesn't give up
that easily and splashes the poor boy who instantly turns into Ranma-girl.
This event triggers the first of a long list of one-on-one fights featuring
Happosai, Kodachi Kuno, Ukyo Kuonji, Ryoga Hibiki
and so forth... Interestingly, each fight comes with its special sets of
moves - Ranma can throw traditional kicks and punches, but also
throw balloons against Ukyo Kuonji or change into Ranma-girl.
Special moves can also be triggered by holding down the attack button for
a short amount of time. Finally, a battle mode is included and gives two
players the opportunity to compete against each other.