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Ikkitousen: Eloquent Fist Limited Edition

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Price: $88.90
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Item Number: ULJS-00151
Publisher: MMV
Jan/UPC Code: 4535506301178
Update: October 3, 2008
 «©NCSX» The girls of Ikkitousen are back in a 2D punch 'n kick action game that's somewhat reminiscent of the coin-operated Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon from Banpresto (1995). In addition to the regular edition of the game, Marvelous is also shipping a limited edition which includes three bonuses:

1) Two PVC figures in a bowl (shown)
2) 2008-2009 desktop calendar
3) Holographic flick-action card featuring Kanu Unchou

Rather than releasing a barebones side scrolling brawler, Marvelous goes beyond the call of duty by including a sizable amount of animated content in the game which chronicles the stories of the Ikkitousen fighters. Eloquent Fist also features a fair amount of fan service in the form of wobbling boobs that shudder, fragile clothing that shatters, and more Kanu Unchou than you can shake a stick at. Full screen images of the women warriors in vulnerable poses and wearing tattered clothing bolsters the fan service in the game.

As mentioned earlier, Eloquent Fist is a side scrolling action game where players select a warrior from 17 available fighters such as Kanu Unchou or Ryomou Shimei. At the outset, four characters are hidden behind silhouettes but 13 are ready for the selection process. Players move their heroine/hero from left to right to confront assorted enemies. Punches and kicks are used to attack but special moves are also available to defeat multiple enemies at once. If you walk into an enemy, a "grab" move is automatically triggered so that the foe is clutched. The objects in the environment such as telephone booths are destructible and reveal bonuses such as steamed buns which recover health points. As the game progresses, fighters can win new outfits such as bikinis in various colors and charge into battle wearing just a 2-piece.

Bonus Schwag
All preorders will include a bonus Ikkitousen placard which features three characters from the popular series. If you move the placard, the bosoms of the three heroines will seemingly shift and swing from side to side. Sadly, the manufacturer gave away the bonus in a ratio and we don't have any additional placards for new orders submitted today.

View the back cover and screenshots on the main NCSX website.

Japanese PSP games may be played on North American and European PSP handhelds. There is no region-coding on PSP game UMDs.

NCS Game Notes
» Either the d-pad or analog nub may be used to maneuver the heroine. Double tapping the controls in one direction normally makes a street brawler run in that direction. This isn't the case here.

» The spirit of Final Fight is alive and well in Eloquent Fist. The first clue is the fact that a single punch can affect multiple enemies at once. There can be five enemies in front of your fighter but by simply pressing the "Square" button to punch, she'll attack all of them.

» Male hooligans are joined by female students from rival schools who both heap attacks on the player's protagonist.

» A combo meter located on the lower right corner of the screen keeps track of attack chains as they're meted out. If your hero is caught between two fierce attackers, they can juggle her by attacking from both sides at once.

» Every attack is accompanied by an utterance or an intonation. This tends to be grating after the sixteenth time. 

   This document is ©NCSX 2008. All rights reserved. No reproduction in whole or in part of this document may be made without express written consent of National Console Support, Inc.

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