Taito’s Martial Arts Action Game “Kurikenton” Joins the Arcade Archives on PS4, Switch

Game publisher Hamster has announced that Kurikenton, the side-scrolling, martial arts action arcade game, is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch as part of the digital Arcade Archives series.

Originally released in arcades by Taito in 1988, Kurikenton (or sometimes “Kuri Kinton”) eventually saw a home release as part of the Taito Legends 2 compilation for PS2 and Xbox. The game was inspired by two popular manga of the 80s, Hokuto No Ken (aka Fist of the North Star) and Dragon Ball.

In Kurikenton, you play as a Chinese cop out to rescue a fellow police officer and his daughter who have been kidnapped by a violent gang. Players can use a special breathing technique to charge up your attacks and unleash powerful energy blasts (see? Dragon Ball).

Like other Arcade Archives titles, players can post their high scores to the online leaderboards and change various game settings to match their own personal skill levels and taste.

Arcade Archives Kurikinton is available today for $7.99 via PSN and the Nintendo Switch eShop. You can check out some screenshots below, or visit the official Hamster website here for additional info.

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