Beraboh Man, or BravoMan as it's best known in the US, is at heart, an over the top parody
of the Japanese
. Of course, Namco
doing over the top in the late 80's
is nothing new, as proven in Quest of Pistol Daimyo
, Wonder Momo
, and the Famicom
port of Splatterhouse
. The gamelay was of the sidescrolling
level variety. And due to the subject matter, this was a huge hit in Japan
, but unfortunately it never made it stateside, as Atari
thought it was "too strange" to pick up the rights on.
Namco then ported the game to NEC's PC-Engine, where the game did great sales numbers. Afterwards NEC's US games department decided to pick up the game for the TurboGrafx-16 and translate it. And the translation was indeed, a very good example of engrish in video games. Or maybe it was meant to be. In any case, the original japanese arcade game is playable in MAME.
Marchen Maze -- Baraduke 2