Doraemon Yume Dorobouto 7 Nin No Gozansu

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Genres: Arcade Classics, Educational/Kids, Platformer
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 5.5/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 7.3/10 - 3 votes
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See also: Doraemon Games
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Doraemon Yume Dorobouto 7 Nin No Gozansu

Do you have any idea how many Doraemon games there are? Well, I was pretty mind blown to find out that this franchise is stacked with games. The one I am looking at today is called, Doraemon: Yume Dorobou to 7 Nin no Gazans, and as you have probably guessed it is a game that was only released in Japan like most of the games that feature this weird looking blue cat.

What Is Going On?

As I stated, this game is from Japan and all of the text is in Japanese so I have no idea what the heck is going on in terms of the story. From what I gather, Doraemon is trying to save the day and there are these chickens and other weird animals that for some reason or other want to stop him

To be fair Doraemon: Yume Dorobou to 7 Nin no Gozans is a 16-bit platformer so we do not really need a big story. I will say that there is a fair bit of text here so if you can read Japanese you will at least be told the reason for doing what you are doing.

Cute As A Button

I will admit that my knowledge of this franchise is not exactly vast. However, I do know a good-looking game when I see one. Doraemon is very cute looking and I love the way he is animated. When you are falling from a fair height, he has this really cute animation. The levels are full of color and have some nice background details and many of the enemies are a decent size and are well animated also. I cannot attest to how close to the source material these are, but I can tell you they look good.

Super Doraemon World

I get the impression that the goal of Doraemon: Yume Dorobou to 7 Nin no Gozans was to try and make this similar to Super Mario World. You select what level you want to play, but each one is a platformer. Doraemon controls well enough. He can run, jump and he has a weird gun that can stun enemies so he can jump on them, or you can hold the button to do a strong shot and kill them.

You can also get a power-up. One lets you glide when you jump and the other flat out lets you fly. These are pretty handy when you get the, but I found the flying one a bit overpowered as you can just zoom through the level. There are boss fights, but these are done via a game of paper, scissors, rock which I hate as it is just a game of chance. You do also have a few mini-games as well which is a nice change of pace.

I am not what you would call a fan of this franchise, but I must admit that there is something very charming about Doraemon: Yume Dorobou to 7 Nin no Gozans on the Sega Genesis. I would not say that it is the most amazing platform game I have ever played. However, when I fired it up, I actually spent way more time with it than I thought I would and I had a fairly decent time while doing so. If you are looking for a more obscure and odd Genesis platform game, give this one a try.

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Final Score

Pros:

  • It is a very cute looking game
  • There is a decent variety to the levels
  • There are mini-games
  • Many of the characters have great animations
  • I “think” it has a story

Cons:

  • The power-ups are too powerful
  • You need to understand Japanese to get the best out of it

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Genesis

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

Doraemon, a blue cat without ears from the 21st century is probably the most recognized Japanese anime character of all time. Since first appearing in the '70s, the series has almost continued without interruption. There are many movies and manga comics about this blue furball, and now he's in his own games.

This time he's in a world of toys to rescue a kidnapped girl. Doraemon and his five friends (including his sister Dorami) have to fight toys gone bad. A real treat for anime fans.

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Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots