Phantom Fighter

a game by FCI
Genre: Adventure/RPG
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 6.1/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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You are the skilled, hired assassin, Kenchi. Your call — rid the villages of the evil zombies known as Kyonshies. To complete your mission you'll have to journey through eight villages, learn new martial arts skills, and find powerful weapons.

In the first village, explore seven houses, including a temple, a training hall, a grave yard, a garden and a cave. Go into a house and you'll find a Kyonshi waiting to ambush you. Kyonshies come in all shapes, sizes and various colors. Beware of their deadly sharp claws.

Defeat Kyonshies before they beat you with multiple timed kicks and punches. Each time you beat a Kyonshi you are rewarded with a special weapon, valuable information, or a scroll.

After you've earned a few ancient scrolls, head to the nearest training hall to master some new martial arts skills. Before you enter the hall you've got to answer a trivia question! Fail to answer correctly and you're kicked out. Learning new moves helps you do more damage to your enemies. New skills are cheap to learn in early villages, but more expensive later on.

ProTip: Always locate the nearest temple in each Village. If you're about to die, head to the temple for unlimited healing!

Some of the different special weapons you can earn are the sacred sword, the totem and the talisman. Experiment to discover the weapons that work best with the different Kyonshies. For example, some weapons work best against the enemy boss in Village 1 (Note: You must have three objects in the upper right-hand corner before you can enter the cave where he's hiding). To beat this enemy use either the sword or totem, with a combination of powerful kicks.

Once you've finished Village 1 you've got the basics of how to play the game. Each village along the way is more difficult and dangerous than the last. Never leave a village without learning all the martial arts skills possible. You'll need them to win at later levels.

The only way to defeat the witch in Village 8 is with the Phantom Punch.

Great graphics, charming music, and some fantastic animation make FCI's Phantom Fighter a kung-fu game that packs some punch.

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NES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: Nintendo

Phantom Fighter is the martial arts game with a big difference. It's the new action game that lets you chop and kick against ghostly enemies with supernatural powers! These zombie phantoms get even bigger and stronger as your skill improves. But don't worry - you've got some magic of your own. You'll be challenged by some tricky questions. Ghosts, puzzles, and dialogue make this Kung Fu challenge more unpredictable. Get your kicks with Phantom Fighter!

Over 100 Ghosts!

Dialogue!

Password Memory!

  • Manufacturer: Nintendo

GET BIGGER KICKS FIGHTING PHANTOMS!

Phantom Fighter is the martial arts game with a big difference. It's the new action game that lets you chop and kick against ghostly enemies with supernatural powers! These zombie phantoms get even bigger and stronger as your skill improves. But don't worry - you've got some magic of your own. You'll be challenged by some tricky questions. Ghosts, puzzles, and dialogue make this Kung Fu challenge more unpredictable. Get your kicks with Phantom Fighter!

You control Kenchi, the well-known Phantom Fighter, in a battle against the evil Chinese phantoms known as Kyonshies. You must traverse eight peaceful villages, battling the ghosts with your superior martial arts skills Phantom Fighter is supported with detailed scrolling backgrounds, extremely fluid animation in all the game characters, and a number of puzzle-filled quests to solve in between Kyonshie attacks.

People say:

6.0

Phantom Fighter is not an incredibly intense game, but it does do a good job of taking your typical kung-fu action game one step further by adding graphic/text screens, scrolling playfields, and very well animated fighting techniques. Nothing new, but a proven theme has been enhanced.

3.0

Not a good game at all. While the background graphics are among the best, the game plays like a first-generation NES cart. The enemies in the side rooms jump and punch. You punch and kick. No fancy kick spins or slick moves here, just the very basics. PF is boring and unsatisfying.

6.0

What I though would be a shoot-em-up rip-off instead turns out to be one of the best kung-fu games on the NES. Extremely smooth animation and quickly scrolling detailed backgrounds bring this game to life. Questions are thrown in to challenge your mind and a password rounds it out.

4.0

Phantom Fighter intends to be a super looking kung-fu kick-em-up and only succeeds half-way. The graphics are indeed well done, but the game itself is numbingly repetitive, with only a few text scenes thrown in to break up the action. Not enough here for more than a 5.

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