Godzilla-kun (video game)
Godzilla-kun (ゴジラくん is a Gojira-kun, lit. Mr. Godzilla)1985 video game developed by Toho for the MSX. It is a puzzle game that features chibi versions of monsters from the Godzilla series, and is based on Bandai's Godzilland merchandise line. Compile released a port of this game, simply titled Godzilla, for the Nintendo Game Boy in North America and Europe in 1990. In Japan, the port was updated into a new game titled Godzilla-kun: Great Monster March, featuring characters from the then-ongoing serialized manga SD Godzilla World: Godzilla-kun.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Monsters[edit | edit source]
The game features the following monsters, each with one special ability:
- Godzilla (player) - Can push rocks. Can defeat enemies with one punch (except Hedorah and King Ghidorah).
- Baragon - Powerful puncher.
- Anguirus - Runs very fast when on the same level as Godzilla.
- Rodan - Flies behind you through the screen. Can't die of water.
- Hedorah - Immune to punching.
- Mechagodzilla - Fast puncher.
- King Ghidorah - Appears when Godzilla takes too long to clear a level, flies, and is completely invulnerable.
- Minilla - Found by destroying a boulder in the game's final level.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Game mode[edit | edit source]
Godzilla can move left and right and climb up and down vines. There are three ways to defend yourself: punching your enemies, making them fall in water, or dropping rocks on them. The objective of every level is to destroy all the rocks. When the last rock is destroyed, a timer power-up will appear. If you grab it, all enemies will stop moving for a few seconds. Go through a door after getting the timer and you advance to the next level.
Edit mode[edit | edit source]
In this mode, you create your own levels, or "scenes." You can choose to edit the screen, select a screen, save a scene, load a scene, verify a scene, copy a scene or test play.
User's game mode[edit | edit source]
Immediately play the current scene selected on edit mode.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- According to hidden data in the game, Godzilla-kun was originally titled Godzilland, but Toho decided to change the title at the last moment. In addition, the game's cover art even features the "Godzilland" logo.
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