This entry of the PC Engine Files is a curiosity because it ALMOST became well known to North American fans. The sequel to it was localized for TurboGrafx-16 as Samurai Ghost, and the arcade version of Genpei Toma Den was localized for Namco Museum Volume 4 on PlayStation as “The Genji and the Heike Clans” but the original game never appeared in arcades OR on TG-16 in the U.S.

Perhaps the difficulty has something to do with that? The enemies in this game positively SWARM you at all times. If you thought that Contra series games could be unfair, they’ve got nothing on Genpei Toma Den! Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan (mmf187) for new PC Engine episodes every Tuesday at 8 PM ET, 7 Central. Your likes, shares and comments are appreciated. Thanks for watching!