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Gourmet Sentai Bara Yarou

version: jp - year: 1995 - developer: winds - publisher: virgin interactive - format: super famicom, 12 mbit cartridge - condition: mint - rarity: very

An obscure and late Super Famicom release

 

Gourmet Sentai Yara Barou surely has a weird roster of characters

 

like take this guy for example: he has an orange TV screen for a head (or something)

 

Please take a look at the gay frogman :)

 

The graphics in this game are unbelievable

 

Review - Gourmet Sentai Bara Yarou has a long and weird name and to be honest with you, I really have no clue about what it could possibly mean.

Anyways, the game itself is a nicely crafted side-scrolling fighter in which you can choose among 3 players. It's basically a Final Fight clone, although the cyberpunk, slightly futuristic fetish setting puts it apart from your standard beat'em up game.

This game is hard to label but I'll give you an example so that you might get a better idea. One of the bosses in the game (level 2) has an overgrown mechanical penis as a weapon and he will use it to drain blood out of you!! If you think this is disturbing, then this game might not be for you but understand that Gourmet has among the best audio-visual on the Super Famicom.

Levels are varied and beautifully drawn, enemies are very well characterized, original ( I am referring to the hilarious frogmen for example) and sport some amazing animations with tons of frames.

The music is also nicely taken care of and sounds overall convincing with lots of little catchy tunes that really do work well.

Gameplay is solid as each character can use a decent amount of special moves besides punches and kicks. At times, you'll be given the chance to summon your double and you will be able to see many of the special moves that your character can perform. The problem is that I had a bit of a hard time figuring out how to do the specials as I often pulled them off completely at random….

Despite this, Gourmet plays well, controls are responsive enough and gameplay is entertaining thanks to its Cho Aniki-like weirdness.

If you like fighting games, and don't mind a bit of crazyness in them, then you should definitely give Gourmet a shot. If only to flex a bit your muscles or to show off your sexy bouncy booty when you perform one of the perfectly useless winning poses during a fight...

Bottom line: obscure yet note-worthy fetish Final Fight clone. 8,5/10


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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