Takeda Shingen

Takeda Shingen

A side-scrolling brawler for the Arcade and PC Engine featuring the titular Japanese Sengoku warlord. Not to be confused with the NES strategy game of the same name.

Overview

Takeda Shingen is a side-scrolling brawler released for the Arcade by Jaleco and later converted to the PC Engine by Aicom. It was never localized into English. It features the eponymous daimyo, or warlord, Takeda Shingen as he makes his way across various areas of medieval Japan chopping down all who oppose him with his katana. Fallen foes drop money which can be spent on upgrades and health recovery items between levels.

The game is not to be confused with Takeda Shingen, the 1988 NES strategy-sim from Another and Hot-B which would eventually spawn the sequel Shingen the Ruler. The Arcade version of Takeda Shingen is sometimes referred to as Samurai-Fighter Shingen.