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Psycho Soldier (Japan)


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There are 2 notable things about Psycho Soldier, a platform game developed and published by SNK for Japanese arcades in 1986:

  1.  The unbelievably bad artwork on the ad.  This must be the Japanese equivalent of a Francis Mao GamePro cover.  I work in elementary schools and can confirm without a hint of exaggeration that 75% of Japanese school children under the age of 12 can draw better than this.
  2.  This is the first game in history to have a soundtrack featuring songs with vocals.  "Athena sings lively!"

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Amusing in that the game's title is clearly "Psycho Soldier" both by the katakana and the romaji, and yet elsewhere in the ad its referred to as "Psychic Soldier", a term which makes much more sense in the context of a game where you disable opponents by shooting energy blasts from your hands. :)

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8 hours ago, Areala said:

Amusing in that the game's title is clearly "Psycho Soldier" both by the katakana and the romaji, and yet elsewhere in the ad its referred to as "Psychic Soldier", a term which makes much more sense in the context of a game where you disable opponents by shooting energy blasts from your hands. :)

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Oh, I don't know.  I think "Psycho" Soldier makes sense enough if you look into her eyes...deep into the hollow empty void of her eyes, until you can see what she sees and hear the voices that she hears...

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