|Gegege no Kitarō: Kiki Ippatsu! Youkai Rettou|
|Release date(s)||December 11, 2003 (JPN)|
|Platform(s)||Game Boy Adventure|
Gegege no Kitarō: Kiki Ippatsu! Yōkai Rettou (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 危機一髪！妖怪列島) is a platform game, developed and published by Konami, which was released in Japan in 2003.
This game celebrates Mizuki Shigeru's 60th anniversary.
The story is based on Kitarō, a boy who's Yōkai (demon) parents died and now travels with an elderly one-eyed Yōkai named Medama-Oyaji. Long ago, the Yōkai had lived together in harmony on earth until humans were born. Afterwards, the humans forced the Youkai to go into hiding. As time passes, some remained peaceful and lived through their days quietly. But, some were not content with the way things were and decided to get vengence on human kind. It is here that we follow the adventures of Kitarō as he settles matters with his other Youkai friends.
The origin of Kitarō begins, strangely, with a blood-bank. A hospital files a complaint that some blood has had a strange effect on one of their patients, and Mizuki, an employee of the bank, is sent to investigate. The patient is concious, but biologically dead. Rushing back to his office, Mizuki somehow traces the blood donation to his own address, where he finds an abandoned shrine near his house.
Approaching the shrine, he is invited inside and offered a meal of frog's eyes by a mysterious female demon. Terrified, he turns to leave, but finds his passage blocked by the demon's husband - a towering undead human. The couple explain to their visitor that they are the last survivors of a demon tribe that was driven to near-extinction by the arrival of man. Living in poverty in their hidden shrine, the husband has recently fallen ill and the goblin woman, awaiting a child, is selling her blood in a desperate effort to raise money. Mizuki is unsure how to help these frightening beings, and flees from the shrine.
He returns eight months later, but finds only corpses of the poor couple. Feeling guilty, he decides to give them a decent burial himself, but the husband's body is too rotten to be moved in one piece.
Another three months later, the dead goblin woman gives birth to her baby who tunnels up from its mother's grave. Mizuki is horrified, but cannot bring himself to dispose of the unnatural child, and again flees the scene in fear and confusion. The father is awakened by the need to protect his son, but only a small part of him is fresh enough to be reanimated. Medama-Oyaji, the old man Eyeball, guides his baby - Kitarō- to the nearby house of Mizuki, who reluctantly decides to take responsibility for the "abandoned" child, unaware that the father is keeping a close eye, as it were.
Six years pass, and Kitarou has grown rapidly, but he is an outcast due to his bizarre appearance. Every night, he goes to the cemetary to play with Medama Oyaji, whose presence is still unknown to Mizuki. Increasingly disturbed by Kitarou's inhuman behavior, Mizuki tells the child that if he does not stop going to the cemetary, he is no longer welcome in his home. For Kitarou, the choice is obvious. Kitarō and his father spend the following years wandering Japan in search of adventure. Kitarou quickly gains fame as a hero to humans and monsters alike, and sets up base in a secret treehouse.
Meanwhile, an ancient seal is broken by an an overcurious Nezumi-Otoko, unleashing two mysterious and sinister Yōkai who are not pleased to hear about the human-friendly exploits of a certain goblin-boy. They enlist Nezumi-Otoko as one of their henchmen, and set to work on a nefarious scheme like the world has never known.
There are many characters that have appeared in "Gegege no Kitarō: Kiki Ippatsu! Yōkai Rettou ". Except main characters like Kitarō or Nezumi-Otoko, there are a lot of other yōkai.
- Daidarabotchi & Nezumi-Otoko
- Yukinko & Yuki-Onna & Yuki-Otoko & Gattaireito
- Chi & Kyūbi-No-Kitsune
- Jakotsu-Baba & Nurarihyon & Miyama-No-Nushi
- Gasha-Dokuro & Yagyou-San
"Gegege no Kitarō: Kiki Ippatsu! Yōkai Rettou" is intended as the ultimate videogame tribute to the Kitarō world, and the effort that has been poured into this game is simply incredible. From the highly-detailed, highly animated minor enemies to dialogue lifted straight from the manga, a more perfect Kitarō game could not possibly exist. Like many GBA platformers, it consists of large, open stages with an efficient, compact layout in which you must locate keys and switches to progress any farther.
You have six options in menu of game: "Leave The House", 'Save", "Buy Items", "Sell Items", 'Status" and "View Yōkai Encyclopaedia".
- A lot of people have compared it to Castlevania - other game for GBA.
- A price of this game was 4,980 Yen.