Chan & Chan a.k.a. J.J. & Jeff (1987)
By: Hudson Soft Genre: Platform Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Featured Version: NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 First Day Score: 54,100
Also Available For: Nothing
Wonder Boy, released the previous year. It's slightly smaller with just six levels (or 'fields') rather than Wonder Boy's seven, but they are again each divided into four stages or 'areas', the exit to the last of which is guarded by a boss. It also has a similar style of play; namely, that you get limited 'vitality' which is always falling, and contact from enemies and/or their detritus will of course accelerate that process. Collecting food-related items that appear around the screen as you run along will replenish it to one degree or another (depending on the particular item) but it will continue falling so a speedy pace is advisable! So far, so very familiar, but there are some differences here; notably, how Hudson have ignored all the innocent, child-friendly content found in Sega's game and instead filled their game with all manner of vulgarities and toilet humour!
RKS Score: 6/10
Gameplay Video: I couldn't be arsed to make my own video for this game so here is the one made by those splendid fellows at the PC Engine Software Bible site instead :)