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A Look at the Insane, and Insanely Expensive, Psychic Killer Taromaru

Stealing the number one place from the infamous Radiant Slivergun.

Shinrei Jusatsushi Taromaru

Shinrei Jusatsushi Taromaru ,also know as Psychic Assassin Taromaru and Psychic Killer Taromaru,is perhaps the most rare and most difficult to acquire Saturn title,regardless of region.It was released in 1996 by TWI.The game is a well-drawn 2D action title with 3D backgrounds for the Sega Saturn that has a "Shinobi meets Castlevania" style to it.If there is one thing the Saturn can do it's 2D and no other console at the time could beat it.What makes this game so rare is the publisher,Time Warner Interactive,shut down all producton of the game after only 7,500 copies were made.There are also manual-art variations that are included in the production run and all fetch the same price,usually around $400 on Ebay!...OUCH.Once again I picked this up at my local EBGames that had a manager that ordered quite a few Saturn and other console Import games for his customers.You can't find that kind of Customer Service these days.

Considering this game was released in 1996, I'd say the 3D backgrounds with 2D side-scrolling action are quite impressive. A really cool effect is the background pivoting in 3D as you traverse corners. There's even one level with what appears to be a transparent layer in the fast scrolling background -- cool to witness. If you like bosses, then Taromaru is your game. A weird assortment of animal and supernatural foes await.The gigantic frog is interesting.First you fight it on a raft, then you get swallowed by it and battle inside its body! You'll battle plenty of mini bosses too.The control is tight and intuitive.You have jump, shield, attack (+charge), and hypnotize buttons at your disposal. The lock-on capability of your Psychic Force Attack can occasionally betray you though. Anyway, your main attack is Psychic Force, which can be super charged, a la Mystic Defender. You can also wield a Hypnotizing Psychic Force, which recruits an enemy to fight by your side. It doesn't work on all enemies, and you can only have one helper at a time.But it's a cool feature nonetheless.

If you are a Saturn owner and happen across this little gem at a reasonable price,don't hesitate to buy it.

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