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Nekketsu Oyako is a “theme park” beat `em up for the Sega Saturn.

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Alternate Titles 熱血親子
Genre Beat `em up
# of Players 1-2
Developer(s) Technosoft
Publisher(s) Technosoft
Release Dates July 21st, 1995 (JP)
Release Prices ¥ 5,800 (JP)
Product IDs T-1802G (JP)
Barcodes 4907095000426 (JP)
Rating Suitable for All Ages

Nekketsu Oyako Overview

Nekketsu Oyako (熱血親子) is a port of the PlayStation 1 launch game of the same name by Technosoft. It’s a fairly decent game along the lines of Final Fight or Streets of Rage. Which is great because you’ve likely already played them and want to try something different, and there’s not much like those games on the Sega Saturn.

If I had to describe Oyako in an incredibly succinct manner, it would be “theme park beat `em up.” It’s strength is it’s sense of humor, with crazy enemies and stages for you to fight and experience.

What other head buster features stages on the back of a whale, or in it’s stomach? What game then has you fighting multi-armed oceanic enemies with boxing gloves on inside of said whale? Yeah, Oyako is pretty much in a class by itself.

My biggest problem with the game is the heavy usage of mesh transparencies. We all know the Saturn relied on them hard, but here their constant usage is a bit jarring. I would prefer flickering sprites or any other technique, personally.

That aside, Oyako is a fairly fun ride at least the first couple of times. I’m not the biggest fan of the genre, often getting bored halfway through most of them. This one had enough interesting things for me to see through the end.

Nekketsu Oyako Screenshots

Nekketsu Oyako Videos

Nekketsu Oyako [Saturn] by TechnoSoft [HD] [1080p]

Other Media

A print ad for the game ran in some Japanese gaming magazines.

nekketsu oyako sega saturn jp print ad

Cheats & Secrets

Game Shark Codes

Master Code

F6000914 C305

Infinite Time

3609E133 0063

Infinite Lives P1

3606B955 0063

Infinite Lives P2

3606BA59 0063

Invincible P1 (Flashing)

3606B9BB 00FF

Invincible P2 (Flashing)

3606BABF 00FF

Infinite Health P1

3606B957 0068

Infinite Health P2

3606BA5B 0068

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Special Thanks / Sources

-Game Shark codes thanks to Helder.