Nekketsu Oyako is a “theme park” beat `em up for the Sega Saturn.
Nekketsu Oyako Images
|Genre||Beat `em up|
|# of Players||1-2|
|Release Dates||July 21st, 1995 (JP)|
|Release Prices||¥ 5,800 (JP)|
|Product IDs||T-1802G (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
A print ad for the game ran in some Japanese gaming magazines.
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|
Special Thanks / Sources
-Game Shark codes thanks to Helder.