Video Games

Super Famicom/Super Nintendo

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Chounai Gekitou-hen
released 3/27/1992
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The first in the trilogy of fighting games for the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo. The game speed is a bit sluggish, but the graphics were decent for their time. The title translates to "Neighborhood Combat". The characters appearing in this game are male and female Ranma, Akane, Genma, Shampoo, Principal Kuno, Kodachi, Tatewaki, and Ryoga. Both Cologne and Happosai are hidden characters. This game engine was imported to the USA and changed to a game called "Street Combat". The character sprites were changed, but their super moves and animations were all taken from their Ranma counterparts.

Bakuretsu Rantou-hen
released 12/25/1992
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The sequel, and second game in the trilogy. This is probably the best known Ranma game in the United States because it was translated and released here. It introduced many fans to the anime and manga series Stateside as "Hard Battle". The characters featured in this game were Ranma (male and female), Akane, Genma Panda, Mousse, Shampoo, Ryoga, Gambling King, Hikaru Gosunkugi, Ukyo, Pantyhose Taro, and Happosai. The graphics were much improved and the story mode was quite entertaining.

Chougi Ranbuhen
released 4/28/1994
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The final Ranma fighting game released on the Super Famicom, this one's title translates to "Super Skill Wild Dance Chapter". It was intended to be released in the USA as "Anything Goes Martial Arts" but the company that bought the rights for it went out of business. It has the best graphics of the fighting games and features a tag team option as well. The characters appearing in this one are Ranma (male and female), Akane, Genma Panda, Ukyo, Shampoo, Ryoga, Tatewaki, Kodachi, Hinako, Mariko and the boss character, Herb.

Akaneko-dan teki Hihou
released 10/22/1993
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One of the most interesting Ranma games was this RPG (role playing game). The title translates to "Hidden Treasure of the Crimson Cats". You assumed the role of Ranma as you travelled around trying to rescue Genma who had been kidnapped by the Crimson Cat Gang. You can travel around Nerima recruiting characters like Akane, Ukyo, Mousse, Ryoga, and Shampoo to join you on your quest. Be careful of water though, because these characters will transform in the middle of a battle.

Ougi Jaanken
released 7/21/1995
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One of the most bizzare Ranma games, this came out to cash in on the Tetris craze. Pieces are dropped that shows hands flashing the paper, rock, and scissor signs and are used to remove blocks. Each character has differnet skills and can drop blocks faster or rotater pieces at different speeds. Eliminating a certain number of blocks causes your character to unleash a special technique and drop blocks on your opponent. Water can also transform your character and effect gameplay. The characters are Ranma, Akane, Genma, Shampoo, Mousse, Ryoga and the boss character, the Gambling King. The game was also released on the PC 98.


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Kakuren Bodesu Match
released 6/28/1990
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If anyone remembers the old game "The Legend of Lolo" this is very similar. The game has an overhead view of Ranma walking though various mazes, pushing and breaking blocks while he searches for various garment items. Once all the items are collected Akane appears and you rescue her. You change sexes in order to move blocks greater or shorter distances as needed. All this while avoiding the likes of Ryoga, the Golden Pair and other bad guys.

Netsuretsu Kakutouhen
released 7/17/1992
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This Gameboy game is one of the best simply because it emerses you in the life of Ranma. One part RPG one part fighting game, here you guide Ranma around in side-scrolling fashion as he wanders around the house, town, and school talking to people and getting into fights. Somewhat like a very simplistic version of Shenmue.

Kakugeki Mondou!!
released 8/6/1993
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The primary motivation of this one is to test your knowledge of the series. Another top-down view, in this you guide Ranma around town and encounter various characters who ask you questions regarding the series.

Nintendo DS

Sunday x Magazaine: Nettou Dream Nine
released 2/24/2009

This game commemorates the 50th anniversary of both Shonen Sunday and Shonen Magazine, and features many of its famous baseball related manga characters. Non-baseball characters also make an appearence, include male Ranma Saotome as a playable character and Akane Tendo as a support character.

Sunday x Magazaine: White Comic
released 10/15/2009

Published by Konami and developed by Winkysoft, this is a Pokemon-esque game where you summon various Urusei Yatsura, Ranma , and Inuyasha characters (among many others from decades of Shonen Sunday and Shonen Magazine releases) to battle on another on your behalf. Takahashi characters include Ataru, Lum, Mendo, Shinobu, Ten, Ryunosuke and Cherry (from Urusei Yatsura), Ranma, Akane, Shampoo and Ryoga (from Ranma ), and Inuyasha, Kagome, Naraku, Sesshomaru, Sango and Miroku (from Inuyasha).


Battle Renaissanse
released 12/6/1996

The final Ranma game ever made was this title for the Playstation. It's a 3D fighting game similar to Tekken featuring the Ranma cast. Rainstorms and geysers are a constant which cause your characters to transform in the middle of the battle. The game's cast includes Ranma, Akane, Genma, Shampoo, Ryoga, Tatewaki, Ryu Kumon, and Happosai. The boss character is Rouge.

Mega Drive

Byakuran Aika
released 4/23/1993

Digital comics were popular on the early CD based systems in Japan, and Ranma was not going to miss out on the action. This was similar to the old Dragon's Lair games of watching animated scenes and quickly tapping out moves on the control pad to see the next sequence. The game centers on a girl named Arisa Nanjo voiced by Chisa Yokoyama. The title translates to "White Orchid Serenade".

PC Engine

released 12/7/1990

This is a side-scrolling fighting game similar to Final Fight. In it, you guide Ranma through various stages starting at Jusenkyo and ending with a final battle against Shampoo's father at the Cat Cafe. This game follows the manga story up to the Bakusai Tenketsu battle with Ryoga, and includes animated cut-scenes.

Toraware no Hayayome
released 12/6/1991

The title of this one translates to "Captive Brides" and this is game differs from the other two PC Engine titles. This is a digital comic similar to the Mega Drive game above. It mostly involves watching animated cut scenes and telling Ranma to "Talk" or "Look" and other similar actions.

Datou Ganso Musabetsu Kakutou-ryuu!
released 10/2/1992

The title translates to "Overthrow of the Indescriminate Fighting Style." This is a side-scrolling fighting game similar to Final Fight and is similar to the first PC Engine game. The storyline goes up to the Hiryu Shoten Ha storyline where Ranma must battle against many of his arch rivals. After each stage you can see one of two cut scenes depending on the sex Ranma is when he beats the stage.

PC 98

Hiryu Densetsu
released ??/??/????

In this game, the player controls Ranma and wanders around Nerima, collecting items and talking with other characters. It's not a fighting game like the others. It's a very text based game. The fighting engine is simply done, but effective as the majority of the game is based on character interaction rather than battles.


Fever Ranma
released ??/??/2011

This game is somewhat similar to the Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku pachislot machines that have come out in previous years. It features new animation with the classic voice actors and plays similarly to traditional pachinko machines, though it features a joystick to allow interactions with the minigames shown on the built-in screen. The image on the left shows the actual playing surface of the game where the steel balls are rolled, shot and captured.

Pachislot Ranma
released 2/4/2013

A sequel to the 2011 pachinko game from Sankyo, this one features more animation, battles between Ranma, Mousse, Ryoga and Kuno and all the voice actors from the original anime.

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