In 1991 the oddly named developer Information Global Service released an all new action-platformer for the Sega Mega Drive known as Dahna: Megami Tanjou. This hybrid mix between the likes of Castlevania, Rastan, and Golden Axe not only featured some impressive spritework for its time, but also a healthy helping of gore-filled action too. Presumably left as a Japanese exclusive due to its now laughable level of blood and slightly controversial themes, the game has finally hit western shores through a fan translation patch.
Assuming control of The Goddess of Battle, the Dahna: Megami Tanjou (also known as Dahna: The Birth of a Goddess) throws you into the deep end of an on-going battle against an evil sorceress who’s wreaking havoc across the land. With the help of rideable ogres, horses, and gryphons, you’re challenged with six gruesome levels in what seems to be a fairly short platforming adventure.
Although Dahna: Megami Tanjou features little Japanese text other than in its introduction, options screen and cutscenes, this English translation patch finally brings retro gamers up to speed with the game’s story. Available as a downloadable IPS patch, those interested in tackling this obscure 16-bit title can apply the translation to the Japanese ROM using LunarIPS.
Dahna: Megami Tanjou (Mega Drive) Fan Translation Gameplay
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