Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter is a 1993 hybrid beat 'em up/fighting video game developed by Almanic Corporation, in conjunction with ALU and Team "Saga", and published by Vic Tokai for the Sega Genesis in North American and later in Japan and Europe by Sega.
Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter is a cross-genre game that blends side-scrolling beat 'em up and fighting playstyles where players take control of Koji Kabuto wielding the Mazinger Z armor through six stages, each one set in a different location across the world, to fight against enemies and powerful 'Bio Beasts' led by God Kaiser Hell. At the title screen, the player has access to the options menu where the difficulty settings can be adjusted between two levels.
Stages are split into four sections; the first three see Kabuto using the Mazinger Z armor in a beat 'em up format and the fourth sees Mazinger Z as a giant robot to battle the boss of that stage in a one-on-one encounter. During beat 'em up segments, Kabuto has the ability to execute special moves that deals damage to enemies on-screen by performing certain button combinations. Most of the fighting is physical and Kabuto can run and perform dashing attacks. Players can also collect items scattered along the way such as money, health and 1UPs.
During the boss segment, gameplay changes to a fighting game format. The player must fight against the stage boss by depleting the opponent's health bar in order to progress further. As with the beat 'em up segments, players can perform button combinations to execute special moves damage the boss, although moveset differs from those in the beat 'em up format.
Enter = START
← → ↑ ↓ = LEFT / RIGHT / UP / DOWN
Q W E = X / Y / Z
A S D = A / B / C
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