This game was released in 1990 for the Game Boy.
In the year 199X, the world was caught in a nuclear war and covered in flames where the seas dried up, the ground itself cracked and food was scarce. In a world where law and order ceases to exist, mankind still survives.
In amidst the chaos, a man appears from the shadows of death, a dangerous man who has ability to take someone's life in a few seconds. His name is Kenshiro, and his fight as a Legendary Savior has already begun.
This game plays similar to the Nintendo and Master System versions of Hokuto No Ken but this time, the walking stages are gone. Instead the fights are boss battles where the player has to keep beating the opponent until their health is dropped to zero.
- A Button - High attacks
- B Button - Low Attacks (Only for some characters)
- Start - Pause
- Select + A - Display stats for a fighter in the fighter slection screen.
Also new to the series is a levelling up mechanic where the player can see the stats for each player. As the players fights and beats the enemy, experience points are earned and the points obtained depend on how well the player did in terms of how quick the enemy is kill and how health was lost in the battle. There are 3 main stats that be upgraded:
- A button attacks
- B Button attacks
In total there are 3 game modes that can be played.
This is the main mode of the game where the player can choose a character and take down the fighters one at a time whilst levelling the character up.
This is a 2 player mode which is played via a Game Link Cable. Both players pick a fighter and they both battle it out until one is victorious which goes for 1 round.
Similar to VS mode but instead of picking a fighter, both have to pick 5 fighters and each round is played just like the vs mode, until one of the player's health is depleted. Once that happens, the next fighter appears and continues the fight. The winner is the person who defeats all 5 fighters.