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Ranma Video Games

To run the "roms" on this site, you need an emulator. I do not host any emulators on my site, but you can find many good emulators at www.emulator-zone.com. Remember that roms are only for testing out the game, and if you like the game, buy it. Make sure to delete the roms after 24 hours. Thank you.

Gameboy
Super Nintendo
PlayStation
Mega Drive
PC



Gameboy


Ranma

Title: Ranma
Release Date: 1990
Platform: Gameboy
Publisher: Banpresto
Roms:
Japanese

Ranma was the first ever Ranma video game. It is a puzzle type game somewhat like Bomberman as in you have to kick things at your enimies. You search for items, and once you have found all of the items, Akane appears and you must catch her. It is rather simple, but yet addictive. The game was only released in Japan, and all the text is in Japanese, but it doesn't matter much because not much reading is required.





Netsuretsu Kakutouhen

Title: Netsuretsu Kakutouhen
Release Date: 1992
Platform: Gameboy
Publisher: Banpresto
Roms: Japanese

Netsuretsu Kakutouhen was the second Ranma video game released for the Gameboy. It is a fighting/RPG game where you walk around and talk to people. Unlike most RPGs for earlier systems, the view is side scrolling. The fighting is side scrolling, much like mortal combat, but much simpeler because it is for the Gameboy. The game heavily relies on the story of the game, and it is very hard to follow because the game is in Japanese, but the games is still very fun.





Kakugeki Mondou

Title: Kakugeki Mondou
Release Date: 1993
Platform: Gameboy
Publisher: Banpresto
Roms: Japanese

Kakugeki Mondou is a full out Ranma RPG, and is the last Ranma game to be released for the Gameboy. The fighting style is a bit odd. It is turn based, but unlike most turn based RPGs, where you choose what to do after every turn. In this RPG, you choose what to do for the next 9 turns. I do like the animations in battle, because it looks like it is right from the anime. All of the game text is in Japanese, which makes this game almost impossible to follow because it relies so heavily on story, like most RPGs. The game is still very fun, especially if you can read Japanese and enjoy the are of Ranma.






Super Nintendo


Neighborhood Combat       Chounai Gekitou-hen

English Title: Neighborhood Combat
Japanese Title: Chounai Gekitou-hen
Release Date: March 27, 1992
Platform: Super Nintendo
Publisher: Masaya
Roms:
Japanese

Chounai Gekitou-hen was the first Ranma game to be released in Japan for the Super Nintendo system. The game never was officially released across the Pacific from it's homeland, but the title is directly translated to "Neighborhood Combat". The game is a fighting game featuring many of the wonderful characters from Ranma . The fighting style is side-scrolling 2D, much like that of Mortal Kombat. The game dialog is in Japanese, but there is no reason to care. It's a fighting game, and like most fighting games, it has very little story.





Hard Battle       Bakuretsu Rantou-hen

English Title: Hard Battle
Japanese Title: Bakuretsu Rantou-hen
Release Date: December 25, 1992
Platform: Super Nintendo
Publisher: Masaya
Roms: Japanese, English

Bakuretsu Rantou-hen was the second Ranma game to be released in Japan for the Super Nintendo, but it was the first Ranma game ever to reach North American shores. The title was "Hard Battle" when it was released in America, whether this is the direct translation, I don't know. Like the first Ranma Super Nintendo game, it is a side scrolling fighting game. The game is quite similar to Neighborhood Combat, but there are many new moves and characters. All of the Ranma SNES fighting games are inferior to the big time fighting games such as Mortal Kombat, but they do feature characters, moves, and a storyline from Ranma, and nothing can compete with that!





Treasure of the Red Cat Gang       Akaneko-dan teki Hihou

English Title: Treasure of the Red Cat Gang
Japanese Title: Akaneko-dan teki Hihou
Release Date: 1993
Platform: Super Nintendo
Publisher: Touhou/Shougakukan
Roms: Japanese, English

Interrupting the sequence of fighting games, Akaneko-dan teki Hihou is the first Ranma SNES Role Playing Game. The title is directly translated to "The Secret Treasure of the Crimson Cats", but someone translated the rom into English and entitled it "Treasure of the Red Cat Gang". The game never reached American soil, but the rom was translated into English, and that is what I have on this page.





Super Battle       Chougi Rambuhen

English Title: Super Battle
Japanese Title: Chougi Rambuhen
Release Date: March, 1994
Platform: Super Nintendo
Publisher: Rumic Soft/Toho/Shogakukan
Roms: Japanese

Chougi Rambuhen is an alleged sequel to Bakuretsu Rantou-hen. The title is directly translated to "Super Skill Wild Dance Chapter", but is commonly referred to as "Super Battle" and "Super Hard Battle". It is a lot like it's prequel, with more extras, characters, moves, levels, etc. It, like all of the other 3 SNES Ranma fighting games, is side-scrolling 2D. Unlike it's predecessor, it did not make it to America. This was not due to the success of the game in Japan, it was due to the plight of the original "Hard Battle" in America.





Ougijaanken

Japanese Title: Ougijaanken
Release Date: 1995
Platform: Super Nintendo
Publisher: Rumic Soft
Roms: Japanese

Ougijaanken is a quite enjoyable game for the Super Nintendo. It was the last Ranma game to be released for the Super Nintendo in Japan. The name doesn't translate into English, so many English people refer to it as "Ranma Puzzel". Ougijaanken is a fun tetris like game involving rock-paper-scissors physics. The game uses characters from Ranma, but other than that, that's just about the only thing it uses from Ranma. This game never made it to the US, so the game is in Japanese, but that is okay because you don't really need to read the words anyway.






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