Akuji the Demon (2001)

made by Buster . (Download, Speed Run)
fan-translated by Do-jin Nyuu . (Download Patch)

Another game where you have to play an evil guy. Akuji the Demon wants his powers back, and to get them he has to traverse a variety of dungeons where they have been hidden. A very polished platformer that could have easily appeared on the SNES or other 16bit-era-consoles. With every power you discover you can perform a new action: jump higher, breath fire, even fly. The graphics are really eye-catching, and the only misgiving I have is that it’s far too soon that you face the guy who took all your powers away (who has a really big sword, which looks to me like jibe at a certain Square hero).

Rating: 4/5