Game Description:Action platformer, starring Konami's Japanese hero. Goemon himself generally eschews technology, relying on legwork and his handy pipe to fight through a situation. He's a simple fellow, the adopted son of a carpenter outside the capital city of Edo. Adventure comes upon him suddenly, though, on a dark and stormy night, when a giant monster armed with a massive sword breaks through the door of a castle and steals the power locked within a magic stone. Along with his friends, Goemon sets out to once again save the world. To dispatch the evil spirits that stand in his way, Goemon has a wide variety of attacks, a wall jump and double jump, close to 150 different special weapons and items to collect, and special abilities he can learn from crests that store spirit power. Some crests simply restore Goemon's health, whereas others grant him powerful magical attacks.
Publisher Working Designs attempted for years to bring Goemon to America, with significantly improved visual performance, but the project became tied up in technical and other difficulties, and was eventually cancelled by the defunct publisher. It had already been released in Japan in 2000.