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Hokuto no Ken 4 - Shichisei Hakenden - Hokuto Shin Ken no Kanata e
HNK4
Developer(s) Shoei System
Publisher(s) Toei Animation
Platform(s) Family Computer
Release date(s) Flag of JapanMarch 29, 1991
Genre(s) RPG
Mode(s) Single player
Media Cartridge
Input methods Controller

Hokuto no Ken 4 : Shichisei Hakenden: Hokuto Shinken no Kanata e (北斗の拳4 七星覇拳伝 北斗神拳の彼方へ?, which roughly translates to Fist of the North Star 4: Legend of the Conquering Fist of the Seven Stars - Beyond Hokuto Shinken) is the fourth Hokuto no Ken video game released by Toei Animation and developed by Shouei System for the Family Computer, released on March 29, 1991. It is second of three role playing games based on the series produced by Toei, following the previous game in the series. The story takes place in the 21st century, several years after the conclusion of the original, in which a new generation of martial artists seeks to follow the foot-steps of Kenshiro and his rivals, and save from its third dark age.

The game's story was written by Hiroshi Toda, who wrote episodes of the Hokuto no Ken anime series, and supervised by original author Buronson.

StoryEdit

The world was engulfed in darkness for the third time sometime during the 21st century. With the engulfment of darkness came the spread of evil and with the spread of evil, order collapsed, and a dark age where only might makes right returned. Kenshiro, the master of Hokuto Shin Ken and man once known as the Savior of Century's End, is nowhere to be found for some reason. However, there's a young man who now follows the path of a martial artist...

CharactersEdit

ProtagonistsEdit

Hero (Hokuto no Ken 4)Large Shujinko (Hokuto no Ken 4)
  • The Hero (主人公 Shujinkō?) - A descendant of the Hokuto Sōke bloodline. A young martial artist who seeks to become the next Hokuto Shin Ken successor. Name given by the player.
Kazemaru (Hokuto no Ken 4)
  • Kazemaru (風丸?) - A talented young man who befriends the Hero, he belongs to a clan that serves the Hokuto Sōke bloodline.
Rude (Hokuto no Ken 4)Large Rude
  • Ryuudo (リュード Ryūdo?) - A young warrior who zealously pursues the path of Hokuto Shin Ken alongside the hero.
Ryu (Hokuto no Ken 4)Large Ryu (Hokuto no Ken 4)
  • Ryū (リュウ?) - The son of the late Raoh, the Conqueror of Century's End.
Rugy (Hokuto no Ken 4)
  • Rugyi (ルギー Rugii?) - The successor of Nanto Suichō Ken, a young who lives by the Star of Justice.
Jingi (Hokuto no Ken 4)Blind Jingi
  • Jingi (ジンギ?) - The successor of Nanto Hakurō Ken, a young who lives by the Star of Benevolence.
Misch (Hokuto no Ken 4)

AlliesEdit

Kenshiro (Hokuto no Ken 4)
Kuroyasha (Hokuto no Ken 4)

VillagersEdit

  • The Hero's Mother
  • Akebi the Traveling Raven (旅鴉のアケビ Tabikarasu no Akebi?)
  • Bomb the Gunpowder Maker (火薬屋のボム Kayakuya no Bomu?)
  • Joe the Informer (情報屋のジョー Jōhōya no Jō?)
  • Kengorō (ケンゴロウ?)
  • The Elder of Greensea (グリーンシアの長老 Guriinshia no Chōrō?)
  • The Nanto Servant (南斗の従者 Nanto no Jūsha?)
  • Hidebu (ひでぶ?) and Abeshi (あべし?)
  • Pero the Puss in Boots (長靴を履いたネコ ペロ Nagagutsu o Haita Neko Pero?)
  • Jame (ジェイム Jeimu?)
  • The Fortune Teller (占いオババ?)
  • Mamiru (マミル?)
  • Gorin (ゴリン?)
  • The Three Guardians from Nanto (南斗守護三人衆 Nanto Shugo Sanninshu?)
  • Tarōza (タロウザ?)
  • The Researchers of Madou Island (魔道の島の研究家 Madō no Shima no Kenkyūka?)
  • The Elder of Lafrence (ラフレンスの長老 Rafurensu no Chōrō?)

Ura Nanto Roku SeiEdit

Baramu
  • Barram (バラム Baramu?)
Merudo
  • Meld (メルド Merudo?)
Hanjaa
  • Hunjer (ハンジャー Hanjā?)
Derumon
  • Delmon (デルモン Derumon?)
Garugu
  • Garg (ガルグ Garugu?)
  • The General of Fate (悲運の将 Hiun no Shō?)

Ura Nanto GoshaseiEdit

Kain
  • Kain (カイン?)
  • Maxi (マキシ Makishi?), Lanza (ランザ Ranza?), Qalam (カラム Karamu?), and Jacsi (ジャクシ Jakushi?)

Warriors of the Ura NantoEdit

Doomeru
  • Dormeul (ドーメル Dōmeru?)
Gadora
  • Gadola (ガドラ Gadora?)
Zawara
  • Zawara (ザワラ?)
Gyoobu
  • Gyōbu (ギョーブ?)
Garushia
  • Garcia (ガルシア Garushia?)
Derasu
  • Dellas (デラス Derasu?)
Regimu
  • Regimu (レギム?)
Akasasori
  • Red Scorpion (赤蠍 Akasasori?)
Regan
  • Legan (レガン Regan?)
Berushita
  • Berushida (ベルシダ?)

Gento Ryū KenEdit

Sagan
  • Sagan (サガン?)
Furaji
  • Fragi (フラジ Furaji?)
Dokkeru
  • Dockel (ドッケル Dokkeru?)
Gera
  • Gella (ゲラ Gera?)
Ashimofu
  • Asimov (アシモフ Ashimofu?)
Geeji
  • Gage (ゲージ Gēji?)

The Army of Maten-ōEdit

Maten-oh
  • Maten-ō (魔天王?, "The Demonic Celestial King")
Rodosu
  • Lodos (ロドス Rodosu?)

Haken-ōEdit

Hakken-oh
  • Haken-ō (覇拳王?, "The Conquering Fist King")

Other villainsEdit

Dekan
  • Dekan (デカン?)
RedWhiteBlue
  • The Three Brothers of Death (死神三兄弟 Shinigami San Kyōdai?)
Oupa
  • Ōpa (オウパ?)

List of ŌgiEdit

The special techniques in the game are called Ōgi (奥義?, literally "secret skills") and are classified in the following categories.

  • Hard Fists (剛拳 Gōken?) - Techniques used to damage the enemy.
  • Soft Fists (柔拳 Jūken?) - Techniques used to lower the enemy's offense or defense, along with other stats.
  • Vital Points (秘孔 Hikō?) - Techniques used to heal or cure an ally, as well oneself

HeroEdit

Type Japanese name Romaji Translation OP required Target Effect
Gōken 百裂拳 Hyakuretsuken Hundred Crack Fist 8 Group
Gōken 柔破斬 Jūhazan Soft-Breaking Slash 10 Single
Gōken 千手壊拳 Senjukaiken Thousand Hand Destruction Fist 20 All
Gōken 七死星点 Shichishi Seiten Seven Death Star Points 22 Single
Gōken 有情拳 Ujōken Humane Fist 28 Single
Gōken 有情断迅 Ujōdanjin Humane Cutting Swift 36 Single
Gōken 有情天鳳 Ujōtenhō Humane Heaven Phoenix 48 Single
Gōken 天破活殺 Tenha Kassatsu Heavenly Destruction Life or Death 38 Single
Gōken 天舞羅残迅 Tenbu Razanjin Heavenly Dancing Gauze Breaking Swift 50 Single
Gōken 天将鳳拳 Tenshō Hōken Heavenly Commanding Phoenix Fist 80 Single
Gōken 天将奔烈 Tenshō Honretsu Heaven's Command Charge 98 Single
Gōken 最終奥義 Saishū Ōgi Final Technique 120 Single
Jūken 瞳明 Dōmei Pupil Light 8 Single Reduces an enemy's accuracy
Jūken 新胆中 Shintanchū New Nerve Center 10 Single Paralyzes an enemy
Jūken 大胸筋 Daikyōkin Big Chest Muscle 22 Single Lowers an enemy's defense
Jūken 大胸破 Daikyōha Big Chest Destruction 34 Group Lowers the defense of a few enemies
Jūken 拳盗捨断 Kentō Shadan Fist Sealing Cut 46 Single Lowers an enemy's accuracy
Jūken 無想転生 Musō Tensei Unconscious Transmigration 50 Oneself Makes an enemy's regular attacks easier to avoid
Hikō 復元孔 Fukugenkō Healing Point 4 1 Ally Restores 50 HP
Hikō 建明孔 Kenmeikō Building Bright Point 8 1 Ally Cures Sleep, Poison and Paralysis.
Hikō 闘守孔 Tōshūkō Fighting Guard Point 18 1 Ally Increases an ally's defense.
Hikō 安騫孔 Anbakukō Low-Through Point 40 1 Ally Increases an ally's offense
Hikō 刹活孔 Sekkakō Temple Restoring Point 80 1 Ally Restores an ally's HP completely.
Hikō 蘇生七星孔 Sosei Shichisei Kō Resurrecting Seven Star Point 150 1 Ally Restores a fallen ally to life.

Ryuudo, RyuEdit

Type Japanese name Romaji Translation OP required Target Effect
Gōken 百裂拳 Hyakuretsuken Hundred Crack Fist 8 Group
Gōken 柔破斬 Jūhazan Soft-Breaking Slash 10 Single
Gōken 千手壊拳 Senjukaiken Thousand Hand Destruction Fist 20 All
Gōken 七死星点 Shichishi Seiten Seven Death Star Points 22 Single
Gōken 天破断迅 Tenha Danjin Heaven Destroy Cut Swift 38 Single
Gōken 無想陰殺 Musō Insatsu Unconscious Shadow Kill 80 Single
Gōken 残悔拳 Zankaiken Remorse Fist 30 Single
Gōken 残悔滅殺破 Zankai Messatsuha Remorse Annihilation Destruction 40 Group
Gōken 波動拳 Hadōken Surge Fist 62 Single+Group
Gōken 波動烈風破 Hadō Reppū Ha Surge Gale Destruction 78 Single+Group
Gōken 波動猛掌破 Hadō Mōshōha Surge Furious Palm Destruction 120 Single+Group
Gōken 北斗剛掌波 Hokuto Gōshōha North Dipper Iron Palm Wave 150 Group
Jūken 瞳明 Dōmei Pupil Light 8 Single Reduces an enemy's accuracy
Jūken 醒鋭孔 Seieikō Awakening Sharp Point 14 Single An enemy's regular attacks will be counterattacked with the same damage.
Jūken 醒鋭破 Seieiha Awakening Sharp Destruction 24 Group The standard attacks of a group of enemies will be counterattacked with the same damage.
Jūken 奥義滅殺拳 Ōgi Messatsu Ken Secret Technique Annihilating Fist 12 Single Reduces an enemy's OP to 0.
Jūken 奥義滅殺破 Ōgi Messatsu Ha Secret Technique Annihilating Destruction 18 Group Reduces each enemy's OP to 0.
Jūken 拳盗捨断 Kentō Shadan Fist Sealing Cut 46 Single Reduces an enemy's accuracy.
Hikō 復元孔 Fukugenkō Healing Point 4 1 Ally Restores 50 HP
Hikō 建明孔 Kenmeikō Building Bright Point 8 1 Ally Cures Sleep, Poison and Paralysis.
Hikō 闘守孔 Tōshūkō Fighting Guard Point 18 1 Ally Increases an ally's defense.
Hikō 安騫孔 Anbakukō Low-Through Point 40 1 Ally Increases an ally's offense
Hikō 閃脚孔 Zenkyakukō Flash Leg Point 16 1 Ally Increases an ally's agility
Hikō 閃脚破 Zenkyakuha Flash Leg Destruction 24 All Allies Increases the agility of everyone in the party.

Kazemaru, KuroyashaEdit

Type Japanese name Romaji Translation OP required Target Effect
Jūken 脚衰破 Kyakusuiha Leg Weakening Destruction 10 Group Reduces the agility of targeted enemies
Jūken 瞳明破 Dōmeiha Pupil Light Destruction 16 Group Reduces the accuracy of targeted enemies
Jūken 新壇破 Shintaha New Altar Destruction 20 Group Paralyzes targeted enemies
Jūken 醒鋭破 Seieiha Awakening Sharp Destruction 24 Group The standard attacks of a group of enemies will be counterattacked with the same damage.
Jūken 奪拳破 Dakkenha Plundering Fist Destruction 26 Group Reduces the offensive strength of targeted enemies.
Jūken 大胸筋 Daikyōkin Big Chest Muscle 22 Single Lowers an enemy's defense
Jūken 闘気輪情 Tōki Rinjō Aura Ring Passion N/A 1 Ally Gives one's own remaining OP to an ally.
Jūken 闘気滅殺 Tōki Messatsu Aura Annihilation 12 Single Reduces an enemy's OP to 0.
Jūken 闘気滅殺破 Tōki Messatsu Ha Aura Annihilation Destruction 24 Group Reduces the OP of each targeted enemy to 0.
Jūken 闘気取奪 Tōki Shūdatsu Aura Pilfering 18 Single Steals an enemy's OP for oneself
Jūken 闘気取奪破 Tōki Shūdatsu Ha Aura Pilfering Destruction 36 Group Steals each targeted enemy's OP for oneself
Hikō 復元孔 Fukugenkō Healing Point 4 1 Ally Restores 50 HP
Hikō 復醒孔 Fukuseikō Refreshing Point 30 1 Ally Restores 150 HP
Hikō 刹活孔 Sekkakō Temple Restoring Point 80 1 Ally Restores an ally's HP completely.
Hikō 刹活破 Sekkatsuha Temple Restoring Destruction 200 All allies Restores everyone's health
Hikō 建明孔 Kenmeikō Building Bright Point 8 1 Ally Cures Sleep, Poison and Paralysis.
Hikō 闘守孔 Tōshūkō Fighting Guard Point 18 1 Ally Increases an ally's defense.
Hikō 閃脚孔 Zenkyakukō Flash Leg Point 16 1 Ally Increases an ally's agility
Hikō 閃脚破 Zenkyakuha Flash Leg Destruction 24 All Allies Increases the agility of everyone in the party.
Hikō 安騫孔 Anbakukō Low-Through Point 40 1 Ally Increases an ally's offense
Hikō 安驀破 Anbakuha Low-Through Destruction 80 All Allies Increases every ally's offense
Hikō 蘇生孔 Soseikō Resurrection Point 120 1 Ally Restores a fallen ally to life with complete health
Hikō 蘇生破 Soseiha Resurrection Destruction 350 All allies Restores every fallen ally to life with complete health

RugyiEdit

Type Japanese name Romaji Translation OP required Target Effect
Gōken 虎破龍 Koharyū Tiger Destroys Dragon 10 Single
Gōken 龍撃虎 Ryūgekiko Dragon Attacks Tiger 22 Single
Gōken 飛翔拳 Hishōken Soaring Fist 16 All
Gōken 飛翔破 Hishōha Soaring Destruction 24 All
Gōken 飛翔白麗 Hishō Hakurei Soaring White Splendor 38 All
Gōken 断己相殺拳 Danko Sōsai Ken Self-Sacrifice Counterbalance Fist 80 Single
Jūken 闘気滅殺 Tōki Messatsu Aura Annihilation 12 Single Reduces an enemy's OP to 0.
Jūken 闘気取奪 Tōki Shūdatsu Aura Pilfering 18 Single Steals an enemy's OP for oneself
Jūken 閃光破 Senkoha Flash Destruction 24 Group Reduces the accuracy of a few enemies
Jūken 閃光掌 Senkoshō Flash Palm 38 All Reduces the accuracy of every enemy.
Jūken 滅禽破 Mekkinha Extinguishing Bird Destruction 34 Group Reduces the accuracy of a few enemies.
Jūken 滅禽掌 Mekkinshō Extinguishing Bird Palm 48 All Reduces the accuracy of all enemies.

JingiEdit

Type Japanese name Romaji Translation OP required Target Effect
Gōken 白鷺剛脚 Hakuro Gōkyaku White Heron Mighty Kick 10 Single
Gōken 白鷺猛脚 Hakuro Mōkyaku White Heron Wild Kick 22 Single
Gōken 烈脚斬 Rekkyaku Zan Fierce Kick Slash 16 Group
Gōken 烈脚斬迅 Rekkyaku Zanjin Fierce Kick Slash Swift 32 Group
Gōken 黄鋭滅殺 Kōei Messatsu Yellow Edge Annihilation 30 Single
Gōken 黄明醒破 Kōmei Sei Ha Yellow Light Awakening Destruction 38 Single
Jūken 誘幻破 Yūgenha Phantasm Destruction 16 Single Puts an enemy to sleep.
Jūken 誘幻掌 Yūgenshō Phantasm Palm 28 All Puts every enemy to sleep.
Jūken 閃光破 Senkoha Flash Destruction 24 Group Reduces the accuracy of a few enemies
Jūken 閃光掌 Senkoshō Flash Palm 38 All Reduces the accuracy of every enemy.
Jūken 極衰破 Kyokusuiha Pole Waning Destruction 26 Group Reduces the offensive strength of a few enemies.
Jūken 極衰掌 Kyokusuishō Pole Waning Palm 40 All Reduces the offensive strength of all enemies.

MissyuEdit

Type Japanese name Romaji Translation OP required Target Effect
Gōken 流輪破 Ryūrinha Flowing Ring Destruction 18 Group
Gōken 黄光斬 Ōkōzan Yellow Light Death 38 Single
Gōken 流輪壊破 Ryūrinkaiha Flowing Ring Demolition 38 Group
Gōken 剛天掌 Gōtenshō Mighty Heavenly Palm 50 All
Gōken 猛天掌 Mōtenshō Wild Heaven Palm 72 All
Gōken 黄光刹斬 Ōkon Setsu Zan Yellow Light Temple Kill 80 Single
Jūken 凍結黄破 Tōketsu Kōha Freezing Yellow Destruction 26 Group Paralyzes a few enemies.
Jūken 凍結黄掌 Tōketsu Kōshō Freezing Yellow Palm 40 All Paralyzes all enemies.
Jūken 奪拳破 Dakkenha Plundering Fist Destruction 26 Group Reduces the offensive strength of targeted enemies.
Jūken 奪拳掌 Dakkenshō Plundering Fist Palm 40 All Reduces the offensive strength of all enemies.
Jūken 黄光鳳破 Ōkōfūha Yellow Light Wind Destruction 54 Group Knocks down a few enemies
Jūken 黄光鳳掌 Ōkōfūshō Yellow Light Wind Palm 80 All Knocks down all enemies


BugsEdit

  • The Hero is allowed to be given a four character name in hiragana when starting a new game, with the exception of Kazemaru (かぜまる?), which is reserved for a different party member. However, instead of displaying a proper error message, it will return the out of context text "Kuroyasha has acquired XX points of sorrow" (くろやしゃは XXポイントの かなしみを せおった。 Kuroyasha wa XX pointo no kanashimi o seotta.?, with "XX" being misplaced graphic tiles).
  • When the player enters and leave the Weapon Shop in Madōtown, the party will inexplicably be transported to the front of the training ground in Mesaia. Thankfully, this is only a minor inconvenience, as Kokuoh can be used to warp back to previously visited villages.

ErrataEdit

  • Dekan refers to Jagi as ジャキ instead of the correct ジャギ.
  • Shoki's name is spelled ショーキ instead of the proper ショウキ. This is reflected by the name that was given to his hometown (リブショーキ).

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