Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei is a weird title. This is one of those games that would only have been any measure of a success in Japan. The idea behind this one is that you are a juvenile delinquent and are sent to a private school to get straightened out. The lessons taught, Japanese chivalry, would just be so out of place had Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei seen a North American release. That has not stopped fans from translating it though.
Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei is all about your life in the private school. Through feudal and military fundamental exercises, you learn to be a better man. Your life has spiraled out of control and led you to being expelled from regular school so now it is up to you to fix it. Will you, though?
Now, if this is not a manly man’s game, a game that Chuck Norris himself could be proud of, then I don’t know what would be. You are taught lessons by literally fighting your teachers and other students. Yep, learn lessons through violence. That is what games are about, right?
The way you get around the school is interesting and done in a way I wish more brawlers would have adopted. You can enter doors and move around the school walking down hallways and the like. I cannot understand, for the life of me, why that simply mechanic was not adopted by more brawlers that were trying to convince players the game world was not just a scrolling affair.
Anyhow, if you are into brawlers, keep in mind this is for the Nintendo Entertainment System so enemies are cookie cutter at best, then grab Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei’s patch file. Head over to ROMHacking.net to grab the patch file. Since this game is not public domain we cannot link directly to the ROM file itself.