In this video series I will chronologically explore all games released by the independent japanese developer known as "Ikiki". The games range from more and less elaborate action games to highly obscure minigames, all varying in scope and quality. Though, they usually have two things in common: They are entertaining and creative, and some are true gems of indie games.
Hakaiman, released on September 17, 2005, is another one of Ikiki's finest games, which can be described as a light Metal Gear Solid. You have clear objectives in each mission, but how you take on the tasks and which way exactly you go is up to you. You can try to silently take down all the guards, fiercly shoot your way through the enemy lines, or just blow everything to pieces with grenades. Additionally, there are often seperate pathways which can be blasted open, and an extra life in the form of different kinds of food is hidden in each level. These serve as good motivation to replay the game several times.
I greatly enjoyed playing Hakaiman and it is a huge step up from Ikiki's earlier top-down shooters Tetuhau and Pineappo (See Part 03 and 15). Even though it only includes six levels, it still takes a while until you make it to the final boss, and finding out all the possibilities to tackle each mission is very fun. You shouldn't miss this one!
Download it here: http://ikiki.html.xdomain.jp/himoji/g... (look for date "2005/09/17", filename "hakaiman.zip")
Arrow keys: Move
Shift: Punch / Shoot / Start game
Hold Ctrl: Lock aiming direction
X: Switch to gun/fists
Z: Throw grenade / Reload
(If you use a QWERTZ-keyboard and Windows, press Shift+Alt in the game to switch the Y and Z keys for better control)
Break enemy's neck: Approach an unalerted guard from behind or the side and punch him to silently take him down
Bounce grenade: Throw a grenade right at the corner of an obstacle (wall, crate, etc.) to make it bounce around the corner