|Kishin Douji Zenki 3|
- Tenchi Meidou
|Alternate title||Demon God Child Zenki 3 - Battle between Heaven and Earth|
|Console||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Based on||Kishin Douji Zenki Anime/Manga|
Kishin Douji Zenki 3 - Tenchi Meidou
Kishin Douji Zenki 3 - Tenchi Meidou is the third of 3 Super Nintendo games based on the Kishin Douji Zenki series.
Most of the time it is played as a board game, where the player has to collect as many items on the field as possible, before their enemies can, while utilizing multiple magical spells to change the ingame tiles to their advantage and to hinder the the enemies.
The player traverses the overworld as Chibi Zenki and Chiaki, where Chiaki will use the aforementioned magical spells for her and Zenki's needs. When the player moves onto a tile with an enemy, an encounter will be triggered. Demon God Zenki will then fight the enemy in a card battle. The player will need to select cards from a roulette to use powerful attack and defense moves.
Tenchi Meidou generally features two ingame modes, the Board Game Mode, which acts as the game's overworld and the Battle Mode, which features roulette styled card battles with various elemental attacks and defense moves.
While the former mainly focuses on completing set objectives and manipulating the terrain, the latter generally has two characters enter a battle and fight each other by using cards in a strategic manner.
More information on Tenchi Meidou's gameplay mechanics can be found on the following subpage:
Tenchi Meidou Gameplay Mechanics.
The individual sections Gameplay Mechanics (Board Game Mode) and Gameplay Mechanics (Battle Mode) explain the various mechanics of Tenchi Meidou's ingame modes.
If the player fails the stage objectives (like, for example, defeating all foes in a set anmount of turns), they will need to restart the Stage they are currently playing. This game has no lives and no actual Game Over. The Stages can be replayed as many times as needed to win them.
The only exception is the Multiplayer Game, where the player will be remote controlled by their foe for one turn after being defeated. After this, they will be able to continue playing as usual. This is obviously only the case as long no one collects the last item on the map, which ends the round instead.
Though this only counts for Board Game Mode matches. Being defeated in a Battle Mode match will end the game and instantly declare the winner instead.
The Good Guys
- The titular main character. In this game, he both appears in his Chibi and Demon God forms. You mainly play as him in Battle Mode.
- Chiaki Enno
- One of the main characters. You mainly play as her in Board Game Mode.
- Ozunu Enno
- Chiaki's ancestor. He teaches you the basics of the Board Game Mode's gameplay mechanics.
- Miki Souma
- A rouge monk. In the beginning he serves as a tutor like Ozunu. Later on, he joins your party.
- She starts out as Miki Souma's girlfriend and soon joins your party, but is later brainwashed into being Karuma's servant. The latter of cause turns her into an enemy, later in the game.
- It is still unknown if there's a way to save Anju and free her from Karuma's control.
- The Inugami Roh
- He first appears as an enemy, but later joins your party.
- Roh's pet dog.
- In this game he has wings like in the manga. In the anime and the NEC PC-FX Zenki game Kishin Douji Zenki FX - Vajura Fight, he lacks these.
- Unlike Roh, he only has an enemy sprite. This also means that unlike Roh, Kokutei won't join your party.
- Roh's pet dog.
The Bad Guys
- Being a member of Roh's Shitennou, Chimaru first appears an enemy, but when Roh decides to join your party, Chimaru soon follows his master and joins you as well.
- Being a former member of Ozunu's guardians, Vasara was sealed away because he threatened humanity. In this game he returns as rouge Demon God that appears as a boss late in the game.
- He is one of Karuma's servants and Guren's mentor.
- Another one of Karuma's servants. He is very loyal.
- She is the game's final boss the major villain of the Karuma ark.
- In the game she only appears in her tree form.
- Before the reveal of his actual name in the manga and Vajura Fight, Chimaru was called the vampire man or ??? in the wiki founder's notes.
Character Selection Limitations
It might strike the player as odd, but while all characters (excluding Chiaki and Ozunu, who only appear in Board Game mode and the cutscenes) can be played as in Battle Mode the same can't be said for Board Game mode. Battle Mode also features special limitations on which characters the player can choose.
More about these limitations will be explained in the following sections.
Board Game Mode
While the main game's Board Game Mode obviously limits the player to the characters in their party, starting out with Chiaki only, who is soon joined by Chibi Zenki, things are handled differently in Multiplayer.
In Multiplayer, all playable characters from the main game are available from the start and up to four players can join the game, though characters can only be selected once, so it's impossible for two players to play as Roh (for example) at the same time.
The playable characters in this mode are Zenki and Chiaki (counting as a single character or team like in the main game), Miki Souma, Anju, Roh, Goki and Chimaru.
Other characters might still randomly appear on the overworld (if monsters are enabled), but they will be controlled by the computer and will be hostile.
Unlike Board Game Mode, Battle Mode features all characters from the entire game, altough it has limitations as well. Also, Battle Mode can only be played with a maximum of two players facing off against each other.
While the second player can choose any character from the game (again excluding Chiaki and Ozunu), the first player can only play as Zenki, Miki Souma, Anju, Roh, Goki or Chimaru.
- It is unknown why the developers chose to make only certain characters available in the game's multiplayer mode, yet the selection is obviously limited to the main game's heroes.
Playing with others or the computer
While the main game is obviously a single player game, the multiplayer mode allows the following:
Board Game Mode
This game mode allows up to four players to compete with each other at the same time. While the actual game needs at least two players to participate, the second player can also be an AI instead of a real player.
Ingame the following gameplay settings are possible:
One player competing with up to three AIs:
1P - COM 1P - COM - COM 1P - COM - COM - COM
Two players competing with up to two AIs:
1P - 2P 1P - 2P - COM 1P - 2P - COM - COM 1P - COM - 3P 1P - COM - 3P - COM 1P - COM - COM - 4P
Three players competing with up to one AI:
1P - 2P - 3P 1P - 2P - 3P - COM 1P - 2P - COM - 4P 1P - COM - 3P - 4P
Or just four players competing with each other:
1P - 2P - 3P - 4P
Unlike Board Game Mode, Battle Mode actually allows you to watch battles instead of having at least the first player to participate ingame.
This not only allows you to watch and enjoy and AI showoff, it also allows you to think up strategies to beat them.
Again these are the gameplay settings available for this mode:
1P - COM 1P - 2P COM - COM
Choosing the COM versus COM mode will allow you to select the characters as usual and then lead to the aforementioned AI showoff, where you can just sit back and watch the two AIs fight each other.
Multiplayer's Battle Mode throws you right into battle
Just keep in mind that unlike the main game, this Battle Mode doesn't allow you to build up attack points before starting a match, making some matchups very unfair, as Vasara and Karuma, for example, can pretty much oneshot their opponents if the AI feels especially moody and one of the following happens:
- Vasara's AI decides to strike first
- He can kill some characters instantly with a one card attack or at least deal a great deal of damage, ensuring that even if your character survived the first hit, they will go down the next round
- Karuma's AI decides to use the Om card
- As she starts out with maxed out attack points, this will kill your character regardless what you do as using the Om card with maxed out attack points allows any character to oneshot their opponent
More content will be added soon...
Menus and Box Art
- Tenchi Meidou's box art is especially notable for being
the only Kishin Douji Zenki game box art with Goki in it.
Please visit the Cutscenes subpage for this article to view this entry,
as it is currently being translated into English and German.
- Gameplay Mechanics
- Visit this subpage to learn more about Tenchi Meidou's ingame modes and their various gameplay mechanics!
- Stages and Ingame Dialogues
- Visit this subpage to learn more about Tenchi Meidou's story mode stages and their objectives, as well as the dialogues spoken by various characters.
- Visit this subpage to learn more about Tenchi Meidou's various Hyouijuu!
- Cloning Blues Brothers
- Visit this subpage to learn more about Tenchi Meidou's game exclusive Cloning Blues Brothers!
More content will be added sooner or later.