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Title Screen

Kendo Rage

Also known as: Makeruna! Makendou (JP)
Developer: Affect
Publishers: Datam Polystar (JP), Seta (US)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: January 22, 1993
Released in US: October 1993

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

One of those strange Japanese action games, except this one managed to keep its anime-style graphics.

Debug Menu

Use the Game Genie codes 1AB6-6588 + 6DB6-65E8 and select Configuration to access a fairly detailed debug menu.

Selecting "MODE 7 TEST PROGRAM" fades out, then fades right back into the debug menu, so it might have been removed. "JOY PAD INPUT TEST" and "MONITER TEST" bring up the same tests that appear in the normal Configuration menu.

Pressing the B Button will exit the menu.

PPU Version Check

Displays information on the SNES' picture processing unit.

Object Convert

This is a basic object viewer.

Up/Down: Change Style value by 1.
Left/Right: Change Style value by 16.
X Button: Increment Color value.
B Button: Decrement Color value.
L/R Buttons: Change currently loaded object tiles.
A Button: Exit.

CG Add Sub Test

Press the B Button to toggle the selected bit.

BGMODE: The SNES' current graphics mode.
MAIN: Toggles the 5 available layers (4 BG + Object layer).
SUB: Presumably toggles the sub-screen layers.
CGADSB: Related to the color addition register?

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Stage Select

On the title screen menu, press X, Y, A, B, X, Y, A, B and start the game to access a stage select. You'll go to that stage after the intro cutscene.

(Source: GameFAQs (Xeno Gigas))

Regional Differences

To do:
Go over the removed voice clips (the title screen, Jo transforming at the beginning of a stage, etc.).

Makeruna! Makendou has an animated intro screen for Datam Polystar, the game's publisher in Japan.

Title Screen

Japan US
KendoRageTitleJP.png KendoRageTitleScreen.png

Naturally, the title logo received a complete overhaul, and the copyright info was edited to reflect the change in publishers and Nintendo of America's approval. The game's Japanese title roughly translates to "Don't Give In! Magic Kendo".


Japan US
KendoRageIntro1JP.png KendoRageIntro1US.png
KendoRageIntro2JP.png KendoRageIntro2US.png

Due to Nintendo of America's content policies regarding depictions of tobacco and drug use, Mr. Doro's cigar was replaced with a coffee cup when he was localized into Osaki Yoritomo... a.k.a. Bob.

Player Character

Japan US
KendoRageJoJP.png KendoRageJoUS.png

Jo (known as Mai in the Japanese version) had her legs recolored from flesh-colored to red for the US version, effectively giving her tights and making her outfit slightly more modest in the process.