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->''The seven seas spread throughout the world. It is said that there is a monster for each of these seven seas. Ships are being attacked one after another. Sharks gather around monsters seeking human flesh. The ocean is not only a place of blessing but a place of terror. Defeat the violent gigantic monsters of the seven seas. An enormous bounty has been set for their heads. Brave youth go out to face the monsters.''

''The Ocean Hunter: The Seven Seas Adventure'' is a LightGunGame released in arcades by {{Sega}} in 1998. Set in an OceanPunk world where human civilization is being ravaged by terrifying sea monsters, you ply the seven seas with your trusty spear-gun seeking the bounties on these beasts' heads. While the oceans are swarming with all kinds of aquatic horrors, it is the Seven Great Monsters who are your greatest prize - and your deadliest challenge.

Tragically, the game was never ported to a home console, and is now extremely rare. (Except in Singapore, where it's in practically every arcade. Go figure.)

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This game provides examples of:

* AchillesHeel: Apart from the soft-spots, each boss has a vital point that must be hit three times in order to win, including Kraken and Karkinos' eyes, Leviathan's throat and Charybdis' light.
* AllMythsAreTrue / FantasyKitchenSink: All bosses and minibosses are named after mythological creatures from all over the globe.
* AlluringAnglerfish: Charybdis, the nightmarish giant Angler.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Every boss battle has "sweet spots" that you have to aim for.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[AlwaysABiggerFish Midgardsorm]].
* BigBad: The sea-god Rahab, who apparently created all of the other monsters.
* BossRush: The final stage, Panthalassa, has you fight four sub-bosses with no {{Mooks}} in between them, then sends you up against the final boss, who has three forms.
* BreathWeapon: In his intermediate form as Poseidon, the final boss spits... [[KillitWithWater giant bubbles]]... at you.
* DualBoss: The three moray eels collectively called Hydra, the three Kerberos sharks, and the twin ribbon fish Vritra and Kaliya.
* EldritchAbomination: Rahab's final form.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Giant octopi Kraken and Umi-Bozu; giant squid Scylla. All use CombatTentacles.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: You fight no less than ''five'' giant sharks: White Death, the trio known as Kerberos, and the nightmare-inducing Leviathan. Normal-sized sharks are also common enemies in the first, second, and seventh levels.
* FinalBoss: Rahab.
* FlunkyBoss:
** Leviathan is followed by smaller sharks.
** Charybdis keeps deep sea eels in her mouth for boss fights.
** Medusa and her jellyfish.
** Midgardsorm's parasites.
* [[GaiasVengeance Gaia's Avenger]]: Rahab was pissed at humans for polluting, abusing, and otherwise messing with the ocean, so he created the other Great Monsters to put us in our place. Except Midgardsorm. Middy has been terrorizing the seas before Rahab made it cool.
* GiantEnemyCrab: Karkinos is a textbook example. [[AttackItsWeakPoint Attack Its]] [[GoForTheEye Eyes]] ForMassiveDamage!
* GoForTheEye: [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken's]], [[GiantEnemyCrab Karkinos']], as well as [[FinalBoss Rahab's]] [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak point]].
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: Kraken, the giant octopus, stalks you throughout a sunken ship.
** You fight a miniboss, Basilosaurus, in the middle of a suspicious hole in the seafloor. Sure enough, when it seems you've won, the resident of that hole decides to stick its neck out and eat you and Basilosaurus. [[WombLevel Cue the second half of the level]].
* JustEatHim: Near the end of her battle, Charybdis decides to attempt this, simply inhaling you rather than spew gulper eels or charge to bite. Midgardsorm does this too, but with much more success.
* KrakenAndLeviathan: Pretty much to be expected in a game that focuses on destroying huge sea monsters. Kraken is a giant octopus and the first boss, while Leviathan is a [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Megalodon]] and the second boss.
* LightGunGame
* LightningBruiser: Rahab.
* LoneWolfBoss: Of the seven main bosses, Midgardsorm is the only one that isn't one of Rahab's creations (Or Rahab himself).
* LudicrousGibs: The natural result of [[spoiler:shooting Midgardsorm's heart until it ''explodes'']].
* MadeOfPlasticine: Who would've thought that a regular shark (those at the start of the game) would take ''less'' damage than say, a stingray?
* MarathonBoss: Rahab.
* MiniBoss: Every level except Texcoco Great Lake has at least one. The final stage has ''four''.
* MookChivalry: The {{Mini Boss}}es "Hydra", which are three giant moray eels. They're not very bright as they attack the protagonists one at a time, instead of all three at once. {{Subverted}} by "[[HellHound Cerberus]]", three big nasty sharks who attack the protagonists all at one go.
* NintendoHard: This game eats your quarters like Karkinos eats whales.
* OceanPunk
* OneWingedAngel: The FinalBoss goes through three forms: Dagon, Poseidon, and Rahab.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: The FinalBoss uses this in his [[SequentialBoss second form]]. Then again, that form ''is'' named "Poseidon".
* RailShooter
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: {{Mook}} monsters include sea snakes and prehistoric mosasaurs. There's also the sub-bosses Sea Dragon and Black Dragon (giant marine iguanas)and Sea Serpent(a giant sea snake) and the boss Ahuizotl (elasmosaurus). (Despite its name, the sub-boss Basilosaurus is actually a prehistoric whale.)
* SandWorm: Midgardsorm is a textbook example, albeit one that lives in the seafloor rather than the desert.
* SeaMonster: Just about every popular sea monster gets a shoutout in this game. Sharks of assorted types, sea lizards, sea snakes, octopi, eels, giant squid, oarfish, angler fish, elasmosauruses, jellyfish, crabs, prehistoric whales, marine worms, and a mad sea god. And that's just the minibosses and bosses. Many mooks are also present.
* SequentialBoss: Rahab; see OneWingedAngel.
* {{Steampunk}}: You travel between stages in a pimped out hot air balloon and fight with an automatic spear gun.
* StrongFleshWeakSteel: The organic bosses can take countless shots from your harpoon gun before going down.
* TurnsRed: All the boss fights will have two parts: part one, fight back the boss. Part two: the boss try his last trick on you, and you have to shoot his weak point thrice. The mechanics depends on the boss (eg: Kraken will wrap his tentacles around you, Charybdis will suck you inside her mouth and so on).
* UnderTheSea: Have you been paying attention?
** Except for the fourth stage, which takes place in a freshwater lake (and on the bank, when fighting the boss).
* UnderwaterBossBattle: ...um... ''yeah''.
** Again, except for the second half of the fourth boss battle. You get up onto some rocks and essentially play whack-a-mole, but with water instead of dirt, a harpoon gun instead of a hammer, and an irate dino instead of moles.
* UnderwaterRuins: Ubiquitous, but especially in Texcoco Great Lake and Panthalassa.
* WarmUpBoss: The first sub-boss is the easily-defeated White Death.
** TimedMission: However, White Death is attacking a scientist, and if you want to fight [[BonusBoss Sea Dragon]], you'd better be really damn fast. If the scientist dies, you don't get bonus health and... [[LostForever well...]]
* WombLevel: The second half of the West Ocean takes place inside Midgardsorm, a giant worm that's swallowed you (and countless ships) whole. You're swarmed by creepy parasites and kill it by attacking its heart.

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->''The seven seas spread throughout the world. It is said that there is a monster for each of these seven seas. Ships are being attacked one after another. Sharks gather around monsters seeking human flesh. The ocean is not only a place of blessing but a place of terror. Defeat the violent gigantic monsters of the seven seas. An enormous bounty has been set for their heads. Brave youth go out to face the monsters.''

''The Ocean Hunter: The Seven Seas Adventure'' is a LightGunGame released in arcades by {{Sega}} in 1998. Set in an OceanPunk world where human civilization is being ravaged by terrifying sea monsters, you ply the seven seas with your trusty spear-gun seeking the bounties on these beasts' heads. While the oceans are swarming with all kinds of aquatic horrors, it is the Seven Great Monsters who are your greatest prize - and your deadliest challenge.

Tragically, the game was never ported to a home console, and is now extremely rare. (Except in Singapore, where it's in practically every arcade. Go figure.)

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This game provides examples of:

* AchillesHeel: Apart from the soft-spots, each boss has a vital point that must be hit three times in order to win, including Kraken and Karkinos' eyes, Leviathan's throat and Charybdis' light.
* AllMythsAreTrue / FantasyKitchenSink: All bosses and minibosses are named after mythological creatures from all over the globe.
* AlluringAnglerfish: Charybdis, the nightmarish giant Angler.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Every boss battle has "sweet spots" that you have to aim for.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[AlwaysABiggerFish Midgardsorm]].
* BigBad: The sea-god Rahab, who apparently created all of the other monsters.
* BossRush: The final stage, Panthalassa, has you fight four sub-bosses with no {{Mooks}} in between them, then sends you up against the final boss, who has three forms.
* BreathWeapon: In his intermediate form as Poseidon, the final boss spits... [[KillitWithWater giant bubbles]]... at you.
* DualBoss: The three moray eels collectively called Hydra, the three Kerberos sharks, and the twin ribbon fish Vritra and Kaliya.
* EldritchAbomination: Rahab's final form.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Giant octopi Kraken and Umi-Bozu; giant squid Scylla. All use CombatTentacles.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: You fight no less than ''five'' giant sharks: White Death, the trio known as Kerberos, and the nightmare-inducing Leviathan. Normal-sized sharks are also common enemies in the first, second, and seventh levels.
* FinalBoss: Rahab.
* FlunkyBoss:
** Leviathan is followed by smaller sharks.
** Charybdis keeps deep sea eels in her mouth for boss fights.
** Medusa and her jellyfish.
** Midgardsorm's parasites.
* [[GaiasVengeance Gaia's Avenger]]: Rahab was pissed at humans for polluting, abusing, and otherwise messing with the ocean, so he created the other Great Monsters to put us in our place. Except Midgardsorm. Middy has been terrorizing the seas before Rahab made it cool.
* GiantEnemyCrab: Karkinos is a textbook example. [[AttackItsWeakPoint Attack Its]] [[GoForTheEye Eyes]] ForMassiveDamage!
* GoForTheEye: [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Kraken's]], [[GiantEnemyCrab Karkinos']], as well as [[FinalBoss Rahab's]] [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak point]].
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong: Kraken, the giant octopus, stalks you throughout a sunken ship.
** You fight a miniboss, Basilosaurus, in the middle of a suspicious hole in the seafloor. Sure enough, when it seems you've won, the resident of that hole decides to stick its neck out and eat you and Basilosaurus. [[WombLevel Cue the second half of the level]].
* JustEatHim: Near the end of her battle, Charybdis decides to attempt this, simply inhaling you rather than spew gulper eels or charge to bite. Midgardsorm does this too, but with much more success.
* KrakenAndLeviathan: Pretty much to be expected in a game that focuses on destroying huge sea monsters. Kraken is a giant octopus and the first boss, while Leviathan is a [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Megalodon]] and the second boss.
* LightGunGame
* LightningBruiser: Rahab.
* LoneWolfBoss: Of the seven main bosses, Midgardsorm is the only one that isn't one of Rahab's creations (Or Rahab himself).
* LudicrousGibs: The natural result of [[spoiler:shooting Midgardsorm's heart until it ''explodes'']].
* MadeOfPlasticine: Who would've thought that a regular shark (those at the start of the game) would take ''less'' damage than say, a stingray?
* MarathonBoss: Rahab.
* MiniBoss: Every level except Texcoco Great Lake has at least one. The final stage has ''four''.
* MookChivalry: The {{Mini Boss}}es "Hydra", which are three giant moray eels. They're not very bright as they attack the protagonists one at a time, instead of all three at once. {{Subverted}} by "[[HellHound Cerberus]]", three big nasty sharks who attack the protagonists all at one go.
* NintendoHard: This game eats your quarters like Karkinos eats whales.
* OceanPunk
* OneWingedAngel: The FinalBoss goes through three forms: Dagon, Poseidon, and Rahab.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: The FinalBoss uses this in his [[SequentialBoss second form]]. Then again, that form ''is'' named "Poseidon".
* RailShooter
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: {{Mook}} monsters include sea snakes and prehistoric mosasaurs. There's also the sub-bosses Sea Dragon and Black Dragon (giant marine iguanas)and Sea Serpent(a giant sea snake) and the boss Ahuizotl (elasmosaurus). (Despite its name, the sub-boss Basilosaurus is actually a prehistoric whale.)
* SandWorm: Midgardsorm is a textbook example, albeit one that lives in the seafloor rather than the desert.
* SeaMonster: Just about every popular sea monster gets a shoutout in this game. Sharks of assorted types, sea lizards, sea snakes, octopi, eels, giant squid, oarfish, angler fish, elasmosauruses, jellyfish, crabs, prehistoric whales, marine worms, and a mad sea god. And that's just the minibosses and bosses. Many mooks are also present.
* SequentialBoss: Rahab; see OneWingedAngel.
* {{Steampunk}}: You travel between stages in a pimped out hot air balloon and fight with an automatic spear gun.
* StrongFleshWeakSteel: The organic bosses can take countless shots from your harpoon gun before going down.
* TurnsRed: All the boss fights will have two parts: part one, fight back the boss. Part two: the boss try his last trick on you, and you have to shoot his weak point thrice. The mechanics depends on the boss (eg: Kraken will wrap his tentacles around you, Charybdis will suck you inside her mouth and so on).
* UnderTheSea: Have you been paying attention?
** Except for the fourth stage, which takes place in a freshwater lake (and on the bank, when fighting the boss).
* UnderwaterBossBattle: ...um... ''yeah''.
** Again, except for the second half of the fourth boss battle. You get up onto some rocks and essentially play whack-a-mole, but with water instead of dirt, a harpoon gun instead of a hammer, and an irate dino instead of moles.
* UnderwaterRuins: Ubiquitous, but especially in Texcoco Great Lake and Panthalassa.
* WarmUpBoss: The first sub-boss is the easily-defeated White Death.
** TimedMission: However, White Death is attacking a scientist, and if you want to fight [[BonusBoss Sea Dragon]], you'd better be really damn fast. If the scientist dies, you don't get bonus health and... [[LostForever well...]]
* WombLevel: The second half of the West Ocean takes place inside Midgardsorm, a giant worm that's swallowed you (and countless ships) whole. You're swarmed by creepy parasites and kill it by attacking its heart.

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3rd Dec '13 7:35:21 PM Anomalocaris20
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* LoneWolfBoss: Of the seven main bosses, Midgardsorm is the only one that isn't one of Rahab's creations (Or Rahab himself).
12th Sep '13 9:43:05 PM Loekman3
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* TurnsRed: All the boss fights will have two parts: part one, fight back the boss. Part two: the boss try his last trick on you, and you have to shoot his weak point thrice. The mechanics depends on the boss (eg: Kraken will wrap his tentacles around you, Charybdis will suck you inside his mouth and so on).

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* TurnsRed: All the boss fights will have two parts: part one, fight back the boss. Part two: the boss try his last trick on you, and you have to shoot his weak point thrice. The mechanics depends on the boss (eg: Kraken will wrap his tentacles around you, Charybdis will suck you inside his her mouth and so on).
20th Oct '12 8:51:41 PM Filby
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->''The seven seas spread throughout the world. It is said that there is a monster for each of these seven seas. Ships are being attacked one after another. Sharks gather around monsters seeking human flesh. The ocean is not only a place of blessing, but a place of terror. Defeat the violent gigantic monsters of the seven seas. An enormous bounty has been set for their heads. Brave youth go out to face the monsters.''

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->''The seven seas spread throughout the world. It is said that there is a monster for each of these seven seas. Ships are being attacked one after another. Sharks gather around monsters seeking human flesh. The ocean is not only a place of blessing, blessing but a place of terror. Defeat the violent gigantic monsters of the seven seas. An enormous bounty has been set for their heads. Brave youth go out to face the monsters.''
20th Oct '12 8:51:20 PM Filby
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A LightGunGame released in arcades by {{Sega}} in 1998. Set in an OceanPunk world where human civilization is being ravaged by terrifying sea monsters, you ply the seven seas with your trusty spear-gun seeking the bounties on these beasts' heads. While the oceans are swarming with all kinds of aquatic horrors, it is the Seven Great Monsters who are your greatest prize - and your deadliest challenge.

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A ->''The seven seas spread throughout the world. It is said that there is a monster for each of these seven seas. Ships are being attacked one after another. Sharks gather around monsters seeking human flesh. The ocean is not only a place of blessing, but a place of terror. Defeat the violent gigantic monsters of the seven seas. An enormous bounty has been set for their heads. Brave youth go out to face the monsters.''

''The Ocean Hunter: The Seven Seas Adventure'' is a
LightGunGame released in arcades by {{Sega}} in 1998. Set in an OceanPunk world where human civilization is being ravaged by terrifying sea monsters, you ply the seven seas with your trusty spear-gun seeking the bounties on these beasts' heads. While the oceans are swarming with all kinds of aquatic horrors, it is the Seven Great Monsters who are your greatest prize - and your deadliest challenge.
2nd Oct '12 8:11:19 AM akih08
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: {{Mook}} monsters include sea snakes and prehistoric mosasaurs. There's also the sub-bosses Sea Dragon and Black Dragon (giant marine iguanas) and the boss Ahuizotl (elasmosaurus). (Despite its name, the sub-boss Basilosaurus is actually a prehistoric whale.)

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: {{Mook}} monsters include sea snakes and prehistoric mosasaurs. There's also the sub-bosses Sea Dragon and Black Dragon (giant marine iguanas) iguanas)and Sea Serpent(a giant sea snake) and the boss Ahuizotl (elasmosaurus). (Despite its name, the sub-boss Basilosaurus is actually a prehistoric whale.)
27th Aug '12 11:38:00 AM ArcadesSabboth
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* WombLevel: The second half of the West Ocean takes place inside Midgardsorm, a giant worm that's swallowed you (and countless ships) whole. You're swarmed by creepy parasites and kill it by attacking its heart.

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* WombLevel: The second half of the West Ocean takes place inside Midgardsorm, a giant worm that's swallowed you (and countless ships) whole. You're swarmed by creepy parasites and kill it by attacking its heart.heart.

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11th Mar '12 9:13:49 PM Anomalocaris20
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* [[GaiasVengeance Gaia's Avenger]]: Rahab was pissed at humans for polluting the ocean, so he created the other Great Monsters to put us in our place.

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* [[GaiasVengeance Gaia's Avenger]]: Rahab was pissed at humans for polluting polluting, abusing, and otherwise messing with the ocean, so he created the other Great Monsters to put us in our place.place. Except Midgardsorm. Middy has been terrorizing the seas before Rahab made it cool.



* SeaMonster: Just about every popular sea monster gets a shoutout in this game.

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* SeaMonster: Just about every popular sea monster gets a shoutout in this game. Sharks of assorted types, sea lizards, sea snakes, octopi, eels, giant squid, oarfish, angler fish, elasmosauruses, jellyfish, crabs, prehistoric whales, marine worms, and a mad sea god. And that's just the minibosses and bosses. Many mooks are also present.
10th Mar '12 9:26:14 PM Anomalocaris20
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* LudicrousGibs: The natural result of [[spoiler:shooting Midgardsorm's heart until it ''explodes'']].
10th Mar '12 9:00:29 PM Anomalocaris20
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* AchillesHeel: A part from the soft-spots, each boss has a vital point that must be hit three times in order to win, including Kraken and Karkinos' eyes, Leviathan's throat and Charybdis' light.

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* AchillesHeel: A part Apart from the soft-spots, each boss has a vital point that must be hit three times in order to win, including Kraken and Karkinos' eyes, Leviathan's throat and Charybdis' light.



** You fight a miniboss, Basilosaurus, in the middle of a suspicious hole in the seafloor. Sure enough, when it seems you've won, the resident of that hole decides to stick its neck out and eat you and Basilosaurus. [[WombLevel Cue the second half of the level]].
* JustEatHim: Near the end of her battle, Charybdis decides to attempt this, simply inhaling you rather than spew gulper eels or charge to bite. Midgardsorm does this too, but with much more success.



* NintendoHard: This game WILL eat your quarters like candy.

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* NintendoHard: This game WILL eat eats your quarters like candy.Karkinos eats whales.


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* SandWorm: Midgardsorm is a textbook example, albeit one that lives in the seafloor rather than the desert.


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** Again, except for the second half of the fourth boss battle. You get up onto some rocks and essentially play whack-a-mole, but with water instead of dirt, a harpoon gun instead of a hammer, and an irate dino instead of moles.
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