Video Game / Kakuto Chojin
Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal
AKA Kakutou Choujin: Fighting Super Heroes
is a Fighting Game
exclusively made for Microsoft's Xbox
gaming console published in 2002 by Microsoft Game Studios
. While used as an early demo game for the Xbox's graphical capabilities, it is more notorious for being pulled off of the shelves shortly after someone noted that featuring a Muslim jihadist as a main character within a year of 9/11 was a bit insensitive.
There are 13 fighters in this game: Asad, Vittoria, Sabre, J.D. Stone, Rena, Kahn, Crusher Ramirez, Shadow, Roxy, Reiji, Vegard, Yin Kai Li, and Daeva. They are assembled for a fighting tournament named the Fist of Fire Tournament, sponsored by an evil organization called the Maladinia.
This game exhibits the following tropes:
- Bruce Lee Clone: Reiji sports the slender muscular torso, the acrobatic moves, and the high-pitched screams although he is a Japanese Tomonobu Itagaki lookalike with massive scars all over his body.
- Dance Battler: Rena uses Capoeira as her fighting style.
- The Fundamentalist: Asad is an Muslim extremist from Somalia who is waging his own private Jihad.