Video Game: Seishun Scandal
aka: My Hero
Seishun Scandal (Youth Scandal), renamed to My Hero in the US and also sold as Gang's Fighter, is a 1985 Beat 'em Up Arcade Game by Banpresto (then named Coreland) and Sega also ported to the Sega Master System one year later.The game begins with karate dude Steven/Takeshi and his girlfriend Remy/Mari having a walk when Mohikan the Punk punches Steven in the face and runs off with Remy. Steven goes through an army of punks and an obstacle course with only 3 lives and 1 HP, duels Mohikan and forgives him... Only for a TIME TRAVELLING SAMURAI to come and take Remy away!The Master System version lacks this time travel twist. Instead, Steven keeps forgiving Mohikan who always responds by punching his face and taking Remy away. The game has 3 levels, after which it loops until you lose.
Tropes this game punched in the face as they were passing by:
- Continuing Is Painful: No continue feature here.
- Covers Always Lie: The game's title is My Hero, not Gang's Fighter. And Steven fights against the gang, not for them.
- Damsel in Distress: Remy.
- Easily Forgiven: The villains.
- Endless Game: It just keeps going and going until you mess up and run out of extra lives.
- Good Is Dumb: Steven keeps forgiving the folks who mess with him, hoping to reform them.
- Here We Go Again: After the Space Monkey is defeated, Mohikan reappears and restarts the cycle.
- Infinite 1-Ups: Near the end of the first level, there are three dogs. Hit the last one in the back and you'll get a life. You can do this as much as needed because they respawn.
- Mirror Boss: The bosses have the same attacks as Steven.
- Ninja: The enemies in level 2.
- Nintendo Hard
- One-Hit-Point Wonder: Steven during the levels, but not during the boss fights.
- Time Travel: They just had to spice the Save the Princess plot with the most ridiculous thing they could think of...