Psycho Fox 19891 minute read

Inducted 2020

Toshihisa Hasegawa, Vic Tokai, Sega, TecToy (Brazil)

Psycho Fox is a game which was published by Sega in 1989 and for Brazil by TecToy) in 1995. The game follows the story of a group of fox priests. One of these priests, Madfox Daimyōjin, infiltrated the ranks until he can take of the entire shrine. He soon corrupts the land and creates horrific hordes of creatures. The titular protagonist Psycho Fox is chosen by his people to defeat the evil deity.

The game contained interesting gameplay mechanics for its era. Psycho Fox is able to use a Shinto stick to turn into other animals, each with their own play style. For example, the hippopotamus cannot jump very high but can punch destructible blocks. Other animals included a tiger and a monkey. The game generally received reviews in excess of 90 and has been dubbed one of the best games on the Sega Master System by Sega Magazine.

Did you know?

A version of this game was released in Brazil called Sapo Xulé vs. Os Invasores do Brejo, which translates to “Sapo Xulé vs. The Swamp Invaders”. Instead of Psycho Fox, you played Sapo Xulé, a character based on a popular toy in Brazil back in the 1980’s. It was a frog with shoes which, when taken off, release a really bad smell.