Rent A Hero (レンタヒーロー) (additionally mistakenly named Rent-A-Hero; Sega has never used hyphens in the game"s romanized name) is a Japan-exclusive action RPG arisen by Sega R&D 8 for the Sega Mega Drive in 1991 with a huge emphasis on humour. It complies with Taro Yamada (or "Rent A Hero"), a hero for hire that demands to finish miscellaneous tasks to save the day.
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The game borrows the engine used in Phantasy Star III, however instead of turn-based battles opponents are beat through a versus-fighting system equivalent to Street Fighter II.
Though largely unknown to the western world, Rent A Hero has actually been referenced a number of times across Sega products, including Fighters Megamix in which Taro is an unlockable character.
The game was remade for the Sega Dreamactors as Rent A Hero No.1. It has additionally been re-released as part of the Wii"s Virtual Console company in Japan, and as among the 42 pre-mounted games on the Mega Drive Mini in Japan.
A preliminary fan translation was released in 1998 by the Eidolon Translation Group. In 2010, a romhacking.net user named Paul Jensen announced a complete translation, which was ultimately released in 2015.
|Japanese||レンタヒーロー||Rent A Hero|
Main page | Maps | Magazine articles | Reception | Region coding
|Rent A Hero (1991) | Rent A Hero No.1 (2000)|
|Renta no Kyoku: Rent A Hero No.1 Initial Soundtrack (2000) | Vermilion vs Rent A Hero Original Soundtrack (2009) | Rent A Hero Initial Soundtrack (2014)|