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Cliff Hanger is a Quick Time Event FMV game released in 1983 by Stern. The game primarily revolves around the player traversing through scenarios and footage from The Castle of Cagliostro and The Mystery of Mamo.

Gameplay

Players take the role of Lupin III (dubbed Cliff in the game) as he follows the plotline of The Castle of Cagliostro with a level based on The Mystery of Mamo. Rather similar to most FMV Laserdisc games, arrows and prompts display on the screen and the player has to press the correct sequence of buttons in time to advance through the level.

There are four directional buttons, a button to control Lupin's hands and a button to control Lupin's legs.

Trivia

  • While The Mystery of Mamo segments mostly used the voiceovers from the Toho/Frontier Enterprises dub apart from one replaced line from Lupin, the Castle of Cagliostro however were Stern employees talking over the original Japanese audio with lines that fitted with the action of the game than directly following the film. This was due to that the movie was not dubbed at the time of release.
  • The Stern employees that were used to dub Lupin's, Jigen's, Clarisse's and the Count's voices as well as the announcer are unknown.
  • A common misconception was that Stern came up with the Cliff Hanger name. In reality, it was a decision done by TMS due to copyright issues regarding the Lupin name at the time of release. Lupin the Third Part II was originally going to use this name in the US alongside Part III, however only the Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese dubs of Lupin the Third Part I ended up using the name. By the time TMS had licensed Part II to Streamline in the US, the copyright of the Arsène Lupin name had expired.
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