Review by WZafran

Reviewed: 11/01/99 | Updated: 11/01/99

Tactical planning... great storyline... a must!

This is an old game, but it's still good, as I'm playing the emulatedversion for the THIRD time already. Alright, it's illegal, I know,but I can't find the real one in the video game stores anymore.

The storyline in this game is really good, with everything clearlyput into detail. The story goes something like this: Somebodyhas taken the two Jewels of Light and Darkness, which has been sealing _something_ inside the Ground Seal. This brings up the ancient evil which has been there for a long time, and you arechosen by God Volcanon to destroy him. Well, something like that,it seems. I'm not a good storyteller.

The battle in this game is very innovative. Every character cancarry up to four items, and they can be promoted. "Promoted?", youask. Well, everybody in this game starts with a decent job, andif he reaches level 20, he can be promoted to another bigger job,with better looks.

For example, a priest can be promoted to a VICR (Vicar) or to aMMNK (Master Monk) with the Vigar Ball. The hero, from a SDMN(Swordsman) to a HERO (uhh, self-explanatory). The higher your level, the cooler you look.

The magic in this game works great. You can do elemental basedattacks (aka Fire, Bolt) and one guy in the game by the name ofSlade the Ninja, can do Raijin (that's japanese for Lightning), one of the strongest attacks in the game.

Enemy too hard for you? You can teleport your way out of thebattle with EGRESS. Of course, what RPG would be complete withoutmythical lords coming to help you? A sorcerer in this game cansummon gods, from Neptune the water god, or Apollo, to others.

The bosses in this game are made to be bad, they sound bad, andeven act bad to make the impression that they're really bad. Ie,Zeon, the last boss in the game kills his own minion who fails hisduty.

Now about the Dwarven Blacksmith. Ever heard of Mithril? They area special type of Metal, indestructible. Give a piece of Mithrilto the Dwarven Blacksmith, and he will make for you a weapon for asmall sum of money.

There are even Black and Evil weapons. For example, the Evil arrow,or the Evil Rod. Different weapons differ. Soundtrack in this gameis really good, but there are no CD's for it, so download a midifrom RPGamer .

It's a really good game, and if you really want to try it, get itfrom a emulation site.

"I am like a shadow. Silent, and deadly!" - Slade

© 1999 Wan Zafran. All rights reserved.

Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

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