Reviewed by Jeremy Peeples
Weaponlord was relaseed in 1995 by Namco and can be
considered a foreshadowing of sorts (a fighting gane with
great gameplay, graphics, and controls (Soul Calibur anyone?)
At the time this game was considered destined for greatness
(it was moderateley hyped), unfortunately it did not sell
well (the game's quality was not an issue, it saw just
released at a bad time for 16-bit games) and signalled the
end of Namco on 16-bit systms.
Graphics-9-The characters are all very unique with very
different fighting styles that blend well, the moves are
animated smoothly (even compared to today's games) and the
huge characters never slow it down, the game also features
excellent backrounds that are very detailed.
Sound-7- The voices are clear as are the battle grunts but
the in-game music is somewhat annoying and repetitive.
Control-10-The controls are crisp and all moves are easy to
execute (with the game's vast moves list this is no small
feat), definitely one of the best featues of the game.
Story-n/a-I lost the manual to the game and I don't remember
too many details about it, (I don't remember it being too great though.)
Gameplay-9-The original charcters react well with each other
and the blood flows realistically (this was a rarity back in
1995),the smooth animation cannot be praised enough (it truly
is a thing of beauty), the only downside is the sound.
Overall-9-This game has many good parts, among them are the
excellent graphics, controls, and gameplay, the only thing
that is even remotely bad is the music which is more than
For Nomad owners- This game runs perfectly, the graphics are
clear with small amounts of blurring, the special moves don't
lose any detail (the small screen ocassionally caused massive
blurring in some games, but thankfully not this one) and the
sound is crystal clear (the Nomad's speaker is excellent),
this game is perfect for the Nomad.