Reviewed by Nicholas Walker
Soul Blazer, developed by Enix, is like a spin-off of the game,
"Actraiser". This game is half RPG and sort of like a Sim. You see,
King Maggrid has made a deal with DeathToll, your enemy. They have
kidnapped Dr. Leo to use his inventions on the world. But Maggrid
should not have made that deal, because DeathToll has used the
inventions on the world and now everyone and everything is trapped
in Deathtoll's realm! When you and the Master here about this, you
are sent down to revive the world. You must destroy Monster Lairs
to get things you need, or it builds something in the town you are in.
You don't have to destroy every lair. It may sound like Actraiser to
you, but it's more of an RPG. There is a game save feature. There can
be up to four game slots. Like in most RPGs, you have a girlfriend,
this one does, too. Her name is Lisa, she's Dr. Leo's daughter. There
are bosses. Every time you defeat a boss, you release the leader of the
town. The game has no battles, you just hit the enemies with your sword.
"Zelda: A Link to the Past" only has four swords, Soul Blazer has about
eight! Some enemies are very powerful, so you need a special sword
found in Dr. Leo's Laboratory. You can use items in the game, and weird
ones at that. There's one item called the "Dream Rod". If someone or
something is sleeping, you can place the "Dream Rod" on them and you
can look into their dreams! There are Experience Points for your level to
go up. You can use Magic and wear Armor.
This is what I think of "Soul Blazer"
Graphics: The graphics are like any other RPG, it's an overhead. It goes
pretty smooth with no jerkines.
Controls: The controls are okay, you just can't go diagonally Like "A Link
to the Past".
Sound: The sound is okay, too. It uses some sounds from "Actraiser".
Challenge: I'd say the game would at a Medium level Fun: The game is
very fun and addictive!
Overall: This is a good game. If your a fan of RPGs and "Actraiser", than
this is for you!