|The looping music on this screen is the least enjoyable I've heard|
Title: Swords and Serpents
Released: September 1990
Developer: Interplay Entertainment
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Genre: RPG (Dungeon Crawl)
Exploration - First-Person
Combat - Turn Based
Series - Standalone
Well, this is a first: a console RPG designed and produced solely in the US (although also released in PAL territories). I wasn't expecting to come across one so soon, but here it is. Interplay, known as a strong developer of computer RPGs, decided to take advantage of the growing interest in consoles and the lack of computer-style RPGs.
This game was released after Dragon Wars on the PC, but before Dragon Wars was ported to NES. Unfortunately, the port of Dragon Wars won't be played for this blog as it was only released in Japan. A final note, this game has nothing to do with Mattel's Swords & Serpents; notice the clear use of an ampersand in the latter.
|Unattributed: Paul O'Conner (Initial design)|
|2 players control odd or even characters; 4 players take control of one of each|
|A fighter doesn't need intelligence right?|
|In case you don't have the manual, here's what you're supposed to do|
|You'd think the dragon would have removed them by now|
|Who exactly are all you old men?|
|Killian is hit!|
|In the middle of running away, Pathos is already to safety|
|Successfully ran, the game gets in one last jab|
|How many of you are there?|
|The graphical effects leave a bit to be desired|
|Want some candy?|
|Oh the joy|
|and the game|
- KILLIAN - 9VQMCJVTB
- NORICK - 2LC2M??6?
- WEAVIL - PSSBC2SH?
- PATHOS - S6B6QL6ES
- GAME - BEPCS???3OEOEK
Session Time: 1h36m (Total Time: 1h36m)