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Together Retro: WeaponLord

by Ack Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:06 pm

GENTLEMEN!

DO YOU LONG FOR COMBAT?

DO YOU LUST FOR BLOODSHED?

DO YOU CRAVE THE CRIES OF THE WEAK IN AGONY AT YOUR FEET?

NOVEMBER WAS A MONTH FOR THE WEAK. IT IS DECEMBER: TIME FOR WEAPONLORD!

http://www.racketboy.com/together-retro ... weaponlord

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DO YOU ANSWER THE CALL TO ARMS, OR ARE YOU A COWARD?

WEAPONLORD IS HERE. BLEED FOR IT. SCREAM FOR IT. KILL FOR IT.

WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE?

WEAPONLORD

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And here so are marked the names of those brave enough to try.

THE HALL OF CHAMPIONS

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THE HALL OF WARRIORS

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Let their legend never be forgotten.
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by MrPopo Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:31 pm

On a scale of 1 to Ultraman, where does this game lie?
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by SNESdrunk Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:12 pm

I did not know this game had a Genesis port, good to know

I used to kinda hate this game because it's sooo... sllllooowwww... but it's unwise to compare it to stuff like KI, SF2 or even the MK games, it's its own thing entirely -- it'd be like complaining that you can't fly through Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts like you can a Mario or Sonic game. Weaponlord is kinda tough to get into (see also the other games that have cult followings here like 7th Saga) but once you do it's pretty damn cool. The character art in this game is unlike any other.
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by SNESdrunk Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:22 pm

Does anyone have a scan of either manual available? This feels like one of those games that would have a hilariously detailed and goofy backstory laid out over several pages
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:35 pm

SNESdrunk wrote:Does anyone have a scan of either manual available?


Here's the Genesis manual:

http://segaretro.org/images/e/e0/Weapon ... manual.pdf

We all know Ack loves his schlock. As for me, I have vague memories of this game not being good. But! I'll give it a second try tonight (SNES). Maybe it's a hidden gem?
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by Sarge Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:03 pm

Weaponlord was very much a fighting technician's game. It's a fascinating game, but it's also extremely tough, and doesn't play much like any of its contemporaries. I might give it a shot again because I always thought it looked pretty slick in Nintendo Power. I never stuck with playing it long enough to not get my head handed to me. :(
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by SNESdrunk Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:13 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
SNESdrunk wrote:Does anyone have a scan of either manual available?


Here's the Genesis manual:

http://segaretro.org/images/e/e0/Weapon ... manual.pdf



Ah yes, here we go.

THE STORY OF WEAPONLORD

In an age of conquerors, the Empire of the DemonLord Raith arises. Destroying all enemies in direct one-on-one combat, the Demon strengthens his grip on the Empire. Ruling the land by a strict and merciless Warrior's Code, the DemonLord reigns supreme for decades...

THE PROPHECY

It was during his time of conquest that the Demon heard what came to be known as The Prophecy. He encountered a blind seer of the future, a prophet. The old man gripped his arm and foresaw:

"When the night turns violent and the moon bleeds, gripped by the skeletal fingers of death... a child shall be born under the Warrior's Moon. When this child survives the challenge of adolescence, it will rise to face the Demon in combat... and the Lord of Demons will fall by the hand of the WEAPONLORD..."

THE WEAPONLORD

Later that night, in the heart of a strange but spectacular lunar eclipse known as the Warrior's Moon, a powerful force was unleashed. The Demon, against the advice of his generals to kill all the children born that night, took no action and waited for this WeaponLord to come. For the DemonLord Raith was a true warrior; even evil can have honor.

Two-and-a-half decades have passed, the time has come as the DemonLord prepares to meet his destiny. Not afraid to face his forseen doom, the Demon plans a grand tournament of champions. Spreading word of unheard-of fortunes across many lands, he lures the world's greatest gladiators to the tournament. One of the top contestants should be the WeaponLord -- a simple but solid plan to force a final confrontation...

The Demon's plan works well, perhaps too well. Out of hundreds of contestants, six fighters born under The Warrior's Moon have risen to the top of the tournament, each entering for different reasons, each a magnificent fighter, and all unknowingly on a collision course with destiny...

By mastering one of the six characters, only you can fulfill The Prophecy and become THE WEAPONLORD!


Only one page here but that's some quality fantasy word-salad gobbeldygook. My favorite part is "survives the challenge of adolescence," apparently junior high is tough even if you're born under the Warrior's Moon.

Each character has their own story too, one features a dude crushing a wolf's head and wearing its face as a mask, another is just... a human falcon I guess? Another is named Zorn, not sure if that's Jim Zorn or John Zorn though. I love stuff like this.
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by Exhuminator Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:38 am

I beat WeaponLord.

You picked a real winner for us here Ack. :|
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by Ack Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:25 am

Exhuminator wrote:I beat WeaponLord.

You picked a real winner for us here Ack. :|

Excellent. One of you has accepted the challenge and found glory in the arena.
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Re: Together Retro: WeaponLord

by Exhuminator Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:36 pm

Ack wrote:One of you has accepted the challenge and found glory in the arena.


Hopefully more members will play WeaponLord, I'd like to see some other viewpoints.
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