september 11, 2012

Bakuretsu Senshi Warrior (Cyraid)

I think I wrote about my playing of Cyraid (Jap: Bakuretsu Senshi Warrior) on some forum, but I can't find where...? Anyway, I sold a copy of Bakuretsu Senshi Warrior in an auction recently for amazing 10 SEK, or 1.50$. I get to keep half of this, so I sold it cheaper than I bought it. You'd assume it was a junk game? Well I've had at least 20 hours of good fun with this game.
I think it is an original game boy game not on any other system. That's one reason to own it.

(video updated 2015-03-17)

The goal is to smash the E-blocks on each level and take those mushroom things. Or you can smash the mushrooms instead of taking them.
You can kick ladders to combine them, but watch out because you can't disconnect the ladders. You can kick around blocks to smash monsters or get passed walls and floors. When the monster appears, blocks you have smashed will respawn. This may kill you, should you stand in a respawning block, which happens surprisingly often.

It's kind of tricky. Some youtube comments are on to how difficult it is, but I think a modern GBC or GBA screen makes it easier. It took me around 20-30 hours or so, a lot more patience than the youtube reviewers seem to have. Some levels will take a lot of tries, and I'm still not sure if the last boss can be beaten by skill or if it requires luck. If you lose all of your lives on a level, you go back to the first level of the world, usually 3-4 levels. I think it is acceptable, as long as you enjoy the gameplay (as I did).

It's not always obvious how to beat a level. I think being a bit older helps when playing this game, to be able to think of different strategies. In these aspects, the game is similar to Donkey Kong '94 on the Game Boy, a great Nintendo developed game.

The graphics do what they should. DK '94 has better graphics but it also suffers from lagging sometimes, which this game doesn't. So I actually prefer this game's graphics.

On the negative: The controllers will give you problems sometimes. You need to be very precise on some levels where you stand on one ladder to kick another next to it. And while the music is nice, it is a bit repetitive. Lastly, I think it is a bit too difficult; I won't try to beat it again in the near future.

If you enjoyed Donkey Kong '94 (GB) you'll enjoy this one. 
I give it 4/5.

1 kommentar:

  1. Looks like a great game! I want it! If I would have been aware of this auction and this game then I would have made sure it went for more than 10 SEK !! ;D