Information for the following ROM(s): actraisru
ActRaiser © 1991 Enix America Corp.
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|ActRaiser was released in November 1991 in North America.|
There are significant differences between the original Japanese game and the American version. First of all, the original Japanese antagonist of the game is Satan and the player essentially helps God (or plays as God) to restore peace in the world. All this religious context was naturally removed from the American and European versions - Satan became Tanzra (the Evil One) and the player is referenced as The Master. Surprisingly, various sections from the action phases have also been modified - parts (yet rare) of the layout were changed and several enemies feature completely different designs. The game has also gone through a few musical changes and some stages feature new and original music tracks. Finally, and not the least important, the difficulty level went down a notch and the Japanese version is overall much more difficult. There are less enemy encounters in both the action and simulation portions of the game. Moreover, the action sequences have less traps.
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