Holy Striker [Model SHVC-AI]
A 25-year-old Nintendo Super Famicom Cart. by HECT
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): hstriker
Holy Striker © 1993 Hect [Hector].
Holy Striker is an unusual mix of breakout and adventure game published by hector in 1993. The evil arch mage Wylde is taking over the world and must be stopped. The future of the four kingdoms is at stake and the king summons his last warrior to his court to save the world. But standard weapons are ineffective against the countless creatures that haunt the darkest corners of the world - our hero is not any kind of warrior, he is the last Firestriker ! This skilled fighter uses his sword and a magical orb called the Trialight to strike his enemies. Various dungeons are scattered across the kingdom and an overhead map shows our hero's position and available locations to explore. However, only a few need to be completed in a specific order and the player soon decides what stage to go on next. Each dungeons is made of vertical rooms and the goal of the game is for our Firetrisker to fight his way up to the exit. Our hero must hit the magical orb to send it at the four corners of each room, killing monsters or destroying obstacles on its path. The orb gets however pulls down towards the bottom of the screen and letting it fall eats up a precious life. To help our hero in his quest, a mage is positioned at the bottom of the screen and can catch the orb before it falls off (shoulder buttons control his position). Power shots come in limited quantities and can trigger powerful blows. As expected, the game features power-ups usually hidden inside chests or dropped by defeated enemies - they come in different flavors but more commonly refill health, give an extra Power-Shot, an extra life and so forth. In a way similar to Zelda, heart containers scattered throughout the game can be collected to increase the player's maximum health. Finally, more Firestrikers can be recruited and can be played instead of the main character. A multi-player mode is also available where up to four players can play simultaneously.
[FR] May 1995 - Consoles + N.32: 87%
[US] "Firestriker [Model SNS-3S-USA]"
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com