Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy [Model HCD5076]
The NEC PC-Engine CD Game by Hudson Soft.
Emulated in MAME !
[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine CD Game
Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy © 1995 Hudson Soft.
Gulliver Boy is a Role Playing Game by Red and published by Hudson Soft. The game takes place in a fantasy world based around real locations throughout Europe. The story begins in Venise (Italy) where two boys, the courageous Gulliver and his friend Edison, are being chased by weird looking masked creatures. Edison is a clever inventor and the two friends manage to escape by using one of his latest invention - a flying helicopter bag ! But things do not really go according to plan and they crash head on into a the large St Mark's Basilica from St Mark's Square. The building collapses and Gulliver is arrested and sent to a detention magic school. The player takes control if Gulliver who's first task will be to run away from detention and look for his friend Edison. Gulliver Boy follows traditional structures from the genre with creative alternatives. Our hero can visit towns, buy equipment and various items (and later even trade some of them to other cities for profit), and Inns allow him to replenish his life and save the game's progress. Trading is an important part of Gulliver Boy (trading centers are buildings with an anchor symbol on them) and are often the only way to gain money. Gulliver starts on his own but the team soon counts three characters (Gulliver, Edison and the cute Misti). A fourth member can join the party but the player can't directly control him. However, unlike other Role Playing Games, fights are not random and group of enemies are clearly visible on the screen and wonder around the map.
Gulliver Boy was released on May 26, 1995 in Japan for 7800 Yen.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com