Monster Maker - Yami no Ryuukishi [Model NAPR-1026]
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[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine CD Game
Monster Maker - Yami no Ryuukishi © 1994 NEC Avenue, Limited.
Monster Maker is an Role Playing Game by Nec Avenue and U-Plan and is based from a popular Japanese card game released at the end of the 80s. In the ancient time, there was an advanced civilization with telekinetic powers. They could fly and build floating islands and battleships. But their world was soon shattered by an evil spirit and heroes were gathered to seal this so called Darkness. They succeeded in their quest and the world has now been a peaceful place for the last several hundred years. Or at least it is when our story starts. The game tells the journey of Raia, a cute black-haired orphan girl with short pointy ears and strange powers. She was adopted by a family in the small town of Huerundo and she will travel the world to learn about her origins and real parents, and find out about the famous Dragon Riders. Monster Maker follows a traditional RPG structure with multi-scale aerial maps and turn based fights. Raia starts her journey alone but more characters will join the party such as Uruchi the human-fox or Mearu a red-haired thief girl.
Released on March 30, 1994 in Japan for 7800 Yen.
Monster maker is also a famous Japanese card game. It came out in 1988 and it is supposed to be one of the first, and most popular Role Playing card game there. Part of its popularity probably stems thanks to Kugatsuhime's cute and colorful illustrations. All the card games are obviously now out of print and count more than ten volumes and also include several series of Role Playing Games, comic books and novels.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com