Neugier - Umi to Kaze no Kodou [Model SHVC-W3]
The Nintendo Super Famicom Game by Wolf Team
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[CONSOLE] Nintendo Super Famicom Game
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(Neugier - Umi to Kaze no Kodou)
Neugier is a Role Playing/Action game by Wolf Team and reminding the likes of Legend of Zelda or Illusion of Gaia. The game tells the story of Duke who is on a return journey to his homeland. Sometimes earlier, he heard that his country was under attack by pirates and he wanted to see in person what all the fuss was about. He soon finds out and the ship on which he sailed is boarded and attacked by pirates. Neugier is not your traditional RPG and Wolfteam put a greater emphasis on action. Duke can use his sword to defeat his enemies, or run and jump to avoid them. He can also use a special hook, really handy to jump over obstacles or grab and crack open chests. Special items can be found this way and they include apples (giving Duke some life back) or hearts (which expand his life bar). The game features six large areas with a boss waiting at the end of each one of them. Simple puzzles often stop Duke in his quest and are generally easy to figure out (even without much knowledge of Japanese).
Released on March 26, 1993 in Japan.
Interestingly, Neugier was planned for release in 1993 in the United States as "Journey Home - Quest for the Throne". But it never made it to the shelves and a prototype certainly exists.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com