Relics - Ankoku Yousai [Model BTC-RLC]
The Nintendo Famicom Disk. by Bothtec, Inc.
Emulated in MAME !
[CONSOLE] Nintendo Famicom Disk.
レリクス暗黑要塞 © 1987 Bothtec
(Relics - Ankoku Yousai)
Relics - Ankoku Yousai is an adventure/action game by Bothtec. The player takes control of a heavily armed trooper. His red body armor can protect him from attacks but it doesn't make him invincible and a life bar at the bottom of screen shortens with every hit. His only weapon, or at least at the beginning of the game, is a short-range laser saber and every move needs to be carefully managed and coordinated. The game starts deep inside a huge fortress and quickly, a character in a pink armor appears and challenges the player. There is not other possible choice, our warrior has to defeat him to free the way and starts the long exploration of the strange building. The fortress hides many secrets and hitting its many walls usually reveals its underlying infrastructure. Many items (like keys and ...) or passageways can be found using this technique.
Relics was released on April 10, 1987 in Japan. Retail price: 4200 Yen.
The official game identity 'BTC-RLC' stands for 'BOTHTEC-RELICS'
The subtitle of the game translates from Japanese as 'The Dark Fortress'.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com