Shiryou Sensen - War of the Dead [Model JC63002]

MSX 2 Cart. published 32 years ago by Victor Musical Industries, Inc.

Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): shiryo


???? War of the Dead © 1987 Victor Musical Industries, Incorporated.

(Shiryou Sensen - War of the Dead)

Shiry? Sensen War of the Dead is a post apocalyptic and dark Role Playing/Action game by Victor Musical Industries. Due to a series of mysterious events, the town of Chany's Hill has been cut off from the rest of the world. People have suddenly gone missing and cannibalistic monsters now roam the land, killing all who cross their path. The protagonist of the game is Laila Arufon, the youngest female member of the S-SWAT (Supernatural and Special Weapon Attack Team). She was born in the small town and has developped strange psychic abilities. Her Psychic Seal (PS) and Mind Force (MF) powers allow her to increase any weapon destruction power but also to increase her defense capability greatly. Her mission is twofold - she must investigate the mysterious and supernatural incident in Chaneys Hill and to rescue all the remaining survivors she can find and lead them to the town's church. Laila comes equipped with a combat knife and a Hand Gun (SIG/SAUER P226) - additional weapons appear later in the game including the Assault Rifle (STYER AUG), Grenade launcher (HK MZP1), Flamethrower (M2A1-7), Bazooka (M72A2) and so forth. Although most of the game uses a traditional top-down view, battles quickly drop the game into side-scrolling action phases. There, Laila fights hordes of monsters to gain experience (blue orbs), life (reb orbs), MF points (green orbs) or ammunitions (pink cases). She can also escape at anytime as long as she can reach the edge of the fighting area. The combat items are complemented by more conventional inventory items such as medic packs, psychic pills, keys and so forth. Player's progression is saved through a long password system.


HuCARD ID: JC63002
HuCARD Size: 2 MBits.


Released on March 24, 1989 in Japan for 5500 Yen.

Shiry? Sensen War of the Dead was first released for the MSX in 1987 on cartridge.


Shiry? Sensen War of the Dead comes with a little pink disclaimer that advises the player on five things to do to win the game. It explains that listening and talking to people is more important than getting experience points. It even states that Laila can't gain more that 9999 experience points, and if she does, her stats will go back to zero and she will die.

The disclaimer also warns that there is a mistake in the instruction manual, although it mentions that the player can carry 15 items, he actually can only carry 14 in the game. They acknowledge and apologize for the annoying length of the passwords and recommend to directly contact them if you happen to be stuck in the game.

Game's ROM.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel;