闘いの挽歌 © 1986 Capcom Company, Limited.
(Tatakai no Banka)
Tatakai no Banka is a side scrolling action game by Capcom, and conversion of an arcade game of the same name originally released in 1986. The game is set in the near future where human civilization has been lost - warlords from enchant times have risen from the dead and plunged the world into a dreadful war and into darkness. In this post-apocalyptic wasteland, it's up to a small group of resistance fighters to protect humanity from total annihilation. The player takes control of Ryu, a lone warrior who sets on a journey to infiltrate the enemy's hideout and to defeat the enemy's leader - the evil Akiresu (aka 'Achilles'). He comes equipped with a lethal sword and a shield - this weapon combination is at the core of the gameplay, and the player must strategically block attacks and projectiles before inflicting any damage in order to survive. A sharp blow can also send both weapons flying out of his grasp, forcing him to fight with his bare hands and feet until he recovers them. Various items are hidden throughout the game, such as winged hearts (health), shoes (high jumps), keys (unlock doors) and the extremely rare power icons (upgrade the sword) and speed icon (increases running speed). Some are dropped by defeated enemies, whereas other are hidden inside underground rooms or booby-trapped bonus urns. Tatakai no Banka features seven stages (the first six are divided into two sections each), a two-alternating player mode and an one-on-one two players versus mode.
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