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3D Kakutou Tsukuru (Fighter Maker), (SLPS-01434)

3D Kakutou Tsukuru (Fighter Maker), (SLPS-01434)

3D Kakutou Tsukuru (Fighter Maker), (SLPS-01434)

3D Kakutou Tsukuru (Fighter Maker), (SLPS-01434)

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Great fighters are made, not born! That’s the underlying concept behind Agetec’s new brawler/construction kit Fighter Maker (3D Kakutou Tsukuru), a quasi-game that’s sure to have amateur game programmers squealing in delight. Is Virtua Fighter not your style? Does Tekken make you sick? Then take on the world and design your own hardy crew of fighters and then pit them against your best buddy’s!

Fighter Maker features a complete 3D character posing system — think of it as a simplified version of Kinetix’s Character Studio R2 for 3D Studio MAX. But you’ll need to sit down and read the manual to make your fighters look their best as the construction kit is a very powerful one, and you may get bogged down in the sheer number of choices you have to make.

3DKakutouTsukuru-01cThose choices are made in the Edit mode. Not only will you give your fighters detailed profiles outlining their past histories, fighting motions and logical AI, you’ll also have the freedom of creation by selecting one of 20 different models and editing everything from wardrobe and muscle tone to hair and skin color! You can alter your fighters’ poses to make them standup after being taken down or begin fighting from a crouched position. There’s even a series of fixed positions and wrist combinations!

Once the character standing before you on the screen looks like the fighter of your dreams, its time to program a series of devastating fighting moves and combinations! Choosing anything from basic movements (166 unique patterns) and hit sequences to throws, crouching dashes and downward attacks, selecting the right moves and understanding how they work is vital to your fighter’s success. There are over 800 different moves in all! You’ll also want to balance damage values between high, mid-level and low attacks as well as combination lengths, fighting delays and your fighter’s position after a move is executed (back towards the opponent or facing him). Continue reading ‘3D Kakutou Tsukuru (Fighter Maker), (SLPS-01434)’ »

Zoids – Zenebus vs Heric, (SLPS-02982)

Zoids - Zenebus vs Heric, (SLPS-02982)

Zoids – Zenebus vs Heric, (SLPS-02982)

Zoids – Zenebus vs Heric, (SLPS-02982)

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Zoids is a multi-media model-kit-based franchise originating from Japanese toy company Tomy (now Takara-Tomy); though now produced by various companies through licenses. The majority of the franchise is built around and focused on the various model kit series. The franchise has expanded from strictly motorized model kits to highly detailed and posable model kits, action figures and even PVC figurines. The various anime series, comics, manga books and video games all serve as tie-in media products for the franchise, to expand both consumer base and franchise recognition.

Zoids are fictional mechanical life-forms, found on the planet Zi. A Zoid is essentially a mechanical animal formed around a techno-organic ‘core’ (known as a “Zoid Core”), which serves as its heart and mind. The Core is considered to be ‘alive’, making the Zoid a living creature. Otherwise, its body is an artificial mechanical construct like any other mecha.

ZoidsZenebus-01bBeginning fairly early after the start of the original Japanese Zoid releases, the battle story first introduced the conflict between two rival nations: the Helic Republic and Zenebas Empire. Their main weapons were Zoids, living war machines built from metal-based lifeforms native to planet Zi. The Zenebas Zoids were mostly red and silver and more armored, the Helic more skeletal and favoring blue and grey.

Zoids – Zenebus vs Heric (aka Zoids – Teikoku vs Kyouwakoku – Mecha Seita no Idenshi) is a tactical RPG. The player can chose to play as either the Helic Republic or the Zenebas Empire. The Helic side is the “easy” mode, as the player starts out with a unit of One Godos, whereas the Zenebas side gives him a unit with an Iguan, Molga, Merda and Gator.
The game is divided into different missions that the player has to complete. When a mission is completed, more Zoids are unlocked and can be bought and be added to the player units.
In the gameplay when the player confronts an enemy on the field, the game starts up a turn-base 3DCG battle between the two Zoids. If the players character runs out of EP, it can’t attack.

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TV Animation X – Unmei No Sentaku, (SLPS-03459)

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TV Animation X/1999 – Unmei No Sentaku (Choosing Your Destiny) (SLPS-03459)

TV Animation X/1999 – Unmei No Sentaku (Choosing Your Destiny) (SLPS-03459)

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X is Clamp’s foray into apocalyptic fiction. It combines elements from various end of the world scenarios, both secular and religious, with its own mythos. The story takes place at the end of days, in the year 1999. The series follows Kamui Shiro, a young esper who returns home to Tokyo after a six-year absence to face his destiny as the one who will determine humanity’s fate. The series is intended for a female audience, so X is drawn in the ornate style characteristic of shojo manga but with the emphasis on moral conflict and gruesome violence expected of seinen works. The story is influenced by the works of Go Nagai and Kyokutei Bakin.

x1999-01cThe events take place in 1999. The end of the world is fast approaching as superhuman individuals gather and take sides in the city of Tokyo, the battle site of Armageddon. The key player in this day of reckoning is Kamui Shiro, a young man who returns home to Tokyo after a six-year absence to protect those dearest to him, Kotori and Fuma Monou, and fulfill his mother’s dying wish.

Unbeknownst to the three friends, Kamui and Fuma are destined to fight each other during the end of the world. The first half of the series focuses on the gathering of the soldiers in the final battle and culminates with Kotori’s death at the hands of her brother Fuma, sealing Kamui’s choice as the protector of mankind and Fuma’s place as his foil. The second half follows Kamui as he grows into his role as savior while the world moves along toward its inevitable destruction.

The story is Kamui’s heroic journey, where the narrative places an emphasis on his choices and how they affect the world around him as he attempts to reconcile his dual destinies. Continue reading ‘TV Animation X – Unmei No Sentaku, (SLPS-03459)’ »

Tobal 2, (SLPM-86033)

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Tobal Nº 2, SLPM-86033

Tobal Nº 2, SLPM-86033 (Original)
Tobal Nº 2, SLPM-87406 (Legendary Hits)

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Tobal 2 is a 3D fighting game developed by Dream Factory and released by Square in Japan in 1997. It is the sequel to Tobal No. 1. Unlike the latter, Tobal 2 was not released in North America or PAL territories. The game was re-released in 2007 under Square Enix’s “Legendary Hits” label. The game is fully playable in English thanks to a fan-made translation.  The game features an extensive 200 playable characters and includes a greatly expanded Quest Mode compared to its predecessor.

tobal-02cThe game currently holds the records for the largest character roster in a fighting game with a grand total of 200 playable characters to choose from, as well as a greatly expanded Quest Mode compared to its predecessor.

GAMEPLAY:
The fighting system in Tobal 2 is the same as in the previous game. The player can freely navigate 3D fighting arenas under the condition that he or she faces the opponent. High, medium, and low attacks can be executed using assigned buttons. As in Tobal No. 1, the grappling and blocking system offers the player a variety of offensive and defensive maneuvers. A new unblockable fireball attack has been added for each character. Tobal 2 was released on the same day as Sony’s Dual Analog Controller in Japan, noted as the first game compatible with the peripheral. Graphically, the game features Gouraud shaded and higher-resolution character models compared to Tobal No. 1, but still runs at 60 frames per second.

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Tobal 1, (SLPS-00400)

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Tobal Nº 1, SLPS-00400

Tobal Nº 1, SLPS-00400-1 (Original)
Tobal Nº 1, SLPM-87405 (Legendary Hits)

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Tobal No. 1 is a fighting game for the PlayStation developed by DreamFactory and published by Square in 1996. The game was DreamFactory’s first release, as well as Square’s first release on the CD-based console. Tobal No. 1 marks Square’s incursion into the fighting game genre, although an adventure-like quest mode is part of the game. The game’s mechanics were designed with the aid of fighter game designer Seiichi Ishii, while all the characters were designed by Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame. The sequel, Tobal 2, was never released in North America and Europe.

tobal-01ePackaged with both the North American and Japanese version of the game was a sampler disc featuring a pre-release demo of Final Fantasy VII and video previews of Final Fantasy Tactics, Bushido Blade, and SaGa Frontier.

STORY:
Tobal No. 1 takes place in the year 2027 on a fictional planet called Tobal, which has large deposits of Molmoran, an ore that can be used as an energy source. The planet’s 98th tournament is held to determine who has the rights to the ore. A number of humans and aliens compete for the title. The game’s plot and character backstories are only explored in the instruction manual. All of the initial eight playable characters receive the same ending.

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