Start with seven muscle-bound warriors. Add fierce implements of destruction, like a two-fisted sword and an ogre-size war hammer. Throw in graphics inspired by popular fantasy lore and the complexity of an in-depth Fighting game, and you get WeaponLord, one of the finest Fighters not to come from the arcade. Namco designed the game specifically for the 16-bit platform, so the speed, animation, and game play are optimized for your Genesis. If you're feeling barbaric, you're in luck.
The fighting engine is classic but sophisticated. Skill and practice are necessary to master the very deep controls, which incorporate complex button combinations and distance requirements. Veteran fighters will thrill at the lack of cheese.
In addition to a repertoire of personalized fighting moves, each WeaponLord has appropriately gruesome finishing moves, all of which take precise movements to perfect. Take on the CPU in Arcade or Story mode. In Versus mode, up to eight players battle head-to-head in tournament-style elimination play. Gamers with X-Band modems can even compete across the wires.
WeaponLord's other standout features include sharp visuals and abundant details. When weapons strike, sparks fly, steel clangs against steel, and warriors shriek battle cries and howl in defeat. The best part of all: Players can whack each other's hair off.
- Sounds cheesy, but practice makes perfect. The controls are especially deep and precise.
- Zorn's Ancient Axe Throw is the most deadly projectile attack.
- To Thrust Block, hold down Button X or A with Toward.
- Chain some Frenzy moves together and use them repeatedly.
- Repeat special attacks over and over to do serious damage.
2017-11-06 Dueling Barbarians game added.