by Electronic Arts
Magic and machinery go head-to-head in Technoclash, a new technothriller from Electronic Arts. This seveo-level title combines run-and-gun blasting, spell casting and high technology for a fast-moving adventure across time and space. Technoclash is built with sharp, three-quarter view graphics and intermission screens that detail the upcoming phases of the game. Technoclash gives you three continues and a password feature so you can keep track of your place in the game. There is also an option to allow play with a six-button control pad, the next level of control peripheral that will soon be available for Sega gaming systems.
The Techmclash adventure stretches from the Inner Realm, a world where technology is a dark art and all machines are forbidden, across the portals of time and space to a future Earth. As Ron-aan, Apprentice Mage and Fal-conmaster, you, two bodyguards and your wizard teacher must follow hot on the trail of a mechanized warrior through a time portal. The object of the game is to close the portal between worlds and save the Inner Realm from mechanized destruction.
Spells are your main weapon. You can use your wizard's staff to deflect enemy weapons and to strike your foes. Fighting with you is one of your bodyguards, Farrg or Chazz. Farrg is a barbarian with Rocket Spells and high endurance. Chazz is a wizard with Fire Spells and uncanny insight.
Technoclash is loaded with features that give you solid control over Ronaan and his bodyguard. Pressing the Start Button calls up an Options Menu so you can keep track of the number of spells you and your bodyguard have, what card keys you carry and, with the three-button controller, select the Heal, Levitate and Teleport spells. You can also adjust your bodyguards attitude to Ottensive, Guard or Shadow, depending on how much protection you want. At any time during play, you can write down the password and use it to record your statistics in the game. The Options Menu is also where you can select between the field view and "Indar View," or the world as seen through the eyes of Indar, Ronaanis falcon.
Aside from the Heal Spell, the Indar View is the most helpful feature of the game. This option gives you a look at the entire level from the perspective of the falcon. You can move the bird of prey all over the map, scouting out enemies and the location of buildings and other things you need to find.
Intermission sequences between levels give you updates on the game's storyline and provide the objective for the next level. Successfully defeat the mechanized warriors in each level and the game will take you back to the Inner Realm...to face the greatest challenge of all. For rapid-fire spellcasting action with some adventure thrown in, Technoclash is a worthy contender.
Three-Button or Six-Button Control
Technoclash can he played with either a three-bulton or six-button controller With either peripheral, press the start Button to call up the Options Menu.
Since Ronaan is an apprentice wizard, spells are his main method of attack and defense. You can hold up to 99 of each type of combat spells. You'll find spell icons scattered throughout the game in secret rooms, and sometimes after you have blasted an enemy.
The least powerful attack spell. You always have this one. Pick up "B" icons during the game and the Basic Spell becomes rapid fire.
This combat spell is fast and can reach halfway across the screen. The only drawback is that it's not very effective against strong enemies.
Moves slowly, but hits your enemies like a hammer! Will also damage multiple enemies, if they are grouped closely together.
This boomerang-shaped spell moves slowly, but is deadly. You can control its direction after release with the D-But-ton. You cannot launch another until the first one is gone.
Time Bomb Spell
The Time Bomb is the only spell that will destroy launch tubes and mobile launchers. Once you place it, you have three or four seconds to get out of the way.
Mondo Major Spell
This one puts the whammy on all the enemies on the screen. Save it for when you and your bodyguard are surrounded.
Use this spell to freeze your enemies for a few seconds. It lasts long enough to finish them off with your staff.
This three-way shot spell is great for clearing out rooms and corridors...or for any tight spot
The most powerful combat spell. Most powerful enemies can be finished with one or two blasts of this spell.
Non-combat spells can be used at any time during game play. They can be accessed with the top three buttons on a six-button controller, or by pressing Start on a three-button controller to bring up the Options Screen.
The Heal Spell restores the life meter of you and your bodyguard. It will also bring your bodyguard back from the land of the dead.
Levitate comes in handy when you need to cross a pit, chasm or otherwise impassable area.
Use it to teleport back to the Cheltor to heal and change bodyguards. Invulnerable Spell Gives you invincibility for a short period of time.
2017-09-06 Technoclash game added.