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Title: Review of the Week - First Samurai Commodore Amiga
Post by: TrekMD on April 11, 2015, 15:35:29 PM
[align=center:2t37c3if]First Samurai - Commodore Amiga

Reviewed by Katzkatz[/align:2t37c3if]

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[size=140]First Samurai is an action adventure platformer (think things like Gods and Myth) from Vivid Image and one of the best examples of that type of game. In the game you play a samurai on the revenge trail of the Demon King, who kills your master in the dramatic opening introduction. Set across 10 different levels (one of which features three-way parallax scrolling) you start off with just your bare feet and fists. Then after battling several enemy creatures along the way (of which there are many different types) you built up enough magical power to get a sword, this is where the fun really begins. Along the way there are a few additional weapons as well (daggers, axes, etc), which you normally throw at your enemies. Each level requires you to collect some magical items to complete a puzzle of some sort (e.g. the first level required logs to complete a bridge) then you to took on the end of level baddie. The levels are quite varied; 4 were set in Feudal Japan, 1 on a bullet train and the remaining 5 in the present day Japan. There are a few puzzles along the way too but nothing too taxing. The gameplay mechanics just seemed to have been so well thought out. The graphics and sound are both top-notch as well here. Now remember everyone: “Oh no! My sword!”[/size]

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Title: Re: Review of the Week - First Samurai Commodore Amiga
Post by: zapiy on April 11, 2015, 19:28:05 PM
Great review. I loved this game back in the day. So colourful and vibrant. Seriously hard from what I remember. Time to get this on this again b
Title: Re: Review of the Week - First Samurai Commodore Amiga
Post by: Greyfox on April 11, 2015, 21:39:35 PM
A great Game been matched with a bloody great review of it lol..quality work Katz, you know Amiga I'll give you that  :113:
Title: Re: Review of the Week - First Samurai Commodore Amiga
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 12, 2015, 06:00:05 AM
Never played the game but it looks good, nice review also!
Title: Re: Review of the Week - First Samurai Commodore Amiga
Post by: guest5566 on May 08, 2015, 14:13:37 PM
Heheh, yep, good review... Used to really enjoy playing this game, but I don't think I ever got past the second level. I never realised there were quite that many stages in the game. Always found it quite easy to get lost.
Title: Re: Review of the Week - First Samurai Commodore Amiga
Post by: EchoPark on May 09, 2015, 09:09:54 AM
Oh man this game had a great intro tune. Game was pretty nuts hard though. So enjoyable
Title: Re: Hello There
Post by: Greyfox on May 09, 2015, 11:37:52 AM
Yeah, it was a great game with some clever gaming mechanics , amazing after all this time these games hold up so well on the original platforms, I don't know how a reboot would work, but they should look into it?