STORY: Red Earth
takes place on an alternate version of Earth sometime in the 14th century (1999
in the Japanese version) where the world did not experience any technological
revolutions or Renaissance and was still in a medieval/mythological state. A new
country has risen by the evil Scion, who sends out various monsters to take over
the world. Four heroes emerge to defend earth.
Kinda has that Gauntlet
aura about it.
Red Earth (known as Warzard in
Japan) was the first title to run on Capcom's CPS-3 hardware, the first Capcom system that uses a
CDRom instead of expensive EPROMs to hold the game data (about 50MB).
Leo VS Ravange.
In Red Earth there are
four selectable heroes and eight bosses. There are two game modes, Quest and Versus. In
Versus Mode, you and a friend fight against each other, but you can only
choose from the four main characters. In Quest Mode, you can still only
choose one of the four hero characters, but you play against the eight
Battle of the Beasts!
also uses a special password system that allows the player to play the
game later on the same skill level he reached when it ended the last time.
The character is able to "learn" special attacks depending on the skill
level that has been reached.
Unfortunately, I still haven't gotten
around to playing Red Earth. Since the game was never seen outside of the
arcades, it is one of Capcom's most obscure titles. Still, I have a ton of
respect for the character designs and art style. I also like using Leo, Hauzer
and Kenji in Capcom Fighting Evolution.