Red Earth / Warzard
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.
ABOUT: 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 boss characters.
Battle of the Beasts!
Red Earth 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.
Last Updated: 4/14/2012 Developer(s): Capcom Publisher(s): Capcom Artwork by: Akiman, Shoei, Monkey-Chop, Daichan, Ikedai, Sakomizu, Edayan Platform(s): Arcade Release Date(s): November 21st, 1996 Characters: Leo, Kenji, Tessa, Mai-Ling, Blade, Gigi, Hauzer, Hydron, Kongou, Lavia, Ravange, Valdoll
Related Games: Street Fighter III, Darkstalkers, Pocket Fighter, Capcom Fighting Evolution
Gameplay Engine Story / Theme 8.5 / 10 Overall Graphics 8.5 / 10 Animation 8.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 8 / 10 Innovation 8 / 10 Art Direction 9 / 10 Customization Options / Extras Intro / Presentation Replayability / Fun "Ouch" Factor Characters 8.5 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
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. ~TFG Webmaster