Three Kingdoms Game The world began to be popular, and it is still an enduring theme to this day. Another similar theme in the four classics is Water Margin. Why is the related game not well-known? In fact, the theme games of the Water Margin have basically appeared on all platforms, but the story background of the Water MarginLimits its play, so that many players don't know whether the Water Margin has ever played the game.
In fact, among the four masterpieces, Grape was the first to finish reading Water Margin, because at that time I felt that Journey to the West was too routine and the Dream of the Red Chamber was boring. In the Three Kingdoms and Water Margin, I first chose Water Margin to read, but I still read it with relish. . After seeing the Three Kingdoms more than a dozen times, it's a story. By the way, the quality of the games related to Water Margin is really good. Today we will talk about a few games related to Water Margin. Those who have never played it should definitely try it!
FC Water Margin Oath of Destiny
KOEI glory is always history With a major theme, it is not surprising to make a Water Margin game. After playing Bawang Continent as a child, he was crazy about historical strategy games, but the similar games on FC areNot much can be played in China.
Although Bawang Continent is the work of NAMCO, but KOEI is like a legend, and has always been looking forward to playing KOEI's Three Kingdoms. However, KOEI's Three Kingdoms on FC only has the first two generations and because of the age, it is not seen on the market. Over. So seeing KOEI's Water Margin theme game is still very exciting. In fact, I didn't really understand the charm of KOEI's Three Kingdoms until the V generation of The Three Kingdoms.
One day, grapes found a plate of "Water Margin: Oath of Destiny" in the counter of a local department store, the game card of the year. You can try it out. In the 1990s, a set of FC cassettes was definitely a sky-high price. After the Chinese New Year, I made up nearly 300 yuan to try it out at the counter. Although Bawang Continent was also in Japanese at the time, the Oath of Destiny game was a standard KOEI early style. The screen looked very unaccustomed, and the entire game had complicated instructions, and it was impossible to get started without a strategy. So after trying it for a while, I lost the urge to buy, so I missed this game. As a result, the money for buying the game that day was robbed by the little gangsters. It was better to buy the game at that time. I really regret it.
I didn’t know until the Internet came. It turned out that Oath of Destiny is still a good-quality game, and there are not a few domestic players. The wish of the year can only be made up now. Yes.
" "Water Margin: Oath of Destiny" landed on the FC console on June 25, 1990, and was later ported to PS, SS and other consoles. The ultimate goal of all four scripts was to build up enough prestige to wait for Song Huizong to go to Beijing to crusade. Gao Li. The basic gameplay of the game is to constantly make yourself stronger while swallowing the surrounding small forces, which is roughly the same as other strategy games.
For example In the first period, there are five heroes to choose from: Lu Zhishen, Wu Song, Yang Zhi, Lin Chong, and Shi Jin. These five are brave generals and have equivalent physical strength, but their loyalty, benevolence, and courage are different. /p>
After entering the game, these five heroes are all on the run. It is best to find a city where you can buy weapons and are far away from the government as a base, develop for one or two years, accumulate some money and food, and absorb the heroes who cross the border to join the team. , Recruit troops and buy horses, equip them with weapons, improve morale, and start troops. Don't go to the government at the beginning, but first eliminate the small arms nearby, expand your influence, occupy a few more cities, and increase your popularity. Then slow down. Slowly expand your strength, persuade surrender or suppressDestroy Wang Lun, Cui Daocheng, Zhu Wu and other heroes before going to the government. First capture the cities around Kaifeng one by one, and the prestige when surrounding Kaifeng has reached 250. Just waiting for Song Huizong's edict, he could break into Kaifeng and capture Gao Yu alive.
In the early days of the game, there are some tips for buying food for free and entrusting soldiers for recruitment. Make the game smoother.
In general, "Water Margin"Oath of Destiny" is a rare strategy game in the Water Margin game, and what is even more rare is that it is quite fun. If you are a KOEI fan, if you have played Three Kingdoms, Nobunaga's Wild Vision, Taige Lizhi, Great Voyage Era... Naturally, you will not doubt the quality of KOEI's games. But for Grape, this game is a pain in childhood. Now you can experience it whether you use an emulator or an N8 flash card (errata: the Chinese version of Ninja Cat mentioned before cannot be run with N8, and the Chinese version can only be run through the simulator at present), and it is also available on PS and SS The picture is better reset version, but since it is nostalgic, naturally I still want to play the FC version.
this The game also has a follow-up work "Water Margin Tiandao 108 Stars" is also produced by KOEI, the system is more complete, the content is richer, the picture is more beautiful, this game has PC and PS, SS versions. And there is Chinese on the PC, recently " "Oath of Destiny" is also logged on to steam (no Chinese), interested friends must try it.
SS Water Margin Acting Martial Art
When I was young, I saw a fighting game in the game hall next to the school. It was actually a Chinese interface. The characters in the game are all Water Margin characters. The screen is very bold. Naturally, I have to buy a few coins and have a good time. Later, I found out that it was originally a game that was released on SS. Now I have to try it again on SS.
"Water Margin" was created by the well-known game manufacturer Data East. It landed on the Sega Saturn console and arcade platform on August 11, 1995. The PlayStation version was also released the following year. The enhanced version of SS "Rise of the Storm" (the legendary second generation) is a 2D fighting game featuring some of the main characters in "Water Margin".
In the original version, there are 12 available characters including Shi Jin, Lin Chong, Hu Sanniang, Li Kui, Lu Zhishen, etc. (the final BOSS Chao Gai is a hidden character), and the console version adds double whip call Yanzhuo ( Computer-only), the original character Liu Yingmi, and the 28-year-old repeater Makoto Mizoguchi (both are from Eastern Data’s another fighting game "The History of Fighters"), in the PS version, Mizoguchi is only used as a 2P battle mode Limited characters appear on the stage, there is no victory lines and clearance screens, until later in "Rise of the Storm", it became a self-explanatoryBy the selected role.
Like the popular 2D fighting games at the time, this game also uses a large scale Characters add exaggerated special effects to express combat effects. The art uses brighter colors. Many moves can be seen to imitate some martial arts movements. The costumes and shapes of the characters are basically in line with the original settings. Of course, Jiuwenlong Shijin has no tattoos, and Ruan Xiaowu looks like a purpleAlthough the settings of the Kappa of the Kappa and Gongsun Sheng who used illusion to summon "Nezha" to fight for him are rather curious, in general they are still within an acceptable range.
Most of the game characters hold a default weapon, such as Hu Sanniang’s Double Swords and Ruan Brothers’ nunchakus, etc., using weapon defenses in the game will consume the weapon endurance slot at the bottom of the screen. When all is exhausted, the character will throw the weaponAfter that, unarmed combat was used, and the moves were not the same as when holding weapons. This was considered a relatively novel system at the time, and it was somewhat different from the weapon destruction system of the "Samurai Soul" series.
If it weren’t for the erratic sense of strike, the power of moves, and even The lack of rigorous tricks is a fatal problem for fighting games. This game should not be as silent as it is now.Unheard of, of course, it may also be dragged down by the limited influence of the "Water Margin" theme in Japan. However, even in China, it is estimated that not many people have tried this work. After all, it is compatible with the mainstream 2D fighting game "King of Fighters" series at the time. Compared with the "Street Fighter" series, this original brand lacks the qualities required to become a hit.
PS Fantasy Water Margin
This may be the most heard work, but it is also the least related to the novel "Water Margin" Works...Like other excellent all-round game makers, Konami, who has been specializing in shooting, action, and sports games for many years, has finally had an RPG brand that can’t lose anyone since the PS era. That’s December 1995. "Fantasy Water Margin" came out on 15th. In the entire PS era, RPG games except Square, this KOFantasy Water Margin produced by NAMI can be considered a first-line work. Perhaps because Chinese players saw the Water Margin more cordially than Final Fantasy, so at least in the domestic player community, this work still has some weight.
The biggest feature of this series is that it is based on China’s four masterpieces "Water Margin" as the model : To collect as many as 108 godsCompanion (the highest in RPG history); the characters appearing on the stars also have subtle features in common with the original characters of "Water Margin"; the main line of the plot is also mostly against the tyranny of the empire; a base is set up in a waterfront surrounded by mountains and the protagonist With Tiankui star as the center, various strangers and strangers formed an uprising army similar to the "Liangshan Violent Group", and then crushed the official...
Of course, magic waterIt is not blindly borrowing from "Water Margin": a unique worldview that organically interweaves Eastern and Western cultures; complicated situations among several major countries; a fantasy world with distinctive regional characteristics and multi-ethnic coexistence; taking the "27 True Emblem" as an example The mythological system of clues...In the huge script setting of "Father of Magic Water" Mr. Yoshitaka Murayama, a magical water world full of charm and unlimited possibilities has attracted countless players.
Except for the "base system" and the "battle mode" switching during the war, there are not many innovative RPG elements brought by "Water Magic". However, it draws on game elements There are so many perfectionists crazy: a heraldic system that combines magic and special effects; an astonishing number of combined skills; a wealth of branches; battle formations; war chess SLG; heads-up; forging houses; trading items; bathhouses; cooking competitions Detective; Fishing; Small theater; Ranch; Multiple endings; Multiple weeks; Succession from generation to generation... In one night, I can't finish talking. That is to say, all the fun RPG elements before are all blended in "Water Magic" Come up-usually the things produced by this kind of "greed for more" approach either die miserably, or are ordinary works with no bright spots. However, "Phantom Water" is unexpectedly not a pot of unpalatable hodgepodge, but to create Artwork-like patience and the pursuit of the ultimate in details, make a meal"Buddha jumps over the wall" with an appetite.
In the dawn of PS when the technology is not yet mature, KONAMI, who is quite self-aware, has no choice The rough 3D picture still follows the most traditional 2D point drawing representation. This also makes "Water Magic", which is a collection of many old-age RPG masterpieces, one of the most detailed classical 2D dot painting RPGs. At the same time, each of the 108 starsThe images of Lei Zhengtai, handsome guy, and uncle cool also attracted a large number of female players to join the camp of Magic Water.
Like other classic RPGs, the soundtrack level of Magic Water is enough to pass down to the world. The composition of the series is Miki Higashino who is famous for "Space Cruiser" and "Heartbeat Memories". The participation of this KONAMI veteran musician made the magic water soundtrack shine, especially the first song from the beginning of the second generationThe long-lasting piano song "Recall", like a star holding the moon among players, is the crown of the series of famous songs.
The brilliance of the magic water series is in December 1998’s "Magic Water 2" It reached its peak when it came out. "Phantom Water 2" has been in the JRPG Top Ten List for 16 years since then. However, the high quality of the work also makes its sequel all mediocre in comparison, especially inThe sudden departure of the producer Yoshiro Murayama in PS2 "Phantom Water 3" resulted in the Phantom Water family never having a masterpiece beyond the second generation. It is no small regret for all RPG fans.
Most of the subsequent works of the entire series are registered on the PS and PS2 platforms, There are also some rumored and reproduced works registered on GBA/NDS/PSP, you can seeThe continuity of the entire series was very good that year. The last work of the series was "Fantasy Water Margin Hundred Years Interweaving" released on the PSP platform in 2012, and there was no movement thereafter. Maybe one day KONAMI will think of this IP when he wants to make war chess or RPG games.
Other Water Margin theme games
In addition to the series mentioned above, there are really not many games related to the Water Margin, and there are Some Taiwanese manufacturers made games in the FC and MD era. Here are a few, if you are interested, you can also try.
At that time, Taiwanese manufacturers made the RPG of Three Kingdoms and Westward Journey on MD. The quality is not bad. Although the system is average, at least the graphics and plot are still OK. There are also many friends who have played the Water Margin RPG on MD. Friends who can play RPG and like the Water Margin may wish to try.
Water Margin It is rumored that it is a horizontal version of the game made by a Taiwanese manufacturer on MD, but from the first screenshot, it can be seen that this is another copy of the arcade game "Swallowing the World". There is no need to mention the feel of the copy, but the game is all in Chinese. The interface, plus the characters from the Water Margin, look the same.
It is also made by Taiwanese manufacturers An RPG, the game uses the Pokemon settings. It is more creative to turn Water Margin 108 into a monster. The screen looks pretty good, and it is said that the plot setting is also very good. Anyway, "Water Margin" "Is also one of the four masterpieces. The background used for RPG games shouldn’t be different.
This is a PSP The more characteristic GALGAME, I didn’t expect Little Japan to use Water Margin on this kind of text AVG... This is about the protagonist and heroine who have just transferred to Liangshan Academy around the "Seven Unbelievable" mystery The unfolding story, the game will be divided into a text adventure part and a cosplay battle part. This game has put a lot of effort on changing clothes this time. Players can put on various costumes and more than 200 kinds of cosplay for the female characters! Even the socks and underwear can be changed. The game does not have a Chinese version, so there should not be many players who have played it.
The related games of Water Margin are the biggestThis is the end of my introduction. Compared to the Three Kingdoms game, the Water Margin theme game can be regarded as pitiful. Although there are few, there is no shortage of fine products. As a nostalgic party, you can have fun for a while.