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[[Image:ActRaiser - SNES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
 
[[Image:ActRaiser - SNES - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
  
'''''ActRaiser''''' is multi-genre game with a fantasy theme developed by [[Quintet]] and published by [[Enix]] on 1990-12-16. The game has two modes, one section plays as a real-time strategy where you build a city while fighting monsters, the other mode is an action platformer hack-and-slash.
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'''''ActRaiser''''' is [[multi-genre video game]] with a [[fantasy]] theme developed by [[Quintet]] and published by [[Enix]] on 1990-12-16. The game has two modes, one section plays as a [[real-time strategy]] where you build a city while fighting monsters, the other mode is a platformer [[beat 'em up|hack-and-slash]]. A sequel was made a couple years later called ''[[ActRaiser 2]]''.
  
I never played the game when it came out, but I saw it highly ranked online and decided to try it out. I took awhile to get down the boss battles, but I eventually beat the game, and enjoyed it.
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==Personal==
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I never played the game when it came out, but I saw it highly ranked online and decided to try it out. I took awhile to get the boss battles down, but I eventually beat the game, enjoying it quite a bit.
  
 
==Status==
 
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==Review==
 
==Review==
{{Video Game Review|8|5|8|6|5|62%|SNES}}
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{{Video Game Review|8|5|8|6|5|SNES}}
  
 
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* It's always a gamble making a multi-genre game, but I enjoyed both modes in ActRaiser. The strategy portion was a bit too easy for my tastes, but fun, and the platformer portion was more interesting and challenging.
 
* It's always a gamble making a multi-genre game, but I enjoyed both modes in ActRaiser. The strategy portion was a bit too easy for my tastes, but fun, and the platformer portion was more interesting and challenging.
 
* The use of very large sprites really helps remind you that you're no longer playing and 8-bit game.
 
* The use of very large sprites really helps remind you that you're no longer playing and 8-bit game.
* The [[boss rush]] at the end is actually quite enjoyable with your upgraded abilities.
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* The suped-up [[boss rush]] at the end is difficult, but quite enjoyable.
  
 
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===Videos===
 
===Videos===
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK1_-CraiRo youtube.com/watch?v=ZK1_-CraiRo] - Longplay.
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==Titles==
 
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[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
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[[Category: 1990 Video Games]]
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[[Category: Video Game Prime Order - Action, Adventure, Strategy]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Action]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Beat 'Em Up]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Multi-Genre]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Platformer]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Real-Time Strategy]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Simulation]]
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[[Category: Video Game Genre - Strategy]]
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[[Category: Media Theme - Adventure]]
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[[Category: Media Theme - Fantasy]]
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[[Category: Game Mechanic - Boss Rush]]
 
[[Category: SNES Games]]
 
[[Category: SNES Games]]
[[Category: Action]]
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[[Category: Video Games I've Beaten]]
[[Category: Platformer]]
 
[[Category: Real-Time Strategy]]
 
[[Category: Fantasy]]
 
[[Category: Beat-Em-Up]]
 
[[Category: Games I've Beaten]]
 

Latest revision as of 13:57, 26 August 2020

North American box art.

ActRaiser is multi-genre video game with a fantasy theme developed by Quintet and published by Enix on 1990-12-16. The game has two modes, one section plays as a real-time strategy where you build a city while fighting monsters, the other mode is a platformer hack-and-slash. A sequel was made a couple years later called ActRaiser 2.

Personal

I never played the game when it came out, but I saw it highly ranked online and decided to try it out. I took awhile to get the boss battles down, but I eventually beat the game, enjoying it quite a bit.

Status

I own this game, have beaten it on standard difficulty.

Review

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8 5 8 6 5

Best Version: SNES

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • Over all, the game has good graphics, nice music, and is fun to play.
  • It's always a gamble making a multi-genre game, but I enjoyed both modes in ActRaiser. The strategy portion was a bit too easy for my tastes, but fun, and the platformer portion was more interesting and challenging.
  • The use of very large sprites really helps remind you that you're no longer playing and 8-bit game.
  • The suped-up boss rush at the end is difficult, but quite enjoyable.

Bad

  • The game is painfully scripted. For a fantasy game, there is very little adventure.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Videos

Review, SNES Works.
Longplay.

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English ActRaiser
Japanese アクトレイザー Akutoreiza ActRaiser

Links

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