série: SNES
éditeur: Super Nintendo
genre: Game RPG
classement: Box TV3
format: cartridge only
état: TBE
valeur: 30 €
critère: **
remarques: Terranigma, known as Tenchi Sōzō
lit. "the Creation of Heaven and Earth"in Japan,
is a 1995 action role-playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System,
Manga artist Kamui Fujiwara is credited with the character designs,
it was published by Enix in Japan before Nintendo
localized the game and released English, German, French
and Spanish versions in Europe and Australia,
the game has never been officially released in North America

Terranigma tells the story of the Earth's resurrection
by the hands of a boy named Ark, and its progress
from the evolution of life to the present day

The game keeps a top-down perspective view of the world
and utilizes an action-based real-time battle system
that allows the player to perform different techniques
depending on whether the protagonist is running, jumping, attacking
or using a combination of these three actions

each attack is meant for dealing more damage to certain kinds of enemies,
though in most cases there is little to no difference
regardless of the technique used,
projectiles launched at Ark can be blocked by the guard technique,
which is otherwise ineffective against melee attacks

with each victory, experience points are gained,
increasing the protagonist's level and his maximum hit points,
strength, defense and luck, slain enemies sometimes leave behind gems
which can be used to buy weapons, armors, healing items and spells
there are no magic points in the game,
all spells take the form of one-time use items instead,
the player must collect Magirocks and take them
to a magic shop to have them transformed into magic rings and summon medals,
those items are used up when casting the corresponding spell
and then turn back to Magirocks which may be exchanged for new spells again,
upon defeating bosses and completing miscellaneous tasks,
new types of magic become available

in Terranigma, the planet (a fictionalized earth)
is portrayed as a hollow sphere
(though the map in the game is mathematically a torus)
that has both an external and internal face,
since the beginning of the earth, the external lightside,
the surface world, stood for growth whereas the internal darkside,
the under world, represented decline,

over the course of billions of years, these two forces
came to be called God and Devil,
regardless of this inner antagonism, rapid progress took root
and primitive life forms evolved to plants, animals, and humans,
technology and industry further expanded civilization,
but the fight between God and the Devil
was still taking place, more fiercely than ever,
the conflict culminated in a final battle in Antarctica,
on the surface world,
however, neither of the two forces were victorious,
the continents of the surface world submerged into the sea
and the under world was sealed away

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