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Other Things I Can Barely Remember

About midway through my college tour, so c. 1988-1989, there was an arcade game that came out on the heels of Street Fighter II which was for all intents and purposes the same game, except that it was set in a sword-and-sorcery arena, rather than a contemporary martial arts setting. I don't remember much about it except that I liked the wizard character, who croaked out his spell names in a weak old voice that sounded like he was going to keel over and just die at any moment. The two main spells he had that people used were one called "magic fire" / "magic tower" / "fire tower" (I can't remember which it was), which immolated the foe in a pillar of flames, and "magic rain" which summoned several jewels (or possibly icicles, I was never sure which) that would fly at the foe one-by-one and nickel-and-dime them to death.

However, I can't for the life of me remember the title. I can remember Pigskin, which was another favorite of mine at the time, but not this arena game. Anybody else out there remember it?

-The Gneech

PS: At least I can still remember Rastan!


Nov. 7th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
My quick Google-fu summoned "Black Tiger" and "Magic Sword", both from Capcom. I guess "Soul Calibur" came later, but that was the first game I thought of.
Nov. 8th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Funny you should bring up the Black Tiger videogame. We found it on GameTap and looked up the year of origin for it.

It apparently predates my nickname by several years, though I never knew of its existence.
Nov. 8th, 2006 02:45 pm (UTC)
Nope, those are both 'scrollers' a la "Rastan". The thing I'm thinking of was a 'versus fighter' type. "Soul Caliber" is closer, but much later.

Thanks anyhow!

-The Gneech

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