Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1 - 2
game language: English
game release date for PS1:
Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi, released on PS1, is a 3D fighting game taking place in the Star Wars universe. This is the first game by LucasArts created with Sony console in mind. Special effects specialists from Industrial Light & Magic also helped with the production.
The story told in Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi takes place between the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star by Luke Skywalker, the Emperor wants to take revenge on the future Jedi and his Rebel allies. To achieve this, he hires a mysterious assassin, Arden Lyn, to eliminate key members of the Alliance. When this information reaches Luke and his companions, they decide to challenge Arden for a duel in the spirit of Teräs Käsi martial arts.
Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi on PS1 is a 3D fighting game where characters can move in all three planes. The clashes take place in the arenas limited by abysses - falling out of the ring is tantamount to losing the round. During battles, warriors fill up special bars, thanks to which they can perform much more powerful attacks.
Players can choose from many iconic characters known from the movies. Among them, we can find Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo and Chewbacca. Players can also play the lesser-known warriors of the universe, such as Mara Jade, Arden Lyn and the Gamorrean guardian named Thok.
The Star Wars license allowed the creators to include iconic sounds and musical scores known from the cinema. In addition, the involvement of Industrial Light & Magic's special effects specialists has allowed the developers to focus on the refinement of the appearance and animation of the characters. Movements of individual characters were recorded using motion capture technique, and their models consist of about 1200 polygons - about twice as many as in other games of the genre that were available on the market at the time of Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi's debut.