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Wild Arms PS1

The first installment of the series of Japanese RPGs, which are distinguished by their unusual style, referring to the Wild West and medieval times.

RPG | western | jRPG | PlayStation exclusive titles

Wild Arms Release Date PS1

20December1996

developer: Media.Vision publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

English language game language: English

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One of the first jRPGs to be released on PS1, the game tells the story of a group of daredevils who try to save their world from a demonic invasion. The game is distinguished by, among other things, a setting rarely seen in this type of titles, referring to the Wild West and medieval Europe.

Story

Teenage Rudy is not just a your average boy - he can control a powerful ancient weapon called ARM (Ancient Relic Machine). Together with two companions, treasure hunter Jack and magical school graduate Cecilia, he embarks on a mission to save the world of Filgaia from the danger threatening it. Their goal is to stop the plans of the demon race, who want to bring back to life their Mother and control the whole universe.

Mechanics

Wild Arms is based on elements typical of the genre. Players lead a three-person party, exploring the world, performing a variety of quests, fighting battles with randomly encountered opponents and developing character skills. During the exploration, the action is presented from a bird's eye view in 2D graphics. The battles themselves, however, take place in 3D and use a turn-based system. At the beginning of each battle, the players give orders to their heroes, choosing from ordinary attacks, spells, special abilities and using collected or purchased items. During the battles the heroes charge a special four cell bar, which enables them to use special skills.

Technical aspects

Media.Vision's game is one of the first jRPGs released on PS1. The game is distinguished by interesting setting, including character designs and cities referring to the Wild West and medieval Europe. The soundtrack by Michiko Naruke, strongly inspired by classical westerns, also creates the right atmosphere. In 2003, a remake of the game, called Wild Arms Alter Code: F was released on PlayStation 2.

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions Wild Arms: 12+

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