|Not the most exciting game I've done a page on, but it's a fairly early title in Genesis history. In it, you play Joe Yamata (Kujaku), on a quest to rescue Alexandra (Ashura) from the villainous Zao (Nobunaga), who is using her soul to resurrect his master, Zareth (Kelvin), in Azuchi castle. You have four types of magic to attack with.|
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The first real boss is a greenish demon who flips through the treetops and can roll into a blurry, impenetrable sphere.
These creepy cultists float spinning in the air, teleporting around the screen. When you kill them, their robes crumple to the ground. Once you go off screen, the leader (book guy) flies by and resurrects the cloaks into the first of those bug thingies.
The boss of this incredibly tough, organic-looking level are a pair of worms who rise up out of the acid and spit arcs of fiery-looking stuff. There's a pillar of guts to stand on between them but it's easier to fight them from the ledges to the left and right.
Some of the cloak-bug-things will stack up and morph into a giant worm that sways back and forth firing shots from its mouth. A bit later you'll fight it again with an armored guy for a head.
This guy is really, really hard and I hate him.
The boss fight is all there actually is to stage 8. A nasty immobile thing growing from Ashura/Alexanda (is that "Kelvin!?!"). It fires waves of little energy blasts and sends out little flying, biting mutants. Utterly shocking sega genesis nudity is your reward for defeating this tumorous lump.
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