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Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo

a.k.a. Usagi Yojimbo

published by Firebird in 1988, developed by Source, running on ZX Spectrum
type: adventure, beat 'em up
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
4/5

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Personal review
My favourite game. Based on the comic character of the same name, for once the Spectrum was grafically superior to both the Amstrad and C64 in rendering a style close to the original- black and white!
The programmer, Dave Semmens allowed me huge (for the time) sprites and got it running at a reasonable speed. A year later, we approached Psygnosis with the idea of converting Beast to the Spectrum. Dave managed to upgrade the engine to display 9 or 10 layers of parallax in the background at the same speed as our original game. Coincidently enough, I hear Dave has just started working for Psygnosis. You are still my hero, Dave!
Ross Harris - # 2006
Technical specs
display: raster
Authors / Staff

coding

Dave Semmens (program)

graphics

Ross Harris (graphic)
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External reviews (4) - average: 79% - median: 84%
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Crashuk571988-1089/10089%
Sinclair User 76-134uk791988-1058/10058%
The Games Machineuk121988-1179/10079%
Your Sinclair 1-40uk351988-119/1090%
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