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Warriors of Fate
  opened by paleface at 03:02:41 09/01/03  
  last modified by paleface at 01:47:09 10/24/22  
  paleface [sys=PS1; cat=Beat_em_up; loc=JPN]
The Japanese title for this 2D sidescrolling beat-'em-up set in ancient China is "Tenchi o Kurau II: Sekiheki no Tatakai"... but I'm never going to be able to remember that so I'll go by the name of the North American arcade release.
Runs nice and fast with a ton of big guys onscreen. Handsome period graphics, simple yet satisfying attacks (especially when you find a special weapon like a mace or giant sword) and fairly long stages make this a standout. Get a horse and you really start kicking butt, rather like getting a dragon steed in Golden Axe (except that the horses just give you greater mobility and enhanced melee attacks, rather than a fire breath attack :P).
I really wish there were a lot more 2D arcade ports like this.
  paleface 21:00:45 10/23/22
Japanese version (Tenchi wo Kurau 2) and manga names:
Portor: Guan Yu, Kan-U
Kassar: Zhang Fei, Cho-Hi
Subutai: Zhao Yun, Cho-Un
Kadan: Huang Zhong, Ko-Chu
Abaka: Wei Yan, Gi-En
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