Bahamut Senki

a game by Square

Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis

Genres: Adventure/RPG, Strategy/War

Bahamut Senki (AKA Record of the Bahamut War) is a tactical role-playing game. It was only released in Japan.

Record of the Bahamut War is a turn-based strategy war game. In the beginning of each turn, you can make your leader perform several actions, such as recruit soldiers, declare war, or first establish yourself in the region by diplomatic talks with other leaders. In battles, you control several units of soldiers or magical creatures you can summon to help you out.

In game, the world of Bahamut is divided into eight powerful countries. Four of them are ruled by humans or human-like creatures, while the other four are under control of evil demonic forces. Those countries wage war with each other, each trying to dominate the others. Your task is to choose one of those countries and to make it the most powerful one in Bahamut, conquering the others and defeating their lords.

The game offers a unique soundtrack for each of the many playable "races" in the game, and has various levels of gameplay that ranged from arcade Archon-style creature-on-creature combat to strategy similar to Koei's strategy games like Gemfire and Nobunaga's Ambition. Two-player games are also an option, given the variety that the game offered with the occasional arcade action battle to break up the quiet strategy and planning.

At one time, this game was credited as being produced by Squaresoft (prior to their merger with Enix), which it would have been its only game for a Sega console had it been the case, and also as a prequel of Bahamut Lagoon. However, this game is not mentioned in Square Enix's Japanese web site and there is no mention of any Mega Drive information, which suggests the information is false.

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