Werewolf: The Last Warrior

a game by Data East
Genre: Platformer
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews, 4 reviews are shown
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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Take on a ghoulish bunch of mutants in Data East's new five level horizontal scrolling action/adventure game. Start off as a human, but power-up and change into a were-wolf! As such you gain extra speed, increased agility and very long claws which come in handy for climbing walls and slashing away at the monsters. There are plenty of hidden items with 1-up's, extra time, and other bonuses, plus the great intermissions to keep the game interesting and challenging.

Start as a human but get the red W to turn into a werewolf.

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NES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

Man or beast? It really doesn't make a difference as you are for now, a Were Wolf. Begin your quest as such and search through the dark and mysterious planet for the solution to your transformation problem. In this Castlevania type side scrolling quest adventure you must use your special powers to keep yourself alive as you encounter very strange but deadly mutated lifeforms. You'll have a howling good time with this challenging NES game.

Take on a fiendish batch of mutant ghouls and zombies in this new adventure game. Start off as a human but your powers are limited. Grab the special red W and turn yourself into a superhuman werewolf! As such you can cut the enemy down to size with your claws and can climb a lot easier. Search for all of the different kinds of hidden bonus items and enjoy the intermissions between levels.

People say:

7.0

Here's another attempt at an action-adventure game, that goes into some new territory, but doesn't quite match similar efforts. Werewolf is your basic side-scroller until you wolf out. The game then introduces new features that can be used. Better than most, but not the best.

6.0

Werewolf is a very good adventure game. The intermissions are always a welcome addition to any game and they are well done here. Decent game play and a well tapered difficulty curve along with plenty of hidden items help keep interest up.

7.0

Another good action game that features nice graphics and a new theme. Werewolf, while better than the average cart, just didn't keep my interest for long. Cool cinema displays and solid play are the highlights of this slightly above average game.

7.0

Very timely and exciting theme action game. Aliens, crime fighters, Robo-cops...now werewolves! The main character has many, many different move techniques throughout average game play. Buttons 'A' and 'B' should have been switched! Music orchestrates the "transformation"!

When a game contains only five levels, you know right off that you're in for a tough time. You see, game designers want their video masterpieces to last a minimum number of hours. They have two ways of doing this: creating a large number of levels, or making a fewer number of levels last longer by increasing the game's difficulty. If you ask me, the latter method is the cheap way out. The game designer gets off inventing fewer scenes, which cuts down tremendously on the research and development cost of the game. Of course, the consumer then picks up the tab, by playing the same level over and over and over and....

Werewolf, The Last Warrior is a short game (five levels), so, of course, it's tough. You play the part of War Wolf, a strange individual with the power to mutate into two different werewolf forms. War Wolf has set off to destroy a baddy named Faryan, who is the head honcho of New World, a place with wall-to-wall goons. Essentially, Werewolf is a simple I and uninspired punch-and-slice con- I test, with only a couple of extras thrown in to make it even slightly interesting. Those extras include a red I "W," which changes you into a were- I wolf; power bubbles, which change you into a super werewolf; a blue "W," which forces you back into human form and takes away life points; red power bubbles, which, when picked up, destroy everything on the screen; giant power bubbles, which make you temporarily invincible; and hearts, which restore your life points. Other special items reset the timer, award bonus points or offer you 1-Ups.

In most battles, you use your fists (when in human form) or large knives (when in werewolf form). However, the power ray, which is activated by holding down the "A" button, provides extra offensive power.

When in human form, you have only limited movement capabilities: You can run or jump. But when in werewolf form, you can climb walls and ceilings, jump higher and perform various flips and spins. The controls, however, are clumsy, mostly because the designers decided to make the "B" button the jump button and the "A" button the fire button, just the opposite of the user interface for most every other NES game on the market. Dumb.

Another design flaw becomes apparent whenever you lose your werewolf form in a location from which your human form can't escape. Nothing to do but wait for the timer to run out, a process that could take as much as three minutes. Yawn. On the positive side, the graphics are complex and detailed, with some levels boasting luscious backgrounds. The music, also, is a step above par, with catchy tunes and well-programmed sound.

In summary. Werewolf, The Last Warrior is only half a game. Whatever pleasure may be found is lost because of the frustrating controls. (Game developers: Never, NEVER switch the standard functions of the "A" and "B" buttons, unless you like angry customers.) Buy it if you like, but don't be surprised if you're left howling at the moon.

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