Reviewed by Jon Kristjan Kristinsson
We follow the story of Ark, a boy that lives in the underground
world. He's sent on a mission to earth. Humans, animals and
flowers have been changed into monsters. He has to free their
souls from the monsters so they can be reborn in their rightful
body. But that's not the end. After saving humans he has to
follow their evolution and help them for some time before being
able to return back home.
Graphics 9 out of 10
It's not the greatest graphics for the Super NES but still its pretty
good. Ark (the main character) looks pretty good. The Ring Magic
graphics look pretty fine. I would have liked to have more character
animation for the other people who you talk to. Sometimes they
are supposed to be standing in front of a table but still they look
like they're walking. But that's not really degrading the gaming
experience. Well, let's go to the sound.
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
The music sounds pretty good although there might be a little
bit more variation for the towns or something. However the
music is still good. The sound is okay. But maybe it's just because
it is on Super NES. You can't expect the sound to be like heavy good
but it's nice sound.
Game Challenge 9.5 out of 10
It's really got good balancing on the difficulty. The Towers in the
beginning is a bit of a challenge for beginners. But one thing I would
like to point out. Maybe it's just because I stinked and couldn't get a
high enough level and had the wrong weapon, but when I got to Bloody
Mary (a end-boss) I found that it took quite a lot of time since I took
only 1 or 2 from her life per hit. It took me about 45 minutes to kill her.
Game Play-Fun 9 out of 10
Game play's really good and I personally like it much more to have
RPG's more action-based not turn-based. Like Zelda (if you don't
understand me). Of course when you're stuck and are trying to
find something of value in the game, then it really gets boring to
travel around the world on foot, on a ship or in a plane. Or when
you're trying to find an entrance through a pile of rocks that
surrounds the Antarctic. But when you're not traveling then it's
just like your normal Action/RPG. Which is good.
Replayability 5 out of 10
There's not much to do else than just play through the game again,
which is not that bad. It really doesn't get too boring to play it again.
But of course you shouldn't expect replayability like Fallout or
Baldur's Gate (PC games, just in case you don't know).
Game Value 9.5 out of 10
Let me ask you a few questions before you read on: Did you like Zelda: A
Link to the Past (or just any Zelda game)? Did I hear a yes?? Well, then
buy Terranigma, it's really worth the money for you. Or did I hear
NOOOOO????? Then just do the obvious. See if one of your friends
owns the game. Well, like it???
Ok, ok. Let's skip this.
Let's keep it plain and simple! Do You Like Action Games? Do you like
RPGs? Well if you do then this game might be the game for you. It
has a great story and great game play so it should be worth the
money. Really! I'm not kidding.
Overall 9 out of 10
The game has great Game play and a very strange but great story.
Mediocre graphics and Mediocre Sound. If you like action/RPGs then
go for this game (otherwise, if you're more for Turn based RPGs
then go for Chrono Trigger).