& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Bushido by Graftgold is an action / adventure game
set in Japan. Being a fan of Graftgold & Steve Turner
related products I had high hopes for this game.
Technically it's quite solid with great graphics and
sound, but the game play is not up to the usual high
is to regain control of a fort that is swarming with
enemy soldiers. There are many complicated levels to
explore with hidden passageways and items to collect.
Most items are found by scaling the back walls of each
room, which I found a little strange. These items are
helpful to fend off the enemies or for opening secret
doorways. This all ends in a showdown with the enemy
leader who you must defeat to win the game.
it's not a bad game that looks and plays very well. The
action is fast and there's a lot to collect and explore,
but the game is quite dull and repetitive. Once you know
your way around it's quite simple to beat. It's full of
nice touches and original ideas but it seems as though
they concentrated on the little things too much where
they should have focused on the game play more.
Definitely worth checking out but I don't think it's a
classic. It's a shame as it might well have been one
with more focus on the game play.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used a trained version which made my character
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The end sequence shows a large picture of a samurai
standing outside the fort holding a sword. A large 'CONGRATULATIONS'
is displayed at the top of the screen. A message at the
bottom of the screen reads 'YOU HAVE DEFEATED THE
EVIL SHOGUN WI-THAM AND RESTORED PEACE TO JAPAN'. A
nice little tune plays in the background as a final
credits page appears listing the Graftgold staff. The
text flashes various colours before it returns back to
the end picture screen.