Relics is an action-adventure game where you play as a spirit who possesses
different characters to progress through the game. You appear at underwater
ruins and there’s no explanation as to why you became a spirit or what you
need to do. In fact, you will only find out about the story when you see the
real ending. There is no music in the game apart from the opening and the real
ending, and the graphic style is compared to the works of H. R. Giger.
Depending on the body possessed, you will get different skills and attacks and
the game offers multiple endings depending on the player’s actions. There was
also a Famicom port developed, but it changes the gameplay fundamentally. The
game spawned 2 sequels a decade later.