One of the first three-dimensional beats developed by Capcom. The production draws its inspiration from the Soul Blade game, allowing it to fight battles with the use of white weapons. However, it differs from the competitor by its science fiction style.
2348 The brilliant scientist Edward Bilstein, commissioned by the Federation of the Earth, develops a new type of weapon to ensure the safety of the planet. Plasma Power uses the power of the mind. With time, it becomes apparent that during his research, the doctor conducted illegal experiments. As a punishment, he is sent to a station that orbits around the planet Zeta. Several years have passed. There are a number of attacks on Earth’s bases in different parts of the galaxy. The attackers call themselves the “Fourth Empire” and move towards the Blue Planet. In order to prevent a tragedy, the authorities are setting up the Star Gladiator project, bringing together people able to use Plasma Power and save innocent civilians.
Star Gladiator is a three-dimensional fight in which warriors equipped with white weapons measure themselves in arenas suspended in space. The aim of the battle is to deprive the opponent of the whole health belt or to throw him off the battlefield. The authors used four-button combat mechanics in the game – two are responsible for weapon attacks, one for kicks and one for the block. A unique element of the game are the abilities of characters connected with the power of mind – Plasma Power. During the duels the player can defend himself with Plasma Reverse and Plasma Reflect. The first allows you to avoid a blow and stun the opponent, the second to carry out an effective contour. Once per round it is also possible to use the powerful Plasma Strike. The depth of the combat system is also created by the option of ending the combos with a Plasma Final attack – launched with a separate button after combining at least a few attacks beforehand.
The creators of the game put at the disposal of players of ten different styles of heros fight, each of which uses different types of weaponry. You can choose not only the Earth’s inhabitants, like the swordsman Hayato or the swordsman Gerelt, but also representatives of cosmic races – among them the monkey-like, axe-fighting Gamof and dinosaur Rimgal. Each of them has its own storyline background and story, which is presented in the description after the game is finished.
Japanese designers have prepared a traditional arcade mode, in which you have to win ten more fights to finish the game. Fulfilling certain requirements allows you to unlock additional characters and fun options, like fighting against the invisible walls around the boards. Star Gladiator also allows two people to fight on the same screen.
### Technical issues
Star Gladiator is maintained in the style of science fiction, which is emphasized by 3D projects of characters and arenas. The production is part of a successful Capcom fight, offering intuitive control and a dynamic combat system.
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