Zeliard (1990)

Home Forums Game Suggestions Zeliard (1990)

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)

  • Jozxyqk
    Participant
    #5461

    Zeliard is a platform game with rpg elements. Originally it was developed in Japan for the NEC PC-8801. It was brought to Europe and the North American market with an English DOS version by Sierra in 1990.

    https://zeliardgame.tripod.com/about/index.html

    It is one of the earliest games that I recall having an extended intro and ending (there were others, I’m sure, but we were not aware of them), making for a satisfying completion experience. I played it quite a bit, but (due to lack of skill) had to watch my brother complete it.

    rnlf
    rnlf
    Keymaster
    Podcaster
    #5517

    This looks brilliant. Definitely something I’d want to try out!

    MN_Moody
    MN_Moody
    Participant
    #5561

    Not only is Zeliard a great game with fun/funky graphics, the soundtrack (both MT-32 and Adlib) is brilliant. I consider it, along with Silpheed essential demo material whenever I showcase early PC titles to anyone new to the retro DOS gaming scene.

    A single episode hitting the “big 3” Game Arts/Sierra titles including Thexder, Silpheed and Zeliard would make a fun listen.

    Fun fact – the Creative Labs Game Blaster card bundle sold at Radio Shack in the US included a patched version of Silpheed to support the CMS card’s stereo square wave FM synth chipset that was competing with the Adlib card. The Adlib version sounds better but there’s a certain charm in the CMS version which sounds a bit like an NES.

    TigerQuoll
    TigerQuoll
    Participant
    Podcaster
    #5563

    I’ve always been curious about this game because it looks quite similar to Zelda II, which is my all-time favourite game on the NES. I would definitely love to play this.

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Home Forums Game Suggestions Zeliard (1990)