Super Hydlide

Super Hydlide

Asmik Ace
Compatible with Sega Mega Drive™ / Sega Genesis™ (MD)

For JPN/Asian systems only.
1w Expected stock arrival within 1 week.


Asmik Ace
Compatible With Sega Mega Drive™ / Sega Genesis™ (MD)
1w Expected stock arrival within 1 week
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A long time ago, evil descended upon the peaceful people of Hydlide. Old legends tell of a lone brave hero who saved Hydlide from the imminent threat of doom - the evil demon Varalys. Since then, the people of Hydlide have lived through centuries of peace. But one dark evening, a huge column of fire exploded out of the depths of Hydlide. The next morning, strange doors began to appear from nowhere. Many who were curious entered these doors, but were never seen again. From that day on, unusual events and disasters began to take place. Huge cracks opened in the ground, scarring the beautiful lands, floods wiped out entire villages. And then the monsters came. The Hydlide council feared that the same evil in the legends was back again. A wise old oracle predicted the second coming of evil. He also spoke of a young man who could save Hydlide from the grave danger. This young man is you...

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Original Name  スーパーハイドライド
Official Release Date  Oct 06, 1989
Genre  RPG
Version  Japan
PAX-Code PAX0001082764
Catalog No.  T-20013
Item Code  4988126600013
Players  1

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Average rating:  (3.5 out of 5)
Total votes:3

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shadowstar123 (249) on 15, May. 2010 11:57 (HKT)
Such a bad game, you must own it.
The title of the game on the TV makes it look good, but, it's terrible.

The graphics are so confusing and indescribably bad. I can't tell what anything is supposed to be. The main character twitches to move and attack. The map's landscape doesn't seem to make any sense. But, with the game being this bad, you just can't help laughing at it which is why I gave it 3 stars. It's a terrible game, but so bad that it still provides some kind of entertainment even though they are for the wrong reasons.

The music is good I guess. The sound effects seemed kind of out of place. The controls seemed kind of grid-locked like being locked in 16x16 movements. The attacks are pretty confusing too. You can't really tell if you actually attack something until you kill it. You take damage so fast that you barely stand a chance against the green blobs on the screen which sometimes look like bushes.

The best way to get a fair review of this game is to watch The Angry Video Game Nerd's review of HYDLIDE for NES. The game plays pretty much like that, but slightly updated.
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DONNIemo (152) on 06, Sep. 2009 17:05 (HKT)
Hard indeed.
Worth the money, give it a look :)
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rafemonkey (4) on 20, Aug. 2008 00:53 (HKT)
This game is hardcore...
Wow, Super Hydlide is HARD! This game has a bunch of interesting ideas, but put together, they make for a pretty steep difficulty level.

First, you character has a limit on how much they can carry, which is based on strength. If you go over this limit, your movement starts slowing down until you drop some items. I think this a kind of a good idea, I mean ever wonder where Cloud was carrying all those phoenix downs? Sadly, this limit starts so low that when I took my level one warrior to the shop and bought a dagger and leather armor I was so loaded down I couldn't move.

Second, your character needs food to live, makes sense. But, food is heavy and expensive.

Finally, your character needs to sleep. The game has a clock that is always ticking and if you stay out too late you lose health. This also makes sense, but inns are very expensive. In fact you can expect to spend the first several levels just scraping up money for food and shelter.

Once you level up a few times and can carry more, things get easier, but never really easy. If you liked the super hard oldschool PC RPGs (from the 80's), you'll probably like Super Hydlide. But, if your first RPG was on the Playstation, I'd give this one a pass.
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