Title - Arcus Odyssey Original Language Title - アークス・オデッセイ Developer - Wolf Team Catalogue No. - T-32053 Game Type - Action RPG No. Of players - 2 High resolution scan pack download
Wolf Team certainly did produce some of the best classic video games on the Mega
Drive, one of which was Arcus Odyssey. Now like most of Wolf Team’s games the graphics
are nothing spectacular but server their purpose which is good enough. What makes
Wolf Team games so good is the playability that they have.
In Arcus Odyssey you take the role of one of 4 characters, then it's up to you to
navigate the maze like levels avoiding the enemy and their attacks. Sound’s simple
doesn’t it? Well, it actually is until you realize that you can’t just go barging
through the levels. Within each level there are certain tasks that must be completed
before the exit to that level opens up. Not to worry though, there are many treasure
boxes to open along the way which will contain magical items or life ups. Use these
wisely otherwise you could find yourself in a tricky situation later on in the game.
Great soundtrack, fantastic anime style intro and cut scenes plus a challenge that’s
tough but not that tough that it will annoy you makes Arcus Odyssey one of the true
Mega Drive classics.
A little bit of trivia. The original Arcus Odyssey was actually released on the Sharp
X68000. The SFC was also given a port after the Mega Drive release. However it is
far slower than the Mega Drive version making it a less enjoyable experience.