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Wibarm (DOS)

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Description

Wibarm is an action game with RPG elements, and several gameplay modes. The player controls a robot who can also transform into a tank or a flying spacecraft; each form has its own strengths and weaknesses. Similarly to Thexder, the player guides the transformable robot through side-scrolling levels, shooting at enemies and trying to stay alive. However, when the robot enters a building, the game transforms into one of the earlier examples of a 3D, third-person perspective shooter. The levels culminate in boss battles, which take place on separate top-down areas.

The player is given a considerable freedom as to which locations to visit first. Collecting power units increases the robot's power. If a particular boss encounter proves to be too difficult, the player can explore other areas, level up, and return to the boss stronger than before, giving the game an RPG angle.

Screenshots

Wibarm DOS Patrolling the area
Wibarm DOS Title Screen 1
Wibarm DOS A skirmish on the outside
Wibarm DOS Title Screen 2

User Reviews

Sci-fi manga-like RPG, really fun. Yudi Levi (1) unrated

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Trivia

Has an excellent Tandy soundtrack. Get a Tandy and play this game on it--you won't be disappointed.

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  • Product Description (A japanese description of the game, along with screenshots from the PC-88 version.)
Jim Leonard (33) added Wibarm (DOS) on Apr 24, 1999
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