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Description

Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein is the successor of Star Gladiator released for Playstation. Like its predecessor it was first released on Arcade before being ported to the Dreamcast.

The game features 22 anime-like characters in a 3-dimensional futuristic world, except for the backgrounds and the menus, which are plain 2D bitmaps without a lot of movement. The stages are unlimited in all directions, so it's not possible to fall off the edge. The speciality of this game are the so called "plasma moves", visually very appealing special moves which fill the screen and can be executed when you have collected enough "plasma power". Despite of the 22 characters there are only 11 different move layouts, as one layout is shared by two characters.

Screenshots

Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein Dreamcast Sending the opponent through the air
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein Dreamcast Keeping distance
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein Dreamcast Freeze Blade by Rain
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein Dreamcast Distance attack

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Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein Concept Art
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein Concept Art
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein Concept Art
Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Gladiator 2: Nightmare of Bilstein" -- Japanese Title

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Jan, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Jul, 2000 79 out of 100 79
IGN Apr 11, 2000 6.8 out of 10 68
Planet Dreamcast Mar 20, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun Jan, 2000 52 out of 100 52
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 26, 2000 10 out of 20 50
Joypad Sep, 2000 4 out of 10 40
Super Play (Sweden) Apr, 2000 4 out of 10 40
Gamekult Oct 11, 2000 3 out of 10 30
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 25, 2000 2 out of 10 20

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Iggi (9247) added Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein (Dreamcast) on Apr 02, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kohler 86 (7295)