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A warrior named Sword encounters a mysterious girl who asks him to explore an old clock tower. As he arrives there, he is attacked by a heavily armored enemy. Pursuing the assailant, Sword finds a strange book and opens it. Everything changes, and the hero is teleported into another dimension. It appears that several other heroes beside him were lost in this dimension, each coming from a different world. Sword's task is to locate these heroes and find a way to bring them back to their respective worlds.

Time Stalkers is a role-playing game with turn-based combat, heavily oriented towards dungeon crawling. The player controls Sword and other heroes, some of which are characters from other games made by Climax Entertainment, such as Shining in the Darkness, Landstalker, and others. Even though the player controls a party of characters, only one hero can lead it at a time. The rest of the party members consist of monsters, which can be captured in combat and recruited.

Combat requires precise positioning of the characters in order to execute attacks and capture monsters. A peculiar feature of the game is the reversion of the characters' level to 1 upon completing a dungeon. The characters retain the items and the skills they have learned, but start again at the lowest level in the next dungeon.


Time Stalkers Dreamcast Intro
Time Stalkers Dreamcast The first level acts as a tutorial
Time Stalkers Dreamcast Your first introduction to the town
Time Stalkers Dreamcast After each dungeon level, you can increase your skills

Promo Images

Time Stalkers Concept Art
Time Stalkers Render
Time Stalkers Render
Time Stalkers Render

Alternate Titles

  • "Climax Landers" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

It's The Circus Of The Climax Stars! MasterMegid (902) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Shin Force Apr 09, 2000 9.3 out of 10 93
Shin Force Apr 09, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamezilla Jun 23, 2000 72 out of 100 72
Gamers' Republic Apr, 2000 B- 67
CyberGames Apr 23, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Retroage Apr 13, 2013 5.7 out of 10 57
Defunct Games Mar 18, 2007 50 out of 100 50
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Jul, 2000 5 out of 10 50 1999 C- 42 Sep 01, 2000 4 out of 10 40


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The characters Nigel and Friday are originally from Climax Entertainment's previous game, Landstalker.
zeta thompson (51) added Time Stalkers (Dreamcast) on Jun 29, 2002