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Live a Live (SNES)

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The final boss of each chapter has in Japanese a variant spelling of the name of the last boss of the game, Odio, even trough it's less evident to notice that in the English fan translation of the game.

Contributed by Bregalad (916) on Mar 16, 2007. -- edit trivia

Most RPGs typically either a silent protagonist (who never speaks, only the player have to select 'Yes' or 'No' or equivalent answers) or normal protagonists where the hero have dialogue with other characters. Live A Live is the only known game to that actually have mixed bag of both : The ninja, Sunset, Cube and Orsted are silent protagonists, while the other playable characters are regular protagonists. (there is also Pogo who speaks with jests and images instead of text, but that's still having an interactive dialogue so it doesn't count as a silent protagonist)

Contributed by Bregalad (916) on Mar 12, 2007. -- edit trivia

While starting a new Captain Square's game in the sci-fi chapter, it's written (c) 2099 Arumat Soft If you reverse the word "Arumat" you'll found "Taruma" which is an actual corporation (

Contributed by Bregalad (916) on Feb 13, 2005. -- edit trivia

The old master in kung-fu chapter is called Roshi; this is the Japanese pronunciation of the name of the great Chinese philosopher Lao Zi (Lao-tse).

Contributed by אולג 小奥 (168858) on Jun 11, 2004. -- edit trivia

"Live a Live" contains some nice references to Latin language. The space ship in sci-fi chapter is called "Cogito Ergo Sum"; it is a famous phrase of the French philosopher René Descartes, and it means "I think, therefore I am".

Odio (the name of the Demon King) is also a Latin word, meaning "hate".

Contributed by אולג 小奥 (168858) on Nov 06, 2003. -- edit trivia

The Bakumatsu (ninja) chapter of "Live a Live" is based on a real historical event.

Contributed by אולג 小奥 (168858) on Oct 26, 2003. -- edit trivia