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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 Fighting a goblin
Time Stalkers Dreamcast The town is made up of several unusual styles
Time Stalkers Dreamcast Your first introduction to the town
Time Stalkers Dreamcast Intro

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Time Stalkers Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Climax Landers" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

It's The Circus Of The Climax Stars! MasterMegid (896) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Jun 23, 2000 72 out of 100 72
RPGamer Jun 16, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
RPGFan Aug 24, 2000 63 out of 100 63
Retroage Apr 13, 2013 5.7 out of 10 57
GameSpot Nov 16, 1999 5.2 out of 10 52
Video Games Dec, 2000 52 out of 100 52
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Jul, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games Mar 18, 2007 50 out of 100 50 1999 C- 42


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The characters Nigel and Friday are originally from Climax Entertainment's previous game, Landstalker.
zeta thompson (45) added Time Stalkers (Dreamcast) on Jun 29, 2002