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Wild Card (WonderSwan Color)

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Although made by Square, the well-known Japanese RPG developer, Wild Card is a game that is very different from classic Asian RPGs. Most importantly, it is not story-driven. The game is based entirely on quests which are not connected by a story arc. You play a nameless character with no background and there is no plot information or development beside your own progress with the quests. The gameplay consists entirely of playing cards. In the beginning of the game, an enigmatic woman named Maria asks you a series of questions, to determine the cards you get. After that, your character begins an adventure in a town. Locations, other characters, inventory, your movement - everything appears in form of cards. To get quests, you must choose your correspondent cards when encountering different people. You can buy weapons and equipment, and also fight enemies in turn-based combat by choosing the cards from your deck. You gain levels and become stronger in a traditional RPG fashion.

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Wild Card WonderSwan Color This enemy is also a card... and your attack is a card
Wild Card WonderSwan Color Your card album. Not much there yet...
Wild Card WonderSwan Color The three wild cards stand for certain actions
Wild Card WonderSwan Color "What saves the world?" I answered: "Love, of course!"

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Oleg Roschin (164804) added Wild Card (WonderSwan Color) on Feb 16, 2006