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DescriptionActRaiser was one of the early SNES games, drawing upon the success of side-scrolling platform action titles and the building model of Sim City. You play "The Master" (essentially God), and must save the world from evil.
First you purge the land by sending your spirit into a warrior with a big sword and magic powers. This side scrolling portion puts you in many different locales, from swamps and forests, to pyramids and snowy mountaintops.
As you eliminate evil from different parts of the land, you allow villagers to return and build their towns. You then control an angel who helps guide the villagers in their town building, and can send down miracles to aid them in their needs.
- "Act Raiser" -- Alternate spelling
- "アクトレイザー" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|Pixel-Heroes.de||SNES||May 25, 2008||10 out of 10||100|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||Apr 14, 2007||90|
|Total! (Germany)||SNES||Aug, 1996||1.75 out of 6||85|
|Mag'64||Wii||Aug 31, 2009||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Defunct Games||SNES||Nov 18, 2013||B+||83|
|GameCola.net||SNES||Jan, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpot||Wii||Jun 12, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|Gaming since 198x||SNES||Nov 26, 2010||4 out of 5||80|
|IGN||Wii||May 30, 2007||7.5 out of 10||75|
|HonestGamers (Staff reviews only)||SNES||Oct 26, 2012||6 out of 10||60|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Proof of how outrageously good this music was:||1||J. P. Gray (120)
May 20, 2008
1001 Video GamesThe SNES version of ActRaiser appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
SoundtrackYuzo Koshiro, the soundtrack designer, also composed a live orchestral version of the ActRaiser music. For example it was performed during the opening of the Games Convention 2004 in Leipzig.
Related Web Sites
- ActRaiser (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
- Actraiser Online (A fan site with detailed game information.)
- Alexandria RPGClassics Game Database (Has various information on the game as well as a detailed walkthrough.)
- Let's Play Actraiser (ddegenha's playthrough of the game on the Let's Play Archive)
SNES Credits (53 people)
37 developers, 16 thanks
Takao Kawaguchi, Keizo Mochizuki, Kouji Mitsumori, Kenjiro Kano, Tetsurō Shimoda, Keiko Ito, Hideki Yamamoto, Shigeki Maruyama, Eiichi Hirasawa, Takashi Yoneda, Yuuchi Kikumoto, Yoshie Fujimori, Junji Yagi, Miwako Matsumoto, Keiko Taga, Yasuko Sekiguchi