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A girl named Kukuru lives in a village controlled by the Sacred Tribe - people who guard an ancient flame which contains a powerful spirit that was sealed in it many years ago. Kukuru must marry a man she doesn't love, and in order to avoid this marriage, she accepts the offer of the mayor: he asks her to extinguish the flame. As a result, the spirit awakes and threatens to destroy the world. A young adventurer named Arc arrives to the village at the same moment as Kukuru is standing frightened in front of the spirit. Arc immediately recognizes it - it was the murderer of his father! Before he realizes how that could be possible, the spirit disappears, and now Arc and Kukuru have to do everything in their powers to undo the error, to stop the spirit, and perhaps to avenge the death of Arc's father.

Arc the Lad is a hybrid of traditional and strategy-based Japanese-style RPGs. The story unfolds as you are transported from location to location and enter battles - you don't walk around on the world map, choosing yourself which location to visit. The battles take place on a battle field, on which you can move and attack only when you approach the opponent.


Arc the Lad PlayStation This screen appears only before battles
Arc the Lad PlayStation Battle
Arc the Lad PlayStation Who needs 3D?!
Arc the Lad PlayStation At home

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Alternate Titles

  • "妖精战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "アークザラッド " -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine PlayStation Sep, 1995 90 out of 100 90
RPGFan PlayStation May 26, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun PlayStation Aug, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Consoles Plus PlayStation Sep, 1995 78 out of 100 78
CD Player PlayStation 1996 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jul 13, 2011 14 out of 20 70
RPG Kingdom PlayStation Jul 31, 2004 14 out of 20 70
GameCola.net PlayStation Mar, 2004 6.6 out of 10 66
RPGDreamers PlayStation 2003 4.8 out of 10 48
Archaic.fr PlayStation Jun 09, 2021 Unscored Unscored


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Voice effects

Oddly enough, even though Arc I had voice effects in it, Working Designs never bothered to translate them! This is a move very unlike them.

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