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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 The fire dungeon
Time Stalkers Dreamcast After each dungeon level, you can increase your skills
Time Stalkers Dreamcast Your first introduction to the town
Time Stalkers Dreamcast The first level acts as a tutorial

Promo Images

Time Stalkers Concept Art
Time Stalkers Concept Art
Time Stalkers Render
Time Stalkers Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Climax Landers" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

It's The Circus Of The Climax Stars! MasterMegid (902) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Shin Force Apr 09, 2000 9.3 out of 10 93
Gamezilla Jun 23, 2000 72 out of 100 72
CyberGames Apr 23, 2000 6 out of 10 60 Nov 22, 2000 12 out of 20 60
RPG Land Oct 23, 2003 6 out of 10 60
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
Planet Dreamcast Feb 12, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45 Sep 01, 2000 4 out of 10 40


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Reference to other games

The characters Nigel and Friday are originally from Climax Entertainment's previous game, Landstalker.
zeta thompson (51) added Time Stalkers (Dreamcast) on Jun 29, 2002