Arkista's Ring Reviews (NES)

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Still, in spite of this flaw in length, Arkista's Ring is an enjoyable title that most NES fans will appreciate playing. It has its own character, lots of cool features, and is easy to get into. Look past the length and you have a great game. A password feature would have been nice, but I don't regret playing it at all nor would I in the future.
Geeks Under Grace (Sep 04, 2014)
Arkista’s Ring is considered to be a poor Zelda clone by many people. However, I feel this game stands on its own in presentation and quality. While clearly not on the level of other 8-bit classics like The Legend of Zelda and Metroid, it certainly deserves an honored spot in any collector’s case. It’s a great game to pick up, pop in, and kill 20 or 30 minutes, since you don’t have to worry about saving your game anyway.
67 (Jan, 2011)
While the combat is certainly enjoyable, Arkista’s Ring is really only a half or a third of a game. If Zelda could combine dungeon crawling, world-exploring, and excellent combat, then American Sammy easily could have added more depth to this relatively unknown game. Still, if you’re a Zelda aficionado and you haven’t tried on Arkista’s Ring, you’d do well to remedy this immediately.
While the game has its challenging moments, its pace and design create a somewhat low difficulty, and it would be more exciting with a bit more oomph. Despite the negatives, this is a fun and somewhat unique title that should be given a fair chance, as what’s here carries a bit of charm.
Arkista's Ring is an extremely pleasant action/adventure game featuring cute enemies, soothing music and an elf girl as the main character. The 125 stages are chock-full of weapon power-ups and other useful items, and each mission is very straightforward. The gameplay depth may pale in comparison to The Legend of Zelda, but Arkista's Ring could serve as the perfect beginner's guide to action RPGs.
However, I have to say that overall, Arkista's Ring did not strike me as anything more than a mediocre action-puzzler that was simply there to make a bit of money for the company. With pretty much the entire game suffering from generic content, it's no wonder it fell flat on its face against the other major contenders. So if you want to have this game in your library, that's fine; it can bring some fun to the table for a little while. Just don't expect it to have a lasting effect on you.