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Canned and challenging action WWWWolf (452) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.2


Critic Reviews

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100
VideoGame (May, 1991)
Um guerreiro, que tem o poder de se transformar em lobisomem, deve vencer Dr. Faryan, um homem malvado possuĂ­do por um antigo espĂ­rito.
70
Werewolf is a very good adventure game. The intermissions are always a welcome addition to any game and they are well done here. Decent game play and a well tapered difficulty curve along with plenty of hidden items help keep interest up.
70
Just Games Retro (Oct 31, 2008)
If you're into hardcore brawlers, Werewolf is definitely worth a play through. It's got its flaws, but it delivers on the basics, while throwing in enough of its own personality to stand out from the pack. If you're a more casual brawler fan, like I am, you probably won't see it through to the end, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth picking up for an hour or two of throat-clawing fun.
60
Classic-games.net (Feb 24, 2020)
I want to like Werewolf and I do, to an extent. But its high difficulty, bad enemy placement, and general lack of polish turn me off. There is fun to be had here but only if you can tolerate some jank. Otherwise I would say look elsewhere.
60
Nja. Vi har sett det förr, och bättre genomfört, fast då hade han ingen svans.
60
Enemies appear far too quickly and important techniques like grabbing the ceiling in werewolf form require maddening precision. Still, the game has some nice graphics, good level layouts, solid soundtrack, and tiny story cutscenes, but controls and enemy patterns put a squeeze on the enjoyment.
28
I really picked a winner this week. Werewolf: The Last Warrior is a terrible platform game on the NES. If you are looking for a challenge then by all means play this game. I wouldn't spend a whole lot on Ebay, the game will only sit in your collection after a few days. Let's pray that Data East doesn't bring this game out on the Virtual Console anytime soon.
25
Questicle.net (Jan, 2014)
Werewolf posits the notion that an interesting main character with a bevy of moves will make an otherwise half-assed action game fun for the player. But it takes more than a Werewolf and a blender full of other developers’ ideas to make a game click. Back to the forest with you, wolfie. You’re not ready for high society just yet.
14
The Game Hoard (Oct 18, 2019)
Werewolf: The Last Warrior begins as a sloppy game where the controls aren’t as responsive as you’d hope, but when you reach the back half of the experience, Werewolf: The Last Warrior reveals just how little it cares about the player’s enjoyment. Progressing any further becomes grueling as the player must memorize every instant death enemy trap while still struggling with clunky controls, and since the werewolf form is practically required, the game reverting you to human form after a death feels like an unnecessary kick in the teeth after the repeated kicks to the shins that are the final level designs. What begins as something flawed but deceptively bearable takes a hard nosedive into unfairness because Werewolf: The Last Warrior does not want you to beat it, so ultimately the player shouldn’t want to play this flagrantly hostile NES platformer.
0
The Video Game Critic (Oct 15, 2007)
Grabbing walls, on the other hand, is something your wolf does easily and with annoying frequency - usually when you don't want him too. It actually requires quite a bit of button mashing just to make him let go! Werewolf's stages are mainly uninspired mazes of underground passages rigged with electrical beams. In addition to fighting the obligatory ninjas, you'll face pistol-packing thugs in Spiderman outfits who yell "OH!" for no apparent reason. Icons provide health and power-ups, but some are actually harmful! Werewolf's graphics blow enormous chunks. The animation stinks, and when the screen scrolls sideways, unsightly artifacts flash along the edges. Werewolf is a case study in "bad", and the only silver bullet I could find was the "off" switch.


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