DescriptionVay is the story of Prince Sandor of Lorath, and his quest to avenge the assassination of his parents and rescue his beloved Lady Elin. On what is to be the day of their wedding, Castle Lorath is assaulted by the Danek, who have been able to partially reconstruct alien mecha technology from a millennium ago. The castle defenses are powerless against the giant robots, and the king and queen are killed in the attack. The invaders steal Elin in the midst of her wedding vows. Prince Sandor, now the king of the realm, sets out to rescue his betrothed, and find a way to defeat the fearsome alien technology.
The game is a thoroughly "old-school" Japanese-style RPG, meaning that the focus of the game is on fighting random enemies in turn-based combat, gaining experience and gold in process, without any additional gimmicks. The characters come with pre-set "classes" (wizard, bard, etc.), and learn their own abilities/magic spells automatically as they level up.
- "VAY ～流星の鎧～" -- Japanese spelling
- "Vay: Ryūsei no Yoroi" -- Japanese title
|Oy Vay!||MasterMegid (902)|
|GamePro (US)||Sep, 1994||4.5 out of 5||90|
|SUPER-NES.COM||2006||9 out of 10||90|
|Mega Fun||Aug, 1994||83 out of 100||83|
|Sega-16.com||Feb 27, 2006||8 out of 10||80|
|All Game Guide||1998||80|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||Apr 03, 2011||8 out of 10||80|
|RPGFan||Jan 20, 1998||79 out of 100||79|
|Game Players||Aug, 1994||76 out of 100||76|
|Video Games||Aug, 1994||74 out of 100||74|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Aug, 1994||27 out of 50||54|
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ReferencesIn the village of Hectare in one of the houses, there is a NPC that says he knows the answer to Life, The Universe, And Everything, but he does not understand the cryptic answer. (It's 42)
This is a reference to Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy novels. Life, The Universe, And Everything is the third book in the series.
Title translationThe Japanese sub-title translates to Meteor Armor.
Related Web Sites
- Alexandria the RPGClassics Database (Has a detailed walkthrough and lists of items, armor, magic etc.)