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X-Kaliber 2097 takes place in the year 2097 A.D. in NEO N.Y. The city is run down and controlled by a warlord named Raptor. Raptor has unleashed an army of ruthless, mutating Morphs upon the city to enforce his brand of order. Only two special forces agents, Slash and Alix do not submit to Raptor's will. Raptor decides to hatch a plan to kidnap Alix, so Slash, and more importantly his magic X-Kaliber sword, will come to him in an attempt to try and rescue her.

The game consists of two modes. The first modes gameplay consists of side-scrolling action. The player can jump and swing a sword at enemies. The player can also deflect projectiles with the sword. The game also features one on one boss fights that are set up similar to a fighting game. The second mode is a two player duel that is set up like the one on one boss fights but is between two human controlled players.


X-Kaliber 2097 SNES Options
X-Kaliber 2097 SNES Title screen
X-Kaliber 2097 SNES 2 player duel character select
X-Kaliber 2097 SNES A miniboss battle

Promo Images

X-Kaliber 2097 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Sword Maniac" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "ソード・マニアック" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Game Players Mar, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Consoles Plus Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Video Games May, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1994 32 out of 50 64 Feb 07, 2020 6 out of 10 60
Total! (Germany) Dec, 1994 5 out of 6 20


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Alaka (80694) added X-Kaliber 2097 (SNES) on Sep 26, 2008