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Sword of the Samurai

🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: Sword of the Samurai 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Strategy 🚦 Status: 05. Released
🏷️ Category: Strategy ➤ Tactical RPG ➤ Misc. 🌍️ Browser-based:
🔖 Tags: Action; Adventure; Strategy; Political; Simulation; Atmospheric; Oldie 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 📦️ Arch:
🐤️ Latest: 🍥️ On Deb repo:
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🏛️ License type: Commercial 📦️ RPM:
🏛️ License: Commercial 📦️ AppImage:
🏝️ Perspective: Third person 📦️ Snap:
👁️ Visual: 2D 📦️ Flatpak/Athenaeum:
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time ⚙️ Generic bin.:
👫️ Played: Single 📄️ Source:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 14697 🐛️ Created: 2015-04-10
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-07

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Un mixe de jeu de rôle, de simulation, d'action, et de stratégie, prenant place au Japon, au 15ème siècle, dans lequel le joueur incarne un jeune samouraï, avec pour objectif de remplacer Oda Nobunaga - en tant que Daimyō (les plus puissants gouverneurs féodaux au Japon), responsable de la réunification du Japon dans cette période trouble [en]: Enter Japan in the age of warring states. At the center of this role-playing, action-adventure simulation of combat, statesmanship and intrigue, you are a samurai warrior struggling for honor. More important than life itself, honor is crucial to achieving your ultimate goal: unifying feudal Japan under your noble rule.

🎥️ Videos

🕹️ Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] : (202xxx), (202xxx), (202xxx),

🕸️ Links

🏡️ Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t(202xxx) t(202xxx) t(202xxx) r(202xxx) r(202xxx) r(202xxx) r(202xxx) r(202xxx) g(202xxx) g(202xxx)] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

💵 Commercial : [Steam] [GOG]

🍩️ Resources
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🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

🐘 Social
Devs (MicroProse [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Published by (Retroism [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

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[Wikipedia (Sword of the Samurai) [fr] [en]]
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📕 Description [fr]

Un mixe de jeu de rôle, de simulation, d'action, et de stratégie, prenant place au Japon, au 15ème siècle, dans lequel le joueur incarne un jeune samouraï, par le studio MicroProse (fermé), publié par le studio Retroism (partenariat entre les studios Night Dive Studios et Tommo).

Sword of the Samurai est un mixe de jeu de rôle, de simulation, d'action, et de stratégie (sorti en 1989), prenant place au Japon, au 15ème siècle, dans lequel le joueur incarne un jeune samouraï, avec pour objectif de remplacer Oda Nobunaga - en tant que Daimyō (les plus puissants gouverneurs féodaux au Japon), responsable de la réunification du Japon dans cette période trouble (le milieu du XVe siècle jusqu'à la fin du XVIe siècle était une période trouble dénommée "Époque Sengoku" durant laquelle le Japon était le théatre de turbulences sociales, d'intrigues politiques, et de conflits militaires).

📕 Description [en]

Enter Japan in the age of warring states. At the center of this role-playing, action-adventure simulation of combat, statesmanship and intrigue, you are a samurai warrior struggling for honor. More important than life itself, honor is crucial to achieving your ultimate goal: unifying feudal Japan under your noble rule.

🌍️ Wikipedia:
Sword of the Samurai is an action and strategy video game developed and published by MicroProse in 1989 for the DOS platform. It features role-playing, strategy, and arcade elements set in feudal Japan. The player begins the game as a little-known vassal samurai; his ultimate goal is to replace Oda Nobunaga as the daimyō responsible for reunifying sengoku Japan.

Gameplay

The game begins by giving the player their choice of name, clan, and family specialty. Within the game, death is final and frequently risked; an early priority is establishing a family, which permits the player to continue as the samurai's heir in the event of death or retirement. In the first two sections of the game, the player rises from a minor retainer to a more powerful lieutenant and then to daimyō over his entire clan. At each of these levels, he competes to curry favor from his lord with three computer-controlled rivals who also seek to become first in favor and next in succession. Each samurai has several properties, including land holdings, army size, sword-fighting ability, and generalship. In keeping with the Bushidō theme of the game, army size and honor have the greatest influence over how the samurai are ranked.

A wide array of dishonorable actions are also possible. The player (and AI controlled characters) may kidnap and rescue family members, dishonor other samurai, or even assassinate their rivals or lord. Naturally, such behavior carries serious risk. The samurai performs these acts personally and risks capture or death. At minimum, exposure entails loss of honor and land and more serious offenses require ritual suicide (seppuku); a failed attempt on the life of the samurai's lord occasions the extermination of his entire family, losing the game.

After becoming a daimyō, the game shifts to a wargame format, with the goal of conquering enough provinces to claim the title of shōgun. The player no longer wanders personally through a provincial map but directs his army through the three lower Japanese islands. He is able to direct his underlings to deal with any swordfight or melee minigames without loss of honor: the focus is on the size of the player's army and mastery of the battlefield tactics.

After winning the game, the player is given a final summary of the future of his dynasty. Depending on the various factors such as the victor's honor and the presence of an adult heir, the length of the dynasty could range from hundreds of years (like the Tokugawa shogunate) to a quick dissolution after the shōgun's death (as occurred with Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi).