This app may be familiar for those who played the NES a lot. It is the Android version of the same title for cellphones, which is an offshoot of the classic action RPG, Walküre, from NAMCO. It's a side-scrolling action game targeted both to those who have played the original, and those who haven't.
Here is a quick impression after playing the early stages.
As this is ported from the cellphone version, so it's not a brand-new game. But the quality has been maintained even on smartphones. The difficulty is lowered a bit to keep the balance, for players who are not quite used to playing action games on a touch screen.
The game progresses on an overhead-view map, by winning the events that take place. It is more like the Dragon Buster series.
In battle mode, you'll be using the directional buttons on the left, the "A", "B", "S" buttons, and other buttons on the right to control your Walküre. "A" is for attack and "B" for jump. You can perform double jumps, and even triple jumps as you progress.
"S" button activates your special skill. A shield is your initial default skill, which can later be changed to others according to your preference.
You might want to pick up items at the camps spread across the map in order to advance further in the game.
Stay calm and attack their weak points when you encounter bosses in battle mode.
You will encounter different landscapes and enemy characters in later levels. This game may be suited for those who are looking for a good side-scroller on the Android platform.
Of course, I recommend this game to the guys in their 30's like myself who are big fans of the original Walküre characters.
Device used: EVO WiMAX ISW11HT
Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Last Updated: 3/26/2012
Price: 450 yen
Compatibility: Android 2.2 or higher
Translation by G.Miyano