Anett Futatabi

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Annet Futatabi
Annet Futatabi
Cover art
Developer(s) Wolf Team
Publisher(s) Wolf Team
Designer(s) Kazutoshi Yamane (characters)
Composer(s) Motoi Sakuraba
Platform(s) Sega Mega-CD
Release date(s)
  • JP March 30, 1993
Genre(s) side scrolling beat-em-up
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution CD-ROM

Annet Futatabi (アネット・再び Anetto Futatabi), is a 1993 side scrolling, beat-em-up video game released by Wolf Team, only in Japan for the Sega Mega-CD game console. It is the final in a trilogy of games, which include Earnest Evans, and El Viento.[1] The menus and game screens are all in English, while the dialogue and ending credits are in Japanese. Unlike Earnest Evans and El Viento, Annet Futatabi was a Japan only release. As a result, many outside of Japan never knew of the game's existence.

Gameplay[edit]

Annet battling the game's second boss in the colosseum.

Unlike the first and second entries, which are 2D platform video games, Annet Futatabi is a side scrolling beat-em-up that deeply resembles Sega's Golden Axe and Bare Knuckle franchises. However, like the previous installments, the story is told through cutscenes between each brief multi-scrolling level, which includes a boss character, who appears out of thin air, usually wielding a weapon.[2]

The protagonist Annet's magic has five levels and is regulated by a power meter, and regenerates automatically. As her power meter increases, the higher her magical attacks become. The levels range from wind, earth, water], fire and death. Wind is the lower level, while death is the highest level. However, magic cannot be used against the bosses. In addition to magic, Annet wields a sword, rather than bladed boomerangs. There are not any other weapons or power-ups included in the game, other than health restoration items.

Plot[edit]

Set in the same fictional universe as Earnest Evans and El Viento, the story takes place two years after El Viento, and concludes the story of Annet and Earnest. Zigfried's true motives are finally revealed as well. Being rescued from certain sacrifice by father figure Ernest Evans, Annet travels across Europe and encounters a local sect that wants her special pendant. After an attempted ambush in the sect's castle, she barely escapes, and begins another quest to protect the world from destruction.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalata, Kurt (2008-01-16). "Earnest Evans Series". Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Earnest Evans Series". Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]