Power Blade 2

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Power Blade 2
Captain Saver
Power Blade 2
North American cover art
Developer(s) Natsume[1]
Publisher(s) Taito
Composer(s) Kinuyo Yamashita
Platform(s) NES/Family Computer
Release date(s)
  • NA September 1992[2]
  • EU September 29, 1992 (1992-09-29)[2]
Genre(s) Action/Platformer
Mode(s) Single-player

Power Blade 2, known in Japan as Captain Saver (キャプテンセイバー Kyaputen Seibā?), is an action platform video game developed by Natsume and published by Taito for the Nintendo Entertainment System/Family Computer. It was released in North America in September 1992 and in Europe on September 29, 1992 (1992-09-29).[2] It is the sequel to the game Power Blade.

Summary and gameplay[edit]

Nova in the Patriot Suit

The game takes place in the year 2200 and follows NOVA — the protagonist from the first Power Blade game — as he sets out on a mission from the U.S. Department of Defense to destroy the Delta Foundation, who has created a new cyborg that can threaten global security if it falls into the wrong hands. Just as in Power Blade, this game is similar in gameplay to the Mega Man series in that the player has the freedom to select any stage to play. It also adds some new features also seen in the Mega Man series, such as the ability of the player to slide and a wide assortment of weaponry.[citation needed]

Power Blade 2 was made first in North America and was then released in Japan with the title Captain Saver. As in the first game, the title comes from a special powerup called the "Power Suit" — a suit which gives the player additional firepower capabilities.[citation needed]

The object of the game is to destroy the Delta Foundation. The Player can choose the order of the first four levels/buildings before unlocking Area 5. The objective in each building is to destroy the boss in order to destroy the building. After the player defeats the Area 5 boss you are sent to the final level.

One of the biggest changes to this game was the addition of 4 collectible power suits. Instead of finding a temporary power suit you can now collect 4 powerful suits by defeating a mid level bosses. The four suits are the Newtsuit, a suit that lets the player climb the ceiling and walls, the Wet Suit which allows the player to swim, a Rocket Suit that lets the player fly and a defensive suit called the Patriot Suit.

Plot[edit]

December 24, 2200; The Delta Foundation, a weapons research company, developed a new cyborg soldier. The US President was told that if the government didn't buy it within the week they would sell it to another government, which would pose a threat if it falls into the hands of a hostile government. Nova is given a secret mission from the Department of Defense to destroy the Delta Foundation.[3]

Reception[edit]

Power Blade 2 was one of the featured articles in the October 1992 issue of Nintendo Power magazine.[4] Power Blade 2 was one of the featured articles in the September 1992 issue of Electric Gaming Monthly magazine, in which they gave the game a rating of 5.5/10.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GDRI - Natsume
  2. ^ a b c "Power Blade Release Information for NES". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ Introduction at start of game
  4. ^ Nintendo Power (41), October 1992 
  5. ^ Electronic Gaming Monthly (38), September 1992 

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