Released In: 1994
Lead the rebel army to victory and reclaim your lands from Empress Endora, Prince Gares, and the evil mage Rashidi in this legendary turn-based RPG. With twenty-five main levels, four hidden levels, one super secret level, and a great storyline, Ogre Battle is sure to provide you with hours upon hours of fun and excitement.
Syd Lexia: In Lucasian fashion, this game is presented as the fifth episode of the Ogre Battle saga, though the first four episodes don't actually exist... at least not yet. It doesn't matter though, this game is awesome. Good luck finding an original copy though; despite a warm reception from both critics and gamers, only 25,000 SNES cartridges were ever produced.
Valdronius: I rented this game more than any other game when I was younger. This was
because it was a really long game, it was impossible to find for sale, and
it was the best game I had ever played. It is my belief that this is one of the
best games for the SNES, and is far and away the best Real-Time Strategy
game of its generation. Fundamently, you arrange your army of humans and
monsters into groups and try to overtake the enemy fort while the opposing army does the same to you. Anyone can get through the first few levels, but
there are so many smaller things going on underneath that you need to
account for in order to win. For example, Amazons, by nature, don't like to
be grouped with males, and if they are in a group where the leader is male,
their Charisma scores will plummet. Also, the game progresses in real time,
day to night. Evil characters will fight better at night, holy creatures
will fight better during the day. Grouping evil and holy creatures together
will affect their stats. Letting a character get too powerful too fast will
cause them to become evil and unliked.
Knyte: This is the game that got me hooked on tactics games. I am very proud to say that I am one of the lucky 25,000 North Americans who bought the original SNES cartridge!