Code Of The Blade
Updated: Feb 7, 2020
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Good morning my loyal Painkillers, newbies to the site, and retro gamers! Welcome to another edition of Grab A Buddy Monday! Lately there has been some debate over if developer FromSoftware should create and release an easy mode for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, due to how difficult the normal version is. Hearing all of this reminded me of a really kick ass game, where you got to fight with swords. So right now, its time to grab your buddy, hook up your PS1, and let’s play Bushido Blade.
Bushido Blade was released in 1997 for the PlayStation 1. It is a one on one fighting game that was very unique game that came out at that time. First thing that is very noticeable, there is no timer and health bars on the screen, like you would normally see in other fighting games. Next thing you notice is that all the characters are using weapons. All six playable characters are using some type of sword. The game uses a system called ” Motion Shift System”. So depending on weapons and stance you choose, depends on what type of moves that you would be able to pull off, and how you will block. Finally, the game uses a “Body Damage System”. So again, depending on where a strike lands on a opponent and how many times a body part is struck, matches can quickly end with one hit kills, or it can go on for a while making your opponent in a way looking like the Black Knight from Monty Python And The Holy Grail.
This game is a lot of fun. Its always funny how your buddy takes forever choosing a character( mind you there are only 6), picking out a weapon(8 to choose from), picking a stance(3 of those), and they get killed in the first hit! One of the best things is when your buddy has you down on one knee, since one of your legs is usless, your buddy slowly walks in for the kill shot, so all you can do is one last lunge attack, and you actually pull it off for the win. If you can, find a copy of this game, and have a good laugh at your buddy, if you pull off one of these scenarios. Until next time everyone!!!
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