I found another site where someone has reviews of almost all the Super Famicom RPGs. He has them divided into sections based on their quality. One of the sections is "9 Kusoge gods" (named after the egypt gods from Jojo part 3). I've already played five of them: Maka Maka, Villgust, Cyber Knight, Light Fantasy, and Song Master. I'll be skipping another one (Burai), so that leaves only three remaining.
Anyway, here's how the rest of the game went.
After meeting the fairy queen, we headed to Lancafan where we heard about King Eric fighting thieves, and about a thief city Dorfas. There's an annoying part here where you have to talk to a guy three times before he'll tell you how to proceed -- the manual mentions doing that but nobody else says more than 1 thing. Anyway, after that we learn that we need to order Griffon's Tear at the bar at the next full moon. That's not for a while so let's go look for Ferion in another town.
This sequence is mostly useless, but we do meet an important person, Selena, the daughter of King Coleman.
|She's on the left|
In Dorfas we meet Jack again, who no longer has Yuri's circlet -- he had to give it to Eleus, the leader, because he failed to get the Red Orb from the goblins. A knight named Ragnas is trying to get the orbs, but since Jack doesn't like him, he rejoins you to fight them. Sam also turns on the guild, forcing Ragnas to run away and we fight a transformed version of Eleus. Oh also Sam is really King Eric.
|The conspirator thieves|
If I summarize the entire plot this entry will be too long (if you're interested, read the GameFAQs walkthrough which has a full summary). Basically the empire of Clouador is trying to collect the orbs to revive Achal, the evil god. We finally find Ferion who joins up after Clouador burns down the village he's in. We try and fail to save several of the orbs, and eventually end up visiting Ellus Noah to find the truth behind Yuri's origin. Along the way, El Ran is old and dying, so we take him to the elf village so he can do a transmigration ritual to get a new body. It turns out this will be his 4th body, and it gets more dangerous each time -- he should do the other ritual that sends his spirit on to the next world, but he's determined to try again. So we leave him in Tir na Nog.
|The party at this point|
At Ellus Noah, Yuri is told that he needs to go to the Tiamat, and that the circlet he has is proof he's descended from the Excelion.
What is the Tiamat?
A long time ago, humans colonized space and created the Galactic Empire. However, the Empire would not last forever. When it seemed the end was drawing near, the emperor, Alan Zeigfried, began a final project. His goal was to a new race of humans, free from outside influences. Emperor Alan entrusted the protect to 6 people, including his successor, Julian Zeigfried. Julian and hid group picked a planet named Avalon and began terraforming it so that it could support life. Avalon was eventually filled with new lifeforms, starting with bacteria, and evolving plants, animals, and eventually new humans, elves and dwarves. When the project was coming to an end, its creators were fated to die out. However, one of them, Achal, refused to accept this, and tried to use the project to make himself emperor. He used Avalon to create evil lifeforms, which he used as soldiers in his rebellion. However, he was defeated, and fled back to Avalon. Soon after this, Emperor Alan died, and the Galactic Empire disintegrated. Julian and the others returned to Avalon to prevent Achal from regaining power. In a war known as the First Jihad, Julian joined forces with the people of Avalon to fight Achal. During this war, he gave the Holy Song to King Cain. Although there were many casualties, Achal was eventually defeated. Not wanting to accept defeat, Achal abandoned his physical body, and implanted his consciousness in Avalon's control system. However, Julian had anticipated this and was able to trap him in the system. Although trapped, Achal was not dead, and could presumably be revived. To prevent this, Julian created another system to keep Achal from escaping, using clones of himself as keys to its activation. The people who carried the key were called Matrixes. Whenever there was a danger of Achal returning, the system would create a new Matrix to stop him. This time, however, Achal managed to use Zenon to take over the system before the new Matrix could be activated, and steal the Matrix for himself. That Matrix was Ragnas. In response to this, the system created yet another Matrix, namely you. However, your home was destroyed in a war, and you disappeared right after you were created. The system then awoke Hilda, in order to find you and Ragnas. Unfortunately, Ragnas has already turned to the dark side, but you still have the power to defeat Achal.
|Hilda, another Matrix, telling Yuri the above story|
Yuri tries to convince Ragnas he's being used, but Ragnas doesn't care. Fortunately he's an easy boss as usual, but then Nimmens (the hero with one eye in the above screenshot) and Lamia (the black panther from earlier) kill each other while Ragnas uses the distraction to get away. What's more, the Forn ship has been activated. We go back to the Tiamat and start fighting the Forn with lasers, but the Tiamat's not an attack ship, so it doesn't work.
|I couldn't get a shot of the actual laser beams|
|Yuri, Shion, Selena, Arthur (a priest), and Hilda (the other Matrix)|
|Achal (50,000 HP)|
|Yuri and Selena|
|The transmigration worked|
|Yes, it works.|
Review to follow, then it's on to Benkei Gaiden after skipping Final Fantasy V.