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Old 11 November 2008, 07:21   #1
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Exclamation [Found: Xain'd Sleena / Soldier of Light] Looking for classic arcade game

Arcade, early 80's, Side Scrolling, Space adventure.

I played this game on an arcade machine when I was young. The game play was like. Playing Metroid but an arcade version.

You were a guy in a red space suit that could shoot with a gun, double jump with rockets on your boots, you traveled the milky way (Earth's galaxy) to each of the different planets, each planet was a level. Venus was a desert planet where giant fly traps tried to eat you. Mercury was a lava planet etc.

The grafix were at least as good as something you would see in super nintendo from what I can remember.

I have been looking for the name of this game for a good 16 years at least, so if anyone could help me find it I would more then appreciate the help.
 
Old 11 November 2008, 07:52   #2
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It's not Soldier of Light (aka Xain'd Sleena) is it? (http://hol.abime.net/2005)
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Old 11 November 2008, 13:23   #3
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Definitely Xain'd Sleena as Redwood has mentioned. This was one of my favourite arcade games as a young boy, damn hard though... Here's some links regarding the arcade version:

... Wikipedia
... Killer List of Video Games
... CoinOp
... Planet Emulation
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Old 11 November 2008, 13:42   #4
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I never played the Arcade Version of Soldier of Light, but i bought it for my C64 in the 80's and finished it many times over. I loved it!!.. Actually i have it on a MAME Game CD and i never even tried it, so i might give it a try tomorrow

And yep, i with the other guys, its DEFINITELY Solider of Light.
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Back in the days when arcades games used to wow, i remember seeing this very pretty shooter(probably it's main draw for me at the time) and wanting to play it straight away.Bit flippin difficult of course but then they had to be i supposed
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One of the more obscure ones, but remember this one well. Outside of Double Dragon (with the good ol' elbow move), this was one of rare couple of arcade titles I managed to beat at the time.

Like most shoot-em-ups though if you got killed in the wrong section, it was virtually impossible to progress without weapon's upgrade.
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Old 12 November 2008, 17:11   #7
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I played this fairly recently and hated it. That is all.
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Old 13 November 2008, 10:47   #8
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We've played it in the Retroleague last week from Nov 2nd - Nov 9th:

http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/topic/7057291/1/

What a coincidence.
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We've played it in the Retroleague last week from Nov 2nd - Nov 9th:

http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/topic/7057291/1/

What a coincidence.
Coolio, an arcade game competition. Might have to sign up

/me loves arcade games

Edit: I see that Sea Fighter Poseidon has also recently been played
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Old 13 November 2008, 13:36   #10
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Well it's not just arcade games but yes, they do get chosen regularly
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I think it is absolutely atrocious quality-wise, yet extremely enjoyably nostalgic at the same time

The graphics are not as bad as the implementation of them makes them look. And as someone mentioned, it has not been fully gametested I think Best played with trainer, I guess.
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Old 20 November 2008, 01:04   #12
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Thank you guys! I had an odd feeling it started with an X or something, but I never had any clue where to start looking.


However... I remember the grafix being a lot better then they are, odd how things that you seen when young wowed you completely. Then become disappointing later on in life XD.

I remember this game being as clean and crisp as the original Strider back then, Ohh well. I'm still happy I finally found it, now I can yell at my screen all over again. XD
 
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Ahhh, Soldier of Light.. played it alot on my c64, love the tunes..... and never got rid of any of my c64 originals....

meh, never kept my amiga, but kept all my amiga and c64 games.
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