Niji no Silkroad
Nintendo Entertainment System
|Released By||Gaijin Productions|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||22 February 1991|
|Release Date||02 Mar 1999|
|Last Modified||25 January 2014|
One of the ways in which Rainbow Silkroad is neat is because it’s somewhat loosely based on historical fact. Not so historical as that you’d actually learn something, but just enough that you’d say “oh hey, that’s neat” every once in a while. You take the role of the long-lost prince of Littleland, who must reclaim his throne from the guy Zrool that took the throne and was evil. Yeah the plot sucks, but it’s irrelevant to the coolness that is this game. Instead the heart of the game is commerce. You take advantage of prices of various goods in various towns, and go back and forth trading goods to get more money. And don’t think you can just kill monsters instead; all that monsters give you are License Points that, when enough are collected, will get you a license to trade in a certain good, such as oil. You don’t have any stats or experience either! The only way you can increase your attack or HP or whatever is by buying more powerful weapons and armor. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Of course it does, dammit! So go play!
Though this translation’s a little rough in a few places, everything’s been very nicely translated and completely in understandable English. Play the game.
ROM / ISO Information:
- File: Niji no Silk Road (J).nes
- Length: 393232 Bytes (3 Mbit)
- CRC32: 931A2768
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