« on: July 09, 2015, 08:56:26 am »
To be frank I have long given up hope that I will ever find this game again, as I have come to the conclusion that it must have been a rare homebrew game of some sort, because even its cover art looked like a slightly modified Final Fantasy Mystic Quest cover art.
People have suggested and found VERY similar games, but no one has ever found the precise game that I remember.
When one started the game, the had a huge character select screen. The screen's design was like a super giant version of the GBC game Heroes of Might & Magic 2's campaign mode character select screen. Again, though, unlike HoMM2, the character select screen in the game that I remember had at least a hundred or so characters, I'd reckon.
Out of the hundreds of characters, the player could pick four.
Once they were picked, the game revealed itself to be a Doom-perspective style dungeon crawler with a Doom-like health bar system. When one of the player's character got attacked enough, they would eventually turn into a skeleton. When all four of the player's characters had their profile shots turned into skulls, the game brought up a game over screen with creepy music (IIRC) and some text that said something along the lines of "Your friends have passed onto another plane" in a creepy font. I couldn't read at the time that I played the game, so I had to ask my mother to read it to me, hence why I can't remember what it said well.
Anyways, when walking about the dungeon, I strongly remember that the first or second floor had a gnome or dwarf that the player could throw a (magical) cloth on to stop them in their tracks. In fact, if I recall correctly, when the cloth was dropped upon the dwarf it seemed to have... magically made the dwarf disappear, because I think (though don't quote me on this) the player could pick the cloth up again without any negative consequences.
Also, the game was for the SNES.
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That's all that I really remember about the game, because I only played it once or twice. I was very young when I played it, and I was scared out of my wits by it for whatever reason (now that I think back to it the thing that might have scared me the most was the skull thing.
I went with my father to Funcoland and traded it in. That was the last I ever saw it.
I strongly regret that decision now, as I would have loved to play the game now.
Anyways, from the research that I have done, no officially licensed SNES game meets my description. As such, I strongly suspect that it was some sort of bootleg or homebrew game.
There is also the possibility that it might have been a homebrew port of some game that was officially released on other consoles.