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Move List and Guide by BLangenberger

Updated: 04/19/1996

From: lang0104@itlabs.umn.edu (tuffy)
Newsgroups: rec.games.video.sega
Subject: WeaponLord FAQ
Date: 26 Apr 1996 13:05:34 GMT

Okay, here's the first WeaponLord FAQ that I came up with.
I hope it's a good one...


                            WeaponLord FAQ
(created 4-19-96)
(last updated 4-19-96)

CONTENTS:

[1] What is WeaponLord?
[2] What does WeaponLord have that most generic fighting games don't?
   *[2-1] weapon-to-weapon combat
   *[2-2] balanced characters
   *[2-3] two life bars per round
   *[2-4] a non-cheesy computer opponent
[3] What do I need to play WeaponLord?
   *[3-1] platforms
   *[3-2] controllers
[4] What are the moves?
[5] What are the secret codes?
[6] Is there going to be a WeaponLord 2?

Part [1]: What is WeaponLord?

WeaponLord is a one-on-one fighting game like Street Fighter 2 or Mortal 
Kombat.  In short, the idea is to crush all of your opponents in single 
combat to win the game.  But to keep it interesting, WeaponLord is combat 
between barbarions in a distant mythical land.  If you like Conan, 
WeaponLord should be familiar territory.

Part [2] What does WeaponLord have that most generic fighting games don't?

[2-1]: weapon-to-weapon combat

Unlike Street Fighter 2 or Mortal Kombat, in WeaponLord you fight with 
swords, axes, hammers and a variety of mediaeval weaponry.  This 
results in a game that relies entirely on weapon-to-weapon interaction 
rather than punches and kicks.  In this respect, it is most similar to 
Samurai Shodown but with a very different atmosphere.

[2-2]: balanced characters

Many fighting games are unbalanced so that it becomes nearly impossible 
to win against any competent opponent using the wrong character.  Reptile 
from Mortal Kombat 2 had this problem.  Some characters do have 
advantages over others but the differences are minor compared to the glaring
handicaps some characters in other fighting games have.

[2-3]: two life bars per round

This is a relatively new innovation that I saw on WeaponLord first.  
In Street Fighter 2, the first character that loses his/her life bar 
loses the round.  In WeaponLord, each life bar must be drained *twice* 
before the round ends.  And, unlike Killer Instinct's life bar system, 
each character's dual life bars are restored at the end of each round.  
The result is long grueling matches that can get very exciting near the end.

[2-4]: a non-cheesy computer opponent

Ever been amazed when a computer opponents pulls a combo that no human 
could manage without having three thumbs?  In WeaponLord, you don't have 
to worry about it.  Even on the highest difficulty setting, the computer 
*never* does anything that a skilled player can't duplicate.  It's just a 
little thing, but knowing that the CPU fights fair is welcome relief from 
the mountain of cheese many fighting games put out.

Part [3] What do I need to play WeaponLord?

[3-1]: platforms

WeaponLord is currently available for the Genesis and Super Nintendo 
systems.  It was never an arcade game, but there were plans to install it 
in an arcade cabinet for playtesting during development.  

[3-2]: controllers

On the Super Nintendo, the standard controller should work fine.  On the 
Genesis, a 6-button controller is *highly* recommended.  If you plan to 
play against friends, you're going to need two controllers (duh).

[4] What are the moves?

This is the full list of moves to the best of my knowledge.  I've built 
this FAQ based on the Genesis control layout simply because that's the 
only version I own.  No combos are listed, but may be added to the FAQ as 
requested or required.  However, WeaponLord combos are surprisingly easy 
to find and execute, which makes me doubt the necessity to add them to 
this FAQ.

All moves are assumed to be continuous motions (like SF2) unless otherwise
listed and many require holding down the button *before* doing the 
controller motion.  This allows special moves to use the top part of the 
controller without sending your character into a jump.

Button Key

To = towards enemy                      TU = jump towards enemy
Aw = away from enemy                    AU = jump away from enemy
Up = up                                 TD = crouch towards enemy
Dn = down                               AD = crouch away from enemy
A = foreslash                           X = backslash
B = forethrust                          Y = backthrust
C = forestrike                          Z = backstrike

Special Move List

Korr  (barbarion master warrior)
double flame strike: hold Y or Z , Dn , TD , To , Dn
                     (i.e. fireball motion then down)
power kick:          tap Aw , To , Y or Z
firestorm:           hold B or C , Up , TU , Dn
gut-slash:           Aw , AD , Dn , TD , To , push B or C
                     (i.e. yoga flame motion then B or C)
tarok strike:        hold B or C , AD , Dn , TD , To
heart strike:        hold Y or Z , tap Up , Up , Dn
elbow smash:         tap To , To + B or C
360 flame strike:    hold Y or Z , To , Up , TU
power push:          To , TD , Dn , AD , push Y or Z
knee tarok:          To , AD , Dn , TD , To , push C
power deflect:       hold B or C , To , TD , Dn , AD

Bane  (the lone wolf)
skull crusher:       hold Y or Z , Aw , AU , TU
berserker:           hold B or C , Aw , To , TU
hammer blast:        hold B or C , Up , Aw , Dn
power hammer:        Aw , AD , Dn , push B or C
cursed kick:         hold B or C , TD , AD , To
iron fist:           Aw , AD , Dn , To , push Y or Z
head rocker:         To , Dn , To , Y or Z
curse slam:          hold Y or Z , To , TU , Up , Dn
fang gutter:         Aw , AD , To , push B or C
the mutilator:       tap Dn , Dn + Y or Z

Divada  (mistress of death)
ground blast:        hold Y or Z , AU , Aw , Dn
soul drill:          Aw , AD , To , push Y or Z
power flip:          hold Y or Z , Up , TU , Dn
psycho blades:       hold B or C , Up , TU , Aw
death whirl:         To , AD , Dn , push B or C
orb of souls:        hold Y or Z , Up , Up , TU
hell deflect:        hold B or C , Aw , AD , Dn , TD , To
                     (yoga flame motion)
soul displacer:      hold B or C , Dn , Dn , TD

Talazia  (the bird of prey)
air tear:            hold Y or Z , Up , TU , To
talon blade:         Aw , Dn , Aw , push Y or Z
rip claw:            hold B or C , Aw , AD , Dn , TD
shadow deflect:      To , TD , AD , push B or C
prey launch:         AD , Dn , To , push Y or Z
phoenix strike:      hold Z , Aw , AD , Dn , To
falcon strike:       hold B or C , Up , AU , Aw
double talon strike: hold Y or Z , To , Dn , To
reverse claw:        hold Y or Z , Up , Up , Dn
air frenzy:          hold B or C , Up , To , TU

Zorn  (the defiler)
scream shield:       hold Y or Z , To , Up , To
ancient axe:         Aw , AD , To , push Y or Z
hell grinder:        charge Aw (1 sec) , To + Y or Z
hell fire:           hold B or C , Dn, TD , Up
axe trip:            Aw , TD , AD , push B or C
shield crack:        hold Y or Z , Up , Aw , Dn
axe lift:            hold B or C , Up , AU
roll:                To , TD , AD , push Y or Z
demon axe:           charge B or C (2 secs) , TD , To
corpse striker:      charge Dn + Y or Z (2 secs) , Up , TU

Jen-Tai  (the war queen)
shield smash:        hold Y or Z , Dn , TD , To
                     (fireball motion)
reverse kick:        tap Aw , To , push Y or Z
death blade:         hold B or C , To , TD , Dn , To
leg breaker:         Dn , TD , To , push B or C
                     (also a fireball motion)
back blade strike:   hold B or C , To , Aw , AD , Dn , TD
aura strike:         Aw , Dn , AD , Aw , push Y or Z
shield spike:        tap Aw , To + B or C
back hand blast:     hold Y or Z , Aw , AU , To
ram toss:            hold B or C , To, TU , Up , Aw

Zarak  (the demonlord)
chaos:               hold Y or Z , To , Up , TU
inferno:             To , TD , AD , push Y or Z
web rip:             To , TD , AD , push B or C
web slap:            charge Aw (1 sec) , To + B or C
warp spider:         hold Y or Z , Up , AU , Aw
guillotine strike:   charge Dn + Y or Z (2 secs) , Up , TU
power slice:         hold Y or Z , Up , TU , Aw
widow grip:          charge Aw + Y or Z (2 secs) , TD , To
power vault:         Aw , AD , To , push B or C


[5] What are the secret codes?

To play as Zarak in story mode, enter the code:

AAC ACB --- --- --- ---

I don't have the information about the rest of the code.  When I find it
out, I will add it to the FAQ.

[6] Is there going to be a WeaponLord 2?

At the time of this writing, I've heard no news of any sequel to 
WeaponLord on any platform.


FAQ created by:  Brian Langenberger
                 lang0104@gold.tc.umn.edu


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