Review by TheSAMMIES
Virtual Player's Guide
Words Worth Special Disk isnt actually a game. Its a fun extra disk for people who really loved Words Worth. It comes with a BGM collection, featuring every piece of music in the game. You get maps of every dungeon, obsoleting the need to make your own maps while playing the game. Its kind of like those old Players Guides that you used to be able to buy, but digital. It offers a lot of help if youre having trouble beating the game.
This game is more of a FAQ/Walkthrough disguised as a game. At least the extras are nice and the information is helpful.
Elf put a good amount of flair and humor in their virtual players guide. Its hosted by a woman dressed in a tiger print bikini and cat ears. She cracks jokes every so often and can even get a bit sarcastic at times. You can ask her for hints on specific dungeons if youre stuck. If you need hints for something that she considers easy or obvious, shell even joke at you for being a poor player. She adds a nice bit of character to the players guide. It really wouldnt be the same without her.
Words Worth Special Disk also contains some major spoilers for later on in the game. If youre not finished with the game yet and look into the future dungeons, youll get information and storyline notes that will give away plot twists and various secrets that are more fun to discover yourself. Use at your own risk!
Players guides are okay, but theyve been obsoleted by FAQs. Sure, FAQs dont always have nice pictures, arent always professionally written, or in this case, arent hosted by large breasted anime women. FAQs are free, though. You can just go onto your internet and look at a FAQ. No need to shell out for a magazine thats worthless after you beat the game. No need to go out and buy a hint disk because youre stuck on the last dungeon. To that degree, Words Worth Special Disk is worthless now. Its only really good if youre a diehard Words Worth fan or if you collect curiosities like this regularly.
Cool Fact- Words Worth got some other interesting products. Elf put out Words Worth key chains and Words Worth vibrators. Yeah, I dont think Ill need a Words Worth themed vibrator anytime soon, thanks.
Also Try- GameFAQs is a great place to go if youre stuck in a certain part of a video game. Youre already there though, so I guess that advice isnt so helpful now, is it? Joking aside, other games that got hint disks are Dalk, Dragon Knight 4, and Metal Eye. All three of these games are RPGs on the X68000 and they all have a few tricky spots that might require some help to complete.
Product Release: Words Worth Special Disk (JP, 08/27/93)
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