Home of the Underdogs
About News FAQs Contact HOTU GoogleGroup Music Manuals
Category Applications Action Adventure Education Interactive Fiction Puzzle Role Playing Games Simulation Special Sport Strategy War

Support the EFF
Welcome How you can help
Browse Games
Welcome Random Pick
Welcome By Company
  Welcome By Theme  
Welcome By Alphabet
Welcome By Year
Welcome Title Search
Welcome Company Search
Welcome Designer Search
Welcome Freeware Titles
Welcome Collections
Welcome Discord
Welcome Twitter
Welcome Facebook
Welcome File Format Guide
Welcome Help: Non PC Games
Welcome Help: Win Games
Welcome Help: DOS Games
Welcome Recommended Links
Site History Site History
Legacy Legacy
Link to Us Link to Us
Credits Thanks & Credits
Abandonware Ring

Abandoned Places


Creative Commons License

Game #5147
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Wandering Fighter    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.9 (10 votes)

Wandering Fighter box cover

Wandering Fighter screenshot
Wandering Fighter is a cool Japanese-style platformer from Miguel "MIG2" Perez, maker of Castlevania-inspired gems including Lost Valley. Although Wandering Fighter is neither as long nor as challenging as Lost Valley, it is still a very fun game that will remind you of the good old days of SNES and SEGA console platformers. The graphics, in contrast to MIG2's earlier games, are all original, i.e. drawn by the designer (although I never understand why using graphics that is "ripped" from other games is a big taboo for some gamers – after all, if the designer always acknowledges his sources and crafts a great game in tribute to the game companies, we should all thank him instead of heaping disdain). There are over ten levels, and in the tradition of platformer/RPG hybrids such as Zeliard, you can buy more powerful weapons, armor, and other items the further you get in the game. I find the movement of player characters a bit awkward and jerky, but the animation overall is smooth, the gameplay is varied. If you miss the days of Castlevania and other 8-bit classics, playing Wandering Fighter will be like a fun trip down memory lane. Recommended, although beginners to the genre should be prepared to start over many times: it is much harder than your average platformer.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Miguel Perez
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2005
Software Copyright: Miguel Perez
Theme: Fantasy
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links:  
If you like this game, try: Lost Valley, Zeliard, Eternal Daughter

© 1998 - 2024 Home of the Underdogs
Portions are copyrighted by their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please read our privacy policy.