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Platform: SNES
Tags: Action, Simulation, Fantasy
Developer: Quintet


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Staff Reviews

ActRaiser review

Reviewed October 26, 2012

Rob Hamilton says: "While it doesn't take much reading between the lines for a person to at least grasp the fundamentals of this, Nintendo's censorship did take away some of the impact this sort of plot might have, leaving us with the sort of standard fantasy fare where you'd almost expect there to be a disclaimer in the credits stating that any resemblance to actual belief systems is purely coincidental. "
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Reader Reviews

ActRaiser review

Reviewed November 22, 2005

icehawk says: "For years, two questions have constantly been on my mind. Is there a god, and could a 2D platformer/strategy game actually work? Imagine my delight when I found out about a game where you play as a god in an Action/strategy game. Finally my problems were solved! But alas, this game's action strategy combination didn't pan out at all. The action was too simplistic and easy, and calling the strategy portions "strategy" was a joke (which is why the word strategy will be replaced with "strategery" f..."
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ActRaiser review

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icelake says: "Actraiser is a beautiful combination of sidescrolling action and godlike simulation games. The simulation mode and amazing soundtrack will really get you hooked into this remarkable game."
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ActRaiser review

Reviewed August 27, 2011

JoeTheDestroyer says: "ActRaiser blends hack-n-slash platforming with downscaled simulation to create a unique game. The stellar soundtrack and mad sick enemy design, particularly the parts that borrow from mythology, reinforce the gameplay to create an epic feel."
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ActRaiser review

Reviewed March 07, 2005

psychopenguin says: "Sometimes, a game comes along and totally surprises me. This game comes along every once in a while, but not as often as I would like. Some of the games that have fallen under this category include, but are not limited to, Blaster Master, Dragon Warrior 3, and, more recently, Tales of Destiny. One of the most memorable games I found that fell under this category was a game called Act Raiser. I remember it pretty fondly. "
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ActRaiser review

Reviewed September 03, 2007

rabix says: "Are you there Master? It's me, Tanzra. See, I've got this problem. I want to destroy all of civilization and plunge the world into chaos, but you're the only thing that stands in my way. So, I think I'll just seal away your powers for awhile... "
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ActRaiser review

Reviewed April 30, 2012

zippdementia says: "At a time when your simulation options were either Sim City or ActRaiser and games weren't exploring concepts such as existentialism and spirituality, the experience held up a lot better. In other words, ActRaiser's main selling point was how different it was at a time when gamers were eager to see something new. Had ActRaiser been just a great action game, it might not have stood out so much in 1990, but it would still be enjoyable now."
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