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Brave Blade is a Shoot 'em Up game developed by Raizing and originally released in 2000 for the ZN1 Arcade platform. It is the last Eighting/Raizing shoot 'em up title, and it never received any console ports.

GameplayEdit

Brave Blade is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up, featuring a unique gameplay style compared to every other Raizing game. Each of the selectable ships have two distinct modes, each controlled by a separate button. While in Fighter Mode your ship controls like any other shmup ship, having both a frontal shot and sub-shot which are fired by pressing the first button. If you press the second button your fighter will change into Mecha Mode, which attacks with a melee weapon whenever you press the second button. Pressing the first button again reverts you back to Fighter Mode.

The player also have access to a meter on the bottom of the screen, which fill up over time and when destroying enemies. While in Mecha Mode, if you hold down the second button the fighter will block incoming projectiles, which depletes from the meter and leaves you vulnerable again once it fully depletes, forcing the player to wait for it to cool down and fill up again. Once the meter is full, the player can activate a Super Mode with the third button, which makes it invincible while depeleting the meter.

The game features a medal scoring system, which also works differently from other Raizing games. Certain enemies will drop medals of low value, which you can slash while in Mecha Mode, causing it to spin and become larger, with larger medals being worth more points.

StoryEdit

The Planet Elna, a floating big rock which stands like a wonder and has a secret ore.

The far northern country of Yuga suddenly declared war against the central kingdom of Grangard, which was a symbol of order in the Planet Elna. The north country brings up a massive amount of forbidden destructive weapons known as "Magic Swords" to the front lines. A mere month after the beginning of the war, the central government lost all major bases other than the capital.

In this desperate situation, the central government devises a last ditch strategy and bets everything on it. Using high-purity secret ore weapons known as "Dragon Knights", they launch a campaign to capture the capital of the northern country and destroy the Magic Sword weapons.

The fight for the fate of the world begins now.

Characters and ShipsEdit

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StagesEdit

StageNameBoss
1 Frontline Base of the North CountryGunhead Golem
2 The Moon TowerMoon Sacrificer
3 The Great ChannelGreat Mouth Nightmare
4 The Industrial ZoneLord Brandisher
5 The Place of ConcealmentEarthborn
6 The Floating IslandFlying Fortress "End Blue"
7 The Skies Above YugaVoid Summoner
The Artificial Seraph

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