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Name: Saint Sentai Lakers 1 (56.67% in 3 votes)
Type: STG
Platform: DOS
Company: Applepie
Release date: 1993
Reviewed by: Tamahome

This is the first out of the three Lakers game that was ever released by Applepie. Applepie released the Japanese versions of this game, and by now all three games can be found translated into Chinese by HWAEI. (now if they'll only find a company to translate it into English....).

Anyways, this game is relatively old, so the graphics of this game is not very stunning. The tactical map and battle system is still pretty good. But again due to the date of its release, the fight scenes were not animated and only two pictures show up and then the amount of damage the person attacking did is shown in text.

The basic story of this game is kinda like Sailor Moon. The five girls of the Saint Sentai Lakers team were born with the power of an ailen race. The power came from the bits of a powerful crystal in their body. The main character Akira (well that's his name from the anime anyways.), the only boy in the team, and the Prince of the ailen race starts to have visions and hear voices in his dreams about protecting some crystal. The next day, the school that he goes to was attacked by ailens and there were panic. Then a mysterious knight in white came onto the scene and gave the 5 girls the power to transform into the Saint Sentai Lakers team, and this is where the saga began. In between stages, Akira will meet up with the different girls and have fun with them. This is where the hentai section comes in. I am going to stay indifferent in the issue of recommending this game to you. People who enjoy hentai games and did not know anything about the Lakers series and wanted to try

it should get it. As for people who played Lakers 3 and 2, well if you absolutely have to know the story, then go for it, but it is not as good as the 2nd or the 3rd installment of this series.

Gameplay: 7/10 The gameplay of this game is like any other stragety game. Move the 5 girl pieces and attack the enemy with their moves. There are a variety of moves that the player can choose. But it makes no difference, cause there is no graphics for it anyways. Whenever one of the girls was defeated, the player gets to see a nude picture of her. This was taken out in the 2nd and 3rd installment for some reason.

Music: 6/10 What can I say, although the main theme sounds catchy and lively. It is only synthesis midi music and not very good ones either. With the gaming industry going Cd audio tracks, midi's will soon be gone from games.

Graphics: 6/10 As I stated in the very beginning of this review, it is an old game, so the graphics does not look too appealing. The character designs are good, but the coloring and the details of the pictures are at a minimal.

Story: 7/10 Interesting story. Not the most original story, but it is still good. Well the story is very similiar to the Sailor Moon story in the sense that they are 5 girls from a different planet and they possess power to defeat the enemy. And they transform into fighters without a change of appearance, but yet the enemy cannot tell that they are the Saint Sentai Lakers team members.

Overall: 6/10 The game is very average and the above rating should give you a rough idea of the quality of the game. It is an average game comparing to the games that are out now, but at the time of its release, it was good. Remember, this was before the time of Windows 95. It is a rather interesting game, but I will not make any recommendations. All I can say is, it is up to you.

The game Saint Sentai Lakers was made by Applepie and translated by HWAEI and all rights are reserved to these companies.
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