History VideoGame / SabreWulf

15th Sep '17 2:41:14 PM Malady
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''Sabre Wulf'' is the first game in the VideoGame/SabreMan series (followed by ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}'', ''VideoGame/KnightLore'' and ''Pentagram''), and the game which introduced [[Creator{{Rare}} Rare Ltd]]'s long-running Sabreman character (who's since appeared in many other Rare games). The game was published in 1984 by "Ultimate Play The Game" a.k.a. "Ashby Computers and Graphics", both of which [[StealthPun ultimately]] proved to be trading styles of Creator/{{Rare}}. If the title character sounds familiar, you might have played [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct another Rare-created series]] that featured [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent a similar creature]].

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''Sabre Wulf'' is the first game in the VideoGame/SabreMan series (followed by ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}'', ''VideoGame/KnightLore'' and ''Pentagram''), and the game which introduced [[Creator{{Rare}} [[Creator/{{Rare}} Rare Ltd]]'s long-running Sabreman character (who's since appeared in many other Rare games). The game was published in 1984 by "Ultimate Play The Game" a.k.a. "Ashby Computers and Graphics", both of which [[StealthPun ultimately]] proved to be trading styles of Creator/{{Rare}}. If the title character sounds familiar, you might have played [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct another Rare-created series]] that featured [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent a similar creature]].
15th Sep '17 2:27:58 PM Malady
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''Sabre Wulf'' is the first game in the VideoGame/SabreMan series (followed by ''{{Underwurlde}}'', ''KnightLore'' and ''Pentagram''), and the game which introduced RareLtd's long-running Sabreman character (who's since appeared in many other Rare games). The game was published in 1984 by "UltimatePlayTheGame" a.k.a. "AshbyComputersAndGraphics", both of which [[StealthPun ultimately]] proved to be trading styles of Rare. If the title character sounds familiar, you might have played [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct another Rare-created series]] that featured [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent a similar creature]].

There exists two different games carrying [[RecycledTitle the same name]]: the 1984 original, a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum ActionAdventure starring Sabreman, a British explorer who finds himself trapped in a [[TheMaze deep labyrinth-esque jungle chasm]] and now must find his way out of it by [[DismantledMacGuffin finding 4 pieces of an amulet]]. However, on his path he'll have to fence against [[BigCreepyCrawlies jungle creeps of various sizes]], natives and the titular Sabre Wulf, an [[ImplacableMan implacable wolf]] who appears at times and is better dealt with by running away. Besides the amulet pieces, Sabreman can also collect different treasures for points and colored flowers that grant him temporary special abilities (increased speed, [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability]]) or disadvantages ([[InterfaceScrew inverted controls]]). The game got ported to a few other computers of the time, like the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC.

The second game was released in 2004 for the GameBoyAdvance, and works as a sequel to the first: Sabreman ended up banishing the evil Wulf as he was ravaging a nearby town, using the magical amulet. The townspeople then erected a statue of the wolf, and used the amulet to seal him inside it. Things went smoothly for a while, until MadScientist Dr. Dolittle-Goode came into the picture. Having tried to seize the land for years, he finds out about the Wulf and releases him, breaking the amulet into eight parts. Now both join forces to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking terrorize, conquer the lands and steal anything they want from various bystanders]]. Desperate, the Mayor of Blackwyche Village seeks out Sabreman to deal with the evil duo.

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''Sabre Wulf'' is the first game in the VideoGame/SabreMan series (followed by ''{{Underwurlde}}'', ''KnightLore'' ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}'', ''VideoGame/KnightLore'' and ''Pentagram''), and the game which introduced RareLtd's [[Creator{{Rare}} Rare Ltd]]'s long-running Sabreman character (who's since appeared in many other Rare games). The game was published in 1984 by "UltimatePlayTheGame" "Ultimate Play The Game" a.k.a. "AshbyComputersAndGraphics", "Ashby Computers and Graphics", both of which [[StealthPun ultimately]] proved to be trading styles of Rare.Creator/{{Rare}}. If the title character sounds familiar, you might have played [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct another Rare-created series]] that featured [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent a similar creature]].

There exists two different games carrying [[RecycledTitle the same name]]: the 1984 original, a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum ActionAdventure starring Sabreman, a British explorer who finds himself trapped in a [[TheMaze deep labyrinth-esque jungle chasm]] and now must find his way out of it by [[DismantledMacGuffin finding 4 pieces of an amulet]]. However, on his path he'll have to fence against [[BigCreepyCrawlies jungle creeps of various sizes]], natives and the titular Sabre Wulf, an [[ImplacableMan implacable wolf]] who appears at times and is better dealt with by running away. Besides the amulet pieces, Sabreman can also collect different treasures for points and colored flowers that grant him temporary special abilities (increased speed, [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability]]) {{invincibility|PowerUp}}) or disadvantages ([[InterfaceScrew inverted controls]]). The game got ported to a few other computers of the time, like the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} UsefulNotes/Commodore64 and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC.

The second game was released in 2004 for the GameBoyAdvance, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, and works as a sequel to the first: Sabreman ended up banishing the evil Wulf as he was ravaging a nearby town, using the magical amulet. The townspeople then erected a statue of the wolf, and used the amulet to seal him inside it. Things went smoothly for a while, until MadScientist Dr. Dolittle-Goode came into the picture. Having tried to seize the land for years, he finds out about the Wulf and releases him, breaking the amulet into eight parts. Now both join forces to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking terrorize, conquer the lands and steal anything they want from various bystanders]]. Desperate, the Mayor of Blackwyche Village seeks out Sabreman to deal with the evil duo.



* ThemeNaming: All game areas are named after old UltimatePlayTheGame games (''Blackwyche'' Village, ''Underwurle'' Mines, Mount ''Knightlore''...)
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Dr. Dolittle-Goode is never confronted properly, and is anticlimactically (and literally) shot down in the game's ending.]]

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* ThemeNaming: All game areas are named after old UltimatePlayTheGame [[Creator/{{Rare}} Ultimate Play The Game]] games (''Blackwyche'' Village, ''Underwurle'' Mines, Mount ''Knightlore''...)
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Dolittle-Goode is never confronted properly, and is anticlimactically (and literally) shot down in the game's ending.]]
22nd Jul '16 2:04:08 PM Morgenthaler
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This SabreWulf is a more straightforward PuzzlePlatformer, as Sabreman now has a host of small MonsterAllies which assists him with their different abilities (jump higher, create platforms, move obstacles, etc). Besides the amulet parts, Sabreman gets involved in several {{Fetch Quest}}s trying to recover the objects (or people) Wulf has stolen. Once said article is found, the Wulf wakes up and the player must run away back to the entrance before the wolf can catch him.

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This SabreWulf Sabre Wulf is a more straightforward PuzzlePlatformer, as Sabreman now has a host of small MonsterAllies which assists him with their different abilities (jump higher, create platforms, move obstacles, etc). Besides the amulet parts, Sabreman gets involved in several {{Fetch Quest}}s trying to recover the objects (or people) Wulf has stolen. Once said article is found, the Wulf wakes up and the player must run away back to the entrance before the wolf can catch him.
9th Jun '16 11:58:40 PM gewunomox
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* {{Phoenix}}: One of the good creatures.

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* {{Phoenix}}: ThePhoenix: One of the good creatures.
9th Jun '16 1:36:29 AM gewunomox
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''Sabre Wulf'' is the first game in the VideoGame/SabreMan series (followed by ''{{Underwurlde}}'', ''KnightLore'' and ''{{Pentagram}}''), and the game which introduced RareLtd's long-running Sabreman character (who's since appeared in many other Rare games). The game was published in 1984 by "UltimatePlayTheGame" a.k.a. "AshbyComputersAndGraphics", both of which [[StealthPun ultimately]] proved to be trading styles of Rare. If the title character sounds familiar, you might have played [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct another Rare-created series]] that featured [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent a similar creature]].

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''Sabre Wulf'' is the first game in the VideoGame/SabreMan series (followed by ''{{Underwurlde}}'', ''KnightLore'' and ''{{Pentagram}}''), ''Pentagram''), and the game which introduced RareLtd's long-running Sabreman character (who's since appeared in many other Rare games). The game was published in 1984 by "UltimatePlayTheGame" a.k.a. "AshbyComputersAndGraphics", both of which [[StealthPun ultimately]] proved to be trading styles of Rare. If the title character sounds familiar, you might have played [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct another Rare-created series]] that featured [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent a similar creature]].
11th Aug '15 12:37:46 PM Sciencejoe
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Not to be confused with the character Sabrewulf from KillerInstinct, who got his namesake from this game. Both games are made by Rare.
11th Aug '15 12:35:12 PM Sciencejoe
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Not to be confused with the character Sabrewulf from KillerInstinct, who got his namesake from this game. Both games are made by Rare.
16th Jan '15 7:21:14 PM Mhoram
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There exists two different games carrying [[RecycledTitle the same name]]: the 1984 original, a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum ActionAdventure starring Sabreman, a British explorer who finds himself trapped in a [[TheMaze deep labyrinth-esque jungle chasm]] and now must find his way out of it by [[DismantledMacGuffin finding 4 pieces of an amulet]]. However, on his path he'll have to fence against [[BigCreepyCrawlies jungle creeps of various sizes]], natives and the titular Sabre Wulf, an [[ImplacableMan implacable wolf]] who appears at times and is better dealt with by running away. Besides the amulet pieces, Sabreman can also collect different treasures for points and colored flowers that grant him temporary special abilities (increased speed, [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability]]) or disadvantages ([[InterfaceScrew inverted controls]]). The game got ported to a few other computers of the time, like the {{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC.

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There exists two different games carrying [[RecycledTitle the same name]]: the 1984 original, a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum ActionAdventure starring Sabreman, a British explorer who finds himself trapped in a [[TheMaze deep labyrinth-esque jungle chasm]] and now must find his way out of it by [[DismantledMacGuffin finding 4 pieces of an amulet]]. However, on his path he'll have to fence against [[BigCreepyCrawlies jungle creeps of various sizes]], natives and the titular Sabre Wulf, an [[ImplacableMan implacable wolf]] who appears at times and is better dealt with by running away. Besides the amulet pieces, Sabreman can also collect different treasures for points and colored flowers that grant him temporary special abilities (increased speed, [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability]]) or disadvantages ([[InterfaceScrew inverted controls]]). The game got ported to a few other computers of the time, like the {{Commodore UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC.
9th Aug '14 3:56:04 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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There exists two different games carrying [[RecycledTitle the same name]]: the 1984 original, a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum ActionAdventure starring Sabreman, a British explorer who finds himself trapped in a [[TheMaze deep labyrinth-esque jungle chasm]] and now must find his way out of it by [[DismantledMacGuffin finding 4 pieces of an amulet]]. However, on his path he'll have to fence against [[BigCreepyCrawlies jungle creeps of various sizes]], natives and the titular Sabre Wulf, an [[ImplacableMan implacable wolf]] who appears at times and is better dealt with by running away. Besides the amulet pieces, Sabreman can also collect different treasures for points and colored flowers that grant him temporary special abilities (increased speed, [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability]]) or disadvantages ([[InterfaceScrew inverted controls]]). The game got ported to a few other computers of the time, like the {{Commodore 64}} and AmstradCPC.

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There exists two different games carrying [[RecycledTitle the same name]]: the 1984 original, a UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum ActionAdventure starring Sabreman, a British explorer who finds himself trapped in a [[TheMaze deep labyrinth-esque jungle chasm]] and now must find his way out of it by [[DismantledMacGuffin finding 4 pieces of an amulet]]. However, on his path he'll have to fence against [[BigCreepyCrawlies jungle creeps of various sizes]], natives and the titular Sabre Wulf, an [[ImplacableMan implacable wolf]] who appears at times and is better dealt with by running away. Besides the amulet pieces, Sabreman can also collect different treasures for points and colored flowers that grant him temporary special abilities (increased speed, [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability]]) or disadvantages ([[InterfaceScrew inverted controls]]). The game got ported to a few other computers of the time, like the {{Commodore 64}} and AmstradCPC.UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC.
8th Aug '14 8:03:08 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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There exists two different games carrying [[RecycledTitle the same name]]: the 1984 original, a ZXSpectrum ActionAdventure starring Sabreman, a British explorer who finds himself trapped in a [[TheMaze deep labyrinth-esque jungle chasm]] and now must find his way out of it by [[DismantledMacGuffin finding 4 pieces of an amulet]]. However, on his path he'll have to fence against [[BigCreepyCrawlies jungle creeps of various sizes]], natives and the titular Sabre Wulf, an [[ImplacableMan implacable wolf]] who appears at times and is better dealt with by running away. Besides the amulet pieces, Sabreman can also collect different treasures for points and colored flowers that grant him temporary special abilities (increased speed, [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability]]) or disadvantages ([[InterfaceScrew inverted controls]]). The game got ported to a few other computers of the time, like the {{Commodore 64}} and AmstradCPC.

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There exists two different games carrying [[RecycledTitle the same name]]: the 1984 original, a ZXSpectrum UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum ActionAdventure starring Sabreman, a British explorer who finds himself trapped in a [[TheMaze deep labyrinth-esque jungle chasm]] and now must find his way out of it by [[DismantledMacGuffin finding 4 pieces of an amulet]]. However, on his path he'll have to fence against [[BigCreepyCrawlies jungle creeps of various sizes]], natives and the titular Sabre Wulf, an [[ImplacableMan implacable wolf]] who appears at times and is better dealt with by running away. Besides the amulet pieces, Sabreman can also collect different treasures for points and colored flowers that grant him temporary special abilities (increased speed, [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability]]) or disadvantages ([[InterfaceScrew inverted controls]]). The game got ported to a few other computers of the time, like the {{Commodore 64}} and AmstradCPC.



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