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"A new and malignant presence has captured the planet. Led by their mad creator, Dr. Faryan, a band of bio-monsters has imprisoned nearly the entire population. Every weapon tried against them has proven useless. Only one man has the power to stop Faryan. Werewolf is all that stands in the way of the destruction of our planet. You alone can restore order to the world. You alone are... the Werewolf."
Opening Scroll (English version)

Werewolf: The Last Warrior is a side-scrolling Platform Game published by Data East exclusively for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The game takes place in an unspecified point in the future on a planet known as Red Earth, the second world to be colonized by humanity. On Red Earth, Dr. Faryan (called Dr. Gordon in the Japanese version) ventures into a cave and awakens an ancient evil that turns him into an evil being. Using his newfound abilities, Faryan creates mutated beast-men to serve as his minions, and imprisons nearly everyone on Earth. The only hope for humanity is a man (called Ken in the Japanese version but unnamed in the English version) who, with the help of his spirit guide, can transform into a werewolf.

Werewolf: The Last Troper

  • Ambidextrous Sprite: The game has a hilarious usage where certain types of guards will see the player and shout "OH!" before going for their guns. If they're facing a certain way, their cry of alarm, exclamation mark and all, will be totally flipped around (!HO).
  • Big Bad: Dr. Faryan, the man responsible for unleashing the ancient evil and imprisoning the majority of the human race with his bio-engineered monsters.
  • Big "NO!": Shouting "NOO!" at your enemies is the strongest attack you can use in human form.
  • Cultural Translation: In the English version, the finale has the hero posing with an American flag. In contrast, the Japanese version simply shows him walking away into the night.
  • Magical Native American: The werewolf's spirit guide serves a similar role, though he appears to be East Asian rather than Native American.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Unlike traditional werewolves, this one can transform whenever necessary, provided he finds the Sign of the Werewolf first. He can also transform further into a being with blades instead of hands.
  • Punny Name: "Warwolf" would be identical to "Werewolf" if written in katakana, which is why the game's Japanese title uses romaji.
  • Sequel Hook: At the conclusion of the ending credits, the words "next time" appear on screen, implying that Faryan will one day return to threaten humanity.
  • Transformation Sequence: The opening cutscene depicts the protagonist's transformation into a wolf-man via closeups of his snarling face and a shot of him roaring triumphantly, accompanied by Dramatic Thunder.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Sign of the Werewolf, which appears on-screen as a red letter "W", makes the hero transform into a werewolf, granting him longer-range melee attacks and wall-climbing abilities. A blue "W" turns him back into a human.