The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny (Nintendo Switch)
The popular weapons-based fighting game: THE LAST BLADE, is now available in a special version!
Enjoy intense battles, an epic story, mini-games, and more.
- Glorious 8 Bit pixel graphics.
- 123mb download size.
- Full touchscreen support.
- 2D fighting gameplay.
- 3 difficulties-easy, normal and hard.
- Bgm sound test.
- Rewind slider with notches so you can be exact.
- Manual-can zoom in/out and acts as a tutorial.
- Nine NEOGEO pocket skins-can be changed whenever you want from the menu.
- Can rebind controls.
- Play in English or Japanese language.
- Reset the NEOGEO pocket at any point.
- Two filters-light and dark display.
- Two player-flips the screen sideways so you can use the Joycon.
- 15 characters-9 initially then unlock the rest.
- Story mode.
- Survival wave-based mode.
- Time attack mode.
- Training-practice area.
- Zoom-you can zoom in and move around the console and play it like that.
- Two Button control scheme.
- HR Compe-mini game you can unlock.
- Mukuro- Mukuro based mini games.
- Sword type-each character has two types which change how they play-Strength or Skill.
- Gallery–buy scrolls which are unlocked of lore, concepts, and ability upgrades for characters.
- Manual has the original wording.
- Really good deep fighting game.
- Wide variety of combos and moves.
- Fun mini-games.
- Have to unlock the mini-games.
- No online play.
- Can’t share scrolls like you can on the original.
- A better control scheme could be used instead of the messy zoom feature.
- Touchscreen whilst a good idea feel the weaker way to play.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
It’s always great to go back to an old game, here we have a classic NEOGEO pocket fighting game: the Last Blade beyond the destiny. What I immediately liked was that it used the original manual (a scan obviously) including original wording and images. Of course, this is also a bad thing as it highlights how this version doesn’t allow the scrolls trading that the original game had. There is no online play here or even leaderboards but it does a neat two-player trick where it will flip the screen sideways so you can both have a portion of the screen each. For the game, it’s as deep and fun as ever and even button smashers can get in and have fun. I would say it might be a hard ask at first as you need to unlock the better characters and the rather excellent mini-games. Overall it’s a good port and it dares to innovate the emulation scene and it’s a game worthy of this. Brilliant retro gaming fun!