Genre: Action, Role-Playing (RPG)
Narrative: Martial arts
Published by: THQ Inc.
Developed by: Polygon Magic
Platform: PlayStation (PSX, PS1)
Shaolin is a 3D Fighting with RPG elements. At the same time, the game has a feature that I first saw in the game Fable, namely - you start the game as a young man (or woman), and end up as an old man. The fights take place as usual in the arenas, but before the fight the player has the opportunity to wander among the inhabitants of a particular settlement and chat with non-player characters. A number of characters in the game must be called to battle and defeat the enemy in order to complete the game, while not in all cases the battle goes one on one, sometimes you are attacked by several enemies at the same time. The RPG elements in the game are expressed in the conversations mentioned above, as well as in food, when you eat in a diner, the food not only restores your health, but also improves the appearance of the character. Saving the game is typical of classic RPGs - it's a sound sleep in a hotel. It remains only to add that the game supports multiplayer up to 8 players (in the presence of multitap), both cooperative and against each other. In total, there are six fighting schools in the game, such as Shaolin, Jeet Kuune Do, Tai Chi Chuan, Eight Extremities Fist, Hung Gar, Drunken Boxing.
- Press the Triangle button twice and you will see a list of combat techniques.
- You can earn a lot of money by fighting in the Hall of Darkness in the Fuzhou Stage. This hall is on the left side of the stage. However, remember that only Shaolin Kung-Fu can make decent money here.
- In addition, money can be obtained from friends, as well as from the gatekeeper in your hometown. In general, try to talk to everyone here, and money may appear even unexpectedly for you. For example, if you see a person lying on the floor, help him and call a doctor. After talking to the doctor, ask about the person's symptoms of illness. The doctor will then appear at the clinic and answer your questions correctly and then ask how you will pay the money. Select the Pay Now option, walk up to the person and give them the medicine. After that, go to the hotel and rest easy. The next day, go to the clinic to visit the person you helped and fight him. If you win, you will immediately receive 200 coins. What could be more unexpected?