So I just got finished reading Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa a few weeks ago. I wanted to read this book after I got heavily back into Samurai Shodown. After reading lots of articles about Samurai Shodown I found that a lot of the characters were based on characters from the book (and the characters from the book are based on real people.)
I won't go on and on about it, but I really loved the book btw.
So a few days ago I found an arcade game called "Ganryu".
I'm sure you'll remember from the book that Ganryu is the nickname of Sasaki Kojiro, Musashi's final enemy and rival.
In the book, the story ends after Musashi duels Ganryu and defeats him. It doesn't really make it clear what Musashi does after the fight.
Well apparently he fights ninja. Lot's of ninja. Oh and a bunch of demons too.
At the start you can select Musashi or Suzume.
Suzume is supposed to be Otsu's sister, except Otsu didn't have a sister, she had a brother, Jotaro.
Not only does she now have a sister, but her sister is an Iga Ninja. Who would've thought.
Ganryu is a pretty fun side-scroller.
At the end of each of the five stages you have to fight a boss and argue with Kojiro (or a priest on level 2).
|Kojiro in his final Chaos form.|
|Uhh..Musashi already fought in the Battle of Sekigahara, when he was a kid.|
I can't help but wonder if that skirmish would have turned out differently with an adult master swordsman Musashi fighting in it this time.
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