PS1 Xena: Warrior Princess
Used game for the PlayStation 1
Game language is English. Instruction booklet in Dutch and Italian. Cover insert is in English, Dutch and Italian. Tested, works. Disc in fair to good condition. Instruction booklet in good condition, it is complete and has no writings inside. Case in good condition. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents.
Genre: 3D hack and slash
Xena: Warrior Princess is a hack and slash action video game developed by VU Games and published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation in 1999. A Game Boy Color version was developed and published by Titus Software in 2001. A PlayStation 2 version, developed by EM Studios and published by Blast! Entertainment, was released exclusively in PAL territories in 2006. Each version is based on the television series, Xena: Warrior Princess, which aired from 1995 to 2001.
The PlayStation version of Xena: Warrior Princess is played from a third-person perspective and consists of linear hack and slash and action gameplay, with some platform-jumping and puzzle-solving sections. The game's story involves the evil sorceress Kalabrax, who escapes after centuries of imprisonment and plots revenge against the world, and against the gods who imprisoned her. She must sacrifice a queen for her spell to gain maximum power. With help from her allies, Kalabrax captures Gabrielle, the Queen of the Amazons. Xena, the warrior princess, embarks on a journey to rescue Gabrielle, while facing various villains along the way.
The player controls Xena, who must defeat all enemies and complete tasks to proceed through each level of the game. Xena can carry out numerous attacks through a combination of button commands performed by the player. If the attack is executed successfully, Xena lets out her signature warrior scream. Xena can run, jump, kick, slash, and block enemy attacks, as well as perform groin kicks and cartwheels.
The player can also use power-ups found throughout the game. Power-ups can replenish the player's health, as well as provide armor upgrades or additional attack abilities. The player can also use Xena's chakram, a weapon featured on the television series. The chakram can be used against enemies, as well as cutting chains and flipping switches. Optionally, the player can also steer the chakram while it is in mid-air, for a better chance of hitting a target. Xena can also use a sword. Both weapons can be upgraded by collecting power-ups. The player can only attack one enemy at a time, and is defenseless against nearby enemies while the chakram is in use.
The game features 21 levels. Early levels, and some of the later levels, include tasks in which Xena must rescue hostages by using a long-distance attack against the enemies. If the player merely beats up an enemy rather than kill it, karma is added to Xena's karma meter. When the karma meter becomes full, the player receives temporary invincibility. Defeating boss enemies typically requires the player to perform certain actions, as Xena's weapons do not have any effect on some of them. Scrolls found on various levels provide the player with hints, such as information on how to defeat boss enemies.
Game Boy Color version
The Game Boy Color version is a side-scrolling platform action game played primarily from an overhead perspective. The game's story focuses on Xena, who is stuck in a dream world known as Psychosia and must locate Darphus, who is responsible for trapping her there. Xena must also locate Morpheus, who is the only one with the power to send her back to reality.
The player controls Xena, who can run, jump, climb, and swim. Xena can also use items such as maple syrup and keys. A total of 13 items can be found throughout the game, and are stored in an inventory screen. The player can equip up to two items. Xena's health is represented by hearts. Health can be increased by finding heart containers throughout the game. The game features 16 levels. The game can be linked upwith Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, allowing the player to play as Hercules, who is capable of accessing secret levels.
PlayStation 2 version
The PlayStation 2 version is an action platform/adventure video game played from a third-person perspective. The game's story involves Ares, the God of War, who has captured Gabrielle and chained her in a dungeon that is quickly filling with water. Xena must work her way through Ares' castle to rescue Gabrielle before time runs out. Playing as Xena, the player must overcome enemies, traps, and puzzles. The game features nine levels, as well as Xena's chakram weapon.