Wardner no Mori
|Wardner no Mori|
|Release date||December 1987|
|Control||8-way Joystick, 2 Buttons|
Z80 @ 6 MHz |
Z80 @ 3.5 MHz
|Sound||YM3812 @ 3.5 MHz|
Wardner no Mori (Wardner's Forest, known as Pyros in the US) is a platformer developed by Toaplan and published by Taito in 1987. Toaplan released an album with tracks from the game (Tatsujin : Toaplan Game Music Scene One - H24X-10005) on 25 June 1989.
Two young children, Pyros and Erika, have unexpectedly strayed into a wonderland called 'Wardner's Forest'. Upon entering the magical forest, the young girl is changed into a crystal ball by evil warlock and ruler of the forest, 'Wardner'. She is taken to a secret place deep inside the woods. The brave young Pyros / Dover, armed only with a magical flame as a weapon, sets out to rescue his female companion from the clutches of the evil Wardner and bring her safely home. The player controls Pyros through various forest stages in an attempt to save his kidnapped girlfriend. The simple run and jump controls are supplemented with the ability to throw balls of fire. Gold coins can be collected throughout the game and exchanged for useful items; such as extra health, time and more powerful weapons, in a shop at the end of each level.
Tips and Tricks
This trick will allow players to get the cape on the first level without the risk of losing a life. Stand next to the hole where the cape is, then hold DOWN and slowly tap the joystick to the RIGHT. If done correctly, Pyros should slowly inch his way underneath the two platforms and can then grab the cape without any problem.