Just Breed

Console
NES
Producer
Enix
Year
1992
Type
Strategy RPG
Team
 Coordinator  Bongo` 
 Hacking  Bongo` 
  Mudd Zero 
 Translator  Shih Tzu 
 Script Writing  Shih Tzu 
 Font  Toma 
 Beta Testing  Shih Tzu 
Progress
100%
Released
Yes
Latest Version
1.00
 Patch Download 
 Just Breed Patch 1.00 

Description

Just Breed is a strategy-RPG for the Famicom that was released by Enix on December 15, 1992, making it one of the last RPG-ish games ever released for the Famicom, or so I've been told. It had some pretty advanced features for the time, such as B-button dash, extra sound channels, and a large font (the Japanese script even has a smattering of kanji, generally unheard of on the Famicom). Also, the characters were designed by Yuzo Takada, author of the manga 3x3 Eyes, though it's not like you'd be able to tell from the 16x16 character sprites.

The game plays much like Fire Emblem or Shining Force, with the gimmick here (called the "Team Spirits" system) being that your units are grouped into armies and must take all their actions together as one army, as well as stay close to their respective commanding officers. Between battles you get to explore a rather large number of towns, which provide entertaining and occasionally odd story events as well as a welcome respite from the monotony of that blasted overworld music.

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