Legend of Wukong

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Box art of Legend of Wukong
Developer(s) Gamtec
Publisher(s)
  • TWN: Ming Technology Co., Ltd
  • WW: Super Fighter Team
Platform(s) Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Windows, macOS
Release
  • TWN: 1996
  • WW: 2008
  • WW: 2013
Genre(s) Role-playing video game
Mode(s) Single-player

Legend of Wukong, originally known as Wucom Legend (Chinese :悟空外傳; pinyin :Wùkōng Wàizhuàn; literally: "Wukong Rumors" – 外傳 wàizhuàn is analogous to the Japanese Gaiden), is a Taiwanese role-playing adventure game for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis developed by Gamtec. It was originally released in 1996 in Chinese only. The game's story is loosely based on the novel Journey to the West .

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Legend of Wukong works with any Sega Genesis, Mega Drive or Nomad system, regardless of its region (NTSC and PAL are both supported). This universal compatibility was one of the many new features added to the game by Super Fighter Team in preparation for its release worldwide. [1]

On August 6, 2013, the game was released for Windows and Mac OS X, in the form of a compilation package of three Super Fighter Team RPGs, the other two being Beggar Prince and Star Odyssey . [2]

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References

  1. "Legend of Wukong official feature list".
  2. RPG Trifecta Pack
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