Last Armageddon (ラストハルマゲドン Rasuto Harumagedon) was an action RPG released exclusively in Japan for a multitude of platforms.
The game takes place after the humans and animals have been wiped out of existence. The demons come back to earth to reclaim it. Part of the reason the humans and animals died was due to the noxious air they were breathing, while the demons do not need oxygen to breathe. However, a horde of mutant robots seeks to conquer the demons' land. The robots caused a massive explosion which desecrated the entire planet.
The game plays similar to the games Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy; as the game is seen in a birds-eye perspective when wandering the various overworlds, and in combat, shows the players characters on one side of the screen and the enemies on the other. The game also has a first-person mode for wandering around castles, spacecrafts, and other labyrinths.
A sequel was released for the Mega CD in Japan. It was originally to be the first release of the series in North America, but the localization was scrapped after the poor performance in sales of the Sega CD.
The original computer versions featured an original soundtrack by Koji Hayama, and was one of (if not the) first works he ever did on a video game. The popularity of the computer versions' soundtracks warranted a release of a soundtrack CD.
The Famicom version was developed by Advance Communication Company of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES) fame and as such, shares a different soundtrack. However, the Famicom version's soundtrack is not to be underestimated, as it not only contains a huge soundtrack of around 40 songs, but also shares the style of dark, gloomy themes found Hayama's computer scores. The Famicom version's soundtrack was written by four people; Michiharu Hasuya, Osamu Kasai, Masaaki Harada, and Hiroyasu Nishiyama. Hasuya, Kasai, and Harada were primary sound composers for the company, but this game is only one of two games known to credit Nishiyama, the other being Kattobi! Takuhai-kun (PCE), also by the same developer.
Notable Audio Personnel
- vgmdb.net/album/4396 - VGMDB - Soundtrack CD.