The Legend of Korr is a challenging side scrolling beat ‘em up with light RPG elements, staring Korr from the SNES fighting game Weaponlord, and some other familiar faces from retro classics.
Built in the OpenBOR engine, in The Legend of Korr you control Korr, a muscle bound sword-swingline hero from the reasonably well received 1995 fighting game, Weaponlord. It features a large world map, which gives you complete freedom to choose whichever levels you want to play first – though you’re best sticking to the closest ones first as they’re the easiest to deal with.
There’s a nice variety of locations and enemies to fight, including some guest stars such as Rastan and the Barbarian from Golden Axe. The current build of The Legend of Korr features 25 stages and one final level but it’s a very tough game so it’s unlikely you’ll make your way through it all at the moment. You earn XP with each kill and can level up to upgrade your health and mana bars, but it’s still pretty tough.
It’s a fun game, with challenging old school arcade beat ‘em up combat, excellent visuals and a nice variety of baddies to slice up. There’s no way you’ll be able to see all the content with the 10 lives you’re given in the current build, but the dev plans to up it to 30 lives in future builds, along with cinematics, new weapons, more enemies and a little more polish. Korr may be an unlikely hero to get up with his own side scrolling beat ‘em up, but it’s certainly shaping up to be a damn fine slice of retro arcade action.