This article needs additional citations for verification. Taito starring the titular superhero, Sonic Blastman. The game originally started as an arcade game, but eventually made its way to the SNES, with much different gameplay. The arcade version consists of hitting the enemies and targets. In order to win, each target has a set a number of tons of resistance. Once they are depleted, they will be defeated.
To hit the target, the game features a pair of gloves and a mechanical punch pad that rises when it is time to attack. The player must wear the gloves and punch the pad strongly enough to deal damage. Within each stage, there are fairly typical scenarios that most super heroes encounter. Each level is progressive in terms of difficulty. A woman being assaulted by a thug. A baby carriage pushed in the middle of the freeway by accident, and a truck will soon run over it. An armed group took control of a building that is now its center of operations. An asteroid is set to crash into Earth.
In March 1995 Taito recalled Sonic Blastman machines after reports of players who sustained injuries by playing the game. The SNES version is a beat ’em up. The game is only for one player. As in any beat ’em up, the game consists of defeating the enemies on screen before continuing in the stage. Sonic Blastman can punch, jump, and grab his enemies, too. He also uses a special attack that knocks any enemy nearby, but it dizzies him temporally. The bonus levels are an adaptation of the arcade version. The major difference is that since there is no punch pad, the player must charge strength by repeatedly rotating the d-pad.
Like with most beat ’em-ups of the era, the Japanese version had female enemies which were replaced by male ones in the American and European versions, mostly because of Nintendo of America’s strict censorship issues at the time. Only the first two stages of the game feature human enemies. The arcade sequel entitled SBM: Real Puncher is similar to the original game, but with new levels, a photo camera mode for faces of people in each level of the game and was only released in Japan and Europe. Captain Choyear”, two-player modes, among others. On February 16, 2010, Taito revealed another sequel titled Sonic Blast Heroes, at AOU 2011 conference and was planned to hit the arcades at the end of the same month. It was also called Real Puncher 2, at least in Europe. Its creators may have drawn from an earlier German board game, The Settlers of Catan, for layout and the resource development theme.
Travian: Legends is set in classical antiquity. Each player starts the game as the leader of a small, undeveloped village, surrounded by undeveloped resource fields. Developing these fields increases their resource output. The village can be developed by constructing new buildings and upgrading existing ones. Recruiting military units allows players to attack other villages to plunder its resources, and defend from enemy attacks. Players must register on the Travian website to join a game, providing an e-mail address, and creating a username and a password. Entities in one World can only interact with other entities in the same World. Events that take place in one World do not affect other Worlds.