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Exactly two years after its first release, Sword of Jade has been updated to work in Windows XP.

Sword of Jade, by Fyrewulff and Charbile, is an NES/SNES style RPG. It's pretty difficult, especially at the start, but if you don't give up, you'll be rewarded with one of the best freeware RPGs.

Hints: save often, talk to everyone, and after you get Mi'la on your party go back to the town, search behind houses, and use the money you find on training (especially training your defense stat). And choose your enemies wisely (run when they're too powerful), and gain at least five levels before attempting the first dungeon.

It's about 25 hours long, and what the characters do (as well as how strong the monsters are) changes by the time of day. There's also a time limit -- the Jade countdown -- your hope and will power gradually decrease, and performing different side quests will raise the counter a little bit so that your party doesn't lose its determination and give up the quest forever.

CONTROLS: ctrl or enter to talk/use, alt to cancel, hold escape to escape from battles. To play the game in a window rather than full screen, use alt + enter.

Name: Sword of Jade
Developer: Charbile / Fyrewulff
Category: RPG
Type: Freeware
Size: 5.5MB
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/31/2007 06:30:00 PM:  
BTW the new design is great, it's much better than previous.
Blogger Paul Eres said at 7/31/2007 06:54:00 PM:  
I agree, Tim W (and whoever else helped him) did a great job.
Blogger Ralph said at 8/01/2007 05:11:00 AM:  
Could have waited to post about it until the improved version is released in a couple of weeks!
Anonymous liquidpyramid said at 10/13/2007 10:45:00 PM:  
This may very well be the greatest RPG in existence.