Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein, is a 1998 3D weapon-based fighting video game released by Capcom for the arcades. It is the sequel to Star Gladiator and runs on the ZN-2 hardware, an improved version of the PlayStation-based ZN-1 hardware its predecessor ran on. A Dreamcast port was released in North America on April 12th, 2000.
The control system from the first Star Gladiator was reworked and rebuilt for the sequel. Much like the first game, players are given an arsenal of four usable buttons. Two of the buttons are attacks for a fighter’s weapon while one button is used for a kick attack and the final button is used for inward and outward sidesteps as well as dashes.
This game has an agregate score of 61.02% on Gamerankings.com based on 17 reviews. On release, Famitsu magazine scored the Dreamcast version of the game a 31 out of 40.
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