Treasure of the Rudras (Eng) (Fra)
Genre: Turn based RPG
Language: English, Français
Treasure of the Rudras
Treasure of the Rudras is a role-playing video game released by Square in 1996, and among the last they developed for the Super Famicom. While gameplay in many aspects follows the traditional Square RPG model similar to the better known Final Fantasy series, Rudra no Hihō is best known for its innovative magic system, where ‘spells’ are freely constructed according to katakana spelling.
The plot incorporates flavours from Indian religions, centrally the concept of the wheel of time – every 4000 years the world is destroyed and recreated by a Rudra – the name taken from an aspect of the Hindu god of destruction, Shiva. With several races of beings already eradicated and replaced, the story takes place during the final 15 days before humans are scheduled to be wiped out as well.