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Kaleido Conscripts is a new game created by Dylan as a solo project. It is yet another umbrella fighting game and even though the Fantendo is full of them, Dylan felt the need to make another one. It has somewhat unique features exclusive to this game, such as power rings, items that boost special stats and effects of characters, as well as some other modes asides from your classic fight-it-out. It was recently revealed to be an upcoming project of Team Blue Star. It has a review page here.
Kaleido Conscripts contains a giant story wrapped up into 3 different parts. Players will challenge computers on stages, travel through different worlds of characters, and even engage in battles similar to the games of some of the playable fighters. In addition, it has been confirmed that there will be DLC packs that include additions to the story.
Story 1 - Aspiration Purge
The first story, Aspiration Purge, is about the revival of the villain Queen Sectonia, who has used her cunning beauty to hypnotize several different villains. Taranza decides to get into the hypnotizing action too as he slowly works to organize a team of heroes to stop Queen Sectonia from achieving her goals. In the meantime, 2 other evil entities are watching over the queen's actions for their own purposes-Espurr, who is a hidden mastermind whose eyes can break through Sectonia's spells, and Kyubey, who has come to this world to try and enslave the heroes for her own chores.
Story 2 - Day Of The Dead
After the events of Aspiration Purge, Queen Sectonia's soul finally delves into the Underworld, only to be found by a recovering Hades, who uses some of its power to gain his original state and finally get a chance to rebuild his army and exact revenge. Pit calls on Taranza's help to bring his team and save Skyworld, but another villain, The Enchantress, has her eyes set on Taranza's world as well-rather, Espurr's eyes, as the young Pokemon has taken control of the evil witch to take down his new rival Kyubey.
Story 3 - Invincibility
Despite Hades having been brought down again, the world is still in despair, with Espurr having successfully conquered Taranza's world. Things get worse as Kyubey and her witches team up with the Pokemon, and with their immense power they have brought together a mass collection of worlds to form their own diabolical universe. It's now or never as Taranza's team gains help from the Skyworld crew to find the one person that can possibly take down Kyubey!
The main focus of the game is the Duels. Duels are fighting matches against other players or computer programmed fighters in combat. There are 3 main ways of fighting in a duel. Time Duels are duels that take place in a set of time, and whoever defeats the most opponents while being defeated the least wins the match. There are Life Duels, where everyone has a set number of lifes and that last one standing wins. Finally, there are Glory Duels, which are similar to Life Duels, except that they are on basic hazardless versions of stages and characters do not have health-rather, they must be knocked off the stage or 1HKOed to die.
In Time and Life Duels, each player has a certain amount of health that varies slightly depending on the character chosen. If one's health bar drops all the way to zero, they enter Glory Mode. Glory Mode is a kill-or-be-killed situation-the power of attacks are boosted greatly, but attacks hit harder and they can be knocked out from a couple more hits. If you lose all your lives, you will become a Ghost Player. Ghost Players only have two moves, which are turning invisible, and using a harmless attack. However, if they get the attack to hit, they will be revived with a little bit of health.
In Glory Duels, most stages are converted to be one regular platform with two floating platforms on the side. Since players do not have health, their health bar is replaced with a K.O Meter. The K.O Meter will fill up when you land successful attacks, but it will lower if you constantly get hit. When your K.O Meter is full, you can use a 1HKO move once to try and defeat an opponent-if you miss, you have to fill it up again. One can also knock a player below the central platform, which will automatically K.O them as well.
Kaleido Warp is the other main single-player mode. It is a time rush mode where players go face to face in a survival/platformer game. You start off by choosing 1 character, and you can choose to have 24, 49, or 99 CPUs. Your mission is to travel through different lands, defeat enemies, and collect as many Spheres Of Chroma as possible.
Spheres Of Chroma can be obtained by defeating enemies, or finding them out in the open. Each character has a unique set of attacks consisting of different elements: Jab, Blaze, Chill, Slice, Blast, and Launch. The Jab is a basic move for defeating enemies, while the latter 5 are more powerful, have added effects, and can be used to solve puzzles, though they must be charged. There are always 200 different Spheres Of Chroma, and all of them are needed by one character to win.
The Kaleido Warp is a very large dungeon filled with different areas and original enemies. Upon encountering a CPU, the two engage in a duel using their regular attacks. Whoever wins steals the other character's Spheres Of Chroma, and the loser loses a "chance" and warps to the entering point. If a character loses all 3 chances, they must forfeit.
Should one player manage to collect all theSpheres Of Chroma, they can open a gateway simply known as the Locked Door. The Locked Door contains a surprise final boss that the challenger must face. If an alive player manages to enter the Locked Door while it is being challenged, they will side with the enemy. If they land a KO on the challenger, they steal the Spheres Of Chroma and continue the fight. Losing causes you to warp to the entrance of the Locked Door without losing any spheres should the boss itself have killed you.
At the end of the game, the Spheres Of Chroma will eventually turn into a bunch of different collectibles that can be viewed in the game. The number of collectibles recieved will equal the number of spheres you have. If you lose you're given one consolation prize.
Alongside the modes listed above, it is confirmed that there will be many other different modes. Their names are listed below:
A simple mode where you can create stages using parts that you win in other modes. Nuff said.
A straightforward mode where you fight 40 random opponents in a row with limited healing and items available. You gain a prize for winning each round, and if you beat all 40 challengers you'll fight against a secret boss. The difficulty can be adjusted as well, and later on a brand new mode called Neo Challenge Mode will appear when the game is near 100% completion. The Neo Challenge Mode has you fight against all of the characters, and another secret boss.
A mode that is designed to put heavy use onto the Power Rings that can be equipped, and an easy way to earn more. The story has you designing mysterious androids that are built using power sources that can be charged with the rings. The goal is to send these androids into battle and hope for the best.
The Boss Ring
A basic mode where you fight all the bosses in the story mode. There is a special boss if you manage to defeat them all.
Fight your way through 10 rounds of riding a light cycle and crashing through opponents. Become the champion of cycles!
Tower Defense Duel
Purchase a variety of towers from the different series and play a game of tower defense as you try to protect your lab from the evil robots. Become the tyrant of tower defense!
Puzzle Game Plaza
Play 3 different puzzle games against CPUs or friends as a way to increase your thinking skill. Become the pop star of puzzle games!
There are many different collectibles in this game. The most important of these are the Power Rings. Power Rings are spherical devices that one can equip onto certain characters. The different rings can power up different attributes of attacks such as physical, special, ranged, close combat, and more. Others can change different elements of attacks or give new attacks to characters. Still others can benefit the physical characteristics of a player, by making them more ressilient or speedier.
The rings are equipped to characters themselves, rather than having one set of rings for every character. The rings take up a certain amount of "memory" on a disk-when the disk is full no more rings can be used. These disks can be saved as sets for different characters.
In addition, there are figurines of characters from all the different series. They can be collected through Kaleido Warp and they depict characters from different series. A secret addition is that the more trophies you collect from a certain series, the more powerful the characters from those series will become.
Similar to Smash Bros, you can collect CDs to listen to music as well. In addition, some times you will recieve Build Parts as collectibles in Kaleido Warp. This can be used to create more parts of stages in a Stage Builder mode.
The official tier list for the game.
|3: Rocket Raccoon|
|6: Shadow Triad|
|7: Reggie Fit Trainer|
|10: Mole Knight|
|13: Iron Man|
|16: Burger King|
|19: Mecha Godzilla|
|20: Bowser Jr.|
|22: Metal Pianta|
|23: Black Mage|
|29: Shovel Knight|
|32: Micheal Jackson|
|33: Colonel Sanders|
|37: Doc Chapman|
|39: Werehog Sonic|
|40: Metal Mario|
|42: Puss In Boots|
|44: Satoru Iwata|
|46: Ancient Minister|
|47: Tinker Knight|
|49: Tom and Jerry|
|54: Mole Knight|
|55: Donkey Kong|
|56: Other Link|
|58: Agent May|
|60: Doc Louis|
|61: Shield Knight|
|64: Bruce Banner|
|65: Armagetron Drivers|
|66: Flappy Bird|
|68: Monkey Village|
|72: White Mage|
|77: Miror B.|
|78: Mega Man?|
|79: Balloon Fighter|
|80: Lame Goku|
Assist Allies are similar to Assist Trophies from Super Smash Bros. Using one of these summons an ally that helps the summoner by attacking others or helping the player that summoned them. Some allies are timed uses, while others have health bars that must be depleted. Below is a list of Assist Allies.
|Kamek||Kamek appears on the battlefield and sprays magic everywhere that shrinks opponents.||Mario|
|Cranky Kong||Cranky Kong rambles on and on about the "good old days" and sings crazy songs, among other things. His speech bubbles take up space in the stage.||Mario|
|Blocksteppers||A group of Blocksteppers quickly march through the screen as tanks follow it, shooting opponents.||Mario|
|Pokemon Trainer||A Pokemon Trainer that sends out 3 random Pokemon to help the summoner somehow. See here for a list of the possible Pokemon.||Pokemon|
|Meta Knight||Meta Knight briefly appears before he retreats and summons the Meta Knights. They must be defeated.||Kirby|
|Nick Fury||Shoots opponents with a gun. He needs to be defeated.||Shield|
|Spike||Appears tied to a doghouse chain, and lunges at people. Sometimes he will break free from the chain.||Tom and Jerry|
|Gru||Uses a Freeze Ray to freeze opponents.||Despicable Me|
|Glass Joe||Punches people, but only pushes them back without damage. Must be defeated.||Punch Out|
|Pong Table||The stage turns into a pong match, and two Pong paddles play Pong. The ball damages players.||Pong|
|Chocobo||A flock of Chocobos march throughout the screen, dealing damage.||Final Fantasy|
|Miyamoto||Holds a 3DS which shoots a colorful beam.||Nintendo|
|Clicker||Chases after opponents and clicks on them, dealing damage.||Firefox|
|M. Bison||M. Bison is an insanely tough ally who uses psycho powers to attack, and must be defeated.||Street Fighter|
|Chrom||He was deemed an Assist Ally because he was too bland to be playable, so he jumps around a bit and swings a sword. I suppose he'll get his chance another day.||Fire Emblem|
|King Knight||Blows trumpets as explosive confetti drops down.||Shovel Knight|
|Grovyle||Uses the Time Gears to try and freeze opponents in place.||Pokemon|
Items will appear via special Item Boxes that appear on the stage. When a player picks one up, an item roulette will start to determine what item will be used. Although most items can be held for as long as the player wants, some will activate automatically, which will be notified in the item's section below.
|Metal Mushroom||Turns the player into metal, similar to Metal Mario, making them heavy and hard to knock back.||Mario|
|Double Cherry||Used automatically to create a clone of the character that can be sent out like a puppet to fight.||Mario|
|Walky||Allows you to shout and yell, causing shockwaves to knock your opponents away.||Kirby|
|Wisps||Allows you to use a variety of random Wisps to your advantage. For the full guide, see here.||Sonic|
|Potted Plant||Lets you carry a pot with a vicious plant inside. You can either throw the pot or hold it so it bites opponents.||Mario Kart|
|Traptanium||Throw it at an opponent to trap them in the crystal for a limited time.||Skylanders|
|Red Pianta||Though not as strong as Blue Pianta, he can still throw people far away with his chuckster hands.||Pianta|
|Potion||Heals 20 points of damage.||Pokemon|
|Hyper Potion||Heals 200 points of damage.||Pokemon|
|Assault Vest||Boosts defenses but only lets players attack rather than guard.||Pokemon|
|Daybreak||If you collect all the parts you can fire a giant laser.||Kid Icarus|
|Deku Seed||It plants down beneath you automatically, then sprouts the Deku Tree.||Legend Of Zelda|
|Stylus||Replaces your attacks with drawing lines as platforms.||Nintendo|
|Game Boy||A surprisingly powerful item that can be used to drop down a few Tetris blocks, then can be thrown.||Nintendo|
|Bapple||A joke item that can be thrown for weak damage.||Despicable Me|
|Slime||Slime appears automatically. Players can ride him and charge into foes.||Dragon Quest|
|Crate||A giant item that can be thrown for heavy damage, then broken for another item.||Super Smash Bros.|
|Franklin Badge||Reflects projectiles, used automatically.||Earthbound|
|Fried Chicken||Heals 100 points of health.||Food Industry|
|Balloon||Makes characters floatier until attacked.||Balloon Fighter|
|Rush Spring||Rush will appear in his jet form, then transform into his spring form, bouncing players up.||Mega Man|
|Tack Shooter||A stationary items that spreads tacks around when approached.||Bloons|
|Assist Coin||Flip it for a roulette to appear, giving you a random Assist Ally!||Hanabi|
There are 20 stages in total. 10 are starting, and 10 are unlockable.