Eastern role-playing video games are role-playing video games developed in East Asia.
and PC-8801 in 1984, departed from the fantasy theme common in other RPGs at the time (such as Hydlide and The Black Onyx) in favour of a science fiction plot, set in a post-apocalyptic city devastated by World War III and where the protagonist fights using psychic/telepathic abilities.
In Wi BArm, the player controls a transformable mecha robot, switching between a 2D side-scrolling view during outdoor exploration to a fully 3D polygonal third-person perspective inside buildings, while bosses are fought in an arena-style 2D shoot 'em up battle.
The game featured a variety of weapons and equipment as well as an automap, and the player could upgrade equipment and earn experience to raise stats.
The fifth Dragon Slayer title, Sorcerian, was also released in 1987.
It was a party-based action RPG, with the player controlling a party of four characters at the same time in a side-scrolling view.