|Maximo vs. Army of Zin|
|Designer||Scott Rogers, David Ralston, Ian Slutz|
Maximo vs. Army of Zin, known as Makai Eiyūki Maximo ~ Machine Monster no Yabō (魔界英雄記マキシモ～マシンモンスターの野望, roughly "Demon World Records of Hero Maximo ~ Ambition of the Machine Monsters") in Japan, is an action-adventure game developed and published by Capcom in 2003 for the PlayStation 2 video game console. This title is a sequel to the first episode, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory.
The story of the game follows on from Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, with Maximo still searching for his lost love, Sophia. He is again accompanied by Grim. However, their search is interrupted as a series of mechanical creatures start to attack villages and slaughter the village folk. These creatures are the Army of Zin, an ancient army powered by lost souls, who were supposedly locked in the vault of Castle Hawkmoor after the last battle with them 500 years ago. However, they are now free, due to the actions of a mysterious warlord, Lord Bane.
Maximo's gameplay is characterized by hack and slash combat and platforming, as well as an armour system where damage is reflected by loss of armour. Maximo begins the game with two levels of armour (full armour sans helmet), and can upgrade to three and four (with helmet and Golden Armor, respectively). Level one has Maximo reduced to boxer shorts.
Another element of gameplay is the Grim transformation, allowing the player to turn into a Grim Reaper for short periods of time, with the souls gathered from the Army of Zin. Grim is invulnerable, powerful, and a touch faster than Maximo. However, the time spent in this form is limited but can be extended through upgrades.
Maximo also receives bonuses from villagers that he saves from enemies in the game, and these rewards are anything from new armour to a word of advice.
- Clockworks Reaper
- Clockworks Puncher
- Ghostly Highwayman
- Clockworks Stinger
- Clockworks Flyer
- Bore Beattle
- Sulfer Monster
- Clockworks Stalker
- Clockworks Soulsucker
- House Crasher
the old guard NPC resembles Sir Arthur and a few of his lines support this
|Ghosts 'n Goblins|