PSX Mania – 032 – Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi (1997)

Completion time: 22:40

I wanted to get Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi played tonight even with Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen: Magical Mystery Mall taking its spot tonight, so I did a little shuffling of the games I had coming up. We took out Dynasty Warriors from the list (we’ have more than enough fighters lined up and completed thus far) and pushed Diablo back one. Was it worth doing all this shuffling? God no!

Masters of Teras Kasi wasn’t a good fighting game back when it came out, and it’s laughably awful now. Some of the frustrations came from how traditional button combos did not yield any kind of special attacks. I did discover one move and exploited it for the majority of the playthrough, although the CPU was giving me a hand with giving its self ring outs left and right. The controls overall were miserable, although the side step buttons were appreciated.

Visually, Masters of Teras Kasi is even uglier than I remembered. Honestly, the only remarkable part of the entire playthrough was the music. Then again, you have to be a special kind of trash to mess up a Star Wars soundtrack. The truncated intro crawl theme was disappointing, but overall it was as stellar as you could get for a lump of bantha poodoo.

Star Wars Masters of Teras Kasi is a travesty of a fighting game, however, it is functional. The CPU, although as dumb as a brick, isn’t ghastly like War Gods. Darth Vader was a joke cpmpared to the aforementioned final boss. If you want to make a mediocre fighting game, use this game as your blueprint. I highly advise you avoid ever playing this, although if you had a choice between playing this and War Gods, you obviously want to play Masters of Teras Kasi. Or bludgeon yourself with a hammer. Whichever is easiest.

Rating: 4

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