|Ragnarok Battle Offline|
Calling it offline kind of presumes an online version exists to begin with. Which would actually be fun to play.
|Distributor(s)||Level Up! Games|
|Composer(s)||Raito of Lisa-Rec|
|Release date(s)||2004 December 17 (South Korea & Japan)|
|Genre(s)||Beat 'em up|
Ragnarok Battle Offline (Japanese: ラグナロク バトル オフライン), or RBO, is a beat 'em up 2D game for Microsoft Windows created by dōjin soft developer French-Bread. It is a homage and a spoof of the MMORPG Ragnarok Online created by Korean developer Gravity Corporation.
RBO impressed Gravity Corporation so much that it has been given an official release outside of Japan. Released as Ragnarok Battle, the game has been distributed in Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and a deluxe package in Korea which comes with its own gamepad. Level Up! Games also released an English version of RBO available in the Philippines. However, this release is based only on the initial version of RBO, which does not include the expansions released by French-Bread.
Since 2007 April 14, the game has been digitally distributed through Melonbooks DL.
Though primarily a beat 'em up game, RBO also contains some role-playing game elements. The player creates a character from one of six basic classes and one unlockable class, allocate points to the character's stats and skills, and then enter one of the stages. Up to 3 people can play at once, using the keyboard, joysticks or gamepads.
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