Oriental Legend

Game Controls

Click screen to activate.
(Keyboard / Gamepad)
    = Directions (+)
Z = A   X = B   Q = L
A = X   S = Y   E = R
 Enter ↵  = Start
Shift = Select

Optional: Setup your own custom control keys by clicking on the keyboard icon within the emulator. You can activate unlimited time and live options by entering cheat code.

To save your game: Hover over the emulator screen and use the icons to save your progress. Down arrow icon (save), Up arrow icon (load).

To start your game: Wait a few seconds after opening the page to play game. If the game starts to load automatically, there will be texts at the bottom of the game window indicating that the game is loaded. If there are no texts showing that the game is loaded, click the button that says PLAY NOW at the bottom of the game window to load the game. A few seconds after clicking the button, texts indicating that game is loaded will start to appear.

If you are playing the game on a tablet or mobile phone, the buttons used in the game will appear on the screen. But if you are playing from a computer with a keyboard, the buttons of the game are controlled via the keyboard. In order to play the game, it is important to know the buttons used in the game. To learn out the buttons used in the game, scroll down the page and look at the picture below the game name that shows the buttons.

If there is a button that says INSERT COIN in the picture, in order to play the game, you have to press this button several times, just like throwing coin on the machines in the arcade halls. The more times you press the button, the more coin you count. As your coin runs out, you must press the button several times again to play the game.


Game Details

Oriental Legend

Oriental Legend (西遊釋厄傳, lit. Journey to the West – Battle Against the Demons) is a 1997 arcade Beat ’em Up video game developed by Taiwan’s International Games System Co., Ltd., loosely – very loosely based on the Chinese literary classic, Journey to the West.

Much like the novel, the game have the player characters as the various disciples of Xuanzang, on their long pilgrimage to the west. But their journey is interrupted when Xuanzang gets abducted by demons intending to feast on his flesh, and the disciples must venture through various locations lifted directly from the novel, including the Lair of the Horned Kings, depths of the Heaven Reaching River, the Cave of Silken Web, and the Mount of Flames, infested with demons and monsters that many fans of the novel would undoubtly find familiar.

The game allows up to four players at once.

A sequel (actually a Stealth Prequel) is released in 2008 (11 years later), which rehashes much of the original’s plot, including re-visiting redesigned stages and bosses, but with new characters added.

The Pilgrims

Players can select between five heroes (YES, five – even though Xuanzang canonically have only three disciples in the novels and most adaptations, but just roll with it), each of them with their unique weapons and powers that can be unleashed as a Smart Bomb attack:

  • Sun Wukong, the ever-iconic Monkey King and the eldest of the Pilgrims, and undoubtedly a fan-favorite. NO adaptation of Journey to the West would leave him out for sure.
  • Zhu Bajie, the Pig Man sidekick and Vitriolic Best Buds of Wukong. He’s surprisingly acrofatic and depicted as The Big Guy in-game.
  • Sha Wujing, the third of the disciples, a lawful river demon-turned-monk on the side of the heroes. Normally a pacifist, he’s not afraid to go rough on hostile demons.
  • Bai Long-ma, the White Dragon Horse who, unlike other adaptations who leaves him Out of Focus, actually gives him the privilege of being a playable character.
  • Hsiao Long-nu, the Dragon Girl, the sister of Bai Long-ma and a Canon Foreigner created just for the game. Since she doesn’t have a literary counterpart, she’s probably just there to be the token female playable heroine


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