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Power Blade was released for the NES in 1991 (US) and 1992 (EU) and developed by Taito. From the manual, we learn that in the year 2191, our hero Nova must head out to fight off aliens that have taken the Master Computer off-line (from playing the game, it more looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger is off to fight a reincarnation of Lenin trapped in a computer). Equipped with an upgradable boomerang weapon (and in rare cases even the legendary Power Blade weapon), Nova must get through 6 sectors before gaining access to the Master Computer Control Center and return peace to earth. With some similarities in the gameplay to the Megaman games and offering a catchy soundtrack, Power Blade is generally well appreciated, even though it never received much fame.