Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III is the final chapter in Taito's Rastan trilogy, and the first game in the series that's a beat 'em up. It's a straightforward weapons-based affair with three characters, a stage select structure, small movesets, and bonus stages such as flying on the back of a giant bird. It's notable for using two screens, allowing for an extremely wide playing field.
This and X-Men are the only two brawlers that use two horizontal screens placed side by side.
The first two Rastan games were difficult action platformers rather than brawlers.
Warrior Blade has gigantic sprites, catchy music, and an impressive two screen setup. Unfortunately, its gameplay doesn't do the presentation justice as it's an extremely simplistic and easy brawler. Interestingly, there are throws although weaker characters can't throw heavier enemies. That being said, there's a cool stage select setup and decent variety.