Playra Games – Best Mobile Games for Android and iPhone
Download The Legend of Tianding. The gama was released on PC a bit over a year ago. This is a side-scrolling action game based on the real-life “Taiwanese Robin Hood” Liao Tianding. Explore the dazzling streets of Colonial Taiwan in the early 20th century.
During the late 1800s when Taiwan was under Japanese occupation, Liao Tianding was known for fighting back against oppressive rulers and robbing from the rich to help the poor. He has become a legendary folk hero in Taiwanese culture and has been the subject of numerous films, TV shows, stories, and in 2004 a popular Flash game. Over the course of the game, Tianding is portrayed as an adventurer and a soldier, not as a leader.
Based on real events, real people and real situations, The Legend of Tianding is an exploration of a place and time often overlooked and presented in the style of Traditional Chinese Manga.
This game does not hesitate to illustrate the lives of Taiwanese people under Japanese rule in amazing details. The Legend of Tianding shows here and there that it was not black and white; some Taiwanese people were evil and some Japanese people were good. The life during the colonial period was as complex as it is in modern days.
The game illustrates problematic behaviors of Japanese colonialists as well, but it does it primarily from the perspective of fellow Japanese colonialists, not from that of Taiwanese people. This game is an exceptional work that perfectly captured politics, culture, and history of Taiwan in the form of a video game while compromising nothing about its gameplay value.
The Legend of Tianding is available on iOS for 6.99$. There may or may not be some price drops over time.