Clas­sic Mo­ments: Sabre Wulf

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The defin­ing mo­ments from Ul­ti­mate’s jun­gle-crawl­ing mas­ter­piece

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You’d heard the ru­mours, of course, but you never re­ally be­lieved them. Yes, there was clearly a ‘Wulf’ in Sabre Wulf, but he surely wasn’t go­ing to be a match for your hero. Right?

Start­ing off deep in the jun­gle you soon start run­ning ram­pant, hack­ing at bats, spi­ders, snakes and any­thing else that is fool­ish enough to stray into the path of your whirling blade. En­ter­ing a small clear­ing you face off against an ar­ray of crit­ters, in­clud­ing two in­de­struc­tible tribes­men, but the fight is worth it as you tri­umphantly nab the first piece of the leg­endary amulet you need. Your con­fi­dence soars as you break free from the shack­les of the maze-like jun­gle and see loom­ing moun­tains ahead of you. It’s go­ing pretty well.

Sud­denly, and with­out warn­ing, the dreaded Wulf ap­pears and crouches in an­tic­i­pa­tion of an easy kill. Overly con­fi­dent, you inch for­ward hop­ing to at least send him run­ning away like those pesky hip­pos you faced ear­lier. The Wulf is im­mune to your blade, though and as you lose your last life you also learn fear. You won’t be go­ing near him again any­time soon…

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