Fans of Capcorn's arcade greats will be ecstatic to hear that yet another coin-op classic is making its way to the SNES. Magic Sword is nonstop, hack-until-you-drop, arcade-style combat.
A Slice of Fantasy Life
Step into the sandals of a totally buff fighting warrior, and chop your way through 50 side-scrolling floors of a mysterious, dark tower. Your goal is to vanquish the evil that lurks atop Drokmar Keep. The only thing missing from the arcade version of Magic Sword is simultaneous two-player action (too bad).
ProTip: To warp from Floor 17 to Floor 20, go past the first exit and head right until you can't go any more. Jump and slash to make a hidden exit appear.
Hard core hackers may not break a sweat playing Magic Sword, but they'll have plenty of fun trying. Each floor is fraught with perils, from boiling lava pits to falling boulders. A horde of un-dead creatures, including skeleton warriors, electrifying jellyfish, and stinging scorpions, are out to make you just another has-been warrior.
On Floor 34, jump and hack the top block in the stack to make stairs that lead to the unreachable area.
Don't Go Alone
An option screen enables you to customize the game's buttons for excellent game control. Our hero can jump, and fight with his sword. When he reaches different levels in the game, or fights one of the seven incarnations of the evil bosses, he earns a more powerful sword.
Magic Sword's warrior hero can also free one of eight different companions to fight by his side. He can unlock their jail cell doors with keys he finds in hidden treasure chests.
Treasure chests hold more than keys. Some items are good, some are bad. For example, grab a Crystal Ball to help you locate hidden Treasure Chests. On the downside, grab an upside down Heart and you'll lose life energy.
- To avoid damage, always stand back when you're opening treasure chests. Some treasure chests are damaged, like the last chest to the right of Floor 7's blue door.
- Don't grab the Scissors unless you want to lose your fighting companion.
- A scorpion sting temporarily paralyzes you!
- Fairies always drop goodies. To release three Fairies, open the door to the right of Floor 10's exit.
If you've got a yen for a good dose of arcade-style hack 'n slash, Magic Sword's the ticket. Occasional slowdown isn't too troublesome, and ultra cool music makes you feel like fighting. Adjustable challenge and a Floor Select up to Floor 33 make for a game that anyone can beat, but they don't cut down on the fun. Grab your sword and get ready to make some magic!
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- Manufacturer: DigiTek Software
- Version: IBM PC & compatible, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64/128 and Atari ST
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The popular arcade game from Capcom is coming to the Super NES in a full-fledged 8-Meg cart with solid arcade action and incredible graphics and sounds. Magic Sword is a side-scrolling action adventure in which the main character sets out to destroy the Evil Black Orb. The Black Orb has awakened at the mysterious place known as Drokmar Keep. Uncontrolled darkness has settled over the land and all kinds of deadly creatures are walking the earth. A lone warrior decides to put an end to this terror and goes a quest to destroy the forces of darkness. Along the way, the brave warrior will find all sorts of power-ups and enhancements. You will also find valuable keys.
These keys will unlock the doors that are keeping some of your partners captive. By releasing the prisoners you gain a companion for your quest. Each prisoners have their own weapon and special technique that will benefit you in your battles. For example if you happen to have the Paladin with you, she has incredible firepower and will help you to defeat the end bosses easier. At the beginning of the game you have the choice you starting on whatever floor you want. If you are an advanced player you can go straight to the last few levels. If you are a novice though, you should start at the beginning and build up your strength. You must fight your way through over 50 levels of intense hack and slash action before reaching the final boss and putting an end to the chaos.
You must learn the strengths and weaknesses of the different prisoners and which character will help you most on each of the levels. Can you scale the heights of the magnificent medieval tower? Will you be able to make it through the traps and deadly creatures that inhabit the castle? You must survive all 50 floors and win the final battle with the Black Orb to destroy it and the evil power it possesses.
Capcorn's arcade hit, Magic Sword, is about to launch into the SNES format. Now you can experience superb medieval action in your own home. The land has been covered with darkness by the curse of the Black Orb. Choosing between two warriors, you set out to destroy the Orb by searching every nook and cranny of the illusive Dark Tower. Beware of what lurks in the darkness. Three-headed Hydras, fire-breathing dragons, and much more, all make their homes in the Dark Tower's realm and they despise intruders.
If you already decimated Drakomar Keep and shattered the Black Orb in the arcades, don't worry! More Magic Sword action is hacking your way on Super Nintendo. This one-player, medieval monster- piece sports some hot gameplay, great graphics, and gruesome evil creature features.
You assume the role of a fantasy quester looking for gold, glory, and of course, Magic Swords galore. Through trials by fire, dragons, and three-headed hydras, you track down fantastical friends, such as Sorcerers, Ogres, and Ninjas, who help your cause. They follow behind you and mirror your moves, much like the Shadows from Ninja Gaiden II.
Unsheathe your blade, brave warrior, and prepare for the might and magic of the Magic Sword.
TAKE THE SWORD OF VICTORY!
Capcom is bringing their arcade smash, Magic Sword, to the Super Famicom. You choose between either a male warrior who wields an axe or the female warrior who is skilled with the sword. Travel through a ravaged land, destroying monsters and other foes as you try to make it to the castle of the main Boss. Along the way you can free captured characters that will join you on your adventure. Not only do you receive extra help, but also the extra firepower needed to complete this excellent arcade translation.