Swords and Serpents

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a game by Acclaim
Genre: Adventure/RPG
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 5.5/10, based on 1 review, 3 reviews are shown
User Rating: 4.7/10 - 3 votes
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Swords and Serpents
Swords and Serpents
Swords and Serpents
Swords and Serpents

Venture downward deeper and deeper into the haunted maze of the terrible Serpent searching for the hidden magical Ruby artifacts. Only when you find all the pieces will you and your three friends be strong enough to take on the Serpent itself! But you are not alone. Hundreds of hideous demons stand between you and your goal. It's 16 long levels of mazes set in a first person perspective. For either 1,2, or 4 players.

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This game is one of the better looking RPGs to appear, with nice animated caricatures that move and attack. The game play, keeps you moving around labyrinths and there's a lot of items to collect, but the game is slow and tough to get into.


First person perspective maze/RPG's are becoming more popular. Acclaim's has several new twists in it to makes it different - a 4 player option, and the overview map which becomes visible as you move through the maze. Decent graphic detail and devious mazes make it interesting.


Interplay does it again. It looks like Acclaim's new developers are coming up with some real winners; Yeah right! S&S is not enjoyable at all. You have no real control of your party and nice graphics and music won't save this Wizadry clone with enhanced features.


An interesting role-player for those who itch to search and destroy! Good graphics and music, but it takes a real commitment to play for a long time. Next time leave me at home!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

Acclaim's first RPG takes you into a 16 level quest in search of an evil serpent who must be destroyed before it unleashes its magical spells onto the world. Four people can play and they can combine their fighting ability and strategy to help the party progress through the huge first person perspective maze. Build experience and life points and find needed spells hidden throughout your quest.

Four brave souls have stepped forward, each looking to be the victor in battle and proclaimed hero by his people. No, it's not self glory that they're looking for or even the hand of a pretty princess. They're out to get the Serpent. For as long as they can remember the Serpent has caused havoc in the region-- and the time has come for it to end. Oh, there have been others, but they all failed and have not been heard from since. Only those that don't travel too far into the caves have returned to tell horrible stories of death. So join us as we venture into the dark, lonely maze in search of the hideous Serpent.

We have shown you where doors, stairs and other items are located. Magic spells, mystic weapons and the vital clues have numbers on them, but it'll be up to you to find out exactly what each is. After all, we can't make it too easy for you. When playing Swords and Serpents, different people may come up with different maps, depending on the exit used to go to the different levels. So don't worry if your maps don't match ours exactly. We designed our maps so that when each level is placed over the previous level, the stairs will match. Also, in the game, you'll be transported to two separate areas of Level 13. We've combined the two to form one single map. Best of luck!

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