Once again what can you say, I was 13 or 14. The sound effects are fine, but nothing terribly noteworthy and the music provides adequate, though repetitious, melodies. Controls: 6 out of 10 Gameplay It plays like most everything else on Genesis from the era; A side-scrolling beat-em-up, except instead of punching them, you shoot fireballs out of your hands at them, and if you have enough power built up, you can unleash special attack that will damage all enemies on screen. Other types of magic include Sonic, which unleashes several spheres in multiple different directions; and a Thunder attack that clears the screen of enemies with a three-headed dragon this mighty magic can only be used once per icon collected. Sadly, he disappeared and stopped well before Sonic.
As Joe moves deeper into Mystic Defender, his surroundings grow more bleak and disturbed. If you die, you lose any magic strength you previously had. When I think about it there a lot of Japanese games with them. I have to agree that this is one of the better early-era Genesis games, and it should have gotten more attention though the nudity towards the end would have caused a huge stink if it had. Blast your enemies with Magic! Also looking at the screen shot above. Azuchi Castle - huge, terrifying, and out of reach! Its kind of part adventure, part shooter, and part strategy at times! One day however my siter bought a copy of it and I was instantly hooked. The degree of control over these attacks is praiseworthy - the charge time for attacks is short and can be made shorter with powerups , you can cancel an attack at any time no need to wait out an animation , and each magic is for the most part different enough to be useful in multiple scenarios.
I only found out recently that it was connected to Spellcaster. You assume the role as the sorcerer Zareth who embarks on a quest to rescue a woman named Alexandra. Most people aren't, so I wouldn't think many people would find enjoyment in Mystic Defender. For those who want a solid, dependable Genesis action game, I very much recommend checking out Mystic Defender. Story The story follows Yamato as he goes on a quest to rescue Alexandra before Zareth steals her soul to revive his master. Story: 6 out of 10 Graphics Not too bad considering it came out not long after the system, but there's plenty of room for improvement here.
One particular volcanic area is riddled with vomitous magma that can kill Joe in a split-second. Special mention must be made for the game's graphics. But we have Sega Does! Can you reach the maniac genius Zareth before he steals Alexandra's soul? Mystic Defender is an early Sega Genesis title from 1989. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentations when possible. Mystic Defender was a pleasant surprise. Is it any good, though? There probably is a door monster Yokai out there somewhere. Even though it could be considered a second-tier Genesis game, it plays better than some first-tier Master System games.
Plus it played pretty good. The game is a fantasy action game with the ability to use magic. Description Mystic Defender is a side-scrolling platform game. However, it runs faster than Altered Beast, which is a plus. Monstrous centipedes and grotesque spiders, frogs, and larvae wait to clutch your body and chew on your head. An item with obvious and significant wear but is still operational.
Most importantly, he has an assortment of magic to fight Zareth's thugs with. Other than shooting fireballs out of your hands, there's nothing that really makes it stand out from the other side-scrolling beat-em-ups released around the same time Besides having dragons and a dude that almost looks like a lady on the box. They are your standard issue Genesis graphics from 1989-90. However as interesting as that may sound, this game is nothing more than a below average game with repetitive level design and tedious gameplay. In fact there was a nice blog now defunct about it years ago where this guy attempted to write in depth reviews of the entire pre Sonic Genesis library.
Is there some door monster mythology or a door monster Yokai? The fire tongue is probably the most useful and powerful, with a full degree of control over its range and movement. I came close to beating it once, but I couldn't get myself to try again. But the ricochet shots and your standard energy blast can be used to great effect as well a good defensive weapon and offensive balanced weapon, respectively. I think a lot of the pre Sonic Genesis titles are often overlooked. Interestingly enough, both sprites were programmed into the American cartridge so if you put it in a Japanese system the character would have the ceremonial dress and if you put the same cart in the American system he would have pants and short hair. Also, in an earlier incarnation of Mystic Defender, Alexandra is shown completely naked towards the end. You have four types of magic to attack with and you can charge your blasts as well as change the magic type mid-game.
Game color, artwork, and any blemishes seen could be different. The levels didn't offer much variety in design which only added to the monotony. Monks and caterpillars attack from the trees, but Joe makes short work of them with his Psycho magic. B+ So, wait, the final boss in the original version is Japanese Freddie Mercury? It's the den of the Devil's Disciple and the Emperor of Evil! Really this is a hidden gem in the world of the Sega Genesis!. Power-ups are scarce, though almost always necessary. Those fart pods are particularly uncouth.
Not particularly colorful or flashy. Just one click to download at full speed! The early Genesis library was great. Joe moves quickly, and responds tightly to your commands. But Mystic Defender is an early example of Sega creating a console game from scratch and making it look as good or better than their arcade ports. Thank God Sega released this game 26 years ago and not today, or the Internet would be crying censorship over their God-given right to enjoy pixelated nudity.