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You are Astyanax, a sixteen year old boy that has the same dream night after night: A princess, calling for help. One afternoon, you are summoned to the world of Remnia by Cutie, a pixie, to save the realm's princess. You are the chosen one mentioned by their prophecies!

Astyanax is a side-scrolling platform action game set in a fantasy world. You must save the realm from Blackhorn's evil horde. Along the way you'll find powerups that will make you stronger, and upgrade your weapon; and you can also unleash magical attacks that hit all enemies on the screen.


Astyanax NES Mother?! I guess I got most of my genes from dad...
Astyanax NES Round 2-1  REDROAD
Astyanax NES This hero stuff is fun!
Astyanax Arcade Done it.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Lord of King" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

A game that tries too hard NES Multimedia Mike (19813)

Critic Reviews

VideoGame NES Jun, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Mar, 1990 80 out of 100 80
HonestGamers NES Dec 31, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
neXGam NES 2002 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games NES Aug 29, 2009 65 out of 100 65 NES Jan, 2011 C 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Apr, 1990 19 out of 40 48
Video Games NES Sep, 1991 40 out of 100 40


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The word "Astyanax" comes from the Greek for "Prince of the City", and was originally applied to the Trojan prince Scamandrius, son of Hector and Andromache. Various accounts have him thrown to his death in infancy from the battlements of Troy by Odysseus or Neoptolemus, in an effort to stem the Trojan royal line.
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