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Koei made an incursion into the fantasy worlds of magic with this game.

Six magicians, each trapped inside a magical gem, are liberated from the crown Gemfire by Princess Robyn, daughter of the tyrannical ruler of Ishmeria, King Eselred. Fleeing across the length and breadth of the island nation, they each choose a leader from the greatest noble houses as their champion to topple Eselred and bring peace to Ishmeria.

Players select one of these noblemen and seek to unite all the provinces under their banner through a combination of warfare and diplomacy.


Gemfire PC-98 Title screen
Gemfire Genesis Small images are used to narrate events - like time of war.
Gemfire NES Wizards have some nice-looking spells
Gemfire DOS intro - meet pluvius

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Alternate Titles

  • "Super Royal Blood" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "SUPER ロイヤルブラッド" -- Japanese SNES title spelling
  • "Royal Blood" -- Japanese FM Towns/Genesis/MSX/NES/PC-88/PC-98/Sharp X68000 title

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User Reviews

Think Defenders of the Crown with more depth (and magic!) Genesis Kevin Johnson (102)
An enjoyable if light strategy game from heavyweight Koei NES NobodysSon (13)

Critic Reviews Genesis Jan 21, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Mean Machines Genesis Feb, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Time Genesis Jan, 1993 77 out of 100 77
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Legendra Genesis Aug 24, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 55 out of 100 55 NES Feb, 2012 D 25


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