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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 Your orders, my lord?..
Gemfire NES Prince Erin (Japanese)
Gemfire PC-98 A dragon attacks a magician with fire! The magician tries to hide in his protective bubble
Gemfire MSX The main gameplay screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Royal Blood" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "SUPER ロイヤルブラッド" -- Japanese Super Famicom title
  • "Royal Blood" -- Japanese MSX/NES/Genesis title

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User Reviews

Think Defenders of the Crown with more depth (and magic!) Genesis Kevin Johnson (84)
An enjoyable if light strategy game from heavyweight Koei NES NobodysSon (12)

The Press Says Genesis Jan 21, 2010 10 out of 10 100
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


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