Light Crusader (Genesis)

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In Light Crusader, you play the role of Sir David, a knight in the service of King Frederick. You are sent to the town Green Row to help your king's brother, King Weeden, to discover what has caused the mysterious disappearance of his town people. You must enter and explore huge dungeons in order to find out about an ancient story that has happened many years ago, and to face evil forces who threaten the land.

Light Crusader is an isometric action/puzzle adventure with RPG elements, along the lines of Landstalker. You can talk to townspeople, buy weapons and items, etc. You spend most of the game in dungeons, which are populated by enemies (whom you fight in real-time combat), and which are full of various types of traps and puzzles. You'll often have to jump to access higher levels or platforms, push switches and other objects to help you advance, and solve various physical puzzles.


Light Crusader Genesis Rural area. Want some milk?
Light Crusader Genesis Throne room. Talking to the king
Light Crusader Genesis Gargoyle passage
Light Crusader Genesis How to access this treasure chest?

Alternate Titles

  • "Light Crusader: Le Mystère de Green Rod" -- French title
  • "ライトクルセイダー" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Short, but good Sean Booth (24) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Player One Sep, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Consoles Plus Sep, 1995 92 out of 100 92 Oct 11, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games Sep, 1995 81 out of 100 81
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jul 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Legendra Dec 12, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Players Nov, 1995 76 out of 100 76 Sep 21, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1995 6.3 out of 10 63
GamePro (US) Jan, 1996 3 out of 5 60


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Cor 13 (174046) added Light Crusader (Genesis) on Sep 30, 2004
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