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Light Crusader (Genesis)

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Genre
Perspective
Theme
77
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3.8
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Light Crusader Genesis Now the brave knight gets beaten up by the cook
Light Crusader Genesis Wow, th king surely sleeps well... and also likes reading
Light Crusader Genesis In an inn
Light Crusader Genesis Inventory/equipment screen

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

The Press Says

Player One Sep, 1995 93 out of 100 93
SegaFan.com Oct 11, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Mega Fun Oct, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1995 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
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 29, 2013 15 out of 20 75
Sega-16.com 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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Oleg Roschin (164813) added Light Crusader (Genesis) on Sep 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (234299) and menschenfeind (3107)