Mystic Defender (Genesis)

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Description

Mystic Defender (based on the Japanese title Kujakuō 2: Geneijō) is a side-scrolling platform game. It is the sequel to SpellCaster for the Sega Master System. However, in this sequel the RPG elements have been omitted in favour of side-scrolling platform gameplay.

In this game you play Joe Yamata (Kujaku) on a quest to rescue Alexandra from the villainous Zao, who is using her soul to resurrect his master Zareth in Azuchi castle. You have four types of magic to attack with and you can charge your blasts as well as change the magic type mid-game.

Screenshots

Mystic Defender Genesis The story in the introduction
Mystic Defender Genesis These enemies take a few shots to kill.
Mystic Defender Genesis Boss of level 2
Mystic Defender Genesis This snake spits at you so jumping is the best form of defense.

Alternate Titles

  • "Mystic Defense" -- Brazilian title
  • "Kujakuō 2: Geneijō" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

Very good side-scrolling platformer. Majestic Lizard (655) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Player One Oct, 1990 89 out of 100 89
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Aug 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Mar 23, 2006 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
Power Play Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 14, 2010 15 out of 20 75
1UP! Sep 28, 2007 67 out of 100 67
Raze Jan, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 09, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Censored

In the original release of this game there was nudity at the end. When you save the princess she is stark naked. This was discovered by angry parents and SEGA made a second version with exactly the same package in which the princess at the end of the game is wearing clothes.

Japanese version

In America the main character sprite is wearing pants in the US version but in the Japanese version he is wearing a ceremonial dress. Interestingly enough, both sprites were programmed into the American cartridge so if you put it in a Japanese system the character would have the ceremonial dress and if you put the same cart in the American system he would have pants and short hair.
Majestic Lizard (655) added Mystic Defender (Genesis) on Sep 27, 2006
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