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Mystic Defender (Genesis)

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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.


Mystic Defender Genesis Boss of level 2
Mystic Defender Genesis The second level is at a disused boatyard.
Mystic Defender Genesis Get to the castle to rescue Alexandra.
Mystic Defender Genesis These enemies take a few shots to kill.

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

The Press Says Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Player One Oct, 1990 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1990 10 out of 12 83 Mar 23, 2006 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Aug 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79 Dec 14, 2010 15 out of 20 75
1UP! Sep 28, 2007 67 out of 100 67
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 09, 2005 4 out of 10 40


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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.

It's famous for being an early example of nudity in video games.
Majestic Lizard (655) added Mystic Defender (Genesis) on Sep 27, 2006
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