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Mystic Defender 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 Main Menu (Japanese release)
Mystic Defender Genesis You need to take the fight into the trees with this boss.
Mystic Defender Genesis Introduction (Japanese release)
Mystic Defender Genesis These blue pick ups replenish your health.

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Alternate Titles

  • "孔雀王2 幻影城" -- Japanese spelling
  • "On Dal Jang Goon" -- Korean title
  • "Mystic Defense" -- Brazilian title
  • "Kujakuō 2: Geneijō" -- Japanese title
  • "온달장군" -- Korean spelling

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-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
Score Aug, 1994 45 out of 100 45
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.

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
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (17786)