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Sword of Vermilion (Genesis)

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Description

The "cousin" of Sega's RPG Phantasy Star II, Sword of Vermilion is a role-playing game with action combat in a medieval-fantasy setting.

A third-person, top-down perspective is used to move around towns. A first-person view is used for overland travel outside of towns. A third-person side view perspective (a la Double Dragon or Final Fight) is used for the combat sequences.

The player is cast in the role of an ordinary young man who discovers that he is really a prince, and the son of the deceased good King Erik. He is charged with traveling around the land of Excalabria to collect the eight magic Rings of Good, defeating a number of boss enemies on the way to confronting the evil King Tsarkon.

Screenshots

Sword of Vermilion Genesis Church
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Statistics screen
Sword of Vermilion Genesis In a town
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Fighting the second boss

Alternate Titles

  • "Vermilion" -- Japanese title
  • "ヴァーミリオン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

"There Can Be Only One!" MasterMegid (897) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines May, 1991 82 out of 100 82
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Aug 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de Feb 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Mar, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Video Games Dec, 1990 71 out of 100 71
1UP! Feb 19, 2014 57 out of 100 57
Legendra 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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PCGamer77 (3028) added Sword of Vermilion (Genesis) on Jun 10, 2002
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