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Syd of Valis (Genesis)

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Description

SYD of Valis is a reworked version of the action-platformer Valis II with simplified gameplay and a "Super Deformed" and kid-friendlier graphic design.

In the game you play as Yuko (Syd in the localized version), a teenage schoolgirl that can wield the magical sword of Valis and must travel to the dreamworld of Vekanti to defeat the evil lurking within it.

The game plays as a side-scrolling action platformer, in which you avoid obstacles by running and jumping around, and must defeat enemies by striking them with your blade. You can collect power-ups that include different weapons and armor types, all of which you can equip at any time during the game.

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Syd of Valis Genesis I may need to shoot up to hit these...
Syd of Valis Genesis I ran out of energy and died.
Syd of Valis Genesis Opening cinematic
Syd of Valis Genesis I need to shoot the enemies.

Alternate Titles

  • "SD Valis" -- Japanese title
  • "SDヴァリス" -- Japanese spelling

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Joystick (French) Apr, 1992 56 out of 100 56
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Mar 12, 2010 2 out of 10 20
Sega-16.com Jan 30, 2012 2 out of 10 20

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Zovni (9366) added Syd of Valis (Genesis) on Jun 26, 2007