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Warlock is based on the 1989 movie of the same name. When the sun aligns with the moon once every millennium, druid guardians summon their magic of their runestones to prevent the rebirth of the Warlock. The runestones are scattered through time and across the continents and you must find them before the Warlock does.

The gameplay is simple. You go through different stages fighting off creatures and then finding the runestones. You fight off enemies by simply blasting them with this energy, using this orb you have with you, or you can use a spell to kill them. There are some puzzles in the game too. Some of the battles with the tougher enemies require some strategy to defeat them.


Warlock Genesis This dark face is all you see when you die
Warlock Genesis You are killed. Statues, bees, and ghosts triumph over human intellect
Warlock Genesis Spikes in the floor is a necessary attribute for platformers
Warlock Genesis You hide behind the rock, hoping the giant spider won't notice you

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Alternate Titles

  • "Beware the Ultimate Evil of Warlock" -- Tag-lined title
  • "ウォーロック" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Apr, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Sega Force Mar, 1995 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Apr, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1995 7 out of 10 70
GameFan Magazine May, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Apr, 1995 51 out of 100 51
Mega Fun Apr, 1995 46 out of 100 46 Apr 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Aug 15, 2003 D- 16


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SNES version

In the SNES version, all blood and gore effects were removed.
James Reed (87) added Warlock (Genesis) on Dec 11, 2005
Other platforms contributed by James Reed (87)