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Magician Lord

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Description

Magician Lord puts you in charge of Elta, a wizard who has the task of collecting eight books of wisdom from the clutches of Az Atorse, the god of destruction. By collecting the right power-ups along the way, you can transform into different characters, including the Rajin, Samurai, Waterman, Shinobi, Poseidon, and Dragon Warrior. Each character has different abilities. There are eight areas in the game, and each stage ends with you trying to defeat both a guardian and the end-of-area boss (which are basically Atorse's incarnations). One of the first games that demonstrated the graphical abilities of the Neo-Geo.

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Magician Lord Arcade Like Sonic Boom
Magician Lord Arcade Explosion
Magician Lord Arcade Boss fight
Magician Lord Neo Geo That statue looks familiar

Alternate Titles

  • "マジシャンロード" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Neo Geo Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Oct 16, 2002 B+ 83
Lens of Truth Neo Geo Sep 22, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Dec 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
1UP! Neo Geo Jun 29, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 26, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
neXGam Neo Geo 2010 6.9 out of 10 69
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers Neo Geo Dec 14, 2003 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Wii Nov 14, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45

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