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Mystic Defender

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Mystic Defender (based on the Japanese title Kujakuō 2: Geneijō) 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 These blue pick ups replenish your health.
Mystic Defender Genesis Boss of level 2
Mystic Defender Arcade Destroy it.
Mystic Defender Genesis Get to the castle to rescue Alexandra.

Alternate Titles

  • "Mystic Defense" -- Brazilian title
  • "Kujakuō 2: Geneijō" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

Very good side-scrolling platformer. Genesis Majestic Lizard (655)

The Press Says Genesis Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Player One Genesis Oct, 1990 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Mar, 1990 10 out of 12 83
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Aug 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Genesis Mar 23, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79 Genesis Dec 14, 2010 15 out of 20 75
1UP! Genesis Sep 28, 2007 67 out of 100 67
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Sep 09, 2005 4 out of 10 40


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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 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.
Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (5803) and Majestic Lizard (655)