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Legendary Wings (NES)

Legendary Wings NES Title screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Legendary Wings is an arcade shooter influenced by Greek mythology. A heroic figure from ancient times thrust into a strange futuristic world, you must fight your way through six levels to defeat "The Devil" and save the day.

The primary gameplay mode is a top-down, vertical-scrolling shooter similar to Xevious and Capcom's own 1943. Your main weapon is used to attack flying enemies, and your secondary missile weapon is used to attack fixed placement, land-based enemies. Numerous powerups are available along the way, and these both improve your weapons and your resistance to damage (every "upgrade" is worth a free hit from enemies without dying).

Several secondary gameplay modes (Danger, Lucky, and Palace) are also triggered at key points in the vertical-scrolling mode. All of the secondary modes are side-scrolling shooters. The Danger stage requires you to face a gauntlet of enemies, while the Lucky stage is full of powerups, game continues, and other bonuses. The Palace stage is triggered when you defeat a mini-boss; you must get past the palace defenses before you can face the end-of-stage boss. And, oh yeah...don't get crushed by those walls!


Legendary Wings NES Encountering the first ground-based enemies
Legendary Wings NES His face will suck you down into the underworld
Legendary Wings NES Underworld blobs that split off into smaller blobs
Legendary Wings NES A bunch of knight statues fling their heads at you

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Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History Sep 11, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Mar 26, 2001 C 50


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PCGamer77 (3026) added Legendary Wings (NES) on Mar 15, 2007
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