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Willow (NES)

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Description

Willow is an action RPG based on the movie with the same name. The player assumes the role of Willow, the chosen one who must restore human form to the benevolent sorceress Fin Raziel and destroy the evil sorceress, Bavmorda. While the game follows the movie's plot somewhat most of the time, it also expands on it and introduces characters, races and enemies not found in the movie.

Gameplay is similar to other action RPGs and The Legend of Zelda. Willow is seen from a top down perspective and all enemies are visible on screen. Slaying enemies will give Willow experience points, which will eventually lead to him increasing his stats automatically. New weapons, shields and magic items are found in various treasure chests scattered across the land or given to Willow as part of the plot. Aside from battling minor enemies Willow will also face off against several boss monsters as well as characters from the movie.

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Willow NES Willow is running away from the flying skulls.
Willow NES Willow having a conversation.
Willow NES Title Screen
Willow NES Talking to the chief of the village of Dew.

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User Reviews

Great 8-bit RPG ETJB (447) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

OJGames Sep 07, 2005 89 out of 100 89
RPGFan Aug 31, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Retroguiden May 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Sep, 1989 4 out of 5 80
VideoGame Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers Apr 27, 2013 5 out of 10 50

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Michael Raymer (140) added Willow (NES) on Nov 13, 2003