Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros - Visions of Power (NES)

Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros - Visions of Power NES Title screen featuring the 3 different player classes: wizard, knight, and thief

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The evil wizard Malkil was not actually vanquished at the end of the previous game. In fact, after the mighty battle with the hero Kuros, Malkil retreated to a nearby self-contained castle kingdom and conducted a hostile takeover. Kuros comes on the scene and must attempt to relieve Malkil of his ill-gotten command of the kingdom, its subjects, and especially its princesses.

The third game in the Wizards & Warriors series features a similar feel to the first two games in that Kuros' movements are very quick and nimble. The player also has the ability to control Kuros' sword swing movements. However, Kuros has three different character classes to alternate between-- the knight, the thief, and the wizard. Each represents trade-offs between speed, attack strength, and defense strength. There are various guilds throughout the game devoted to training knights, thieves, and wizards where the player must complete challenging obstacle courses in order to increase their character class level.

The gameplay proceeds up a large vertical city/castle with dangerous, monster-filled hallways and caverns. Kuros must kill monsters, gather money, buy goods and services, raise his character class levels, rescue a variety of apprehended princesses and gather special jewels, all in a quest to face off with Malkil once again.

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Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros - Visions of Power NES A house up on stilts
Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros - Visions of Power NES Fighting a multi-headed dragon as a wizard
Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros - Visions of Power NES Bartering with the shopkeep
Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros - Visions of Power NES Kuros arrives in town

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Questicle.net Feb, 2014 A- 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1992 25 out of 40 62
Video Games Apr, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Multimedia Mike (19814) added Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros - Visions of Power (NES) on Feb 01, 2007