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150 years ago, the legendary warrior known as the Brave Fencer Musashi saved the kingdom of Allucaneet from the evil Wizard of Darkness. Now, his spirit is reincarnated in a young, rather short-tempered boy. Fillet, the princess of Allucaneet, summons the reluctant hero to the palace and gives him the powerful sword Fusion, which he needs to defeat the evil Thirstquencher Empire. It soon turns out that the Empire is after another legendary sword, Lumina, so Musashi's first task is to get it before the bad guys do!..

Brave Fencer Musashi is an action game with strong RPG elements. Controlling Musashi, the player explores the pre-rendered backgrounds from third person view (similarly to Final Fantasy VII), visiting towns, talking to NPCs, etc. There is a day/night cycle in the game, which is manifested in the schedules of NPCs and/or monsters, as well as Musashi's fatigue level, which increases if he doesn't sleep enough. Musashi uses the two swords, Fusion and Lumina, to fight his enemies. The two swords have different properties: while Fusion behaves more or less like a traditional melee weapon, Lumina needs to be imbued with various elemental items in order to unleash powerful attacks.


Screenshots

Brave Fencer Musashi PlayStation Inn
Brave Fencer Musashi PlayStation A enemy soldier.
Brave Fencer Musashi PlayStation Musashi doing some gymnastics.
Brave Fencer Musashi PlayStation A river for the brave fencer to jump.

Alternate Titles

  • "ブレイブフェンサー武蔵伝" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Brave Fencer Musashiden" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Goofball comedy and quirky gameplay Calpis (62) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Dec 21, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Absolute Playstation Dec, 1998 87 out of 100 87
IGN Nov 11, 1998 8.5 out of 10 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1999 8.3 out of 10 83
RPGFan Nov 12, 1998 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Aug 05, 1998 7.7 out of 10 77
Video Games Aug, 1998 3 out of 4 75
Game Revolution Dec, 1998 B 75
PSX Extreme Jul 22, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGDreamers 2003 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Localization changes

Due to the alcohol references in the Japanese version, the Liquor Empire was changed to the Thirstquencher Empire when it was released to the West. The Japanese characters names were changed this way:
  • Tequila = Flatski
  • Brandy = Gingerelle
  • Liquor = Bubbles
  • Bordeaux = Rootrick
  • Colonel Jean Walker (a reference to Johnnie Walker whisky) = Colonel Jon Capricciola

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Matthew Bailey (1140) added Brave Fencer Musashi (PlayStation) on Apr 04, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25824) and MAT (128932)