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MediEvil (PlayStation)

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Description

In the year 1286, Sir Daniel Fortesque and his soldiers fought against the evil sorcerer Zarok, who raised an army of demons, intending to conquer the world. Sir Daniel was hailed as a hero after the battle, supposedly having been mortally wounded during it, taking Zarok with him. However, it looks like the sorcerer was not defeated in that battle. A hundred years later, he appears again, robbing people of their souls to build an army of undead. Unleashing waves of necromantic energy, Zarok inadvertently revives Sir Daniel as well. Now a skeletal corpse, the knight must correct the mistakes of the past and defeat Zarok once and for all.

MediEvil is an action game in which the player controls Sir Daniel, exploring 3D environments and fighting many enemies that stand on his path towards the ultimate goal. The protagonist starts with his own detachable arm as the basic weapon; however, later he acquires swords and other melee weapons, as well as bows. Money can be collected and spent on items and equipment sold by gargoyle merchants. The hero must also find various rune stones that will allow him to access new areas.

Each level contains a chalice that can be filled with souls of defeated enemies. Sir Daniel may take a chalice only after having vanquished a sufficient amount of foes. Getting the chalice enables access to the Hall of Heroes, where the protagonist can receive new weapons. Collecting all the chalices in the game unlocks a special ending.

Screenshots

MediEvil PlayStation Using throwing knives.
MediEvil PlayStation Fighting a zombie in The Graveyard.
MediEvil PlayStation Power attack
MediEvil PlayStation Crossing the water in Dan's Crypt.

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User Reviews

An amusing and original classic. The_Ferryman (14) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
A surreal venture into the world of the dead bowser724 (26) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

The Press Says

VicioJuegos.com Mar 22, 2007 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 A- 91
Absolute Playstation Nov, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Oct, 1998 90 out of 100 90
HCL.hr Gaming Portal Apr 08, 2010 88 out of 100 88
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 18, 1998 17 out of 20 85
Freak Nov, 1998 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Oct 23, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Retroage Apr 27, 2010 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2004 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Beta

MediEvil originally had less weapons, no shields and no life bottles. Dan head tokens were used instead of life bottles.

The game also had three levels cut from the original version: Dragon Chase, The Train Ride and a level involving Morten the Earthworm.

Differences between PAL, NTSC and NTSC-J

In the NTSC version, on the Scarecrow Fields level you cannot attack or set aflame the huts.
In the NTSC-J version, the dragon armour drains your health while equipped.
In the NTSC-J version, you have a helmet, though it only serves as a cosmetic item.
In the NTSC-J version, all FMVs and loading screens appear showing/depicting Sir Daniel Fortesque wearing the helmet.
In the NTSC-J version, various new loading screens depicting the other heroes from the Hall of Heroes appear.
In the NTSC-J version, the Pumpkin King boss found in the level The Pumpkin Serpent, regenerates health.
In the NTSC-J version, the skull chests release a red bomb rather than indigo and also the shock wave is pink instead of yellow.
In the NTSC-J version, lightning can be bought (after unlocking) for 25% recharge every 150 gold pieces rather than being limited in the PAL and NTSC versions.

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dragonsoul (33) added MediEvil (PlayStation) on Jul 31, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69569), GTramp (31553) and CrankyStorming (2679)