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A dragon has gained control over the king of Riccar, manipulating him into removing the Sword of Hope from a painting, releasing its curse. Summoning the dark power mammon the dragon turned the people of Riccar into trees. When Prince Theo is born, the king tries to murder him, but Theo is saved by the brave knight Pascal who flees with him into a forest where three magicians live who conceal the king's castle underground to prevent the evil from spreading. After living in the forest for 15 years, Prince Theo is finally strong enough to try and stop the dragon, using the Sword of Hope one of the magicians had retrieved.

Sword of Hope combines Adventure and RPG elements. The prince can select commands such as "look", "open", "magic", "use" etc. to interact with the game world, talk to NPCs or solve puzzles. When he encounters an enemy, the game switches to a turn based battle mode in which enemies have to be fought in typical console style RPG battles.


The Sword of Hope Game Boy At the entrance to Shabows domain
The Sword of Hope Game Boy Beginning the game in the forest - the black dots next to the arrows indicate enemies
The Sword of Hope Game Boy In a shop
The Sword of Hope Game Boy Swedish title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "セレクション 選ばれし者" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Selection: Erabareshi Mono" -- Japanese title

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Play Time Game Boy Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Game Boy Sep, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Video Games Game Boy Sep, 1991 64 out of 100 64
HonestGamers Game Boy Apr 29, 2013 4 out of 10 40


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