Märchen Maze (TurboGrafx-16)

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Märchen Maze is a platform/shooter game and conversion of Namco's 1988 arcade game of the same name. The gameplay remains largely the same - the player takes control of Alice who must shoot bubbles at enemies to knock them off platforms. Unlike the arcade original which was in isometric perspective, Märchen Maze on the PC Engine is an overhead game. This version features different stages than the arcade game, and because of the lack of a time limit, many of the stages are much more expansive. The chequered platforms at the end of a level are static rather than moving, hopping on to them automatically takes you to the boss. Also, instead of starting from a checkpoint when you die, your lives are represented by balloons. Should Alice fall, you'll be respawned on the spot.

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Märchen Maze TurboGrafx-16 The boss for stage 7 is Dead Rooster
Märchen Maze TurboGrafx-16 Just like in the arcade original, the first boss is purple witch Miyasha
Märchen Maze TurboGrafx-16 Fell off the platform, but as long as you have any balloons left you can respawn right where you died
Märchen Maze TurboGrafx-16 Tanbura (Tumbler) is the fourth boss

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Alternate Titles

  • "メルヘンメイズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Play Time May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Video Game Den Apr 22, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP! Jul 06, 2007 73 out of 100 73

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Fan translation

Complete English and French translation patches for use with a ROM image of the game were released in October 2012.
Infernos (16198) added Märchen Maze (TurboGrafx-16) on Sep 15, 2014