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Warlock

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
56
3.3
SNES
58
2.8
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Description

Warlock is based on the 1989 movie of the same name. When the sun aligns with the moon once every millennium, druid guardians summon their magic of their runestones to prevent the rebirth of the Warlock. The runestones are scattered through time and across the continents and you must find them before the Warlock does.

The gameplay is simple. You go through different stages fighting off creatures and then finding the runestones. You fight off enemies by simply blasting them with this energy, using this orb you have with you, or you can use a spell to kill them. There are some puzzles in the game too. Some of the battles with the tougher enemies require some strategy to defeat them.

Screenshots

Warlock Genesis I have never suffered from vertigo
Warlock Genesis Upon closer inspection, you notice that the bridge has been destroyed. Thoughts of suicide overcome you
Warlock Genesis This remind me of a Chinese traditional "hot pot" dinner
Warlock Genesis This dark face is all you see when you die

Alternate Titles

  • "Beware the Ultimate Evil of Warlock" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Sega Force Genesis Mar, 1995 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) SNES Apr, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Apr, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Apr, 1995 7 out of 10 70
GameFan Magazine Genesis May, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Total! (Germany) SNES Apr, 1995 3.25 out of 6 55
Mega Fun SNES Apr, 1995 44 out of 100 44
Game Players SNES Apr, 1995 43 out of 100 43
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Genesis Aug 15, 2003 D- 16

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Trivia

SNES version

In the SNES version, all blood and gore effects were removed.
Contributed to by James Reed (88)