Moby ID: 11005
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Willow is an action RPG based on the movie with the same name. The player assumes the role of Willow, the chosen one who must restore human form to the benevolent sorceress Fin Raziel and destroy the evil sorceress, Bavmorda. While the game follows the movie's plot somewhat most of the time, it also expands on it and introduces characters, races and enemies not found in the movie.

Gameplay is similar to other action RPGs and The Legend of Zelda. Willow is seen from a top down perspective and all enemies are visible on screen. Slaying enemies will give Willow experience points, which will eventually lead to him increasing his stats automatically. New weapons, shields and magic items are found in various treasure chests scattered across the land or given to Willow as part of the plot. Aside from battling minor enemies Willow will also face off against several boss monsters as well as characters from the movie.


  • ウィロー - Japanese spelling

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Credits (NES version)

15 People (13 developers, 2 thanks)

Game Design
Visual Design
Monster Design
Sound Program
Special Thanks
  • Hearty. J
  • Makichan
  • Lucas Film
  • Capcom U. S. A.
  • Capcom



Average score: 74% (based on 11 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 16 ratings with 1 reviews)

Great 8-bit RPG

The Good
Willow is a fun role playing adventure game offers the basic outline of the film, while expanding it to fit the demands of a proper RPG (Role Playing Game). Game play combines the overhead adventure elements seen in Legend of Zelda with some first person perspective text sequences. Overall it's is a long and enjoyable RPG quest featuring superior 8-bit graphics, music and sound effects.

The Bad
Willow (1989) is a long and challenging role playing game, which means it probably will not be as popular with novice or younger gamers.

The Bottom Line
Willow is a great role playing game for the 8-bit Nintendo as well as one of the rare games based on a film that is actually fun to play and worth owning. If you are up for a long RPG, with plenty of fantasy based creatures and challenges along the way, give this one a try.

NES · by ETJB (428) · 2010


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Michael Raymer.

Additional contributors: Rik Hideto.

Game added November 30, 2003. Last modified February 4, 2024.