Light Crusader

aka: Light Crusader: Le Mystère de Green Rod
Moby ID: 15021
Genesis Specs
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Description official description

In Light Crusader, you play the role of Sir David, a knight in the service of King Frederick. You are sent to the town Green Row to help your king's brother, King Weeden, to discover what has caused the mysterious disappearance of his town people. You must enter and explore huge dungeons in order to find out about an ancient story that has happened many years ago, and to face evil forces who threaten the land.

Light Crusader is an isometric action/puzzle adventure with RPG elements, along the lines of Landstalker. You can talk to townspeople, buy weapons and items, etc. You spend most of the game in dungeons, which are populated by enemies (whom you fight in real-time combat), and which are full of various types of traps and puzzles. You'll often have to jump to access higher levels or platforms, push switches and other objects to help you advance, and solve various physical puzzles.


  • ライトクルセイダー - Japanese spelling
  • 라이트 크루세이더 - Korean spelling

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Credits (Genesis version)

12 People

Main Programmer
Character and Background Art
Character Art
Sound Director
Music Composer
Sound Effects
Computer Designed by
  • Treasure
Presented by
  • Sega



Average score: 77% (based on 19 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 14 ratings with 1 reviews)

Short, but good

The Good
Light Crusader is good but there are better games that are similar.The puzzles are rarely hard, but are still really enjoyable. The enemies and background vary enough to keep it fresh, so each depth is different. The boss battles stand out in this game for being better animated than intelligent, so while you're whacking away with your sword you at least have something nice to look at.

The Bad
The characters are all forgettable and their generic, digitized "thank you" really starts to get annoying. Light Crusader is fun but there are so few levels and the bosses are all easy but one. There's way too much healing food for any part of the game to be hard.

The Bottom Line
Light Crusader is a short, easy RPG that looks good and plays fine, but doesn't have enough depth. Fans of RPGs may like it though even if it takes 3 sittings.

Genesis · by Sean Booth (25) · 2005


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Nintendo Switch added by Rik Hideto. Wii added by Sciere. Macintosh, Linux added by Foxhack. Windows added by lights out party.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Rik Hideto.

Game added October 3, 2004. Last modified May 15, 2024.