Golvellius: Valley of Doom

aka: Golvellius, Maô Golvellius
Moby ID: 16056
MSX Specs

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In this game, you play Kelesis, a warrior who is sent to seek out Golvellius and rescue the beautiful Princess Rena. But in order to find him, you must defeat seven of his fiercest demons that were sent to stop you. These demons are found in caves throughout the valley floor, but in order to access these caves, you need to defeat some of the wild beasts that are scattered throughout the valley. When you kill these beasts, you will receive some gold, but when you are hit by these beasts, your energy will be lost. Some caves will appear when certain objects are struck with your sword. In some caves,you will find fairies, sorceresses, and wise women who will help you in many ways be increasing gold, giving you life potions, and restoring your energy.

There is a password save feature in this game. At the beginning of each area, you can enter a cave where a woman tells you what the password is, but if you die in the course of your quest, the password will already be revealed. By entering this password, you will be able to begin the game from the opening of the valley (if you get that far) with all your possessions intact.

Spellings

  • 魔王ゴルベリアス - Japanese spelling

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Credits (MSX version)

13 People (5 developers, 8 thanks)

Original story
Game design
Program
Graphic design
Music program
Sound effect
Music compose
Special thanks to
  • Kumiko Sharp
  • Bak Ogma
  • Pfu Shuui
  • Gongy Edge
  • Jaddier
  • Homme Okazaki
  • Yoriki
  • And you
Produce

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 71% (based on 16 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 22 ratings with 1 reviews)

Another great RPG for the Master System

The Good
Golvellius: Valley of Doom is a great role playing game, with nice Japanese anime influences in its artwork and character design.

One area of 8-bit, gaming that the Master System seemed to excel in, was RPG games. The best that the undervalued system, at least for Americans, offered be seen with this game and a few other RPG titles (i.e. The Book of Y's and Golden Axe Warrior).

While us, Americans did not get official releases of every Master System game, we were thrilled to explore the vast and exciting RPG world of Golvellius.

The game offered us superior 8-bit graphics, music and sound effects. The story line and characters were entertaining, even funny a times. Heck, even the game play mechanics and level of difficulty are excellently designed.

For the -- apparently few -- Americans who owned a Sega Master system, Golvellius: Valley of Doom was nothing short of an incredible RPG game.

The Bad
It is hard to find any serious faults with the game. Perhaps the only noticeable flaw revolved around the design of the controller.

The Sega Master system controller did take some time to get used to. It was not as poorly designed as say other home console systems, but it was -- at best -- something of an acquired taste.

Although, if you are playing the game on a newer system, such as the iPhone, then the design of the Sega Master System controller is a non-issue.

The Bottom Line
Golvellius: Valley of Doom is a both great RPG game, and a great Sega Master System game. If you get a working Sega Master System you should give this game a try, but you will also enjoy playing it on your iPhone.

SEGA Master System · by ETJB (428) · 2014

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Game added by Katakis | カタキス.

Windows added by firefang9212. iPhone added by Pseudo_Intellectual. MSX added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: Sciere, Игги Друге, formercontrib, Trypticon, Kayburt.

Game added December 24, 2004. Last modified October 25, 2023.