Demon's Crest

aka: Demon's Blazon - Makai-Mura Monshou Hen
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Demon's Crest is a sequel to Gargoyle's Quest. Once, the world of demons and the world of humans co-existed in harmony. But then six mysterious crests fell from the sky onto the earth, crests of six elements: fire, water, air, earth, time, and heaven. The demons became obsessed with the crests and with the power hidden in them, and so a civil war started. Finally, the Red Demon named Firebrand got all the crests but one - the crest of heaven. The Dragon Demon possessed this crest, so Firebrand decided to confront him. He defeated the Dragon Demon but was himself severely wounded in battle. While flying back, he was knocked down by a mysterious enemy and lost his crests.

You control Firebrand, a flying red demon, and your mission is to help him to gain his crests, and to defeat everybody who stands in his way. This is a platform action game: you fight the enemies in real-time (using magical attacks), avoid obstacles, collect healing potions on the way, etc. Firebrand can also fly for a short time.


  • デモンズブレイゾン -魔界村紋章編 - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 82% (based on 22 ratings)


Average score: 4.2 out of 5 (based on 35 ratings with 2 reviews)

Demon's Crest

The Good
The rich colour graphics and the organ music with choruses capture the demonic atmosphere perfectly. The levels are fairly easy to navigate and the secrets are exciting to uncover. The multiple forms Firebrand can take add variety in attacks and special moves. The multiple endings certainly incorporate replayability. The secret boss for the real ending feels like a great reward, however difficulty it is to beat.

The Bad
Not a lot to dislike about the game. Perhaps to an extent its a bit short having only eight areas. There's also a couple of recurring bosses, but that is forgivable. The most annoying parts are where you need to keep on lighting candles in the darkened parts of the second and six areas. Its safe to say that the good aspects of the game heavily outweigh the bad ones.

The Bottom Line
This game is a must play for ever SNES gamer. While it's easier and a lot less in the RPG genre than its prequels, the game never ceases to entertain. You don't very often see games where you play as a demon. Truly a credit to Capcom and their Ghosts n' Goblins franchise. Sadly the last game in the Gargoyle's Quest series. One can only wish for the prequels to be remade in exactly the same graphic and audio style as Demon's Crest.

SNES · by Kayburt (26557) · 2020

A Gem Obscured by the Sands of Time...

The Good

The Bad
It ended eventually.

The Bottom Line
This game should have gotten MUCH better recognition than it did; it's one of Capcom's masterpieces. This trilogy-concluding epic ( the first two games being Gargoyle's Quest 1 & 2) put you yet again in the role of the demon Firebrand, the legendary Red Blazer. It was your mission to tackle the hideous regime of General Phalanx and his lieutenant, Arma. You traversed through many beautiful levels and used the powers of the Demon Crests to destroy your opponents. This game was damn fun and needs a remake. Or a port. Or some goddamn PRESS. Review this game in your Retro section, Game Informer, at least!

SNES · by Andrew Douglas (7) · 2006



The main hero of the Gargoyle's Quest series, Firebrand, is one of the main villains in the Ghost 'N Goblins saga.

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Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. New Nintendo 3DS added by Rik Hideto. Nintendo Switch added by Kam1Kaz3NL77.

Additional contributors: fooziex, chirinea, Andrew Douglas, Patrick Bregger.

Game added May 8th, 2003. Last modified August 17th, 2023.