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Once there was a prosperous kingdom, which was protected by a tower, where a mighty dragon was living. The people of the kingdom were secure with such a guardian. But one man wanted the dragon's power for something else, and this man was the king. He went to the tower and tried to kill the dragon, in order to rob his power. But the dragon's fury turned the king into a horrible creature, a demon, and his evil essence made his entire kingdom sink deep under the earth.

Many years have passed, and now you take control of a traveler named Varik (Ares in the Japanese version). A young woman accuses him of killing her teacher, and in a desperate fight they both fall underground, to where the lost kingdom was buried. You must guide Varik through underground mazes and help him to escape the wrath of his adversary and the demonic inhabitants of the lost kingdom.

The game is an action RPG, a dungeon crawler with plenty of creatures to defeat and many weapons, armor, and other treasure to collect. You can also use magic spells. The camera rotates automatically according to your movements. You also have the ability to jump forwards.


Brandish PC-98 [Renewal version] Title screen; note the 1995 copyright
Brandish PC-98 Fighting a blue guy
Brandish TurboGrafx CD Poor dragon...
Brandish PC-98 Magic shop. The one with David's star on it

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Brandish Magazine Advertisement Page 51

Alternate Titles

  • "ブランディッシュ" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
RPGFan SNES Nov 01, 2001 75 out of 100 75
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES May, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun SNES Apr, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Video Games SNES May, 1995 64 out of 100 64


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Russian text on PC-98 box 2 Virgil (8600)
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