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It was a stormy night. Cold wind raged, and rain poured over the country. The wise men understood at once: the prophecy has become reality. The spell of the Legendary Sword was lifted...

Fast-forward to three months later. You are a nameless young adventurer, looking for some action. Your first task is... you guessed it, to rescue a princess. After the king gives you this assignment, you are free to roam about the world, visiting dangerous caves and towers, and fulfilling ancient prophecies..

Faria is a combination of Japanese-style RPG exploration and character development (like in Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest) with action-based combat. On the world map, you are randomly attacked by enemies, and have to eliminate them running around the battle field and attacking them physically or casting spells. In the complex, maze-like towers the enemies appear everywhere. There is also a good deal of puzzles to solve in the dungeons.


Faria: A World of Mystery & Danger! NES Japan Title screen
Faria: A World of Mystery & Danger! NES World Map
Faria: A World of Mystery & Danger! NES Talking to the king
Faria: A World of Mystery & Danger! NES Dungeon. First one must figure out how to open the door...

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Alternate Titles

  • "ファリア 封印の剣" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Faria: Fūin no Tsurugi" -- Japanese title

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Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Jan 09, 2013 3 out of 10 30
Questicle.net Dec, 2011 D 25


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Unicorn Lynx (181409) added Faria: A World of Mystery & Danger! (NES) on May 23, 2004
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