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Holy Diver (NES)

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Randy, the Holy Diver, is setting out to retrieve the five emblem seals belonging to the King Crimson Family in order to expel the greatest evil, the Black Slayer, back into another dimension.

Holy Diver is an action game much in the vein of Castlevania. The player controls the Diver as he uses magic powers such as shooting energy balls and freezing time to traverse the game's eight levels. Enemies throughout the levels respawn and there are destroyable objects in your path. At the end of each level a tougher boss character must be beaten. Once defeated a power-up spell becomes available to the player. To use these spells the player must pause the game and select it from the inventory menu. The player has the ability to shoot horizontally as well as up. Difficult paths may sometimes be crossed by the combination of the right spell at the right time such as the freezing spell that freezes quicksand.

Though scheduled for release in North America, the game never went beyond its release in Japan.


Holy Diver NES In the thick of battle with what seems to be Medusa head copies.
Holy Diver NES My breakers whirl around me and kill enemies and wreck obstacles.
Holy Diver NES Finally, what looks like civilization.
Holy Diver NES Things are getting a bit gutsy in here. Yuk!

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Alternate Titles

  • "ホーリー・ダイヴァー" -- Japanese spelling

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Quebec Gamers Aug 21, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85 May 07, 2018 6 out of 10 60
VideoGame Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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RIP Ronnie James Dio 3 Simoneer (37)
Jun 05, 2010


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Depeche Mike (17562) added Holy Diver (NES) on Apr 09, 2010