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Magician Lord puts you in charge of Elta, a wizard who has the task of collecting eight books of wisdom from the clutches of Az Atorse, the god of destruction. By collecting the right power-ups along the way, you can transform into different characters, including the Rajin, Samurai, Waterman, Shinobi, Poseidon, and Dragon Warrior. Each character has different abilities. There are eight areas in the game, and each stage ends with you trying to defeat both a guardian and the end-of-area boss (which are basically Atorse's incarnations). One of the first games that demonstrated the graphical abilities of the Neo-Geo.


Magician Lord Arcade Next boss fight
Magician Lord Arcade Ninja form
Magician Lord Neo Geo Boss
Magician Lord Arcade Life lost

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Magician Lord Screenshot
Magician Lord Screenshot
Magician Lord Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ACA NeoGeo: Magician Lord" -- PS4 / XB1 / Nintendo Switch title
  • "マジシャンロード" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Neo Geo Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Neo Geo Jan, 1994 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Oct 16, 2002 B+ 83
Video Games Neo Geo Feb, 1992 4 out of 5 80
1UP! Neo Geo Jun 29, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Retro Archives Neo Geo CD Oct 14, 2021 13.5 out of 20 68
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Neo Geo Dec 14, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Retro Gamer Wii Jan 03, 2008 47 out of 100 47
GameSpot Wii Nov 14, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45


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