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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 Ninja form
Magician Lord Arcade Moving platforms
Magician Lord Arcade Destroy chests
Magician Lord Arcade Spikes balls on chains

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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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Neo Geo Mar, 1991 34 out of 40 85
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Oct 16, 2002 B+ 83
Video Games Neo Geo Feb, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Megablast Neo Geo 1992 73 out of 100 73
neXGam Neo Geo 2010 6.9 out of 10 69
Retrogaming History Neo Geo Oct 31, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
All Game Guide Neo Geo 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers Neo Geo Dec 14, 2003 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Wii Nov 14, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45


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