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Mystic Defender is a side-scrolling platform game. It is the sequel to SpellCaster for the Sega Master System. However, in this sequel the RPG elements have been omitted in favour of side-scrolling platform gameplay.

In this game you play Joe Yamata (Kujaku) on a quest to rescue Alexandra from the villainous Zao, who is using her soul to resurrect his master Zareth in Azuchi castle. You have four types of magic to attack with and you can charge your blasts as well as change the magic type mid-game.


Mystic Defender Genesis This snake spits at you so jumping is the best form of defense.
Mystic Defender Genesis The Giger level
Mystic Defender Arcade Intro.
Mystic Defender Arcade A boss to destroy.

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Alternate Titles

  • "孔雀王2 幻影城" -- Japanese spelling
  • "On Dal Jang Goon" -- Korean title
  • "Mystic Defense" -- Brazilian title
  • "Kujakuō 2: Geneijō" -- Japanese title
  • "온달장군" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Very good side-scrolling platformer. Genesis Majestic Lizard (676)

Critic Reviews Genesis Sep, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Player One Genesis Oct, 1990 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Feb, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
VideoGame Genesis Feb, 1992 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Aug 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1990 79 out of 100 79 Genesis Dec 14, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Apr, 1990 28 out of 40 70
1UP! Genesis Sep 28, 2007 67 out of 100 67
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Sep 09, 2005 4 out of 10 40


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In the original release of this game there was nudity at the end. When you save the princess she is stark naked. This was discovered by angry parents and SEGA made a second version with exactly the same package in which the princess at the end of the game is wearing clothes.

Japanese version

In America the main character sprite is wearing pants in the US version but in the Japanese version he is wearing a ceremonial dress. Interestingly enough, both sprites were programmed into the American cartridge so if you put it in a Japanese system the character would have the ceremonial dress and if you put the same cart in the American system he would have pants and short hair.
Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (21050) and Majestic Lizard (676)