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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 Neo Geo Red grunts
Magician Lord Neo Geo Dialogue
Magician Lord Neo Geo Climbing a ladder
Magician Lord Neo Geo Stage 3: "Highway leading to a foreign space"

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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

GameFan Magazine Apr, 1993 94.25 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Jan, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Feb, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Megablast 1992 73 out of 100 73
1UP! Jun 29, 2002 72 out of 100 72
neXGam 2010 6.9 out of 10 69
Retrogaming History Oct 31, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers Dec 14, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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Katakis | カタキス (39490) added Magician Lord (Neo Geo) on Mar 12, 2005
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