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Willow is an action RPG based on the movie with the same name. The player assumes the role of Willow, the chosen one who must restore human form to the benevolent sorceress Fin Raziel and destroy the evil sorceress, Bavmorda. While the game follows the movie's plot somewhat most of the time, it also expands on it and introduces characters, races and enemies not found in the movie.

Gameplay is similar to other action RPGs and The Legend of Zelda. Willow is seen from a top down perspective and all enemies are visible on screen. Slaying enemies will give Willow experience points, which will eventually lead to him increasing his stats automatically. New weapons, shields and magic items are found in various treasure chests scattered across the land or given to Willow as part of the plot. Aside from battling minor enemies Willow will also face off against several boss monsters as well as characters from the movie.


Willow NES Willow having a conversation.
Willow NES Willow is running away from the flying skulls.
Willow NES Willow taking a swing!
Willow NES Intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "ウィロー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Gamezone (Germany) Jul 01, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
OJGames Sep 07, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Retroguiden May 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Sep, 1989 4 out of 5 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Jun 03, 2020 7 out of 10 70
VideoGame Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Jan, 2014 C+ 58
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Apr 27, 2013 5 out of 10 50


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Michael Raymer (143) added Willow (NES) on Nov 13, 2003