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Description

The "cousin" of Sega's RPG Phantasy Star II, Sword of Vermilion is a role-playing game with action combat in a medieval-fantasy setting.

A third-person, top-down perspective is used to move around towns. A first-person view is used for overland travel outside of towns. A third-person side view perspective (a la Double Dragon or Final Fight) is used for the combat sequences.

The player is cast in the role of an ordinary young man who discovers that he is really a prince, and the son of the deceased good King Erik. He is charged with traveling around the land of Excalabria to collect the eight magic Rings of Good, defeating a number of boss enemies on the way to confronting the evil King Tsarkon.

Screenshots

Sword of Vermilion Genesis Intro
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Oh... good to know
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Choosing a name
Sword of Vermilion Windows Title screen

Promo Images

Sword of Vermilion Screenshot
Sword of Vermilion Screenshot
Sword of Vermilion Screenshot
Sword of Vermilion Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Vermilion" -- Japanese title
  • "ヴァーミリオン" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

"There Can Be Only One!" Genesis MasterMegid (902)
Worth playing to the end Genesis Andrew Fisher (643)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Feb, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
Play Time Genesis May, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Video Games Genesis Dec, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Jan, 1991 28 out of 40 70
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 03, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
1UP! Genesis Feb 19, 2014 57 out of 100 57

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