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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 Church
Sword of Vermilion Windows A dying scene
Sword of Vermilion Genesis Traveling (1st person perspective)
Sword of Vermilion Windows Shop

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 (688)

Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Raze Genesis Mar, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Mean Machines Genesis May, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Feb 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Genesis May, 1992 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Feb, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
Nintendo Life Wii Mar 03, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 24, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Wii Mar 13, 2007 4.2 out of 10 42

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