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One day the town of Niknik is invaded by Wardner's henchmen. Wardner's henchmen have the power to turn all humans into crystals. A honeymooning couple, Dover and Mia, get lost in the towns nearby forest. One of Wardner's wards, Terragon, spots them and decides to kidnap Mia. Now it's up to Dover to rescue Mia from Wardner and his minions.

The game contains 6 stages: The forest entrance, house of tricks, forest of the dead, Wardner's Castle, a tower, and the hidden underground room. Each stage is controlled by a ward of Wardner. Some of these bosses are the Emerald Dragon, Kaja, and Grocko.

Dover uses a magic fireball as his main weapon. Defeating enemies turns them into money. This money can be used at the end of each stage where there are shops that sell items that will help Dover on his journey. Some of the items in the game are the magical cape, thread and needle, magical clock, magical flute, and the highjump shoes.


Wardner Genesis A squadron of enemies
Wardner Genesis On a moving platform
Wardner Genesis Title screen
Wardner NES Climbing up on a vine

Promo Images

Wardner Magazine Advertisement Page 36

Alternate Titles

  • "Wardner no Mori" -- Japanese title
  • "Pyros" -- US arcade title

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Critic Reviews

Tilt Genesis Jul, 1991 17 out of 20 85
Mean Machines Genesis Jul, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Ação Games Genesis Jul, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
Power Play Genesis Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72 Genesis Nov 07, 2008 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jul, 1991 6.4 out of 12 53


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