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Legacy of the Wizard

a.k.a. ドラゴンスレイヤー4 / ドラゴンスレイヤーⅣ ドラスレファミリー / Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

published by Namco / Brøderbund in 1987-07-17, developed by Nihon Falcom, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: maze, platformer, role-play
genre: Fantasy
series: Dragon Slayer
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
3.6/5

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Personal review
The fourth game in the "Dragon Slayer" series of RPG/action games originating on Japanese homecomputers. You play several members of a family to retrieve four crowns and finally a magical sword to beat an evil dragon. The items can be found in a huge and complicated 16x16 rooms labyrinth. Each of the family members has special abilities giving them advantages in certain parts of the labyrinth (e.g. the father can move blocks, the little sister jumps very high etc.). While the graphics, controls and music are not bad, this game has a huge problem. It is incredibly confusing, complex and difficult. Dead ends, secrets, a ton of unfair spots and a labyrinth design that lets you cry for a good hint book - and even then it is still frustrating.

# 2012-01-28 13:24:09
Technical specs
display: raster
Editor note
There doesn't seem to be any prominently displayed catalog number on any of the media. Yet the Japanese number is NAM-DS4-4900 and the US number is NES-LC-USA.
# 2013-07-30 11:55:25
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