Mystery Quest

published by Taxan in 1989-04, developed by Carry Lab, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: platformer
genre: Fantasy
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng

Personal review

"Mystery Quest" is the NES version of the Japanese Hao Kun no Fushigi na Tabi for the Famicom Disk System. I don't like this platform game very much. The controls are ok, but the graphics and music are not really good and the game is rather monotonous. You have to retrieve several objects from four castles. The castles itself are maze-like platform levels with doors, mini-bosses which drop keys, breakable blocks etc. Between the castles are linear outdoor levels. The game has only a couple of standard enemies which repeat and repeat (except the mini-bosses, which at least change in each castle). The cartridge version has become a bit easier and they changed the music a little. However, considering this game was released about two years after the original Japanese FDS version it is absolutely not understandable why they left out the fifth and sixth castle as well as the last outdoor zone (cutting the game for about 1/3). That helps to make a disappointing game even worse.

# 2011-08-06 12:41:48

Technical specs

display: raster

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Nobuo Uematsu (composer)

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