Dungeon Magic NES Game Cartridge
Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements was released for the NES in 1990. It was developed by Natsume and published by Taito. Five hundred year ago, a Kingdom called Granville fought in a horrific war with the Dark Overlord, A warrior named Magi, the great hero, rose up to Darces and challenged him. Magi had six magic swords and wore armor that was very powerful and was invulnerable to everything except for the strongest magic. All but one of his swords had Elemental powers, with each being created from rare earth metals. The single blade, Tores, was using an even stronger metal. Magi defeats Darces by using his powerful blades, then exiling him far away to a land. Magi then grew old, eventually passing away. One dark and stormy night, Darces returned to Granville.
The player will explore towns and look for work while also looking through dungeons to defeat monsters. There are job listings posted throughout each guild. The player also has a choice of being apprenticed in magic of the elements such as earth, water, fire, and wind. The game’s mighty castle will be found inside a town. The goal of Dungeon Magic will be explained by an elder from the beginning of gameplay. There are friendly non playable characters that pose as merchants, villagers, and innkeepers that will provide either quest related material or charge gold for some services. There will be water and food each time a player stops at an inn or camp site to rest. Levels can be gained only when visiting temples when enough experience points are earned and then letting the priest baptize the player. Saving a game can be done after staying a night at one of the inns.
The game had a magic system that would allow the player to combine runes from a variety of elements, which would create newer magic spells. Every element had unique runes, being three, that allowed 125 spells. The unfortunate part was a lot of the spells were just curative effects of fireball spells. The game did not have an MP system, so there were spells that would drain the player’s HP instead.
Region: NTSC (North America)