Magic Sword
Series Game Grumps
Console SNES
Episodes 3
Playlist Jon and Arin look for a magical sword, I dunno....
Run February 14, 2013 - February 18, 2013
Status Quit

Magic Sword is the thirty-sixth game played by Jon and Arin on Game Grumps.

The game was sent into the show by Sherman Fong.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. The Full Spectrum
  2. Skeleton Night Tonight
  3. The Ones That Explode

Game information[edit | edit source]

Magic Sword, fully titled as Magic Sword - Heroic Fantasy, is a side-scrolling fantasy arcade game released by Capcom in 1990. The game casts the player as a hero who must fight his way through a mystical tower in order to save the world. The player can use a sword, axe, or magic, and can also rescue and recruit potential allies of various character classes, each of which has his or her own special abilities. Capcom had released the similar Black Tiger in 1987.

A single player-only port was released for the Super NES in 1992.

The main core of the gameplay is side-scrolling fighting, with some platforming elements. The player controls only the main character; all of the allies are controlled by the computer, who follow the player diligently and only attack when the player does. AI assisting characters can be switched to fit the situation or player preference. The player is allowed to carry one item that can assist him or the ally he is teamed up with.

The player has a magic meter. It fills up while the player is not attacking, but it empties completely each time the player attacks. If the player attacks when the meter is empty or is blue, the player can only perform a melee attack when the standard attack button is used. Magical allies like the priest and the wizard will not attack. If it is red but not full, the player and any magical ally teamed up with him will perform a weak ranged magical attack alongside the melee attack. If it is full, the player and any magical ally teamed up with him will perform a strong ranged magical attack alongside the melee attack. Non-magical allies will attack when the player attacks regardless of the status of the magic meter.

Players have the ability to perform a full screen attack at the cost of either one full bar of HP or a magical book that is picked up.

There are 51 floors to fight through in the game. Eight of these floors have boss characters at the end, including Drokmar himself at the end of the 50th floor. Additionally, there are seven "Secret Doors" which allows the player to bypass levels when specific maneuvers are performed.

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