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Romset and name:
maglord Magician Lord (NGM-005)
Short name:
Magician Lord
Manufacturer:
Alpha Denshi Co.
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Shooter Scrolling
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Normal, VS Mode
Free-play:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x224@59.185606 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Speaker, YM2610 OPNB
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.34b1 released on aug-16 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
neogeo Neo-Geo MV-6F
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Previous romset:
maglordh Magician Lord (NGH-005)
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None
Files
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GOOD
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Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • SNK Neo-Geo MVS cart. published 30 years ago:

    Magician Lord © 1990 Alpha Denshi Company, Limited.

    Magician Lord is a side-scrolling platform shoot-em-up in which players take on the roll of a wizard called Elta - the last Magician Lord - on his quest to save his homeland from the evil Gul-Agieze, who plans to resurrect the God of Destruction using 8 tomes of mystical power.

    Elta has to jump, shoot and climb his way to the end of each of the game's 8 levels where he must beat a servant of Gal, along with one of Gal's sinister boss creations. To complete the game Elta must reach the final stage and defeat Az Atorse himself. If the player takes too long to complete a stage, Elta will be harassed by an invincible monster.

    Elta's primary form of attack is a weak but fast-moving energy projectile that can fired in one of four directions, but by collecting the special coloured orbs that ocassionally appear, he can transform into a different form, making him more powerful and giving him new attacks.

    These are the six different forms that Elta can assume by picking up the colored orbs:

    • Dragon Warrior: In this form Elta attacks by breathing fire; a continuous short-range attack that, unlike the standad attack, can also be aimed diagonally.
    • Waterman: The Waterman-form attacks with water grenades – blue bubbles of water that burst upon touching the ground and form into water pillars. The attack can hit several times for additional damage but only covers a small area.
    • Poseidon: A more powerful version of the Waterman, Poseidon shoots wide waves of water that travel along the ground for several hits. It does severe damage and causes enemies to freeze and shatter on impact. While very powerful, this form moves very slowly.
    • Shinobi: The Shinobi-form gains increased agility and attacks with powerful magical arcs of fire which are wide but slow-moving.
    • Samurai: While limited in range, the Samurai-form is the only form that can attack through walls, shields or even multiple enemies, using a boomerang-like energy attack that does heavy damage.
    • Raijin: The Raijin-form gives Elta's jumping ability a big boost as well as a unique attack that creates a continuous electrical field around his body.

    TECHNICAL
    Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
    Game ID: NGM-005
    Cartridge Size: 46 Mega

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-Way Joystick
    Buttons: 2
    → [A] Shot, [B] Jump

    TRIVIA
    The project design (kukakusho) debuted in 1989 and the development started first semester of 1989. A beta version was location tested in January 1990 in Japan, this version had longer stages and this was not adapted for an arcade play (a game was too long). So, developers taked the decision to smaller all stages but cutting them off for the final version.

    This is the first Alpha Denshi game for the SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware and it was the first game which used the capabilities of the hardware (dezooming, rotate).

    27 player's transforms were planned but only six were finalized due to gameplay changes.

    Magician Lord MVS was released in June 1990 in Japan. At this time, this game was the Killer application for Neo-Geo, all reviews from magazines were very positive, many people wanted it and bought it.

    Default highscore table:
    1 50000
    2 40000 RYU
    3 30000
    4 20000
    5 10000

    AES format: "Magician Lord [Model NGH-005]"

    STAFF
    Plan: Takashi Egashira
    Produce: Akira Ushizawa
    Back Ground Design: Tomoharu Takahashi, Kenichi Sakanishi, Takashi Egashira
    Sprite Design: Akira Ushizawa, Shinji Moriyama
    System Program: Eiji Fukatsu, Satoshi Okada (S.OKADA)
    Main Program: Hiroyuki Ryuu, Osamu Iijima
    Sub Program: Yukinori Nishikata, Teruaki Shirasawa
    Sound Program: Makio Chiba
    Music: Yuka Watanabe, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideki Yamamoto
    Sound: Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideki Yamamoto
    Special Thanks: Yuji Noguchi, Takashi Hatono

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994, "Magician Lord [Model ADCD-100]")
    Nintendo Wii (2007, "Virtual Console")
    [US] Sony PS2 may.05, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLUS-21724]"
    [US] Sony PSP may.05, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULUS-10338]"
    [KO] Sony PS2 may.29, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLKA-25424]"
    [US] Nintendo Wii jul.29, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model RVL-P-RNCE]"
    [EU] Sony PSP Oct. 17, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULES-01105]"
    [EU] Nintendo Wii Oct. 31, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model RVL-P-RJZP]"
    [EU] Sony PS2 Nov. 21, 2008 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model SLES-55232]"
    [JP] Sony PSP May. 21, 2009 "SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1 [Model ULJS-193]"
    Sony PlayStation Store (Dec.2010)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1448&o=2
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