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Legacy of the Wizard
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Console: Nintendo NES
Region:U
Year: 1989
RFG ID #: U-027-S-03650-A
Part #: NES-LC-USA
UPC: 047956144402
Developer: Falcom
Publisher: Broderbund
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Genre: Action/Adventure
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Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 192 KB
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  • 414 of 7250 collectors (5.7%) have this game in their collection
  • 12 of 7250 collectors (0.1%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 5 of 7250 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
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Crabmaster2000's Review:

Legacy of the Wizard has the unusual cast of an entire family. In the first screen, you get to choose whom to play as: Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, or Family Pet? Don't worry Grandma and Grandpa are there to help give you pass codes so you can continue playing later without losing all the goodies you've collected. Each character has abilities and items that are specific to them only. At any time you can return home and swap out characters to help you progress in your quest.

LotW is one of the least linear games I've ever played on the NES. There is a MASSIVE map to explore and it can be done in many different ways. You can literally spend hours upon hours exploring this beast of a dungeon and easily get lost.

The premise of the game is that a dragon is poisoning the land and only your family has the power to destroy it. You encounter the Dragon early in the game, but it is trapped inside a prison so you have the long epic quest of finding the 4 crowns to unleash the dragon in order to kill it. The task of collecting each crown is almost a separate game in its own. You must utilize each character for different areas to reach each crown and defeat the boss guarding it. Along the way you'll find many items which are character specific and expand the abilities you have, therefore opening up new areas of the dungeon for exploration.

A lot of dungeon crawling games can get very repetitive and eventually you'll lose interest. The constantly changing environment, large cast of playable characters, interesting puzzles and areas to overcome, and wicked awesome music help keep the game exciting and quick paced (for a dungeon crawler).

If you're looking for a NES title that will keep you busy for days and possibly even weeks then check out Legacy of the Wizard. The music alone is reason enough to just wander around killing baddies. This great title needs to be played by any NES/retro fan that hasn't already.

Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo Famicom J S Dragon Slayer IV: Draslefamily Namcot 1987 Action/Adventure
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