History VideoGame / MagicianLord

13th Oct '17 6:52:00 AM Phediuk
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* {[Malaproper}}: Before the first boss battle, Gal Agiese says, "What imp'''r'''udence, you human being!" He probably means "impudence".

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* {[Malaproper}}: {{Malaproper}}: Before the first boss battle, Gal Agiese says, "What imp'''r'''udence, you human being!" He probably means "impudence".
13th Oct '17 6:50:59 AM Phediuk
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* {[Malaproper}}: Before the first boss battle, Gal Agiese says, "What imp'''r'''udence, you human being!" He probably means "impudence".
8th Oct '17 8:15:56 PM Sestren_NK
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The defining feature of the game was the ability to collect colored orbs to turn Elta into six possible forms with different abilities, increasing for example his agility, jump or firepower. The title is also remembered for its presentation (thanks to the power of the hardware), with great graphics and an amazing soundtrack, but also for its difficulty (it was produced by {{SNK}} after all) and for many amusing {{Engrish}} quotes. ''Magician Lord'' remained an arcade and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo-only release until the 2000s, when it was ported to UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole, ''SNK Classics Collection Vol. 1'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii, and later to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 store, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/XBoxOne.

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The defining feature of the game was the ability to collect colored orbs to turn Elta into six possible forms with different abilities, increasing for example his agility, jump or firepower. The title is also remembered for its presentation (thanks to the power of the hardware), with great graphics and an amazing soundtrack, but also for its difficulty (it was produced by {{SNK}} after all) and for many amusing {{Engrish}} quotes. ''Magician Lord'' remained an arcade and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo-only release until the 2000s, when it was ported to UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole, ''SNK Arcade Classics Collection Vol. 1'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii, UsefulNotes/NintendoWii and the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, and later to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 store, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/XBoxOne.
8th Oct '17 7:56:29 PM Sestren_NK
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The defining feature of the game was the ability to collect colored orbs to turn Elta into six possible forms with different abilities, increasing for example his agility, jump or firepower. The title is also remembered for its presentation (thanks to the power of the hardware), with great graphics and an amazing soundtrack, but also for its difficulty (it was produced by {{SNK}} after all) and for many amusing {{Engrish}} quotes. ''Magician Lord'' remained an arcade- and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo-only release until the 2000s, when it was ported to UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole and later to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 store.

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The defining feature of the game was the ability to collect colored orbs to turn Elta into six possible forms with different abilities, increasing for example his agility, jump or firepower. The title is also remembered for its presentation (thanks to the power of the hardware), with great graphics and an amazing soundtrack, but also for its difficulty (it was produced by {{SNK}} after all) and for many amusing {{Engrish}} quotes. ''Magician Lord'' remained an arcade- arcade and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo-only release until the 2000s, when it was ported to UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole, ''SNK Classics Collection Vol. 1'' for the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii, and later to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 store.
store, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/XBoxOne.



* DevelopmentHell: See "What Could Have Been" below.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Apparently SNK was working on a portable sequel to the game, for Neo Geo Pocket, in the late Nineties. According to [[http://www.gamekult.com/actu/magician-lord-la-suite-que-personne-na-vue-A104756.html this French article]], it was being developed by ADK and was in the alpha stage when ADK and SNK went bankrupt. Elta could turn into several new forms and the game seemed more of a MetroidVania, but we'll never know for sure.
27th May '17 3:52:14 PM nombretomado
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The defining feature of the game was the ability to collect colored orbs to turn Elta into six possible forms with different abilities, increasing for example his agility, jump or firepower. The title is also remembered for its presentation (thanks to the power of the hardware), with great graphics and an amazing soundtrack, but also for its difficulty (it was produced by {{SNK}} after all) and for many amusing {{Engrish}} quotes. ''Magician Lord'' remained an arcade- and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo-only release until the 2000s, when it was ported to UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s VirtualConsole and later to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 store.

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The defining feature of the game was the ability to collect colored orbs to turn Elta into six possible forms with different abilities, increasing for example his agility, jump or firepower. The title is also remembered for its presentation (thanks to the power of the hardware), with great graphics and an amazing soundtrack, but also for its difficulty (it was produced by {{SNK}} after all) and for many amusing {{Engrish}} quotes. ''Magician Lord'' remained an arcade- and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo-only release until the 2000s, when it was ported to UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s VirtualConsole UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole and later to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 store.
1st Feb '17 12:48:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* CthulhuMythos: Pretty blatant. The veiny bird-monsters look like some old art of Byakhees, the second-to-last boss is an obvious Nyarlathotep copy, and "Az Atorse" was likely meant to be Azathoth. And those are just the direct Lovecraft homages, to say nothing of the general enemy design.
2nd Jan '17 12:50:39 PM Xtifr
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'''Magician Lord''' was one of UsefulNotes/NeoGeo's launch titles in 1990 and a KillerApp for its time. A PlatformGame made by Creator/{{ADK}}, it tells the story of Elta, a young wizard entrusted with the task of collecting eight magic books to keep Az Atorse, the god of destruction, sealed. The evil necromancer Gal Agiese however wants the power of Az Atorse for himself and challenges the young wizard to retrieve them. The game is divided into eight stages, each one of them culminating with the battle against a "guardian" (basically, a sub-boss) and then against Gal Agiese himself, every time turned into some grotesque creature that represents Az Atorse's power (or maybe he's just dicking around with Elta, who knows).

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'''Magician Lord''' ''Magician Lord'' was one of UsefulNotes/NeoGeo's launch titles in 1990 and a KillerApp for its time. A PlatformGame made by Creator/{{ADK}}, it tells the story of Elta, a young wizard entrusted with the task of collecting eight magic books to keep Az Atorse, the god of destruction, sealed. The evil necromancer Gal Agiese however wants the power of Az Atorse for himself and challenges the young wizard to retrieve them. The game is divided into eight stages, each one of them culminating with the battle against a "guardian" (basically, a sub-boss) and then against Gal Agiese himself, every time turned into some grotesque creature that represents Az Atorse's power (or maybe he's just dicking around with Elta, who knows).
8th Dec '16 11:01:44 PM ironcommando
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* OrbitingParticleShield: The final form of Az Atorse uses this to attack you, combined with ReverseShrapnel. Interestingly enough, you ''need'' to attack and destroy said orbiting objects in order to win.
8th Dec '16 10:46:30 PM ironcommando
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* IncreasinglyLethalEnemy: Frogs. These hop around and don't even hurt Elta, but let them live for more than a few seconds and the grow into frog warriors, which ''can'' hurt Elta and are harder to kill and avoid.
20th May '16 4:36:59 PM nombretomado
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The defining feature of the game was the ability to collect colored orbs to turn Elta into six possible forms with different abilities, increasing for example his agility, jump or firepower. The title is also remembered for its presentation (thanks to the power of the hardware), with great graphics and an amazing soundtrack, but also for its difficulty (it was produced by {{SNK}} after all) and for many amusing {{Engrish}} quotes. ''Magician Lord'' remained an arcade- and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo-only release until the 2000s, when it was ported to UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s VirtualConsole and later to the PlayStation3 store.

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The defining feature of the game was the ability to collect colored orbs to turn Elta into six possible forms with different abilities, increasing for example his agility, jump or firepower. The title is also remembered for its presentation (thanks to the power of the hardware), with great graphics and an amazing soundtrack, but also for its difficulty (it was produced by {{SNK}} after all) and for many amusing {{Engrish}} quotes. ''Magician Lord'' remained an arcade- and UsefulNotes/NeoGeo-only release until the 2000s, when it was ported to UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s VirtualConsole and later to the PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 store.
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