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''Legacy of the Wizard'' is an 1989 action adventure RPG for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, developed by Creator/{{Falcom}}. Originally started life as ''Dragon Slayer IV: [[PortmanteauSeriesNickname Drasle]] Family'' on the {{MSX}} (unlike most of Falcom's 1980s games, it was not released on the PC88). It is the fourth game in the ''VideoGame/DragonSlayer'' series, and was the first to make it Stateside on consoles, courtesy of BroderbundSoftware.

It features the exploits of the Worzen family, a family of woodcutters. The grandfather is rather legendary for defeating and sealing away a dragon named Keela. However one day, there are signs of the dragon awakening and the family of humble lumberjacks resolve to strap on their adventuring outfits and venture into the vast dungeon, which lies directly below their log cabin in the woods.

That's the short version of the story of ''Legacy of the Wizard''. The long version is spending many untold hours navigating the labyrinthine maze, collecting four crowns, a magic sword and other items, all the while trying to avoid running out of magic, keys and life. The dungeon is crawling with monsters at every turn and getting trapped is easier than you think should you stray into the wrong part of the dungeon with the wrong character.

Each of the family members has different abilities, each of which is suited for specific areas of the dungeon. Xemn, the father, can push blocks; Meyna, the mother, can fly; Lyll, the daughter, can break blocks and jump high; Pochi, the family's pet dragon dog... thing, is immune to damage from enemy monsters, and Roas, the son, can teleport at specific locations and use the Dragon Slayer.

A freeware remix for Legacy of the Wizard is currently in the works by Kiragames. The first beta version is available for download.

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Contains Examples of:
* ActionGirl - Lyll
* ActionMom - Meyna
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts - Adam Smith keeps giving you magic when all you really need is keys or gold.
** The game's clever mechanic is that drops items indirectly proportional to the actual amount. Healing or gathering items when very low is easy. Topping off at 100% is hard.
* AmbidextrousSprite
* AnAxeToGrind - Xemn's weapon of choice.
* {{Backtracking}} - And a lot of it.
* BadassFamily
* BadassGrandpa - Grandpa Douel who defeated and sealed away Keela. Whether he did it with or without the dragon slayer, we'll never know.
* BeneathTheEarth the 68 room dungeon in it's entirety.
* BigBoosHaunt - Certain rooms have ghosts or [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Wizzrobe]]-like enemies which will mercilessly follow you around and can pass through walls.
* BigBad - Keela, the King Dragon.
* BlackMagicianGirl - Meyna
* BlockPuzzle - Xemn and Meyna have to deal with these in their areas. Lyll can just break blocks.
* BonusLevelOfHell - It's not necessary to venture into the spike pit in Pochi's area but heaven help you if you go down there with a human character.
* BossArenaIdiocy - Archwinger's area contains a small foxhole to the far right of the screen where you can shoot him but he can't get to you.
* CaptainErsatz - Does Pochi remind you of the dino-dragons from ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble''?
* CatGirl - Some enemies look like tiny hooded creatures with cat ears and tail.
* ChestMonster - Some of which are very lethal.
* TheChosenOne - Roas is completely useless until the very end of the game, when he suddenly becomes the only one able to wield the Dragon Slayer sword and kill Keela.
* CuteMonsterGirl - Normally when venturing into a dungeon, coming across a room with nothing but cute [[CatGirl cat girls]] would be a good thing. Not in this game as [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou they want to kill you just like any other monster.]]
* CycleOfHurting - Several places with spikes and pits can become this if you don't have the means/ don't know how to escape. The bottom most area of Pochi's dungeon comes to mind.
* DemBones - A fairly common enemy type is skeletal knights.
* DisconnectedSideArea - LOTW has turned this into an art form.
* TheDogIsAnAlien - Pochi.
* TheDragon - The four bosses who guard the crown, [[GiantSpider Tarantunes]], [[OurLichesAreDifferent Erebone]], [[GiantFlyer Archwinger]] and [[{{Golem}} Rockgaea]]. Keela, an ''actual'' [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]], is the {{Big Bad}}.
* DungeonShop
* EenieMeenieMinyMoai - Some enemies look like Moai heads with arms and legs.
* EldritchLocation - The underground ruins are very reminiscent of a cyclopean city, especially when there are one eyed, squid creatures flying everywhere.
* EmptyRoomPsych - Happens frequently with how many dead ends there are in the game. Some of these area actually contained and were designed for collecting items in the MSX2 counterpart, but were moved in the NES version, rendering some of them vestigial.
* EscapeRope - Crystals.
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou
* FakePlatform - The most notable being just before Lyll's crown.
* FinalBossNewDimension
* FlipScreenScrolling - The MSX versions more so than the Famicon / NES version.
* GoombaStomp - With the spiked shoes.
* GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed
* GuideDangIt - There are absolutely no in-game hints for this mind-bendingly large and complex dungeon, you don't even know which part of the dungeon you need to use a particular character and his abilities for, provided that you've found the items that ONLY that character can use...
* HitPoints
* HyperactiveMetabolism - Bread heals.
* InexplicableTreasureChests
* Instant180DegreeTurn
* InterchangeableAntimatterKeys
* InvisibleBlock
* InvisibleMonsters - In Meyna's zone of the dungeon. As if the game wasn't already hard on its own.
* JumpPhysics - Characters take falling damage if they fall from a height greater than their jump height. This includes Pochi, who can't be harmed from CollisionDamage with monsters.
* KidHero - Lyll and Roas
* LadderPhysics
* LockedDoor - Meyna's zone has an obscene amount of these. Don't venture forth without the Keystick.
* MagicalMysteryDoors - The pictures of Princess Celena can be used as teleporters using the four crowns. Usually not advised unless you know exactly where they go.
* MalevolentArchitecture / {{Bizarrchitecture}}
* MercyInvincibility
* {{Metroidvania}}
* TheMole - Pochi, seriously. Those poor monsters, thinking he's one of their own, then *BAM!*
** VideogameCaringPotential - Of course, he can choose not to blast the monsters at all.
* MonsterAllies - Pochi
* MonstersEverywhere
* MonsterTown - The vast dungeon isn't really a town, but there are numerous inns and shops as well as evidence of what appears to be ancient cities and castles. They just happen to be populated by numerous monsters.
* MultiMookMelee
* MultiPlatform - The game was on four different consoles, each with a distinct color palette.
* NighInvulnerable - Pochi, who only took damage from falling and area hazards (presumably, monsters don't hurt their own, Pochi notwithstanding, that treacherous swine).
* PaletteSwap - Many of the games colorful dungeons use a specific color scheme for similar background sprites.
* PlatformGame
* PlotCoupon - The four crowns and the Dragon Slayer, as well as many must-have, rare items such as the High Jump Boots and the Mattock.
* PlotTailoredToTheParty
* PoisonMushroom - The poison drop item which appears with alarming frequency. It doesn't take off very much life but it often appears in tight corridors where you can't get around them, forcing the player to pick them up anyways.
* RespawningEnemies
* SceneryPorn - For an 8-bit game, some of the backdrops are quite picturesque. The castle to the left of the dungeon entrance. Many of the vistas in the dungeon with silhouettes of castles and towers and the volcano in Lyll's area. The boss rooms tend to lean towards {{Scenery Gorn}}.
* SealedEvilInACan - The painting which contains the dragon Keela.
* SideView
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - Meyna/Maia, Roas/Royas, Jiela/Geera, Douel/Dawel.
* SpikesOfDoom - Subverted since spikes will only drain 1HP of life at a time. You can even hold up to avoid taking any damage while walking on them.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement - The Dragon Slayer.
* TraumaInn
* UndergroundMonkey
* AWinnerIsYou
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