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A game for the Sega Genesis created by Treasure. Similar to Landstalker in gameplay but much easier, David the swordsman takes a holiday on Green Row and learns about the missing townspeople. He must go underground, beat up monsters, solve puzzles and free people.The game consists of 7 levels:

  • Castle/Town: No monsters here. You can shop for elements and food here as well as hear a bad piano player. Talking to the king and princess are vital for the plot at times.
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  • B1: An easy, straightforward dungeon.
  • B2: Dungeon that houses the 4 orbs used to awaken Ramiah.
  • B3: Dungeon where goblins live and enslave humans.
  • B4: Another dungeon, home to the Wizards' guild
  • B5: One big room with a crystal that teleports you to other dimensions including ice, war, wild west, sci fi, highway, shadow and martial arts worlds.
  • B6: The final dungeon that houses Ramiah.

Tropes featured:

  • Catch-Phrase - Farmer: Are my cows safe?
  • Chekhov's Gun - The four orbs from B2, which are later used to awaken the demon Ramiah/Huster.
  • Disc-One Nuke - The best armour in the game is available as a random drop early on in the first dungeon of the game, if you're willing to grind a little on some tricky to kill, but not particularly strong enemies.
  • Dreadful Musician - The piano lady
  • Elemental Powers - Air, Fire, Earth and Water. They can be mixed to create unique spells.
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  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere - Most boss fights
  • Giant Spider - One of the bosses on B3.
  • Go for the Eye - The very first boss fight in the game.
  • Ice Palace - The ice world in B5.
  • Interface Screw - Instead of draining your health, getting poisoned in this game flips the controls so left is right, right is left, up is down, down is up.
  • Invisible Main Character - After drinking the "Odd Potion", David is rendered invisible so he can pass the "trial by fire".
  • Left Hanging - The storyline of the goblins using humans as slaves in the mines remains unresolved when you finish B3.
  • Magic Knight - David, the main hero
  • Never Mess with Granny - The castle cook, who beats goblins with frying pans in B6.
  • Space Zone - The outer space level on B5.
  • Underground Monkey - The blobs. Green blobs are weak but red and white ones shoot fire.
  • Uncommon Time - A lot of the soundtrack has wildly swaying time signatures. The boss theme in particular starts by going from 2/4 to 3/4 and back, with a measure in 7/8 and 2 in 13/16 in there until it eventually settles onto 4/4 for the second half of the song.
  • The Wild West - The farm world in B5