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Kujakuou/SpellCaster
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System, Mega-Tech
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,800 G-1366
Sega Master System
US
$? 9003
Sega Master System
UK
£29.95[2][3] 9003
Sega Master System
FR
?F 9003
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 9003
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 9003
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?



Kujakuou (孔雀王) is an action game by Sega for the Sega Master System tying into Makoto Ogino and Shueisha's Kujakuou manga series. When released overseas, Sega renamed the game SpellCaster, and changed some graphics/names (e.g. the protagonist Kujaku was renamed Kane and given a different design). It would be followed by Kujakuou 2: Geneijou on the Sega Mega Drive.

SpellCaster storyline

Evil forces have been attacking temples, but no one knows who or why. Daikak, the head of Summit Temple, calls on a magician, Kane, to fight this evil.

Gameplay

Outside: 1 jumps. 2 shoots a ball of magic; hold 2 for stronger attacks. There are a variety of magic spells you can perform: Template:Pause opens the menu to select a spell, returning to the game and holding 2 then pressing Down casts it. There are also various items, weapons, and armor to obtain.

Within temples: You can do a variety of things within temples; the commands should be self-explanatory. Use "Move" to leave.

Production credits

In-game credits

Director: Dragon Wang, Nanno Koreshiki
Programmer: Sexy Dynamite, EP71 Turbo, Sokosoko
Designer: Nanno Koreshiki, Izumi Black 55, Alex Yoko, Phoenix Rie, Big Island, Illuminator
Sound Composer: Sting Ogawa
Presented by: Sega

Other credits

Cooperated Readers: Jin Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Yamazaki, Hideki Sakamoto, Yuki Omori, Fujiko Mitsui, Tokuichiro Kondo, Masanori Miura, Yoshio Suzuki, Keiji Uchida, Takashi Imamura, Yasuyuki Seki, Hiroyuki Sakai, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Hidenobu Kobayashi, Mitsuki Kumagai
Special Thanks to: Makoto Ogino, Shueisha, Kazuhiko Arimoto

Magazine articles

Main article: SpellCaster/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #97: "December 1989" (1989-11-16)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #98: "January 1990" (1989-12-16)[4]
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
71 №31, p61[2]
84 №4, p107[5]
84 №93b, p98
77 №2, p39[6]
89 №2, p6/7
91 №7, p12/13[7]
100 №23, p59
100 №46, p101[8]
80 №6, p29[9]
86 Sega Pro
91 №3, p58
Sega Master System
87
Based on
11 reviews

Master System, US
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Cover
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Cart
Spellcaster sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
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Cover
Master System, JP
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Cover
SpellCaster SMS JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU

SpellCaster SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
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Cover
SpellCaster SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, SE

References

  1. File:EGM US 003.pdf, page 56
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:ACE UK 31.pdf, page 61
  3. File:CVG UK 097.pdf, page 36
  4. File:CVG UK 098.pdf, page 115
  5. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 107
  6. File:Joystick FR 002.pdf, page 39
  7. File:StheSegaMagazine UK 07.pdf, page 12
  8. File:SegaPower UK 46.pdf, page 101
  9. File:SegaPro UK 06.pdf, page 29