Mystic Defender

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Kujakuou 2: Geneijou/Mystic Defender
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega (Japan, US, Europe), Samsung (South Korea)
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS 68000
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • 한국어
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    JP
    ¥6,0006,000 G-4017
    Sega Mega Drive
    US
    1011
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    1011
    Sega Mega Drive
    FR
    369F369[5] 1011
    Sega Mega Drive
    PT
    MGJ1011
    Sega Mega Drive
    UK
    £34.9934.99[4] 1011
    Sega Mega Drive
    AU
    Sega Mega Drive
    BR
    Sega Mega Drive
    KR
    GM4022KS
    Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
    UK
    £? ?


















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    Mystic Defender, known as Kujakuou 2: Gen'eijou (孔雀王2 幻影城 lit. Peacock King: Castle of Illusion) in Japan, is an action geme for the Sega Mega Drive. In Korea it was named On Dal Jang Goon (온달장군) and some character graphics were changed. In Brazil it is known as Mystic Defense.

    It is the sequel to Kujakuou, developed and published by Sega in 1988 for the Sega Master System. Just as Kujakuou was released overseas as SpellCaster.

    Story

    Kujaku Ou 2: Gen'eijou

    Ashura was kidnapped again to be turned into a demon and Kujaku must stop this by going into the Castle of Illusion.

    Mystic Defender

    Zareth, the henchman of the evil king Zao, kidnaps the Supreme Deity's daughter to use her power to resurrect Zao. You are Joe Yamato, a magician and warrior who goes out to save her and stop Zareth.

    Gameplay

    C jumps. By default, B fires a magic ball; hold down to charge a ball. Throughout the course of the game, you collect new spells; A changes spells and B uses them, complete with charging ability (some such as the flamethrower require charging).

    According to the US manual, round 6 is meant to be infested with ghosts, however these were seemingly scrapped in the final game[7].

    Versions

    As with its predecessor, Kujakuou 2: Geneijou is based on the Japanese manga series Kujakuou. During its transition to the West, the majority of Kujakuou references were removed, although the basic plot remains the same.

    Lead character Kujaku (as Joe Yamato) sports an entirely new outfit in Mystic Defender, and parts of the game were lightly censored for Western markets. Changes include turning some pink flesh-coloured enemies green and giving the Supreme Deity's daughter some clothes to wear in the final scenes of the game.

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Mystic Defender Mystic Defender
    English (US) Mystic Defender Mystic Defender
    Japanese Kujakuou 2: Gen'eijou (孔雀王2 幻影城) Peacock King: Castle of Illusion
    Portuguese (Brazil) Mystic Defense

    Production credits

    Kujaku Ou 2: Gen'eijou

    Source: In-game credits[8]


    Mystic Defender

    Source: In-game credits[9]


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Mystic Defender/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    page=116

    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1989-09: "September 1989" (1989-XX-XX)

    page=2

    Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1989-09: "September 1989" (1989-XX-XX)

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Ação Games (BR)
    58
    [6]
    Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
    80
    [10]
    Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
    60
    [11]
    Computer Entertainer (US)
    83
    [12]
    Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
    63
    [13]
    The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
    63
    [14]
    Console XS (UK) PAL
    72
    [15]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    84
    [16]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [17]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    63
    [18]
    Joystick (FR)
    95
    [19]
    Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
    52
    [20]
    Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
    72
    [21]
    Mega (UK) PAL
    61
    [22]
    MegaTech (UK)
    63
    [23]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK)
    63
    [24]
    Player One (FR)
    89
    [5]
    Power Play (DE)
    79
    [25]
    Raze (UK) PAL
    61
    [4]
    Score (CZ)
    45
    [26]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    50
    [27]
    Sega Pro (UK)
    78
    [28]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    69
    [29]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    54
    [30]
    User (GR) PAL
    78
    [31]
    Sega Mega Drive
    68
    Based on
    25 reviews
    Mega Drive, JP
    MysticDefender MD JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    MysticDefender MD JP CartTop.jpg
    MysticDefender MD JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mysticdefender md jp manual.pdf
    Manual
    Mega Drive, US
    MysticDefender MD US Box.jpg
    Cover
    MysticDefender MD US Cart.jpg
    Cart
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    PCB
    Mega Drive, EU
    MysticDefender MD EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    MysticDefender MD EU Cart Top.jpg
    MysticDefender MD EU Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, PT
    MysticDefender MD PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, AU
    MysticDefender MD AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Mega Drive, BR
    MysticDefender MD BR Box.jpg
    Cover
    MysticDefender MD BR Cart Back.jpgMysticDefender MD BR Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Mega Drive, KR
    MysticDefender MD KR Box.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart

    Mega-Tech version

    Mega-Tech,

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 f9ce1ab8
    MD5 2a3742ce7a8e5d86bdc52b9d47a82788
    SHA-1 fd82ea9badc892bfabacaad426f57ba04c6183b1
    512kB 1989-08 Cartridge v00 (the woman that the main character will rescue is naked)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 50fd5d93
    MD5 780baa7dd2f030f0b1c64897b5d4cc10
    SHA-1 aec8aefa11233699eacefdf2cf17d62f68cbdd98
    512kB 1989-08 Cartridge v01 (the woman that the main character will rescue is dressed)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 affd56bc
    MD5 1a42a8226c2581ec4948505c3eef9879
    SHA-1 d48ed88269b4ea4c62a85f8607658f9ce566590c
    384kB 1989-08 Cartridge (JP)
    Sega Mega Drive
    CRC32 67ccb1ca
    MD5 c64b982b20075dce0bf6c804dffe983d
    SHA-1 821bcb001cb37b22454979973ed68cee36286abc
    512kB 1989-08 Cartridge (KR) It's features elements from both Japanese and international versions (opening cutscene, enemies, censorship)
    Sega Mega Drive
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1989-09-14 Page

    References

    1. File:MysticDefender MD JP Box.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
    3. Computer Entertainer, "January 1990" (US; 1990-01-20), page 23
    4. 4.0 4.1 Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 56
    5. 5.0 5.1 Player One, "Octobre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 55
    6. 6.0 6.1 Ação Games, "Setembro 1991" (BR; 1991-09-xx), page 24
    7. Sega Visions, "Winter 1990/1991" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 12
    8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkBpxOXomJE
    9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxebrKODM8I
    10. Aktueller Software Markt, "März 1990" (DE; 1990-0x-xx), page 74
    11. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 72
    12. Computer Entertainer, "January 1990" (US; 1990-01-20), page 19
    13. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 32
    14. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 48
    15. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 132
    16. Computer & Video Games, "February 1990" (UK; 1990-01-16), page 91
    17. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 18
    18. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1989-xx-xx), page 1
    19. Joystick, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-0x-xx), page 104
    20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 93
    21. Mega Drive Fan, "March 1990" (JP; 1990-02-XX), page 63
    22. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 21
    23. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 79
    24. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 140
    25. Power Play, "3/90" (DE; 1990-02-19), page 98
    26. Score, "Srpen 1994" (CZ; 1994-08-01), page 59
    27. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 54
    28. Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 19
    29. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
    30. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
    31. User, "Mártios 1992" (GR; 1992-0x-xx), page 84


    Mystic Defender
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