Mystic Defender

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Kujakuou 2: Geneijou/Mystic Defender
Publisher: Sega (US/EU/JP), Samsung (KR)
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,000 G-4017
Sega Mega Drive
$? 1011
Sega Mega Drive
£34.99[2] 1011
Sega Mega Drive
369[3]F 1011
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1011
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1011
Sega Mega Drive
?PTE$ MGJ1011
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
R$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
₩? GM4022KS

Kujaku Ou 2: Gen'eijou (孔雀王2 幻影城 lit. Peacock King: Castle of Illusion) is the sequel to Kujakuou, developed and published by Sega in 1989 for the Sega Mega Drive. Just as Kujakuou was released overseas as SpellCaster, Kujakuou 2 was released overseas as Mystic Defender. In Korea it was named On Dal Jang Goon (온달장군) and some character graphics were changed. In Brazil it is known as Mystic Defense.

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 storyline

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.


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[5].


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.

Production credits

Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Mystic Defender/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 №5, p24[4]
100 №3/90, p74[6]
60 №1990-02, p70[7]
54 №, p85[8]
63 №4, p32[9]
84 №99, p91[10]
63 №90, [1]
95 №8, p104
52 №5, p93
61 №9, p21
63 №1, p79[11]
89 №2, p55[3]
79 №24, p98[12]
61 №3, p56/57[2]
60 №23, p54
78 №4, p19[13]
69 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
17 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, JP
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Mysticdefender md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, BR
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Mega Drive, KR
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Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

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)