Mystic Defender

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Kujakuou 2: Geneijou/Mystic Defender
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega (US/EU/JP), Samsung (KR)
Sound driver: SMPS 68000
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • 한국어
  • 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

    Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
    £? ?

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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.


    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.


    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.

    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[6]

    Mystic Defender

    Source: In-game credits[7]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Mystic Defender/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    BeepMD JP 1989-09.pdf

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

    BeepMD JP 1989-09.pdfBeepMD JP 1989-09.pdf

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

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    58 [4]
    100 [8]
    60 [9]
    54 [10]
    88 №8.10, p18[11]
    63 [12]
    84 [13]
    63 №90, [1]
    95 №8, p104
    52 №5, p93
    61 №9, p21
    63 [14]
    89 [3]
    79 No results[15]
    61 [16]
    60 [17]
    78 [18]
    69 №18, p66
    Sega Mega Drive
    Based on
    18 reviews

    Mega Drive, US
    MysticDefender MD US Box.jpg
    MysticDefender MD US Cart.jpg
    Mega Drive, EU
    MysticDefender MD EU Box.jpg
    MysticDefender MD EU Cart Top.jpg
    MysticDefender MD EU Cart.jpg
    Mega Drive, JP
    MysticDefender MD JP Box.jpg
    MysticDefender MD JP CartTop.jpg
    MysticDefender MD JP Cart.jpg
    Mysticdefender md jp manual.pdf
    Mega Drive, BR
    MysticDefender MD BR Box.jpg
    MysticDefender MD BR Cart Back.jpgMysticDefender MD BR Cart.jpg
    Mega Drive, KR
    MysticDefender MD KR Box.jpg
    MysticDefender MD KR cart.jpg
    Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

    Mega-Tech version


    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
    1989-09-14 Page


    Mystic Defender
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