SpellCaster

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Kujakuou/SpellCaster
System(s): Sega Master System, Mega-Tech
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Makoto Ogino, Shueisha
Peripherals supported: FM Sound Unit
Genre: Action[1], Adventure Role-Playing[2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Master System
    JP
    ¥5,8005,800 G-1366
    Sega Master System
    US
    9003
    Sega Master System
    EU
    9003
    Sega Master System
    DE
    Sega Master System
    UK
    £29.9529.95[4][5] 9003
    Sega Master System
    SE
    Sega Master System
    AU
    Sega Master System
    BR

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    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: 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.

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English SpellCaster SpellCaster
    English (US) SpellCaster SpellCaster
    Japanese 孔雀王 Kujakuou

    Production credits

    Source:
    In-game credits (Kujakuou) [6]


    Source:
    In-game credits (SpellCaster) [6]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: SpellCaster/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    JP TV advert
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    Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #97: "December 1989" (1989-11-16)
    also published in:
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    Print advert in Guida Video Giochi (IT) #15: "Ottobre 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
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    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    ACE (UK) PAL
    71
    [4]
    Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
    84
    [8]
    The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
    84
    [9]
    Console XS (UK) PAL
    90
    [10]
    Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
    84
    [11]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    60
    [12]
    Joystick (FR)
    77
    [13]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK)
    84
    [14]
    Power Play (DE)
    26
    [15]
    S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    89
    [16]
    S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
    91
    [17]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    100
    [18]
    Sega Pro (UK)
    80
    [19]
    Sega Pro (UK) PAL
    90
    [20]
    Zero (UK) PAL
    91
    [21]
    Sega Master System
    80
    Based on
    15 reviews

    SpellCaster

    Master System, JP
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    Cover
    SpellCaster SMS JP Cart.jpg
    Cart
    Master System, US
    Spellcaster sms us cover.jpg
    Cover
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    Cart
    Spellcaster sms us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Master System, EU
    SpellCaster SMS EU Box NoR.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, EU (Sega®)
    SpellCaster SMS EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    Master System, DE

    Master System, SE

    Master System, AU

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

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 4752cae7
    MD5 0e1449dd7df4fd0995ccf802bb74cba0
    SHA-1 eed8b01fca86dbd8291d5ca2d1e6f6ca1b60fe68
    512kB Cartridge (EU/US)
    Sega Master System
     ?
    CRC32 d11d32e4
    MD5 d8788e907f76419d55bcc447e76de6ad
    SHA-1 6974d27bc31c2634bec54c4e9935a28461fb60f7
    512kB Cartridge (JP)

    References


    SpellCaster
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