The Legend of Galahad
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|The Legend of Galahad|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Publisher: Electronic Arts|
|Developer: Traveller's Tales, Psygnosis|
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The Legend of Galahad, called just Galahad on the US box, is the name of the Sega Mega Drive port of Psygnosis/Traveller's Tales's 1991 Amiga game Leander. The Mega Drive version was released in 1992 by Electronic Arts exclusively in the US and Europe.
The story is simple an follows the "defeat the bad guy and rescue the girl" formula. The games visuals are very anime inspired, which can be considered special, as anime was largely unknown in the West at the time the game was developed. Just like Shadow of the Beast 2, the game wasn't optimized for the Sega Mega Drive's higher resolution, resulting in a black bar at the bottom of the picture.
The game is an action platformer. attacks and jumps. Each level has a predefined mission to complete which is explained to you before starting the level. It's always the same objective though: collect a hidden item, then find the exit gate. There are a total of 3 worlds with 7 levels each. In order to progress beyond world 1, the game must be played at least on normal difficulty.
New swords, armor and rune bombs can be purchased by visiting shops that are hidden throughout the various levels.
Compared to the Amiga original the game has multiple parallax scrolling background planes, which replace the Amiga "copper mode" gradients. Colors where changed a bit here an there. The hero got a new design. The original ending contained a hint at a sequel (which was never made), this is also missing in this version.
Like basically with all Electronic Arts published games, there is no region protection, thus the game runs on every region hardware.
- Main article: The Legend of Galahad/Magazine articles.
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