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Magic Sword

マジックソード

カプコン, ステイタス / Capcom

SHVC-MD / SNS-MD

1992-05-29 / 1993-01-01

Action / Side Scrolling

Conversion of Capcom's slash-em-up coin-op.

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Description

Reviewed By Superfamiking of Super Famicom Central (R.I.P.)
Right from the start (1990), All of Capcom's releases on the SFC were of the highest quality. Taking popular arcade games and IMPROVING them for the SFC was their trademark, so how did this poor arcade turn out to be an even POORER translation to the SFC?. The problem is it should never have been translated onto the SFC, as the original so so dull and boring!!!. Capcom have straight ported over this platform slash-em-up and added NOTHING in the translation.
While the graphics and sound are up to Capcom's usual standard, this is their first game where playability sucks. Boring, linear levels, frustrate and annoy, but it's the horrible slow down that is unforgivable and makes playing this such a task!!! There may be 50 levels, but level 50 is exactly the same as level 1, plus it's all so easy, you'll complete it in a days play and probably never return to it!
Is this really by the same development team who brought us Final Fight, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, Area 88 and of course SFII?? Unfortunately YES!!! A surprisingly bad Capcom release!!!

Rating
Graphics: 85%
Sound: 83%
Gameplay: 53%
Lifespan: 59%
Overall: 68%

Credits / Staff List / スタッフ

Consumer Staff
Planning
Bamboo

Character
Yamazou
Hyper Bengie
Zizii

Title Design
Ikki

Soft
IMO
Kanekon
Yoshilim

Arcade Staff
Game Design
Y. Ohnishi
T. Sadamoto
Y. Okamoto

Character Design
Kurisan
K. Kitayama
E. Nishihara
T. Saramoto

Art
Y. Fukumoto
M. Kawamura
Y. Maruyama

Title Design
S. Yamashita

English Story
S. Maxwell

Sound
M. Gotoh

Program
Y. Egawa
S. Okada
Y. Tsunazaki
Y. Oronishi

Special Thanks
Poo
A. Yasuda
Nin Nin
K. Yokota
H. Minobe
Y. Ohji
T. Kuhara
T. Matsunaga

Produced by
Capcom

The End

References

Capcom Lineup Catalog / カプコンラインナップカタログ (1992), page 9

ROM Information

Country USA
Internal CRC 504F
CRC32 27325E4D
MD5 AD7349EB7AFD3D809161EE70BD2C361D
SHA-1 0D64EF4149B71D13D287122F58ECA9C580FA7D0F
SHA-256 1D3CCEAA05E054B002CAEB09FD5FB9E718EC446764F4169D97BC185DA76FDF4D
ROM Speed 200ns (SlowROM)
ROM Size 8 Mb
ROM Bank LoROM
ROM Type Normal
SRAM Size 0 Kb
Internal Title MAGICSWORD           
Common Filenames
Magic Sword (U).sfc (GoodSNES v0.999.5)
Magic Sword (USA).sfc (No-Intro 2011-12-24)
Magic Sword (NTSC)(Eng)(1.0).sfc (Zapatabase 2011-01-30)

Country Japan
Internal CRC 24F9
CRC32 0B159D53
MD5 36C8600C796F3A12FC5B8657FB280986
SHA-1 F5A431E46124D7A8638176203CDB351CD1E8423C
SHA-256 89A853D05103DF70031D7293D8B833FDCF5BB7B0BDB43F1835C511B6396943D8
ROM Speed 200ns (SlowROM)
ROM Size 8 Mb
ROM Bank LoROM
ROM Type Normal
SRAM Size 0 Kb
Internal Title MAGICSWORD           
Common Filenames
Magic Sword (J).sfc (GoodSNES v0.999.5)
Magic Sword (Japan).sfc (No-Intro 2011-12-24)
Magic Sword (NTSC)(Jap)(1.0).sfc (Zapatabase 2011-01-30)

Country Europe
Internal CRC 53E2
CRC32 9E50509F
MD5 D043CCC5B99BDAFCDF26E4FE971EF910
SHA-1 1C5BC94EDC7D612593C740DCE7F21D2F9E917BB6
SHA-256 EEBACA7DC37B65BFDE71DF76725D469C7A66C903E12845DA1ECA8FD5239A1A71
ROM Speed 200ns (SlowROM)
ROM Size 8 Mb
ROM Bank LoROM
ROM Type Normal
SRAM Size 0 Kb
Internal Title MAGICSWORD           
Common Filenames
Magic Sword (E).sfc (GoodSNES v0.999.5)
Magic Sword (Europe).sfc (No-Intro 2011-12-24)
Magic Sword (PAL)(Eng)(1.0).sfc (Zapatabase 2011-01-30)

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