Golvellius

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Golvellius
Developer(s) Compile
Publisher(s) Compile
Platform(s) MSX, Sega Master System, iPhone OS
Release date(s) MSX - JP 1987

Sega Master System - JP 19880814August 14, 1988

NA 1988
EU 1988

iPhone - INT 20090922September 22, 2009

Genre(s) Role-playing game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution ROM Cartridge

Maou Golvellius (魔王ゴルベリアス?, lit. "Devil Golvellius") is an action adventure video game for the Japanese MSX home computer system. It was developed by Compile and released in 1987.

Sega licensed the franchise in 1988 and released their own remake of the game for the Sega Master System (the Mark III in Japan), featuring enhanced graphics and entirely different overworld and dungeon layouts. This version was released worldwide under the name Golvellius: Valley of Doom.

Later that year (1988), Compile released yet another remake for the MSX2 system, titled Shin Maou Golvellius (真・魔王ゴルベリアス?, lit. "True Devil Golvellius"). This game featured mostly the same graphics as the ones in the Sega Master System version, but the overworld and dungeon layouts are entirely different.

In 2009 it was announced by DotEmu/D4 Entreprise that Golvellius was to be re-released for the iPhone OS platform.[1]

The scenario is the same in all the three different versions of Golvellius. The ending promised a sequel, which was never developed/released. However, there is a spin-off game titled Super Cooks that came included in the 1989 release of the Disc Station Special Shoka Gou.[2]

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