Brain Lord

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Brain Lord
Brain Lord
North American box art
Developer(s) Produce
Publisher(s) Enix
Artist(s) Sachiko Kamimura
Composer(s) Masanao Akahori
Series 7th Saga
Platform(s) Super NES
Release
  • JP: January 29, 1994
  • NA: October 1, 1994
Genre(s) Action role-playing game
puzzle game
Mode(s) Single-player

Brain Lord (ブレインロード?) is an action role-playing video game published by Enix for the Super NES. It was only released in Japan and North America.

Gameplay[edit]

Most of the game takes place in dungeons, with a heavy emphasis on puzzles.

The player takes on the role of a young adventurer who can have up to two sprites, creatures that perform tasks such as healing or long range attacks, following the player character at one time. There are five dungeons in the game: The Tower of Light, Ancient Ruins, the Ice Castle, Droog Volcano, and Platinum. The player starts out in the town of Arcs; there is only one other town, Toronto. In Toronto there is a battle arena in which the player can fight for money. The player can also bet on other competitors.

The video game features several kinds of weapons including bows, boomerangs, swords, axes, and flails. Defeated enemies yield gold. Throughout the game the player can acquire better armor and weapons to increase his defensive and offensive capabilities, similar to the The Legend of Zelda series.

The sprites that accompany the protagonist can level up by picking up blue 'XP' orbs that are dropped randomly by defeated enemies.

Plot[edit]

Remeer's father, the last of the dragon warriors, was sent on a quest to find the last of the dragons terrorizing the village. His father never returned.

Years later Remeer sets out on his own journey to find out what happened to his father. Remeer is joined by his four friends: Kashian (a bounty hunter), Barness (a spiritual guru), Rein (a warrior), and Ferris (a witch). Each help him as he makes his way through the five dungeons in the land.

Remeer (or its equivalent 'Lemele') is used for prominent characters in two more video games developed by Produce and published by Enix, The 7th Saga and Mystic Ark.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 7.4/10 stars[1]
Nintendo Power 3.525/5 stars[2]

Electronic Gaming Monthly commented that Brain Lord "strikes a nice balance between the action and RPG elements, and will probably have a wider appeal." They also praised the "atmospheric" music.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Review Crew: Brainlord". Electronic Gaming Monthly (62). EGM Media, LLC. September 1994. p. 32. 
  2. ^ Brain Lord Reviews

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