Golvellius

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Golvellius
Developer(s)Compile
Publisher(s)Compile, Sega
Platform(s)MSX, Master System, iPhone OS
ReleaseMSX
  • JP: April, 1987
MSX2
  • JP: December 15, 1988
Master System
  • JP: August 14, 1988
  • NA: 1988
  • EU: 1988
MSX2 (Super Cooks)
  • JP: May 1, 1989
iPhone OS
  • WW: September 22, 2009
Genre(s)Action role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player

Maou Golvellius (魔王ゴルベリアス, lit. "Devil Golvellius") is an action role-playing video game developed by Compile and originally released for the Japanese MSX home computer system in 1987. Sega licensed the franchise in 1988 and released the game for the 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]

Reception[edit]

Computer and Video Games rated the Sega Master System version 87% in 1989.[3] Console XS rated it 82% in 1992.[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Games Press (2009-07-23). "Golvellius: Valley of Doom". Gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  2. ^ "Disc Station Special Shoka Gou: Super Cooks".
  3. ^ "Complete Games Guide" (PDF). Computer and Video Games (Complete Guide to Consoles): 46–77. 16 October 1989.
  4. ^ "Software A-Z: Master System". Console XS. No. 1 (June/July 1992). United Kingdom: Paragon Publishing. 23 April 1992. pp. 137–47.

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