Mystical Fighter (video game)

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Mystical Fighter
Mystical Fighter North American box art
Developer(s) KID Corp.
Publisher(s) Taito Corporation
Platform(s) Sega Mega Drive
  • JP: October 25, 1991
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player
Cooperative multiplayer

Mystical Fighter, originally released in Japan as Maō Renjishi (魔王連獅子, Demon King Renjishi) is a beat 'em up game for the Sega Mega Drive.

The story, designs, and characters are based on Japanese mythology.


Like in most games of the genre, the player (who controls a kabuki) can use combos, flips and swings to fight against tough opponents, fighting them in groups from three to five. Surprinsingly, boss fights are often easier than regular enemies. There is also a time limit, usually about forty seconds, for the player to finish the stage. If the time reaches zero before the player passes the stage, the player will automatically lose the game as it will be declared a defeat. Similar to Golden Axe, the player can use a special magic power, but instead of bottles the player must manually pick up scrolls. The more scrolls the player has, the stronger the magic attack will be; if the player chooses to use this attack, all the scrolls will be consumed.

There are also hidden bonus stages that can be accessed if the player approaches certain doors or rooms. These bonus stages contain magic scrolls, items to refill the character's health bar, or weapons. There are also traps and holes that both the player or the enemies can fall into. The traps and pits do not always hinder the player, and in fact can be beneficial if the player throws an enemy directly into the pit.