Saint Sword

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Saint Sword
North American cover art
Developer(s) Cyclone System
Publisher(s) Taito[1]
Platform(s) Sega Genesis
Release date(s)
  • JP June 28, 1991[2]
  • NA June 27, 1991
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player

Saint Sword (セイントソード?) is an action game developed by Cyclone Systems and published by Taito for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in 1991.


There are seven stages for gamers to play through; most of the enemies in each stage are merely a palette swap of each other.[3] Defeating enemies allow Macress to gain access to power-ups that will give him physical enhancement like angel's wings and the strong body of a horse.[1]


Players control the legendary warrior Macress as he travels back in time in order to prevent the demoness Gorgon before he takes over the entire world.[1]


Mean Machines gave it a score of 72%, opining "this Rastan-like game could have done with better graphics and sound, but as it stands, Saint Sword is a fairly playable effort."[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Overview of Saint Sword". MobyGames. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Release information for Saint Sword". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Advanced gameplay information". Sega-16. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  4. ^ Mean Machines issue 5/1992.