Young Merlin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Young Merlin
Young Merlin Cover.png
Developer(s) Westwood Studios
Publisher(s) Virgin Games
Composer(s) Paul Mudra
Frank Klepacki
Dwight Okahara
Platform(s) Super NES
Release 1994
Genre(s) Role-Playing

Young Merlin is a video game released for the Super NES in 1994. The game follows a young Merlin as he enlists the help of the Lady of the Lake to help him defeat the evil Shadow King.[1]


The game was praised by N-Force Magazine who gave the game a review score of 92%[2] and described it as the next Zelda.[3] Electronic Gaming Monthly commented that the game "strikes a good middle ground between fast action and slow RPGs. The levels are huge, the control is good and the graphics are up to the Virgin par." They gave the game a 7.6 out of 10.[4] GamePro similarly praised the controls and graphics but remarked that the gameplay lacks challenge and involves too much walking back and forth. They summarized the game as "a magical, whimsical ride that proves to be more funny than it is challenging" and "a fun and entertaining sidebar to more serious RPGs."[5]


  1. ^ Young Merlin on Allgame
  2. ^ Rice, Chris ed. "Young Merlin." SNES N-Force Magazine. Issue 08. Pg.46. January 1994.
  3. ^ Rice, Chris ed. "West Side Story." SNES N-Force Magazine. Issue 07. Pg.18. December 1994.
  4. ^ "Young Merlin Review". Electronic Gaming Monthly (54). EGM Media, LLC. January 1994. p. 44. 
  5. ^ "ProReview: Young Merline". GamePro (56). IDG. March 1994. p. 139.