Review Information
Reviewer Name: BlackMetalDaddy
Reviewer Email: BlackMetalDaddy@aol.com
Game Difficulty: Medium
Difficulty Options: False
Game Information
Full Title: Miracle Warriors: Seal of The Dark Lord
Year Released: 1988
Game Type: RPG
Max Players: 1
Introduction


The evil lord Terarin has escaped from the trap that she was once caught in by the legendary hero Iason. You must travel the whole land, across dangerous mountains, deserts and even the stormy seas to save the land and restore peace again.
Gameplay
Gameplay is quite simple. You travel the lands and fight enemies in turn based fights. You enter the fight commands via a pop up menus. You can use your weapons, magic and magic items. You gain charisma points, gold, fangs (which can be traded for gold or items) and items for killing enemies. But when killing friendly people like merchants and travellers you´ll loose charisma and charisma is needed to talk to certain people that help you in your quest. In Towns you can buy weapons, armor, shields and herbs. Also you can hire a blacksmith who repairs your weapons and armor and you need to buy a ship to travel the seas.

Your main Quest is to awaken the three miracle warriors, hire them to your party, find the legendary arms and defeat the evil lord Terarin. There are no subquests, all the quests focus on defeating Terarin but on the other side it is a huge world that you have to explore so it won´t get boring at all.

The game uses battery backup svegames which is quite cool for such an old game. So no passwords are needed.
Graphics
Graphics are simple on the overview map and nothing special but monsters and backgrounds in fights are designed quite nice and colorful so they look very good. One bad point is that there are almost no animated graphics in this game.
Sound & Music
Sound effects are simple, with clicks, beeps, booms, and cachoos (Thunderstorms) :) The music is awesome, great composers work and oustanding programming. You will remind all the melodies even if you haven't played this game for years. And if you have a Japanese Mark III the FM music is even better!!!
Controls
Very simple, button two opens menus / aborts and button one is the action button to select choices, enter caves etc.
Replay Value
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Replay Value
If you finish it once, you might want to finish it again because you will forget to explore everything in the first play. Bad thing is that quests do never vary so you play exactly the same quests every time so if you are a hardcore RPG fan there is some replay value, for all the others - they will never play it again once finished.
Conclusion
Miracle Warriors is a good RPG though not the best on the MS. But it has a unique style of gameplay like no other MS-RPG. If you loved Phantasy Star and Ys then Miracle Warriors is definetely worth a try. Hardcore RPG gamers should play this game no matter what else might come. All the others should just try it out and decide then.

Great RPG game with a nice story and a wonderfully designed world that will keep you satisfied for hours. I also like the world map that comes with it it is really a help so that you won't get lost. I love it and I bet you will too!!!
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