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Madou Monogatari (魔導物語 Madō Monogatari?, lit. Story of Sorcery) is a series of first-person dungeon crawler RPGs by Compile. The first game, Madou Monogatari 1-2-3, was released in 1990 for the MSX2. Sega published the Game Gear remakes based on 1-2-3. The characters of this series would later be used in the puzzle game Puyo Puyo.

GameplayEdit

Gameplay combines traditional RPG with some unique twists. For example, there are no numeric stats; instead, everything is represented by character facial expressions and sprites. Another is the complete lack of physical attacks. Everything utilizes one of four magical elements: Fire, Ice Storm, Thunder, and Bayoen. Some enemies are weaker against one particular magic attack than another.

GamesEdit

This list consists of games published by Sega or games published for Sega systems, with the exception of 1-2-3.

Title Publisher(s) Platform(s) Release date Notes
Madou Monogatari 1-2-3 Compile MSX2 June 15, 1990[1]
Madou Monogatari I: The Three Magic Spheres Sega Game Gear December 3, 1993[2] This game is a remake of the first part of Madou Monogatari 1-2-3.
Madou Monogatari II: 16-year-old Arle Sega Game Gear May 20, 1994[2] This game is a remake of the second part of Madou Monogatari 1-2-3.
Madou Monogatari III: The Ultimate Queen Sega Game Gear December 30, 1994[2] This game is a remake of the third part of Madou Monogatari 1-2-3.
Madou Monogatari A: Dokidoki Vacation Compile Game Gear November 24, 1995 This game is a remake of the first part of Madou Monogatari A-R-S.
Madou Monogatari I Compile Mega Drive March 22, 1996 This game is a remake of the first part of Madou Monogatari 1-2-3.
Madou Monogatari Compile Sega Saturn July 23, 1998

ReferencesEdit

  1. COMPILE GAME HISTORY -MSX2-. Compile. Retrieved on 2018-10-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sega's Game Gear Games (Japanese)
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