Demon's Crest

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Demon's Crest

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Gain the power to conquer all realms!
Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Release Date: JP: October 21, 1994
NA: November 1, 1994
PAL: March 1, 1995
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Franchise: Ghosts 'n Goblins
Previous Game: Gargoyle's Quest II


Demon's Crest is a side-scrolling platform video game developed and published by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. 

Why It Rocks

  1. Along with Monster Party for NES or Clock Tower: the first fear, this game somehow escaped Nintendo's censorship at the time.
  2. The gameplay is a mix of standard platforming, with mild RPG elements.
  3. Great graphics and soundtrack.
  4. Many cool boss battles, such as bone demons and a zombie dragon.
  5. The stages are divided into six main areas and can be played multiple times.
  6. Completed levels can be revisited with new Crests to access areas, items, and bosses that could not be accessed before.
  7. Magical items called "Crests" allows the protagonist to transform into elemental "gargoyles", such as a wind and water, each with their own abilities.
  8. Many collectible items such as: extra hit points, flasks and spell vellums for using consumable magic items, and talismans that can improve Firebrand's abilities.
  9. The game includes a few minigames in the form of shops and money must be paid in order to play them.
  10. Balanced difficulty, unlike the ruthless one found in the Ghost and Goblins series.

Reception

Electronic Gaming Monthly scored it an 8.25 out of 10, with their four reviewers applauding the game's beautiful graphics and complex gameplay.

Nintendo Power praised the games, noting "excellent graphics, play control and game balance and sound."

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