Mystery and danger is right. I was constantly puzzled and getting killed.

Review Date: May 3, 2021

Release Date: June 1, 1991

Platform: NES

Publisher: Nexoft

Genre: Adventure

Description: In kind of a Dragon Quest/Legend of Zelda cross, an unnamed heroine has to…oh, wait…that’s the mystery part. The danger is actually trying to do it. They’re trying to make it sound like it’s an enchanted world full of wonderous, exciting things like it’s Sesame Street. Instead, it comes off as interesting as an episode of Teletubbies.

Positives: I appreciate Nexoft’s ambition here. They managed to blend the battle system by using on-screen encounters in dungeons while using surprise encounters (like Final Fantasy) in the overworld. I’m leaning toward positive on the idea that NPCs just blurt out what they have to say; that’s more realistic than only being spoken to when asking a question, unless I’m at the local Chick-Fil-A.


-I think there’s some bad hitbox detection going on here. The heroine’s sword doesn’t seem to register a hit consistently and she’ll get rammed constantly by enemies coming from all directions. As if that isn’t bad enough, the game started throwing invisible enemies at her after sailing to the west of the first town.

-This game does nothing, I repeat nothing, to notify players of progress, with one exception. There’s a chime to indicate a level gain. Otherwise, it doesn’t notify for experience gains. It doesn’t say how much gold is in a collected bag. The only way to have any idea how the character is progressing is by going into the status menu and manual checking constantly.


Why am I talking to a guy wearing a toilet around his neck?
Uhhh, she’s the guard and she’s holding an axe. What was she doing when the princess was captured?
Here’s the “exciting” battle screen. The only useful bit of information is the HP bar.
I defeated my first boss. This is also the last boss I defeated.
Nice introduction, Princess.

Final Opinion: Take this game out of the NES and sell it on eBay. Use that money to buy Legend of Zelda instead. The experience will be much better.

Grade: D

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