Magic Sword is a Sword-Fighting Game from Capcom.
The Story: Two warriors leave on a quest to destroy the Black orb, which lies
at the top of the Dragon Tower.
Each hero has health that is decreated by
various monsters, attacks, traps, and the passage of time. Health is increased
by finding food. Every certain amount of points, a "Food Fairy" appears and
drops off food as well. The amount of keys one has grant health bonuses after
each boss. One can open chests to find treasure and artifacts, which requires
attacking the chest.Various artifacts can be recovered that alter gameplay, such
as providing more damage or increased magical power.
Keys are used to free
imprisoned allies, who will then follow the hero if he runs over them. Allies
may be found among a wide variety of beings, each with unique attacks, that will
mimic the moves of the hero they follow. Only one artifact and one ally may be
used at a time, and artifacts disappear after awhile.
As the players ascend
the tower, they will be granted new magical weapons after each boss they defeat.
The player's weapons are affected by a "magic bar" that charges over time. When
fully charged, the weapon has a powerful ranged attack, but when not charged
only a close attack is produced. A magical staff will grant increased range
attack ability. A magical blast may be generated by pressing the Attack and Jump
buttons at once, but costs health.
There are multiple paths in the game, and
two separate endings. Hidden doors can be used to skip levels when found -
usually by attacking a wall or a particular spot.