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Title Screen


Also known as: The Lord of King (JP)
Developer: Aicom
Publisher: Jaleco
Platform: NES
Released in JP: December 21, 1989
Released in US: March 1990
Released in EU: 1990

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

And you were just a scroll away from being fired too...
Oh dear, I do believe I have the vapors.
This page contains content that is not safe for work or other locations with the potential for personal embarrassment.
Such as: Breasts

Seeing as he's supposed to be from our world (and time)...who the heck names their kid Astyanax? How do you even pronounce it...?

Sound Test


At the title screen, press Up, Down, Right, Left, Up, Down, Right, Left, Start. Up / Down select the music, and B plays; sound effects are selected with Left / Right and A.

Stage Select


At the title screen, press Up, Down, Left, Right, B, B, B, B, Start.

Demo Select


At the title screen, press Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, A, B, Start. Press Start to exit back to the demo menu.

At the Demo Select menu, press B, B, A, A, B, A, Up, Down, Start to see the ending sequence. Oddly enough, this ending is different from the usual one in that it shows the developer credits at the end. The credits sequence was retained in the US version, but left untranslated.

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan US/Europe
AstyianxJP title.png Nesastyanax-title.png

The game logo was redone to accommodate the new name, and the Jaleco logo was removed.

Japan/US Prototype US/Europe
Astyanaxmedusajp.png Astyanaxmedusaus.png

The Medusa boss had a bit of breast reduction, and features a scaled chest in the final US and European versions of the game instead.