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Magic Sword (Arcade)

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Title Screen

Magic Sword

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Arcade (CP System)
Released internationally: July 1990


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


In Magic Sword, you are a man with a giant sword who must make his way to the top of a 50-floor tower. There's also a second player with a magic axe, but he's not in the title, so who cares?

Unused Music

Track 01 is a short tune that might have been used for an unimplemented game intro.

Track 15 is a happy tune that would have been used for something happy. This track was subsequently used as the Staff Roll theme for the SNES version.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Unused Graphics

He who denied it supplied it
Three different tiles appear as filler in the graphics ROM. They all say "pu", possibly short for "placeholder". Maybe.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Version / Revisional Differences

Japan + World (900623) USA + World (900725)
Evil! Thor here. This is not my doing.

When a "screen crash" spell is cast, an image flashes on-screen for a few frames. In the Japanese and World 900623 revisions, it's a hexagram: the symbols inside the hexagram are the astrological symbols for Saturn, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, and possibly Jupiter; the symbols on the outer circle are unknown and possibly made up.

The other two revisions (USA and World 900725) use a lightning bolt, which is arguably more effective at representing what the spell does. This change may have also been made so the hexagram wouldn't be mistaken for a Star of David.

(Source: Original TCRF research)