Please consider supporting The Cutting Room Floor on Patreon. Thanks for all your support!

Mystic Defender

From The Cutting Room Floor
Jump to: navigation, search

Title Screen

Mystic Defender

Also known as: Kujaku Ou 2: Geneijou (JP), On Dal Jang Goon (KR)
Developer: Sega
Publishers: Sega (JP/US/EU), Samsung (KR), Tec Toy (BR)
Platform: Genesis
Released in JP: November 25, 1989
Released in US: January 1990
Released in EU: 1990


RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


ProtoIcon.png This game has a prototype article

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: Pixel nudity.

Mystic Defender (aka Kujaku Ou 2) is actually a sequel to the Master System game SpellCaster (aka Kujaku Ou). In Japan, it was based on an anime/manga series localized under the name Spirit Warrior — specifically, the 1989 film Castle of Illusion.

Revisional Differences

REV00 REV01
MysticDefender-Alexandra-REV00.png MysticDefender-Alexandra-REV01.png

Alexandra, the "daughter of the supreme deity" you save at the end of the game, was completely nude in the original version of the game. She was given a pink dress in the revision. This change applies to both the English and Japanese versions stored on the cartridge.

Regional Differences

Several graphical changes were made when the game was released internationally. However, the original Japanese version is still present in the international version, and can be played by switching your console/emulator region setting to Japan.

The game was also published in Korea by Samsung as On Dal Jang Goon. This version uses a mix of assets from both Kujaku Ou 2 and Mystic Defender, along with its own unique graphical changes. (Note that the console's region setting must be set to Japan for the game to run properly.)

Title Screen

Japan International Korea
MysticDefender-Title-JP.png Mystic Defender-title.png MysticDefender-Title-KR.png

The title logo is different between all versions. The Korean version is styled after the Japanese version, while the English version is completely original.

Intro

Japan International Korea
MysticDefender-Intro1-JP.png
MysticDefender-Intro2-JP.png
MysticDefender-Intro3-JP.png
MysticDefender-Intro1-INT.png
MysticDefender-Intro2-INT.png
MysticDefender-Intro1-KR.png
MysticDefender-Intro2-KR.png
MysticDefender-Intro3-KR.png

The brief intro sequence was redone, replacing the character portraits with simple scrolling text. The Korean version uses the Japanese intro sequence, though the characters were slightly redesigned and their portraits redrawn.

Characters

Japan International/Korea
MysticDefender-Player-JP.png MysticDefender-Player-INT.png

The main character was given a wardrobe change, going from a white robe to purple armor.

Japan International/Korea
MysticDefender-PlayerPortrait-JP.png MysticDefender-PlayerPortrait-INT.png

This change of course applies to the image of him blasting the screen between levels as well.

Japan/Korea International
MysticDefender-Lightning-JP.png MysticDefender-Lightning-INT.png

The deity that appears when using the lightning magic was changed from a six-armed angel with swords to a three-headed dragon.

Japan/Korea International
MysticDefender-Enemy1-JP.pngMysticDefender-Enemy2-JP.png MysticDefender-Enemy1-INT.pngMysticDefender-Enemy2-INT.png

The creepy baby-like enemies in Stage 2 were also changed from flesh-colored to green.

Japan/International Korea
MysticDefender-Alexandra-REV00.pngMysticDefender-Alexandra-REV01.png MysticDefender-Alexandra-KR.png

As mentioned above, the girl at the end's sprite was redesigned between revisions. However, the girl wears a different kind of dress in the Korean version. The sprite appears to be based on the one used in the revision, sharing the same palette and some pixel placement.

Credits

Japan International
MysticDefender-Staff1-JP.png
MysticDefender-Staff2-JP.png
MysticDefender-Staff3-JP.png
MysticDefender-Staff1-INT.png
MysticDefender-Staff2-INT.png
MysticDefender-Staff3-INT.png

The character portrait during the staff roll was changed appropriately. Three staff members also changed their pseudonyms.

MysticDefender-Staff-KR.png

The Korean version omits the staff roll entirely, crediting only Samsung's "Game Boy" division — the Gam*Boy being Samsung's rebranded version of the Master System. The character portrait was redesigned yet again. It was also cropped horizontally by 8 pixels on both sides, presumably to make room for the new graphics.