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Valley of Doom!

Rex. In the language of kings, it means tyrant. It was a title used in legend to describe Golvellius, an evil king who had destroyed his kingdom and disappeared a thousand years ago.

Under new kings, the country was reborn and knew decades of peace and prosperity. In time, the kingdom became known as Aleid after the current ruler, the good King Aleid. The kingdom only had one problem. For water, the people had to go to the river valley. But the people of Aleid were honest and hardworking, so they didn't mind the walk. Until demons began to appear in the valley!

The tales of demons continued to grow. And when the people who went to the valley for water failed to return, the feared name Golvellius...once used to scare bad children...was whispered from stall to stall in the marketplace. And the valley of life now became called "The Valley of Doom."

The good King Aleid was so worried that he fell sick with remorse. Only a magical, medicinal herb call Mea, found on the valley floor, could save him. So against all objections, his good and faithful daughter, the Princess Rena, journeyed to the valley to obtain the herb. The evil Golvellius has captured her! And nobody was brave enough to get her back!

Then a wandering lad with wild green hair and a taste for adventure came into the village. His name was Kelesis, which in the language of the kingdom of Aleid meant, "Bane of Demons."

Kelesis listened to the story of the missing Princess. He listened to the terrible legends of Golvellius. Then he looked at a picture of Princess Rena and fell in love.

After that, there was no stopping him. He said, "I'm going into the valley for Rena. Any who tries to stop me...shall feel the bite of my sword!"

Kelesis entered the cave leading to the Valley of Doom. And thus began his quest...

The Object of Golvellius

The evil Golvellius has kidnapped the Princess Rena. As Kelesis, you must get her back! He has hidden her somewhere in the valley. But beware...the valley is long and wide...and filled with surprises.

Golvellius has sent seven of his fiercest demons to stop you. Before you do battle with Golvellius, you must defeat his demons. You will find them in caves hidden throughout the valley floor. Some caves can be opened by defeating some of the wild beasts of the valley. Some will appear when certain objects are struck with your sword.

But despair not! For in some caves you will find fairies, sorceresses and wise women who will help you in many ways. If you die in the course of your quest, write down the Password that appears. By entering this Password, you will be able to begin the game from the opening of the valley (if you get that far) with all your possessions intact.

Now get in there and save the Princess! Can't you hear her calling for help?

Taking Control:

Directional Button (D-Button):

Horizontal Mode
Moves player in eight directions: UP,DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT and DIAGONALLY.
Vertical Mode
Moves player UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT.

Button 1:

Horizontal Mode
Press to use sword.
Vertical Mode
Press to use sword.

Button 2:

Horizontal Mode
Press to jump.
Vertical Mode
Press to use sword.

Starting the Game

Insert the Golvellius cartridge into your Power Base and press the Power Button. When the title screen appears, you can either;

  1. Wait for the demonstration mode to begin so you can see the Golvellius story, or:
  2. Press the Start Button to begin the game.

If you are continuing a game, select CONTINUE. You can then choose LAST GAME CONTINUE, which lets you continue the game you just played.

If you have turned OFF the power and have restarted the system, choose PASSWORD CONTINUE, which lets you use your Password to continue the game you were playing before the power was turned OFF.

Using The Password Feature

Golvellius: Password Screen

You receive a Password when the game you are playing is ended. The Password allows you to continue the game at a later time with all the possissions you have found and half of your gold.

Use the D-Button to select the numbers and letters. Press Button 1 to register the number or letter. When the last number or letter is entered, the game will begin at the mouth of the valley.

If you have entered an incorrect Password, the message "WRONG PASSWORD" will appear. Check your Password and enter the number again.

Playing Golvellius

Golvellius: Main Screen

You begin Golvellius with a full Life Meter and one extra Life Potion. You will be able to purchase additional Life Potions from certain people in the course of the game.

Each successful attack from the enemies will deplete a portion of your Life Meter. When your Life Meter has turned white and you have no more Life Potions, you expire and the game is over.

Horizontal and Vertical Play Modes

Golvellius: Horizontal Screen

Golvellius takes place above and below ground. The game begins in the Horizontal mode, where you must take Kelesis through a danger filled tunnel!


Golvellius: Vertical Screen

When travelling above the ground in the valley, the game play will be in the Vertical mode. Either Button 1 or Button 2 will operate the sword.


Inventory Screen

When you enter the valley, pressing the PAUSE button will access the Inventory Screen. This lets you keep track of how much gold you own, how much gold you can have in your possession, how many Life Potions you own and what special items you have acquired.

Golvellius: Inventory Screen

Caves

All the people and demons you will encounter in the valley live in caves below the ground. In most cases these caves are concealed and you will have to defeat some of the enemies on screen for the entrance to be revealed.

Golvellius: Opening to Valley Screen

As you get further into the game, some caves can only be opened by striking certain objects with a magical sword...if you have a special object! REMEMBER: Caves will often appear where you least expect them to be.

Know Thy Friends

Golvellius: Wise Woman

The Wise Woman will have special items that you need to complete the game! They are kind, despite their sharp wit. But remember that you will have to pay for many of their items!

Golvellius: Rio

Rio is full of interesting hints and occasional bits of humor. She loves snow cones!

Golvellius: Annie

If your Life Meter is running low, Annie will restore it for a price.

Golvellius: Randar

For the minor sum of 150 pieces of gold, Randar will restore your Life Meter and all your Life Potions. What a deal! When you are in need, Randar is a good friend indeed.

Golvellius: Dina

For some of your Life Potion, Dina will give you gold. It really doesn't hurt so bad when she puts the bite on you!

Golvellius: Winkle

Winkle has the ability to see into the future and give you a Password. When she does, write it down and use it to get back into the game if you die!

Special Items

Special Items can be found or purchased throughout the game. You will need them to defeat Golvellius and his evil minions!

Golvellius: Long Sword
Golvellius: Zest Boots

Long Sword, Zest Boots

A Wise Woman will give these to you when you enter the cave to the valley. Zest Boots allows you to quickly regain your footing after an enemy attack.

Golvellius: Remedia's Shield

Remedia's Shield

Will deflect the missiles of all creatures except Golvellius' demons.

Golvellius: Green Mea
Golvellius: Purple Mea

Grean Mea, Purple Mea

Mea is a magical herb that will restore life. This was the herb Rena went looking for. There are two kinds. The green will restore one-quarter of your life. The purple Mea will restore one-half of your life.

Golvellius: Aruzasu's Shield

Aruzasu's Shield

This shield will deflect the bullets fired by bees and spiders.

Golvellius: Aresta's Pendant

Aresta's Pendant

Aresta's Pendant reduces the damage done by enemy attack by one-quarter.

Golvellius: Valley Sword

Valley Sword

The Valley Sword is powerful. With it, you can defeat your enemies much faster.

Golvellius: Aqua Boots

Aqua Boots

Aqua Boots will let you walk on water. They will greatly aid your travels.

Golvellius: Bible

Bible

A Bible increases the amount of gold you may own. You need Bibles, because some items in the game are very expensive.

Golvellius: Life Potion

Life Potion

Buy every Life Potion you can Golvellius and his demons are very strong...and can do much damage when they strike you!

Golvellius: Ramurasu's Pendant

Ramurasu's Pendant

Reduces the amount of damage done to you be one-half.

Golvellius: Ring of Invincibility

Ring of Invincibility

This ring gives you the power to crush stone with your sword.

Golvellius: Ascent Boots

Ascent Boots

Ascent Boots let you walk on land, over water, trees and rocks!

Golvellius: Mirror

Mirror

The magic Mirror will make invisible enemies appear before your eyes.

Golvellius: Crystal

Crystal

The seven Crystals hold the key to Golvellius' Power. You will find them after you have defeated certain demons.

Golvellius: Legendary Sword

Legendary Sword

The Legendary Sword was once carried in battle by a great warrior. Its powers may astound you; if you can set it free!

Know Thy Enemies

These enemies appear all throughout the valley. But be careful. Some may look the same in different colors but are much more powerful!

Golvellius: Enemies

The Demons

These are the minions of Golvellius. Each is strong and fierce. Only by defeating them will you be able to get the seven Crystals from the Wise Women.

Golvellius: Demons

Helpful Hints

Write down your Passwords! They will make returning to the game after the power has been shut OFF much easier.


See the main page for Golvellius - Valley of Doom / Maou Golvellius (魔王ゴルベリアス)



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