Evil has engulfed the empire. Foul creatures are ready to take the crown. One mighty warrior can stop them: Landau the Brave. Help him defeat the cruel forces of evil and save the kingdom from certain doom.
The Elders of Baljinya know that only a strong and brave man can hold the country against Ra Goan and his evil followers. Therefore, they have decreed that a man who can pass three daring tests will be King. The tests are:
1. He must find the Tree of Marill, Symbol of the royal family.
2. He must subdue the Goblin of Balala Valley.
3. He must destroy the Statue of Evil.
You are Landau, the mighty warrior from the north. Armed with your trusty sword and bow, you go forth to stamp out the evil scourge that plagues your homeland. The road is long, and the dangers many, but if you succeed, fame and the royal crown of Baljinya will be yours! Go now, and seek the wise Wizard of Amon!
You start out from the tiny village of Harfoot. In each town and village, you'll be able to hear valuable information and collect useful tools to aid you in your quest. As you roam the countryside, you'll encounter many hardships and difficulties. Defeat the last enemy and return to the castle. If you're crafty and accomplish the three tasks, you'll be the next king. Fail, and you doom your country to eternal peril.
When you return the title screen, you have the option of starting a new game, or continuing from the beginning of the last scene you were in. You can use the CONTINUE feature up to ten times.
|Jump to the||Jump to the|
|upper left.||Jump straight up.||upper right.|
|LEFT UP.||UP.||RIGHT UP.|
|Advance to the left.||LEFT||RIGHT||Advance to the right.|
|LEFT DOWN.||DOWN.||RIGHT DOWN.|
|Kneel to the left.||Kneel.||Kneel to the right.|
Press Button 2 to slice in the direction you are facing. You may use your sword when standing, kneeling, or while leaping.
To use your bow and arrow, face the direction you wish to fire and press Button 1. The arrow will be released when you release Button 1. You have an unlimited amount of arrows. You may shoot when kneeling or standing, but cannot shoot while jumping.
The Tezamu Sword: Only a person who is pure of heart can use this magical narrow- bladed rapier. It's rumored that a brawny young man once wielded this sword, but he hasn't been seen since he went off to do battle with the evil creatures of Baljinya.
The Luna Sword: Forged from the sharp, silvery rays of the moon, this magical sword is the most powerful in the land. It was once seen in a village some time ago, but today nobody knows where its final resting place is.
The Bow of Bravery: By acquiring this magical bow, the shooting strength of a person will double.
The Foe Slayer Arrow: Although it may only be legend, the Foe Slayer is said to possess unimaginable power against evil. But where can it be found?
Once inside, you may be able to hear bits of useful information from helpful townsfolk, or even be given magical items from powerful sages. In many houses, you may also rest and have your life meter restored.
At certain points in the game, Landau can proceed no further without first doing battle with servants of the evil Ra Goan. Defeat them, and you'll receive valuable information and items to defeat the foul Demon Lord.
Here's a map of the world of Lord of the Sword with all the towns and areas identified:
[Sorry, enemies not yet scanned.]
Use the map in the town and village scenes along with the map in this manual to keep track of where you are in Baljinya.
Use your bow and arrow whenever possible. Fighting hand-to-hand with creatures increases the chance of being touched and having life force drained away.
Avoid battle when it is easier to run away. Remember: The test of courage is not to die... but to live long enough to become King!