Showing posts with label Legend for Super NES print ad (1994). Show all posts
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Legend for Super NES (1994)

Original ad published in the January 1994 of EGM (no. 54)
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First Person Medieval advertisement 

A derivative side-scrolling beat-em-up set in Medieval Europe, Legend (1994) is an effort created solely by two dudes: Carlo Perconti and Lyes Belaidouni. Besides that fun fact, there’s little else to say about the game, except its great advertisement.

Games like Legend were dime a dozen in the 90’s. This game, released by Seika, of Thunder Spirits fame, was probably one of the weaker exponent of the side-scrolling fighting button-mashers. The gameplay is very slow, you’re character moves at a plodding pace and there is little enemy variety. The graphics are big and colorful, but uninspiring. The music, on the other hand, is fantastic, a real treat to the eyes.

There were also solid games like this in the arcades, like Knights of the Round or the immortal Golden Axe. All were set in a medieval dark fantasy world much beloved by gamers the world over. The genre had a recent awesome revival with Dragon’s Crown for the PS3, one the best games ever released for the system and without doubt the best game of this particular subgenera. 

The ad in itself must be mentioned. Legend gained some cool points with the whole letter-reading adventure order that is broken by some evil dude in the upper right corner. Check out the detail in hands at your left and right. They seem authentically surprised. And yes, that dude looks quite evil. 


Legend for Super NES print ad copy

Meaty Evil

Sure you’ve played action/adventure games before, and you’re siting there thinking “been there done that”, there’s not a game made you can’t beat the crap out of—big yawn right!

WRONG, dragon breath! You’ve never seen anything like LEGEND! Non-stop action, gruesome villains, wicked weapons and sensational weapons. Travel back to a medieval land where your sword is the only law. Where rich and powerful reign over the land with an iron fist of terror. Entre the Black Temple and battle through worlds of wizards and fire breathing dragons. 

Conque the baddest boss monsters ever seen and fight your way through the uncharted world of LEGEND.