Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Holy Magic Century
Holy Magic Century is a story-driven solo-character based RPG by Konami released fro the Nintendo 64 in 1998. The initial release was ignored mainly because the game was released around the same time as Nintendo's first The Legend of Zelda title for that system Ocarina of Time. The game's story is based is a typical fantasy world. The playable character is a young child-mage named Ayron who sets off to find his father who has left the monostary of the mages in order to find the thief who has stolen the powerful and dangerous Eletale book. Over the course of the game the player runs in to several powerful criminal-mages who have stolen powerful elemental-amulets that the player must collect in order to face off against the final enemy of the game.
Though having a very colourful and open world the game is a very straight-forward RPG with little surprises and no movie or FMV sequences what-so-ever. The game's experience-system is based around the elemental spells that the player will have to learn to weild in order to face off against even more dangerous creatures. The game is also quite difficult as save-points are often far from each other and the player will have to regulate his spell casting and use of items. The game does not however kill the player and cause him to lose all of his progress. Upon losing all of his HP (health power) the player will black out and awake at the last inn where he/she saved the game.
The game also suffers from a number of problems common with Konami's N64 releases. The graphics do not hold up to many titles of the time. The music is still computer-generated (using a synthesizer in either MIDI or MOD format) despite that the N64 has CD equal sound-quality. Even more bizarre is the fact that game progress must be saved on a separate memory-card instead of the game-pak. Though this allows a large amount of save-games it seems quite unreasonable given the memory-capacity of the N64 cartridges.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details