Wizards and Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power


gm0312 - Developed by Zippo Games and Published by Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., "Wizards and Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power" is a rare game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in March of 1992. This game was the third and final installment in the Wizards & Warriors series and is the sequel to the 1989 Game Boy title Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II; it also follows the 1990 release Wizards & Warriors X: The Fortress of Fear.

The game picks up immediately from the events at the end of Ironsword where the knight warrior Kuros had just defeated the evil wizard Malkil from the peak of IceFire Mountain. Unaware that Malkil's spirit is still intact, Kuros gets struck by a bolt of magic from the spirit, causing him to lose his armor, memory, and honor. Malkil then flees to the city of Piedup and seizes the throne from Good King James. Meanwhile, Kuros, after wandering for months in the wilderness without weapons, armor, or food, arrives at the city of Piedup, where he must build strength and utilize various disguises and abilities in order to take on Malkil. The game is nonlinear and requires players to explore various areas to pick up items and gain abilities to unlock different parts of the city in order to progress.

Founders Ste and John Pickford had a few additional programmers and artists to assist them on development. The Pickford brothers designed the game as a homage to Ultimate Play the Game's (Rare's former incarnation) 1983 ZX Spectrum title Atic Atac; they also drew inspiration for gameplay and art from other NES titles such as Metroid, Faxanadu, and Super Mario Bros. 3. The game was praised for its bold graphics, expansive gameplay, and challenge. While the game received mixed reviews, Ste Pickford said that this game was his personal favorite. This game is also alternatively known as Wizards and Warriors 3 and Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power. Pre-owned - Includes Game Only, no manual or instructions are included.

Product Details

  • UPC: 0021481105046
  • Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • Region: NTSC
  • ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone
  • ESRB Descriptor: Suitable for Persons Ages Six and Older
  • Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy
  • Class: licensed
  • Rarity Rating: "C"
  • Game Format: Cartridge
  • Condition: Pre-owned, in excellent condition.

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