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Sword & Sorcery
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Developer(s): Koei
Publisher(s): Koei
Release Date: Flag of Japan: June 1983
Genre: Role-playing game
Game Modes: Single player
Ratings: None
Platform(s): FM-7, PC-8001, PC-8801

Sword & Sorcery (剣と魔法, Ken to Mahou) is a turn-based role-playing game made by Koei.


Set in a medieval world called Border Land, an evil wizard has besieged the kingdom, killing its benevolent ruler and taking the princess captive. With the land swept in chaos, the player must brave numerous challenges to defeat the wizard and restore peace. Nine character archetypes may be chosen as the player's avatar; each one is given a unique set of attributes, affecting their battle performance.

Exploration is open-ended with towns and castles serving as recovery spots for the player. Towns in particular provide different areas and facilities to explore.

Battles are solely one-on-one fights initiated through random encounters. Both sides are given a turn to attack one another. Characters can damage foes by using varying degrees of physical attacks or casting magic; their effectiveness depends on the player's selected class.

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