Sword of Vermilion
a game by SEGA Entertainment, Inc.
Evil King Tsarkon must be destroyed. This quest takes you back through time to the age of swords and scorery in a contest so severe it will test the most hardened adventurer. You begin in the humble village of Wycliff, and travel the realm to Swaffham, Hastings, and Excalabria and beyond. On the long road ahead you'll face treacherous ministers of state, and monsters ten times your size. You must claim the tight rings of good to thwart the malevolent monarch. Only you can fulfill your father's dying wish, and restore peace to the Kingdom.
Building up the character's level is the key, so don't lose heart during the slow early going. Stay near the first village and battle the lesser monsters until achieving level 3 or 4. Then buy 5 or 6 candles and head for the first cave.
When traveling, remember that there is always a map available for any sector. If a section appears without a map view, do not try to navigate through it. Instead, return to the previous town and speak to everyone. Nine out of ten times a villager will give up a map. If the player doesn't see an obvious "next step", return to the previous town and question everyone again. Many times, a villager will say something useless once and yet have something entirely new and valuable to say upon the gamers return.
Once on the battle screen, study enemy movement patterns and face the closest one. Thrust (press the button) when the enemy is about 1/2 inch from the knight. Thrusting from closer gives the rival a clear shot.
Players must swiftly master battle tactics. Always equip the knight with any recently acquired weapons or armor. An item in inventory is useless if it is not readied for combat. This is also true of combat spells.
Make sure to position the knight on the same plane as the creature. Otherwise, the thrust misses and the creature gets a free shot. Running off either screen edge is a last-ditch way to save a beleaguered knight.
Sword of Vermilion, also known as Vermilion in Japan, is a console role-playing game published in 1989 for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and later for PlayStation2, PlayStation Portable and Nintedo's Virtual Console Wii. The game centers around Erik, the king of Excalabria, who aims to defeat Tsarkon and free his world of evil. The gameplay featured different views, including Town View, Battle View, Dungeon View and Boss View. Each view has a different perspective and puts the player to different challenges.
2006-04-30 Sword of Vermilion is a combination of action, adventure, and RPG elements.