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    Mystery Quest

    Game » consists of 2 releases. Released May 11, 1987

    A fantasy-themed Japanese side-scrolling platformer for the NES, developed by Carry Lab (or Carry Soft) and published in the US by Taxan.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Mystery Quest last edited by reverendhunt on 05/22/23 07:41AM View full history


    Mystery Quest (or "Hao-kun no Fusihigina Tabi" lit: Hao's Mystery Adventure) follows a young apprentice wizard named Hao as he passes over a series of overworld and castle levels to track down a series of magical artifacts.

    It plays very similarly to Super Mario Bros., sharing its side-scrolling presentation and many of its power-ups, such as stars and flowers. It also has a touch of Zelda, as each level is split up with a maze-like castle full of monsters and bosses and a precious item that allows Hao to progress further in the game.

    This would be one of only two games developed by Carry Soft for the Famicom/NES, as they normally produced games for Japanese home computers. The company went under a year later.

    The US release, "Mystery Quest", was unchanged aside from a few sound effects and the removal of the latter third of the game. Instead of six worlds (including six castles), there are only four.


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